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Announcements and Updates

3rd March 2024

Prayer and Pastoral Care Needs: If you need prayer support either for yourself or for someone you know do let Fr David know in confidence.  Fr David is also in church most Saturday mornings to offer counselling, prayer, hear confessions or just for a chat.

If you, or a member of your family, is in hospital, or housebound through illness, please let us know and a pastoral or holy communion visit can be arranged by the Rector.  Fr David and Church Wardens.

Lent giving

This year we are supporting the Inhope charity www.inhope.uk Part of the work of this local charity is to support survivors of domestic abuse.

Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council (PCC) passed a recommendation in January to support the Mothers’ Union campaign RISE UP against domestic abuse https://www.mothersunion.org/riseup, and giving to a local charity which works on behalf of survivors is an important part of our active support.  Donations can be put in the marked envelopes at the back of church. Thank you.

Church Cleans. Preparing for Easter we are having church cleans on Saturday 23rd, and Saturday 30th March, from 9am. If you can offer a couple of hours on these days to help out it would be much appreciated. Cleaning sessions will end by 11am so we can be ready for Stations of the Cross at 11.30am.


Welcome Pantry: the Welcome Pantry is being well used so additional donations are appreciated.  Any canned or dried good, or toiletries are welcome this month. Thank you.  
The Welcome Pantry is one of very few places in Bristol where anyone can come and receive free food whenever they need to without having to be referred.


St. Gregory’s pilgrimage to St. Albans Tuesday 25th June, via coach. The cost is £25 per person. For further details, and to book a place, please contact Fr Jones  jmutemwakwenda@outlook.com 


Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham 1st-4th July. A place has become available on this pilgrimage to England’s Nazareth. Please contact Caroline Plaice if you are interested.


Posy making for Mothering Sunday – Saturday 9th March – 10am in church.  All welcome 


Music for Holy Week
The choir would welcome additional singers for the Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. This year’s unifying piece is What wondrous love is this, o my soul?  Choir practices on Thursdays at 7pm. Please contact Jon Crow if you are interested jonathancrow103@yahoo.com 

 

Welcome Project  We are developing the way the church communicates with our local community.  If you would be interested in finding out more, please talk to a church warden. 

Lent at Holy Trinity
During Lent, we are offering additional opportunities for prayer and reflection: 
-    Tuesdays 7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament a time of silent prayer followed by Compline (the final prayer liturgy of the day) at 7:30pm.  
-    Fridays 5pm, Silent Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament before Mass at 6pm. 
-    Saturdays, 11:30am. Reflection and meditation on the Stations of the Cross.  Finishing by 12:30, for those who wish to attend the next Lent Lunch for Christian Aid is Saturday 9th March, 12:30pm at Bishopston Methodist Church on Gloucester Road.
-    Lent read and discussion. Finding the Language of Grace: Rediscovering Transcendence by Fr Christopher Jamison, OSB.  Please join in reading this excellent book. There will be opportunity for discussion as follows: in person in church -  Saturday 20th April 10-11am, and online - Thursday 25th April 7.30-8.30pm. More details to follow.
-    A daily prayer guide for Lent is available at the back of the church.


Lent Giving
This year we are supporting the Inhope charity www.inhope.uk Part of the work of this local charity is to support survivors of domestic abuse. 
Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council (PCC) passed a recommendation in January to support the Mothers’ Union campaign RISE UP against domestic abuse https://www.mothersunion.org/riseup, and giving to a local charity which works on behalf of survivors is an important part of our active support.  Donations can be put in the marked envelopes at the back of church. Thank you
 

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