Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - January 2015

Carols and mince pies

The sound of carols being sung rang out from a packed parish Room on the evening of Saturday 13th December, when voices joined together in a pre-Christmastide gathering. Later during the evening, refreshments were served to quench the vocalist's thirst and enjoy a variety of traditional mince pies and other delicacies. Duncan with his euphonium, Peter Williams with his trombone and John Street with his French horn provided an effective brass accompaniment to the singing. Comments made afterwards disclosed that the participants had had a most entertaining and pleasing evening.

Church path resurfacing

During November work started on the resurfacing of the churchyard paths. Due to the cold weather the tarmac did not lay properly and further work is necessary in order to bring the tarmacking up to standard. At the same time a new electrical cable conduit was laid under the path to the newly painted outside lamp standard near the west entrance. Once a new cable has been connected to the lamp standard, the light should work once again after being out of action for many years.

Church lighting

The old high level light bulbs have been replaced in the nave of the church by the Reverend Duncan Carter and Michael Forsdike. Climbing the ladder to a height of some twenty-five feet is no trivial undertaking and we must compliment Duncan for carrying out this most daunting job and for his head for heights. Now we have a much brighter church once again.

Christmas flowers and wreaths

with flower displays at Christmastime by the church flower ladies, Mary Burton, Ruth Forster, Maureen George and Valerie Morgan. Lilies, alstroemerias and chrysanthemums, all white, together with yellow roses and much greenery and gold fir cones, when artistically arranged produce such pleasing results.

The flower ladies also made more than dozen wreaths which were sold to raise money for the Church Flower Fund. After Christmas, the return of the wreath oasis rings to the church for reuse would be much appreciated.

Church Christmas tree

The church Christmas tree was once again supplied by Toad Hall and we thank them for their kindness.

Church Christmas tree

Holy Trinity church basks in the December 2014 sunshine. The foundation stone was laid in 1844 and the church, consisting of just the middle part, opened its doors in 1848. The two side aisles were added in 1891.
Holy Trinity church basks in the December 2014 sunshine. The foundation stone was laid in 1844 and the church, consisting of just the middle part, opened its doors in 1848. The two side aisles were added in 1891.

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.