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Change is Always a Challenge

Most of our readers will know by now that, by the time you read this, St Nicholas church will have permanently closed and the site will up for sale. Change is always a challenge for us all. But it can be exciting too. The Church in every generation and in every era of its life has always had challenges to face because of the changing circumstances in which she finds herself. Our present age is no different.

The decision of the Church Council to ‘go for change and challenge’ has not been taken lightly.  I am grateful to the members of the PCC and the congregation of St Nicholas for the way they have thought about, prayed and importantly realised that, like many organisations, we have to restructure and step out in faith to move our mission to the centre of town based at Holy Trinity church. This will mean another challenge as we seek to look at ways in which we can best serve our community through our church building. This may mean transforming parts of Holy Trinity church inside to fulfil that mission.
Whatever challenges there may be, we always need to remember that it is God’s Church; we serve the Lord of the Church and the Church will prevail.

It is with much gratitude that we thank the Gracewell Community at Cross Roads who have allowed us to continue to worship at the far end of the parish every Wednesday with our Eucharist at 10am followed by our Lent Course as from the 7th March.  Also on the Third Sunday of each month at 8.30am - starting on Sunday 18th March when I will be pleased to celebrate the Eucharist.  Please come along to Gracewell where the cinema will become our chapel for these occasions and we shall be taking some of the precious symbols of St Nicholas with us. There will be an additional service at Gracewell on Easter Day 1st April at 8.30am.

We are not in the business of success but of faithfulness.  We are all called to be good stewards of all that God has provided and He himself with our cooperation will bring it to fulfilment.

Canon Andrew

23 February 2018

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“Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with literature from all political parties as well as candidates canvassing at our doors for local elections. When the apostles elected a successor to the traitor Judas they simply drew lots, no doubt believing that by doing so they were placing the decision in God’s hands. ”

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  • Friday 1 June 2018, 12.01am–6.08pm | Holy Trinity

    YOUR Choir Needs YOU

    As we journey through Lent towards Easter, many of us take the time to both reflect on what has passed and look forward to new life and new beginnings in the future.  Members of Holy Trinity’s choir are no different and, prompted by several photographs dated from 2002, have been evaluating the choir’s role in worship and also its composition.  The most striking feature seems to be the current dearth of boy or girl choristers - each photograph conveys a complement of at least ten compared with the current, single, child member.

    This is obviously a concern for both now and in the future because the choir, as a living, evolving body needs new blood in order to ensure not only its growth but its very existence.  Musically, treble voices add an extra dimension to the sound of worship - without them some pieces of music cannot be performed.
    As a result of this, the choir is keen to try a range of approaches in order to encourage children and young people to come and join us - after all choirs are enjoying a huge surge in popularity at the moment, something not many people would have predicted only a few years ago (a testament to the power of television, perhaps)?

    The most obvious tactic is to strengthen relations with Holy Trinity Primary School and encourage pupils to take part in some joint musical ventures with choir and wider church to give them a flavour of what it involves and what we are like.

    We also have plans for a junior/training choir which would join with the main choir on specific occasions, e.g. weddings, and sing suitably selected music.  When proficient, junior members would be invited (with much pomp and ceremony) to join the main choir.  We also envisage a social side to the junior choir to ensure that members feel that their contribution and commitment is valued and to encourage friendship and ‘team-building.’ During one of his visits to Yorkshire, Derek (our Director of Music) visited St. Mary’s Church, Masham which obviously has a vibrant choir which records its activities daily in a dedicated book which is available for anyone to look through - something Holy Trinity could emulate.

    Our ideas and aims are all very well but will come to nothing if we cannot break down the barriers, dispel the fear and encourage people of all ages to give it a go.  We welcome new members of any age or voice range - can you sing? You don’t have to be a virtuoso - just be able to hold a tune (and preferably follow simple instructions - but if you can’t, don’t let that stop you - it’s never stopped anyone before)! Do you know anyone, young or old who might like to join us?  Can you think of any clubs or societies where we could advertise? (Would you like to join our press gang)?

    Our vision is to report this time next year that we have made some progress - help us to make that vision a reality.

  • Monday 28 May 2018, 2.30pm | Hope URC

    Women’s Fellowship Meeting - A Talk on Optical Illusions

    This afternoon’s talk is by Mr Geoff Kirby on “Optical Illusions”.

    Meetings are held on the fourth Monday each month at 2 30 pm. We are a friendly group who welcome new members so do come and join us for fellowship and interesting afternoons with time for a chat over a cup of tea.

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