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News from March 2018

Installation of St Nicholas Altar in Holy Trinity Church

Members of the congregation will have noticed that the beautiful Portland stone altar that stood for many years at St Nicholas church, now closed, has been installed at Holy Trinity church. The PCC decided that it would be a wonderful gesture of our two churches coming together after many years and a symbol that we shall always be the parish of Holy Trinity with St Nicholas. The simplicity and beauty of the stone sits beautifully in place and the inscription engraved on the front says Holy, Holy, Holy. We are so pleased at receiving so many positive comments.

31 March 2018

Choir Vestry Works by “Dodger and Bodger Refurbishment Specialists”

A couple of weeks ago some suspicious characters (one of whom was masked and all tooled-up) skulked around for a bit and then gained entry into the choir vestry and set to work turning the place inside out and removing various items. Luckily their activities did not result in the church having to make another insurance claim; the motley crew comprised Steve Booth, Derek Griffin (ringleader), Leigh Bishop and Meridy Phillips (a gang from the choir - mug shots not available) who had determined to undertake some general cleaning, tidying and minor refurbishment works.

31 March 2018

First Gracewell Service a Success

The first Wednesday Eucharist at Gracewell was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the service in warmth and comfort. Real coffee was served afterwards in the cafe. Many thanks to everyone at Gracewell for this and the forthcoming weekly regular services. Come and join us each Wednesday at 10am - you would be most welcome.

16 March 2018

Thanks to Geoff Pritchard

Many thanks to Geoff Pritchard - the Parish Magazine Editor - for compiling the excellent and detailed history of St Nicholas Church which he collated for the Thanksgiving Closure Service of St Nicholas Church held on 4th March 2018. The history is included in the March 2018 Parish Magazine available at 50p per copy.

16 March 2018

Team of Flower Arrangers

The small but conscientious Team of Flower Arrangers at Holy Trinity would love some others to join them! Enthusiasm and interest are the only essentials: the Team will support and encourage you. Please have a chat or telephone Angela Bament on 01305 774186 for further details.

16 March 2018

Salisbury - Sudan Link Cards

Many thanks to all those who supported the sale of Sudan cards in 2017. Nearly £500 profit was raised and was given to the Diocesan Medical Link, which will be used to provide primary healthcare and training in well-established clinics run by the Episcopal Church of the Sudans.

5 March 2018


Two matters for your attention please:

First, members of the congregation who have not previously completed an Electoral Roll form during the last five years, and are eligible, are reminded that forms must be submitted to either Marguerite or placed in the marked envelope at the back of the church by 10am on Sunday 1st April 2018 (Easter Day).

Second, a church cannot function without churchwardens. Holy Trinity needs two new churchwardens to be nominated and elected at the April 2018 Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Please give consideration to these roles or have an informal word with Father Andrew or Liz Williams and Cyril Ford (current churchwardens).

5 March 2018

Request from the Sunday School

Jenny Keates, our Sunday School Leader, would like to say 'Thank You' to you all for your continued support for the children in our church; however, there are a few things that would be useful as aids to Jenny's work - as under:

5 March 2018

Vicar’s letter for May 2018

“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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