Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - December 2020 / January 2021

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday
When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow
We gave our today

This year, our Remembrance Service, took place on Sunday 8th November. Due to the Lockdown restrictions, it had to be viewed on ‘Zoom’. The service was led by Duncan and Michael, speaking from their homes, with the remote congregation taking part in their homes, via their online device screens. During the service, we observed the two-minute silence as usual.

A wreath was placed on the church main entrance gates, as suggested by Ian Forster, and Rosemary Woodroffe placed poppies on the war graves in the churchyard.

Another Lockdown

The notice on the church door read, “Under the current restrictions, the church sadly has to remain closed throughout November (except for ongoing support groups and educational use by the school)”. Starting from 5th November, the second lockdown is to remain in place until at least 2nd December in order to stem the recent steep rise of corona virus infections, caused by many people not obeying the rules, and not socially distancing two metres, since the easing of the previous lockdown restrictions.

The online ‘Zoom’ services work very well, and if you wish, you can actually sing at home, whereas you are not allowed to do so in church for fear of the added risk of any infected person spreading the virus. With the recent hope of a vaccine being available in the not too distant future, we may be able to hold normal services in church again, perhaps before next Christmas.

Pathways Magazine

Pathways Magazine

The latest edition of Pathways is now available. This edition focusses on the climate emergency, and the need to take action now. Due to Coronavirus crisis restrictions, for the first time, the Diocese of Oxford has produced an online-only PDF version of our diocesan magazine, which can be downloaded from - ‘https://www.oxford.anglican.org/pathways-pdf-version/’.

Holy Trinity Church banner (2018)
Holy Trinity Church banner (2018)

Contacts

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

Trinity at Four Minister:
Reverend Sam Brewster
29 Gainsborough Hill,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire, RG9 1ST
(07899 843461)

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.