Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - April 2016

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday

At the Mothering Day service on Sunday, 6th March, in accordance with our custom, colourful posies of garden flowers were distributed to the ladies present. These lovely posies were made by Mary Burton, Ruth Forster and Maureen George.

Mothering Day Word Search
As a Sunday family activity, the Reverend Duncan Carter asked the congregation to search for as many words as possible in the words 'Mothering Sunday'. At first, you may have thought that you could find around ten, or even 20 words if you were very astute, but, believe it or not, it seems that you are able to form thousands of words from the fifteen letters of 'Mothering Sunday'. How many words did you get? Did you find any of the words in the following paragraph?

"A thousand organised and dangerous unauthorised goatherds saunter in the madhouse to sing mistuned hymns to dashing dairymen on Tuesday and Thursday to harmonise imaginary dreaming draughtsmen and ninety nominated roguish moaning oystermen endorsing dainty righteous nursemaids to outshine nominated dashing dustmen studying ninety standing unharmed dinosaurs in the tarnished dungeons and astound ignorant shouting seadogs in the mountains enduring rainy months in a dangerous daytime rage eating yogurt and roasting nuts."

Neighbourhood Plan

On Thursday 10th March a referendum voted in favour of adopting the Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan. The plan sets out several preferred sites in the Henley area where new home building could take place. This plan is in response to a mandatory government requirement for 500 new homes to be built by 2027. Holy Trinity parish is little affected as the parish is already almost fully built up.

There are vacancies for helpers in the after-service coffee team and the church cleaning team due to the retirement of long-standing members of the teams. If you feel that this is the time for you to take a turn at these important church duties please contact Sally Jones for the Coffee Team (Telephone 572718) or Peter Jones for the church Cleaning Team (telephone 572718). Both jobs are straightforward to carry out and take about one hour, or less, once a month, so do please volunteer.

The font at Holy Trinity church
The font at Holy Trinity church


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


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.