Holy Trinity church is pleased to be involved in a number of outreach projects either directly or through regular fund raising.
It is hoped that within the next five years there will be greater opportunities to offer facilities to our local community by using our church building more effectively. The church is hoping to undertake a project that will reorder the back of the church for its own use and the wider community particularly through music and the arts.
Within Weymouth church members are involved in the Lantern centre. An independent charity to help vulnerable and marganlised people in the Weymouth and Portland area. Some of our members are trustees and the church has always been committed to this project.
The Church of England’s Children’s Society funds the Waves project in Weymouth centre but relies heavily on the support and fund raising of people locally and beyond. Holy Trinity church raises money and supports the Waves project. Through our annual Christingle service which attracts about four hundred people the money raised is given for the work of the Society and some of that money comes back to support the Waves project and its work with young people in our area.
Holy Trinity is a Fair Trade church and we are pleased to have a stall every Sunday after our services. Recently church members have opened a Fair Trade shop next to the church. Some church members volunteer to staff the shop.
The church runs a youth club at Holy Trinity School each week for several children. This is run largely by church members and funded by the church. The church takes its work with young people very seriously and our growing Sunday school and Servers team welcomes everyone and supports our children in many ways over and above church on Sunday’s.
The church council have recently approved a scheme to provide bursaries to young people who would like to learn to sing and provide the opportunity for them to join our church choir.
The church provides a good network of people who ‘keep in touch’ with those who are vulnerable, lonely or bereaved. The vicar is always keen to make pastoral visits whether they are members of the church or not. Canon Andrew serves as a trustee on two housing charities in Weymouth and is pleased to provide a church presence at meetings.
Holy Trinity church continues to support the work of the Royal British Legion and the Sea Cadets and is always happy to allow these organisations to use the church when they wish for their special events.
In 2018 the church has supported the Fisherman’s mission and we have been pleased to learn more about its work in and around Weymouth.
Our Vicar is the Chaplain to the Weymouth lifeboat and crew and with another colleague provides pastoral care in the many and varied circumstances that may arise at sea.
It is very important for Holy Trinity church to provide outreach by supporting many national projects each year with prayer and giving.
The church is committed to raising money for Christian Aid and church members have also raised money for projects in Africa recently.
Holy Trinity Church will be taking part in the Bag2SchoHol Scheme.
This is a Scheme that enables us to fill collection bags with unwanted items of clothing etc in exchange for funding for us. People can also take extra bags for family members or work colleagues to fill too. The more bags we fill, the more money we will get. The scheme will pay us 40 pence per kg weight collected. All that is asked is that you return the bags filled with clean clothing or textiles.
So now the Summer seems to be leaving us and it's time to start sorting out those cupboards and finding the warmer clothing, why not start that de clutter you've been meaning to do? Sort your cupboards, wardrobes etc and get donating your unwanted items for the Church.
Once you have your bags and you have filled them to the brim, you can hold on to them until closer to the collection date, or alternatively bring them to Church. Our collection date will be Monday 2nd December, the last day to bring your bags to Church will be Sunday 1st December.
If you need any full bags collected, please let us know.
Items that you can put in the Blue Bags are:-
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft toys
- Household linen
- Household curtains
- Household towels
- Household bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
We DO NOT accept:
- Duvets and blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logo
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material