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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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03
Mar 2019
The Glebe Field next door to church

We are pleased to say that as of a few days ago the PCC of Holy Trinity Meole Brace took full ownership of what is known as the “Glebe Field” next to the church. 2019 marks one hundred and fifty years since our current church building opened, and so this newly-acquired ownership comes at a time when we celebrate our ongoing life for over one thousand years at the heart of Meole Brace. As we hope both the church and Trinity Centre are a gift to many near and......

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22
Feb 2019
March 2019 Trinity Life

Our March 2019 copy of Trinity Life is now out. As well as details about Sundays coming up over the next few weeks, it also has news of midweek events including “The Greatest Showman” Lent small group, a week of prayer for the persecuted church, and an update on ministry with youth and children. You’ll also find details about our Lent book we’re encouraging people to read, “This Time Tomorrow”, and a sneak-preview of REVS 2019. Pick up a copy in church, or take a look here online.
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