Services and Events
It has always been the historic vocation of the Church of England to be the Church for everyone in every community. As the challenge of the Coronavirus grips the world, and as the Government asks every individual and every organisation to rethink its life, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking the Church of England in all its parishes, to serve their communities in a new way.
Therefore, public worship will have to stop for a season. Holy Trinity Church with our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold until further notice. But this does not mean that the Church of England has shut up shop. Far from it, we will be exploring new ways in which we can serve our community. Being part of the Church of England is going to look very different in the days ahead. Our lives are going to be less characterised by attendance at Church on Sunday, and more characterised by prayer and service we offer each day. We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people and each other.
The Archbishops are calling us to an ecumenical day of prayer on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday. They ask that wherever we are this Sunday, to join in prayer for people of this country. Join with us each evening at 7pm in your homes by lighting a candle in your window as a sign of solidarity and hope in the Light of Christ that can never be extinguished.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rev Paul Neville