New and Events for week beginning January 19th


THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY JAN 18TH – 26TH From Monday 20th at 9am there will be a special service at Hardres Street Church every day to which we are invited. Apart from Tuesday morning there will be no Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity so that we can support and attend. On Sunday 26th at 3pm there will be a special United Service at St Mark’s Church led by Andrew Jacobson, and the preacher will be the Bishop of Dover.

Sunday February 2nd is the Feast of Candlemass. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Special Parish Mass and blessing of Candles at 9:30am.

Also, a special School Liturgy on Monday at Holy Trinity School at 10am for Candlemass.

The PCC will meet at The Rectory on Tuesday February 4th at 6pm.

HELP NEEDED. Maureen Ballard has been organising and serving Coffee and Tea with refreshments after each Sunday Mass for over ten years, not to mention serving refreshments at our open coffee morning every Friday. Maureen now feels it is time to slow down, and take a rest form this weekly duty. Thanks to Carly Nicholls, Maureen has had a very able helper and team member, but it is now time to share the task with a rota of people. Are you interested in this vital ministry of welcome? We are putting together a rota, and of course the more names on the rota, the fewer Sundays and Friday slots there are to do. In other words, the more the merrier! See the Rota for details.

Don’t forget that Ash Wednesday is 26th February. This marks the beginning of Lent. We offer Mass with Imposition of Ashes at Noon (said) and a Sung Mass with Imposition of Ashes at 6:00pm.

LENT COURSE – CHRIST AND THE CHOCOLATERIE . Have you ever considered doing a Lent Course? This year we have a Lent course with a difference! We will meet every Tuesday at The Rectory from 7:00pm. March 3rd – 31st. The course is not just book based but uses the film “Chocolat”. The Course has five group sessions on the themes of giving up, acceptance and change. Each includes from the film, group discussion questions, and meditations.

We are in desperate need of new altar linens for all the altars in Holy Trinity. The existing linens are worn and almost threadbare. Can you help? Cost is around £150 for the large high altar and Lady chapel. All gifts gratefully received.