Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - March 2021

Parish pandemic update

We are now entering the second year of the pandemic. With new strains of the virus appearing, we must continue to take care and observe the government restrictions. Nevertheless, our church services continue to take place in church and online.

Parish pandemic update

Since Christmas, we have been experiencing a second wave of Covid infections, which have overwhelmed the hospitals much more so than the first wave did last spring. In the Henley area, up to last month, there have been a total of over 5000 cases of infection and some 200 people have died. Nationally, there have been around 4 million cases of infection, over 400,000 people have been hospitalised, and over 120,000 have died. On the hopeful side, 20 million people have now been vaccinated.

Word for Today

‘Word for Today’

A reminder that if you are unable to pick up your copy of The “Word for Today” from the church, you can have the daily readings sent to you by email, or read them on the website. If you prefer to have the printed quarterly booklet, you can receive it free of charge by post. The UCB website address is:

https://www.ucb.co.uk/word-for-today

Charitable giving 2020-21

During this current church year, our church has made the following gifts to charities.

Nomad £1000
Yeldall Manor £1000
Christians against Poverty (Christmas collection) £864

Nomad is an active local charity based in Henley-on-Thames that runs our local Youth and Community Project working with children and families who are facing challenging situations in their lives. In particular, they strive to help people make better choices about their education, health, training, employment, finances, independence, recreation, and relationships. In addition, Nomad runs our local food bank.

Yeldall Manor is a Christian organisation, based near Wargrave. It provides residential rehabilitation for men with drug and/or alcohol addictions. For nearly 40 years, it has been helping men to overcome serious drug or alcohol addictions and return to society to live new lives, drug, alcohol, and crime free.

Christians against poverty (CAP), a Bradford based charity, is on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, we are bringing hope to tens of thousands of people every year.

Red Eyot is one of the river islands in Holy Trinity parish; it is covered in trees
Red Eyot is one of the river islands in Holy Trinity parish; it is covered in trees

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.