Sunday August 7th: Eighth Sunday after Trinity
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Eucharist
12.30pm Baptism of Evie-May and Harlen Roach
6pm Evening Prayer
Sunday August 14th: Ninth Sunday after Trinity
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Eucharist and Forest Sunday School.
Songs and Sonnets: An Evening with Malcolm Guite
This wonderful event raised £950 + Gift Aid in aid of our church building project. We are extremely thankful to Malcolm for offering this event which lifted our spirits brought his amazing poetry to life.
Morning Prayer: (paused during August – resumes Monday 5th September)
Tots Service: (paused for summer: resumes on Tuesday 6th September)
Midweek Communion: Wednesdays at 10am
C.S. Lewis Summer Institute
We were delighted to welcome delegates from the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute to Holy Trinity Church for their ‘hymn sing’ service. The collection raised over £1000 for our church building project – we are so touched by their generosity. Please pray for the work of the C.S. Lewis Foundation and for our ministry with C.S. Lewis pilgrims.
Distribution of Holy Communion and the Common Cup
On Pentecost Sunday we reintroduced the chalice at communion, in keeping with House of Bishops guidance which asks that ‘communion should now be offered in both kinds’. Although some of us may prefer to receive communion by intinction (dipping the wafer into the chalice), this is not recommended practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this do speak to any of the clergy directly. There is no obligation to receive the chalice if you do not wish to.
One of the casualties of lockdown was our popular outreach to families and others in the wider community, HT4U. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, it was an informal service held in the Coach House, which included a variety of activities for all to enjoy. Having spoken to a number of people, Laura and I think it is time to consider launching a revamped service of this style. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas on this, I would like to invite you to join a steering group to consider what this might look like, with the view to starting something new in January. Please contact Helen Dancer on 07854173016 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know when you are available to meet. I would anticipate meeting from September onwards.
The deadline for the next online newsletter is Thursday 25 August. If you have any items and photos to contribute, please email them to Yue-Yi Hwa at email@example.com. Thank you very much.
Pat Whitehouse and Margaret Jackson are celebrating fifty years of Christian Friendship and are hoping friends from HTHQ will be there to join them for the church service at 10am on Sunday 28th August and afterwards for a glass of Bubbly.
The next Mothers’ Union Bible Study will be at St Andrew’s, Old Headington on Tuesday 16th August at 2.30pm. Everyone is very welcome.
Summer Fete – 16 July 2022
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Fete such a good day. We raised over £1,700.
The Christmas Event will be on 19 and 20 November. Fete Committee: Derek and Margaret Taylor, Mike and Lisa Hill, Janet Foot and Linda & Howard Pearce.
Our thanks to all the committee for all their continued hard work.
Lifts for Church Co-ordinator
We urgently need someone to volunteer to put organise a rota for drivers giving lifts to people to church. Can you help? You don’t have to be a driver yourself. Please speak to Laura or to anyone on the pastoral care team (contact details below).
Churchyard gardening party: Sunday 4th September
The churchwardens have oversight of the churchyard on behalf of the PCC, and would like to extend an invitation to our whole church community to come and help with this important work on Sunday 4th September from 11.30-2.30pm. All ages are welcome – no previous gardening experience needed! Unlimited tea/coffee and cake will be provided! Do bring along gardening gloves and any other equipment (e.g. secateurs) if you can.
Asylum Welcome are in urgent need of donations to their food bank as stocks are currently running very low. They currently provide food to over 80 adults and children on a weekly basis, distributing up to 1000 items for tinned and fresh food every week. They rely entirely on donations for their food bank and are currently particularly in need of cooking oil, tinned tomatoes, milk (UHT) and tinned fish. Please put items in the crate in the porch You can find a list of all the items that are needed on this page: https://www.asylum-welcome.org/food/. Thank you for your support.
Eco Tip of the Week: 26% of global emissions come from food. Let’s reduce the environmental impact of our food choices. Plan all meals; bulk cook, label and freeze, stating contents and number of portions You will be saving on fuel, on time and on waste. Hilary Rollin for Eco Church Group
Pastoral care team
Are you in need of support or would you like to talk to someone? We rely on you to let us know of anyone who is ill, or in hospital or who might welcome a visit. Please contact any of the clergy (numbers below) or Helen Day (308088), Janet Masters (765824), Nell Slocock (762291) or Anne Tarassenko (351739).