Congratulations to Hannah. Hannah Chun has been studying for the Methodist ministry and we have recently heard that she has been accepted for pre-ordination training - another major milestone towards her objective. Well done Hannah! (and where do you find the time?)
Keeping going. We might be in lockdown, but Trinity continues to be a worshipping community with streamed services on Sundays and a great deal of pastoral care. The Deacons and the Finance Committee have met using videoconferencing via Zoom, perhaps the easiest video platform to get started with - if you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone why not give it a try for a chat with friends or family? See instructions here.
Lent study groups. Despite the current problems, some of the Lent groups were able to continue their study of the Beatitudes, swapping opinions, ideas and prayers via email. Instead of coming together for the final session as planned, people were able to follow material which was emailed or posted to all the group members. If you would like to follow that study, which has some moving material and a reflection by Revd Frances Arnold from St Nicholas Church, you can find it here.
Thank you to TK Maxx. Amy and David from TK Maxx brought two trolley loads of food, mainly biscuits, tea and coffee to the church on Friday as their store closed for business to help us out. We will be passing much of it on to the food bank. A thoughtful and generous gesture! Here's a photo of Dave receiving the first trolleyful from Amy.
Deliveries to the vulnerable. We trialled a service offering delivery of hot food to people at home but demand was limited so this has now ceased. However a number of people volunteered to help and may be able to help with other needs, so if you have to stay isolated and need help with shopping or other matters please let us know.
Easter Experience. Our presentation of the Easter Story for groups of schoolchildren achieved 3 performances in March before all schools were obliged to cancel. Recognise anyone?