Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - April 2015

Flower display for 'Women's World Day of Prayer' service
Flower display for 'Women's World Day of Prayer' service

Women's World Day of Prayer

This year the interdenominational Women's Day of Prayer service took place in Holy Trinity church on Friday 6th March. The Order of Service this year was written by the Christian women of the Bahamas and the theme was based on Saint John's Gospel 13: 1-17 - Jesus said to them, "Do you know what I have done for you".

Women’s World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church organisation which enables us to hear the voices of women, from a different part of the world each year, expressing their hopes and concerns and bringing them before the rest of the world in prayer.

Mothering Sunday

At the Mothering Day service on Sunday 15th March many children were present. During the service, led by the Reverend Duncan Carter, children distributed colourful posies of flowers to the ladies in the congregation. The posies aptly represented a reflection of the appreciation of the love shown to the children by their mothers. Later on in the service the congregation was delighted when the "Little Chimes" took the stage in order to sing a few nursery rhyme songs that they had learnt during their meetings. The songs included "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and "Old Macdonald had a Farm". The audience could not help joining in to support the young singers.

The Mothering Sunday posies were made up by our flower ladies Mary Burton, Maureen George, Valerie Morgan and Ruth Forster and were composed of daffodils and a variety of other spring flowers and greenery.

'Mothering Sunday' and the modern commercial equivalent 'Mother's Day', is normally held on the fourth Sunday of Lent and it is traditionally an occasion when children living away could return home to be reunited with their families.

Produce Sale

A Produce Sale was held in church after the morning service on Sunday 15th March. Jam, marmalade, a variety of cakes and some brightly coloured woolly hats were amongst the items on sale. The event was organised by Sarah Cook and £30 was raised for church funds.

Spring in the churchyard

Spring advances in the churchyard and there has been a wonderfully colourful display of crocuses, as the following photograph shows.

A carpet of blue and white crocuses, set around the pollarded lime tree
A carpet of blue and white crocuses, set around the pollarded lime tree


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

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

Peter Jones
Michael Forsdike


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