See what a morning, gloriously bright, with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem: folded the graveclothes, tomb filled with light, as the angels announce Christ is Risen! See God’s salvation plan, wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice, fulfilled in Christ, the Man, for he lives: Christ is risen from the dead!
Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns! Actually, they were a bit more costly as a cup of coffee or tea was included and it was all for charity. Jewellery, cards, knitted crafts, jigsaws, books, cakes and a raffle— a morning full of fun and chat and all for a worthwhile cause. Assist Trust and an orphanage in Malawi benefitted from the numerous folk — and two dogs— who came along to give their support and raised over £300. A big thank to all.
Christmas Greetings from our TV crew
You know we do our best for you,
As do the Stewards. Leaders too
Without them what would Trinity do.
The congregation do their bit
Weekly donations are a hit
We love our church in every weather
And love of God keeps us together
Christmas comes for you and me
We all await The Nativity.
Again our carols, sung in praise.
Once more we hope the roof will raise
Spike Jones Dec 22
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
In the Christmas story, we are made acutely aware that there was no room for Joseph and Mary to rest when they arrived in Bethlehem, in the more traditional places reserved for hospitality in Jewish culture. This meant they had to use other spaces which were available.
Jesus’ birth changed everything and made room for us in God’s Kingdom. As part of the Methodist Church, we seek to demonstrate our open, inclusive and welcoming nature by saying to all people, ‘There is Room’ for you.
If you would like to look at more resources, please have a look at The Methodist Church Website.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
29th October 2022
On Saturday 29th October a coffee morning and crafts was held at Trinity Ecumenical Church Centre. A total of £200 was raised which will go towards our two charities this year which is Assist Trust and an orphanage in Malawi.
Harvest 2022– food from around the world.
There was tiramisu; blinis; quiche; stuffed fig leaves; pavlova; Hawaiian chicken; pineapple. From Malawi, m’sima, like a thick porridge; nyemba or mbwanda , kidney beans in juice; and therere, okra and pumpkin leaves. From Zimbabwe, hard chicken which is cooked for many hours until soft and bones are eaten as well; rice with peanut butter as this is a source of protein and used in numerous dishes. All was enjoyed, as seen from the photo! It also offered an appreciation of our abundance and the little that is available in other countries. Harvest gifts were collected for Foodbank, which we support and is needed more than ever.
All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, oh thank the Lord, for all his love.
22nd July 2022
Five go on an adventure!
What fun, we said as we set off into the unknown— where would this exciting trail take us ?! What strange creatures would we meet? ! Oh, look, a badger sett— must tick that off in our ISpy book. We walked and walked, not a building in sight, would we be able to find our way back — should we leave a trail of crumbs to follow later? Then yippee! Civilization! Food and shelter and friendly faces. We tucked into cake and ginger beer before setting off again on our adventure.
Jeremy kept our spirits up with tales of long ago and Peter helped us to spot iron mile markers with intricate carving. Fortunately no trains came along that day as we studied the flora and fauna— rosebay willow herb and buddleia were recognized and ticked off in our nature book. Jolly good fun and helped us to cover the miles as we returned, weary but happy to have raised money for our church charities. Where will our next adventure take us?!
Peter, Pam, Jacky, Jeremy and Jean— no Timmy the dog.
8th September 2022
Some of the members from Trinity Ecumenical Church Centre went to Heydon for a walk around the estate then had tea and cake from the coffee shop. The above picture shows Alan trying to find his tea and cake.