Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - April / May 2020

Geese on the towpath
Geese on the towpath

Holy Trinity Parish Flooding

The southern extremity of our parish has suffered flooding over the past weeks. The towpath from Hobbs’ boatyard to beyond Mill Meadows has been under water, and walking along it has not been possible. This year, February saw some of the heaviest rainfall on record fall on Henley.

Riverside walk under water
Riverside walk under water

Trinity at Four on the move

The Trinity at Four Sunday afternoon service is to move its venue to Christ Church in Reading Road, Henley, where more space is available for its growing congregation. Some 70 adults and 40 children now attend the service, and the numbers continue to increase. There are five age groups of children provided for, each needing a separate space for their various activities.

Trinity at Four, launched in 2018, is a church for modern families, and has proved to be a successful and growing enterprise under the leadership of The Reverend Sam Brewster, the Minister for Trinity at Four.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Church of England recently released good practice guidance for churches in respect of the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance reiterates the current government advice issued on 4th March, that individuals should follow good hygiene practices, including carrying tissues and using them to catch coughs and sneezes, and then binning the tissue. Hands should be washed using soap and water (for 20 seconds), or use sanitiser gel if washing facilities are not to hand. Watch out for advice updates.

NHS hygiene poster
NHS hygiene poster

Flooding in Mill Meadows in Holy Trinity parish (February 2020)
Flooding in Mill Meadows in Holy Trinity parish (February 2020)


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.