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11
Sep 2019
Join in the "Earth Strike" in Shrewsbury

This month we’re looking at “Eco Church”, and how at the heart of the Christian faith is the belief that the gospel can be good news for God’s earth. So often the care of creation has been seen as a marginal preoccupation within the life of the Church. But by making small changes to our own lifestyles and campaigning for the government to make big changes we can be part of halting the progress of climate change. Alongside Sunday sermons and various practical resources we’re wanting to get involved......

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04
Sep 2019
New Eco-Church resource for September 2019

September 2019 sees us look at how the gospel can be good news for God’s earth. At the heart of scripture is the call to express our care for God’s world, and to be responsible for stewards of all that God has made. To help with this we are recommending a really excellent resource by Richard Clarkson. (Richard is – amongst other things – vicar of the AMICA benefice in North Shropshire,  environmental officer for Lichfield Diocese, and son to Judith Clarkson who is Childrens Minister here.) The booklet......

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02
Sep 2019
Faith, hope and love - small group resource

I came across a really simple website and app recently called “what3words.” It is basically a way of finding out exactly where you are in the world. Rather than using complicated map references, or long strings of longitude and latitude numbers, it can pinpoint where you are within a few metres with three easy to remember words. Sitting here in the Trinity Centre we are “Blues. Hunt. Decks.” My study at home is “Squad. Oven. Closes.” But make a cup of tea in the kitchen and it becomes “Money.......

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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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