Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - March 2013

Flower Lady Ruth Forster

After serving for some 29 years as one of Holy Trinity’s flower ladies, Ruth Forster has regretfully decided to retire from her role as leading flower lady which she has held for many years. Although Ruth still loves the work, she is now restricted from giving her best because of her worsening arthritic hands and feels that the time is now right to hand over her responsibilities to others in her team to whom she has passed over her expertise of this artistic craft over the years.

In her early years, Ruth used to arrange flowers for her father when he exhibited them in shows and her interest in this vocation has never waned. After joining the Trinity flower ladies all those years ago and taking training courses at local colleges, Ruth became notably skilful in her work and her services in providing flower displays for weddings and other occasions have always been in great demand throughout the locality. We thank Ruth for all her years of dedicated work for Trinity church and wish her well in her retirement from her long-standing and cherished church job.

VIVA – Together for Children

An informative talk about the children’s organisation ‘VIVA’ was given by Chrissie Wilkinson, who is a consultant for children at risk, during the Sunday morning service on 3rd February. Although much is being done to relieve the suffering of children throughout the world, the problem still persists. The lack of resources means that there is a limit to what can be achieved. Viva is helping people work together to keep children at risk safe and healthy, give them opportunities to learn and empower them to play an active part in shaping their own futures. Pray that they will be able to find strength and comfort in God, as well as have enough for basic needs: food, water, shelter and education. VIVA wants more people to support its organisation and further details of its work can be found on the charity’s website

New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Justin Welby, was officially confirmed as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury at a ceremony, known as the ‘Confirmation of Election’, which took place in the context of an act of worship in Saint Paul's Cathedral on Monday 4th February 2013. His ‘Enthronement’ will take place at Canterbury Cathedral on 21st March.


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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