Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - February 2017

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Once again, we thank Toad Hall for donating a Christmas tree to the church. The above picture shows the tree adorned with its lights and decorations, standing in the nave of the church, to everyone’s delight; the season of Christmas would not be the same without one.


Ho, Ho, Ho! How many clever Trinitarians managed to get all the 102 answers to Duncan’s Christmas Quiz 2016 correct, and, how many bonus points can you claim? I’m sure that most of us knew all the answers, but, perhaps, couldn’t remember what they were! For those still struggling, perhaps an extension to the twelve days of Christmas is necessary. However, no matter how many questions you could answer off hand, it was fun finding out the answers; it all added to the Christmas cheer.

New Year’s Resolutions

Some people make New Year’s resolutions and resolve to keep them; others resolve not to make any. Whichever applies to you, it is still not too late to make some, or further resolutions. Considering our church, you could volunteer to help out with one of the church jobs, if you do not already do so. For example, help would be welcomed with church cleaning, flower arranging, and churchyard maintenance. So keep calm and carry on, there is scope for everyone to do something and no one need be left out. See page 2 of the magazine for contacts for the Regular Church Groups.

The Archbishop of Canterbury's 2017 New Year Message

In his New Year’s message, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, focused on reconciliation.
Commenting on the differences caused by reactions to the refugee crisis and the post-Brexit political atmosphere, the Archbishop said that if we look at our roots, our history and our culture in the Christian tradition, then we will find a path towards reconciling the differences that have divided us. We must be welcoming to those in need, by being generous in giving, and taking hold of our new future with determination and courage, then we will flourish. Living well together despite our differences, and offering hospitality to the stranger, are the gifts, commands, and promises of Jesus Christ.

Welcome to your parish church, Holy Trinity, Henley-on-Thames
Welcome to your parish church, Holy Trinity, Henley-on-Thames.
Services every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
All are very welcome to come at any time.


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.