Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - August - October 2015

Parishioners enjoying cream teas in a shady spot in the lower churchyard
Parishioners enjoying cream teas in a shady spot in the lower churchyard

Cream Teas and Sunshine

What better way is there to spend a hot sunny Saturday afternoon than to sit down in the shade of a tree and enjoy a delicious cream tea? Some forty people took advantage of this relaxing occasion when we had the opportunity to talk to friends and acquaintances and spend an hour or so together reflecting on many matters and catching up with each other's latest news, and debating how to put today's world into perspective.

The day was Saturday 18th July. This popular annual event was once more organised by Sarah Cook who made all the scones herself. We thank Sarah and her helpers for a memorable time.

The great dilemma was in the consuming of the scones. Which was the correct way to eat them? Which do you put on the scones first, the jam, or the clotted cream? The Cornish way is to first put on your jam and then the clotted cream. The Devonshire way is the reverse. Fortunately there is no European Union directive about how you must do it, but if we remain in the Union, it is bound to come!

Magna Carta – 800th Anniversary

Henley marked the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta this year in the southern extremity of Holy Trinity church Parish by planting 2500 bedding plants in two circular beds in the Mill Meadows riverside gardens. The red, orange and yellow colour scheme had the dates of 1215 and 2015 written out in flowering plants as the centrepieces to each bed respectively.

The riverside gardens in the south of Holy Trinity church parish
The riverside gardens in the south of Holy Trinity church parish

Contacts

Vicar:
Rev Duncan Carter
Vicarage, 16 Church St, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1SE (574822)

Licensed Lay Minister:
Michael Forsdike (612161)

Churchwardens:
Barbara Williams
Michael Forsdike

WELCOME

Welcome to Holy Trinity C of E Church.

Whether you have come to a service of worship, for private prayer, or just to enjoy a few moments of peace and tranquillity, we offer you our friendship and hospitality. This website gives some general information about the church and our fellowship.

Duncan Carter, Vicar.