Christian Aid coffee morning
The Church was pleased to have raised a good amount for Christian aid at the coffee morning and cake sale held in May.
Creation tapestries produced by Janny Bennitt
One of our members has produced these beutiful and intricate tapestries of the creation story. Janny says that she is going to give these to be displayed at St Monica Trust in Cote Lane, Westbury. They are truly beautiful.
A few people in our congregation had fun at the Briswool event held recently. As you can see!
Harvest Service and Mary’s Meals
The Harvest Service was led by the whole of the Junior Church on Sunday 28th September 2014. This was a very joyous occasion. The children told the story of Creation and how we can look after God’s world, they also acted out Luke 14, the parable of the big feast. The congregation learnt about the charity, Mary’s Meals which the Junior Church support. During the harvest lunch of chilli, jacket potatoes and cake, a video about Mary’s Meals was shown and a collection taken. Overall £630 was raised for this charity, which provides a daily meal in places of education in Malawi and other countries so that chronically poor children are attracted to school and can gain precious education. The picture shown is of some of the congregation watching the video.
New Toilets for the Church and Toilet twinning with Bangladesh and Burundi
We have just completed the build of four new Church toilets.These are at the front of the church next to the vestry. As part of this project we decided to ‘twin’ them with four toilets in the Third World. For £60 each we twinned two of our toilets with villages in Bangladesh and two with villages in Burundi. For further details of toilet twinning see www.toilettwinning.org
Seven mile long scarf
The Trinity-Henleaze Church knitting group has been knitting part of a seven mile long scarf, which was taken to Aldermaston for the CND protest. The Bristol bit is over 100 metres long and is seen in the photo. The scarf will link Aldermaston with Burghfield, another weapons factory. This peace scarf highlights the fact that the government is planning to spend £100 billion to replace Trident.
Some members of the Church visited Iona this summer and were fortunate to see a puffin too!
Junior Church BBQ
On a brilliantly hot Sunday in July the Junior Church children and their families enjoyed a wonderful BBQ at the Manse.
WW1 Poppy Update
The poppies are growing well and we now have some flowers showing. The first flowers bloomed on the weekend of 28th June and we remembered in Church the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on this day in 1914. We reflected that the red poppies appeared first before the white ones opened.
Christian Aid Coffee Morning and Craft Sale
On Saturday 17th May 2014 the Church held a coffee morning combined with a craft sale with proceeds going to Christian Aid. This raised £1200 in total.
Cathedrals and Cappuccinos
During the same morning Trish Rogers came and talked to us about her book ‘Cathedrals and Cappuccinos’ Trish based her book on her remarkable experiences visiting every cathedral in England. The book is dedicated to her late husband and sold in aid of Christian Aid.
Cabaret Evening with Sue K and the Caplin Quartet
On the evening of Saturday 17th May 2014 the Church held a cabaret evening in aid of Henleaze@Heart. This was organised by the Social Committee. It was an evening of music and entertainment with a few surprises from some of our own home grown talent!
Planting Red and White Poppy seeds for WW1 centenary
On Good Friday our morning service began in the church garden. With reflections on the centenary of the beginnings of World War 1 and prayers for peace we planted poppy seeds: red for remembrance and white for the hope of peace.
On Easter Sunday some of our children in Junior Church planted more.
‘Lord God of past, present and future thank-you for the gift of memory. Help us to remember wisely - not seeking only those memories that confirm what we have always believed. Thank-you for the gift of hope. Help us to hope wisely - and not for what secures our future at the expense of the life and wellbeing of others. Amen.’
Local Mission and Ministry Review
In January we started a review of our Local Ministry and Mission (LMMR). We have held various ‘sacred conversations’ during Sunday morning worship looking at various aspects of our spiritual life and links with the wider community. In connection with this we have held some fruitful discussions with the groups using our halls and premises. Did you know that we have 3000 users through our premises each month? If you would like to book one of our rooms or halls then see Church facilities and booking details.