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Advent Window Trail

We’re really excited to let you know about Holy Trinity’s Advent Window trail, starting on 1st December. We’re hoping to encourage a sense of community spirit and anticipation for Christmas. 24 windows will be decorated day by day, just like an Advent Calendar. A route map is available from our website or from the church porch, and there is a children’s activity sheet with a small prize for returning it to church on Christmas Eve. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing the windows ‘open’ through Advent as you take your daily exercise, or walk the full trail on Christmas Eve. Suggested donation £3, see the link below.  Click on the attached links for all the information you need to participate.
We hope you enjoy the Advent experience.

Christmas is a difficult time for many who are carrying pain, grief and loss. The whole world seems to be celebrating, and we feel alone and out of step. This service is a short, outdoor worship offering hope – light in our darkness. The Light up a Life tree of remembrance will be lit.

 

NEW CHURCHYARD WALK LAUNCHED.

In these challenging days of lockdown, do come along to the churchyard for a peaceful walk. Pick up a leaflet from the porch, follow the white marker posts, and spend some time reflecting with words of scripture. Lots of autumn beauty to enjoy too. You are all most welcome.

I’m glad to be back in church – even if there’s hand sanitiser instead of holy water – Click the link below to read the article.

News form the Church of England and more – click on the links below.

Primary school pupils given targeted mental health assistance in pilot church project

Children of all age groups are receiving mental health support after churches came together to provide counselling services in schools.  Click the link below to learn more.

Primary School Children’s Mental Health

Church supports young people’s mental health at schools and places of worship during lockdown

Children and young peoples’ mental health has been supported by a ground-breaking, large-scale project from the Diocese of Manchester. Click the link below to find out more.

Church supports younger peoples mental health

COVID-19 survivor says Daily HOPE line “strengthened me”

Daily HOPE, the free 24-hour worship phoneline launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on 26 April, has received more than 170,000 calls, totalling more than two million minutes of listen time.  To find out more click on the link below.

Covid 19 Survivor used daily hope line

Church Times
Further coverage of the launch of a new app by the Clewer Initiative (see news) which aims to tackle labour exploitation and eradicate modern slavery in the farming sector. The project has been supported by the Church Commissioners and other high profile bodies.  For more information click on the link below.

Tackling labour exploitation

BBC Countryfile
Feature on the work of the Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy, an initiative of the Diocese of Hereford and the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit, which provides pastoral support to farmers, farming families and agricultural communities across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Eastern Powys.

Feature on BBC Countryfile

Faith leaders make call for environment-focused economic recovery

Environmental News

First online prison church service to be broadcast by Church of England

First online prison church service

Cat broadcast during online prayer service stealing vicar´s milk

Stealing vicar’s milk

St Albans Cathedral

Cathedral’s black Jesus is a ‘bold statement’  BBC News

Black Lives Matter