Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - November 2021

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Holy Trinity’s second pandemic offering of the Harvest Festival took place on Sunday 3rd October. Similar to last year, children of Trinity School had decorated the church with a variety of produce, to be later given to the Henley Food Bank. Referring to Deuteronomy 8, Duncan reminded us in his sermon that when things are good, we should remember that it is God who is the Giver, and that when things are bad, it is He who is the Answer. There was no Harvest lunch again this year.

Pandemic Everlasting

It seems that the Corona virus is with us to stay until it fades out into obscurity. We are strongly advised to continue to take all the recommended social precautions; “watch out – Covid is still about”. Let us hope that one day medical science will bring forth a vaccine which will give us all complete protection from this morbid disease. Our church services have continued as usual, in church and on-line.

Living in Love and Faith

The Church of England has produced an interesting new publication, ‘Living in love and faith’, which sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another. It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality, and marriage continue to change. We also know that the life and mission of the church is affected by the deep, and sometimes painful, disagreements among us, which have been debated and discussed on many occasions over the years.

Living in Love and Faith

The 468-page paperback publication can be purchased from Church House Publishing, price £19.99, or can be downloaded in pfd file form, free of charge from:

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith/living-love-and-faith-book

Periodicals

Word for Today
Pathways

The latest editions of Word for Today and Pathways, the diocesan magazine are now available to pick up in church.

Prelude to autumn: Peppard Lane Bridleway (On the southern boundary of Holy Trinity church parish)
Prelude to autumn: Peppard Lane Bridleway
(On the southern boundary of Holy Trinity church parish)

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:
Peter Jones
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.