The Holy Trinity News
On the Feast of the Epiphany we welcomed back a former parish priest of Holy Trinity after many years. The Right Reverend Stephen Venner who was vicar of Holy Trinity church from 1982 to 1994. After leaving the parish he was consecrated as Bishop of Middelton (Manchester Diocese) and then translated to become Bishop of Dover (Canterbury Diocese) and Bishop to the Falklands and her Majesty’s Forces. Bishop Stephen presided and preached at the Holy Eucharist assisted by the present parish priest Canon Andrew Gough. Many memories were shared and a celebration for the Reverend Ruth Milverton (Associate priest) who celebrated her silver jubilee of priestly ordination. It was also a great joy to welcome some members of our Sunday school who gave a live performance of the arrival of the Magi to the manger to see the infant Jesus.Read More
Holy Trinity church serves as the civic church of Weymouth. Amongst its many commitments to the town it also works very closely with the Weymouth Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Canon Andrew Gough vicar at Holy Trinity and Chaplain to the RNLI recently dedicated a new Standard at a ceremony in the church attended by dignitaries and members of local uniformed organisations in and around Weymouth and supporters. He reminded all present that the Standard represented our duty to God, the Queen and our nation and our witness to the purpose and ideals of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The Weymouth lifeboat Station is one of the busiest Lifeboat stations on the coast, undertaking around a hundred ‘shouts’ a year and covering 1330 square miles. We continue to be grateful to the men and women who give of their time as crew to keep us safe.Read More
Although far from a summers evening outside due to the heavy rain and winds, a good and appreciative audience gathered at Holy Trinity church for a splendid evening of music performed by Vox Serenata.
If you were not at this concert you missed a treat!
A very accomplished quartet, one of whom is a brilliant pianist, performed music covering a wide spectrum from Tallis via Cesar Franck, Goodall’s 23rd Psalm to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and many more in between. Particularly beautiful was Douglas Guest’s setting of Lawrence Binyon’s poem To the Fallen and Richard Lloyd’s exquisite setting of words by Thomas Campion’s ‘View Me Lord a Work of Thine’.
We hope they will return sometime in the future.Read More
Please remember Bishop Stephen in your prayers on the 1st June as he celebrates 50th anniversary of priesthood and his 25th anniversary of his consecration as a Bishop in the Church of God.
Bishop Stephen writes: ‘I would dearly value the thoughts and prayers of all at Holy Trinity where so much of my journey was founded’.Read More
After eight weeks of preparation under the instruction of the parish priest Canon Andrew Gough, our young people and adults were formally admitted on the 19th May, 2019 by the Rt Reverend Karen Gorham, the Bishop of Sherborne into full membership of the Church of God and received their first communion. We were also pleased to welcome some candidates from other churches. After the service church members served wine and Confirmation cake. After being sent out by the Bishop to proclaim the good news of God’s love we see above the Holy Trinity candidates holding their lighted candles – a symbol of Jesus the light of the world MANY CONGRATULATIONS!Read More
Holy Trinity church was delighted to host another family fun day on Wednesday 10th April. The theme was EASTER and members of the junior church and servers team and other church members had a prepared lots of craft activities and cooking for the young people who came along. We were delighted to welcome over thirty children with their families. There was also a fine selection of free refreshments on offer.
Gracewell of Cross Road, Weymouth invited those who were available to a free lunch on Wednesday 10th April. This was to say a big thank you to the vicar and congregation who support thier work. The three course roast lunch, with wine was gratefully received. Canon Andrew also thanked Gracewell for thier kind hospitality in letting the church use the cinema each week for a Eucharist and how good it was that church members, new members and residents were able to come together to worship and afterwards gather for a coffee and chat in the refectory.
On Sunday 10th March the 8am congregation said farewell to Jakki who is moving on to pastures new. In his sermon Canon Andrew referred to a quote from the book of Ecclesiastes ‘ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven’ He told the congregation that life is changing all of the time and we can never keep things the same as the pendulum continues to swing. We would be sorry to lose Jakki from our church family but we wish her God’s speed and our love in the hope that she will continue to pray for us as we shall pray for her.Read More