Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - September 2018

Parishioners enjoy cream teas in the churchyard in the shade of the trees
Parishioners enjoy cream teas in the churchyard in the shade of the trees

Cream Teas in the Churchyard

This popular annual event attracted many parishioners to Holy Trinity church on Sunday 22nd July. As usual, the event was organised by Sarah Cook, and we thank her, together with her helpers, for providing such a welcoming afternoon treat during the exhausting hot spell.

Church Maintenance

During the summer months, several church maintenance jobs were carried out. Part of the south wall of the nave was redecorated, following repairs to the plaster work damaged by a leak in the church roof. In the Parish Room, part of the old wood block flooring was rotting. The defective flooring has been removed, and replaced with a screed onto which the carpet tiles have been re-fixed. Alteration work has been carried out to the toilets. The men’s toilet has been converted into a single male or female toilet, with baby-changing facilities. In addition, both toilets have been redecorated.

The Henley obelisk was made from Portland stone in 1788, and originally stood in the Market Place so as to reflect the prestige of the town. In 1866, it was moved to the junction of Marlow Road with Northfield End, where it stood on a traffic island. Finally, in 1973, the obelisk was again moved, this time to stand by the river in the south of Holy Trinity church parish.
The Henley obelisk was made from Portland stone in 1788, and originally stood in the Market Place so as to reflect the prestige of the town. In 1866, it was moved to the junction of Marlow Road with Northfield End, where it stood on a traffic island. Finally, in 1973, the obelisk was again moved, this time to stand by the river 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.