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We were overwhelmed this year by the support we received at Holy Trinity, those who made the Big Brekkie possible and those who came and enjoyed it, the band of collectors who braved the weather to go out and knock on doors, those who stood with a bucket on the bridge and most importantly those who made a donation. Our total contribution to the Christian Aid Week Appeal this year was an amazing £2,588.37.

And we are already thinking about what we can do next year! Christian Aid have launched a photo exhibition entitled ‘Inherit the Earth’ about their work in Bolivia. This exhibition will be touring the South West over the next 3 years and Holy Trinity will be hosting it for the first 3 weeks in May 2018 to coincide with Christian Aid Week. We can use the exhibition to attract people into the church, perhaps for tea, lunch, breakfast or a talk – all suggestions welcome.

Thank you all again for your support.
Marcia and Linda

Christian Aid’s chief executive, Loretta Minghella, recently visited the South Sudan to meet the people fleeing civil war and the aid projects made possible by the £73,000 raised by the Diocese of Salisbury ahead of Christian Aid Week. In an article in the Dorset Echo she thanked the Diocese for its ‘phenomenal’ support of the South Sudan Appeal.

Ms Minghella, an honorary Canon at Salisbury Cathedral, said: “The visit brings home just how vital the support of the people of the Diocese of Salisbury is, has been and will be: their donations are helping to save and transform lives.  I heard some heart-breaking stories of people having to leave their homes and flee the fighting into the surrounding wetlands. Many of them walked through the water for five days, carrying their elderly and disabled with them. They slept on islands with only waterlilies to eat. At some points the water came up to their necks and tragically, many children drowned.”

Since fighting broke out in 2013, 82 humanitarians have been killed in the country making it the most dangerous country for aid workers in the world. Christian Aid and its local partner UNIDO have been helping people find sustainable food sources by providing fishing hooks and developing demonstration gardens to show what produce can be grown with the right seeds and skills.

As Christian Aid Week celebrates its 60th anniversary supporters across Dorset and Wiltshire have organised fundraisers from cream teas, sponsored walks, a fitness class, Big Brekkies and collections.  Over the past five years the diocese has raised over £591,000 during Christian Aid Week to help those those trapped in poverty.

Ms Minghella said: “On behalf of Christian Aid and our partners working under extremely difficult conditions in South Sudan, I want to thank everyone who is helping to turn fear into hope and giving people a chance of life before death. We are humbled and inspired by your response.”

11 June 2017

Other news

  • 20 January 2018

    Pastoral Care for St Nicholas Congregation

    Father Andrew has successfully secured an alternative venue for our Wednesday Eucharist and a once a month Sunday Service (for those members of St Nicholas who are unable to get to Holy Trinity). We are grateful to Gracewell Community of Weymouth who have offered to accommodate us in one of their small community rooms. As from Wednesday 7th March we will continue to share together in the Eucharist at 10am at Gracewell, which is next to Holy Trinity School, Cross Road. During Lent this will be followed by our Lent Course. The first Sunday Service will be on Easter Day at 9am and thereafter on the fourth Sunday of each month at 9am.


  • 10 January 2018

    Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary!

    Following this morning's Eucharist Service in Holy Trinity Church, Linda and Charles invited the congregation to join them for a glass of champagne and a slice of cake to celebrate their 55th Emerald Wedding Anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS to our faithful couple of Dutch heritage - HARTELIJKE GEFELICITEERD!!


  • 10 January 2018

    Bishop of Ramsbury to retire

    News has become public that the Right Reverend Dr Edward Condry, the suffragan Bishop of Ramsbury will retire as from April 2018 when he reaches the age of 65. Bishop Edward has been in post since September 2012.


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What’s on

  • Sunday 18 February 2018, 6.00pm | Holy Trinity

    Nota Bene Singers Music for Choir and Organ

    In 2002, the group now known as the Nota Bene Singers was founded by Gay Corran a local resident, John Holloway the Musical Director and Ian Fox organist.

    The group meet in Lulworth twice a year; with singers coming from all parts of the country to rehearse for a weekend culminating in a Festal Service in West Lulworth. They have toured twice in France, performing in Cathedrals and churches around Lectoure in the Gers region.

    I am therefore delighted to say that as a special treat they will perform for us in Holy Trinity Church on Sunday 18 February at 6pm when we shall hear them sing a varied programme of music – encompassing Stanford, Durefle, Jenkins, Mendelssohn, Bach and Sumison - and enjoy socialising with them over a finger buffet afterwards.

    They will rehearse in church on Friday evening and all day Saturday (16-17 Feb).

    Tickets - £10 for the concert and £15 for the concert and buffet – are available from Janet Hall who has arranged this event.

    The singers and organist are covering all their costs and giving their services free which means all profits go to Holy Trinity.

  • Saturday 3 March 2018, 10.00am | Holy Trinity

    Traidcraft BIG BREW 2017

    Holy Trinity Church
    Saturday 3rd March 2017
    From 10.00 – 3.00

    Once again we will be marking Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a Big Brew in the church. Join us for a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of delicious homemade cake for just £2.00.

    All proceeds will go towards the work of Traidcraft Exchange, supporting their ‘Hidden Entrepreneur’ Appeal which focuses on people in developing countries who have the talent and determination to succeed, but lack the opportunity.

    As an extra bonus, this year every donation will be matched by the UK Government meaning twice as much money goes to help people build businesses and create a better future for their families and communities.

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