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29
Jul 2019
A new job for Charlotte Gompertz

We’re delighted to announce that Charlotte Gompertz is going to be the new vicar of Shelton and Oxon in Shrewsbury – the next door parish to Meole Brace. This was announced at services across the parish yesterday, as well as at Oxon Church. Charlotte will remain in the parish for the next three months or so, and probably move at the end of October and be licensed at some stage in November. Charlotte writes “You have encouraged me, loved me, and been such a blessing as you have allowed......

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25
Jul 2019
A BIG Birthday in Meole Brace

Last month we had a BIG birthday! The weekend of June 15th-16th was our 150th anniversary where we celebrated the current church building of Holy Trinity, Meole Brace turning 150 years old (although there has been a church building there for a lot longer). How incredible to think that our church family have been meeting to worship and share life together decade after decade whilst being shaped to live out faith hope and love in their everyday lives and reaching out into their communities.   There was an afternoon......

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19
Jul 2019
Living responsibly and joyfully with God's creation

Susan Tonge – part of the 9am congregation at Holy Trinity encourages us in this entry to ‘live responsibly and joyfully in.. God’s creation’.  We have a group helping us work towards an “Eco-church Bronze award”, looking at our worship and our teaching on creation, how we look after our buildings and our land, and how we encourage people to care for creation as an integral part of their personal lifestyles. We now have 100% recycled toilet rolls that we use in our Trinity Centre which we encourage guests......

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20
May 2019
"Ringing the changes" to celebrate 150 years

During June our church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. Actually it is the building which is 150 years old. The church, meaning the body of worshipping Christians, is much older and this is the fourth church building to stand on the site. The bells are younger. Six were cast in 1969 and the two light treble bells two years later. Amazingly, some of the metal from a 17th century bell in the second church was used in one of the 1969 bells. It is engraved with the original......

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03
May 2019
Becoming an Eco-church

Vicky Barnes – part of the 1045am congregation at Holy Trinity – is one of a group helping us express our care for God’s world and demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. The group are going to help us work towards an “Eco-church Bronze award”, looking at our worship and our teaching on creation, how we look after our buildings and our land, how we engage with our local community and global campaigns, and how we encourage people to care for creation as an integral......

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16
Apr 2019
Our APCM on 28th April 2019

This year’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday 28th April 2019. Everyone is very welcome to attend the meeting, and all those on the electoral roll are invited to get involved in some of the decisions we’ll be taking. We’ll begin from 6.30pm in the Trinity Centre. We’ll be looking back over the last year, having an update on current discussions about vision and values, and looking ahead to some of the opportunities the next year offers us. We’ll also have the usual elections for wardens and PCC......

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05
Apr 2019
Lent done a bit differently

Lent and the film ‘The Greatest Showman’ aren’t necessarily two phrases that you’d think go together!! But over the last few weeks almost fifty people have been meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings looking at themes drawn from the popular film using a book by Rachel Mann. PT Barnum played by Hugh Jackman and one of the main characters champions the outcasts of society inviting them to live their lives fully and to take pride in their identity regardless of how the culture around them reacts. There has been lots......

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03
Apr 2019
Follow-up from recent Glebe meetings

Thank you so much to everyone who came to both of our Glebe consultations this last fortnight. There were just under fifty people at the back of church for the first meeting, and over hot drinks and cake we were able to listen to each other and talk about how best to use the Glebe Field. A smaller group of about fifteen met for the second consultation a week later, building on some of the ideas already presented as well as adding a few more to the mix. We......

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29
Mar 2019
Say One For Me

Say One For Me is a regular church activity. A few people make door to door calls around the parish to invite householders to submit prayer needs on a specially printed card. Most people are very responsive and there is some friendly banter. Sometimes cards are dropped back at designated points and the prayer team at Cafe Connect as well as those who regularly attend parish prayers pray. It is a great way of showing that the church family of Trinity Churches cares about everyone who live in the......

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29
Mar 2019
Spring 2019 Connect 2

Our Spring 2019 issue of “Connect 2” is now out, and available in Church as well as in Café Connect, the Trinity Centre, and the usual other places. The front cover features “next steps”, and really practical ways in which people can take steps in belonging to life here, and growing faith together. We’ve also go an Easter page with the usual services and reflection, details of our work in the local community, and a chance to look ahead to forthcoming events like REVS, our 150th birthday celebrations, and......

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