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"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." 1 Peter 4:12-13

In Sunday's service, Reverend John Murray will be asking the question, "Where is God in the pandemic?", and we will be thinking about how we can respond to the current world crisis.

It would be great if as many people as possible could start watching our video service together at 10.30am, and join us for a Zoom tea/coffee afterwards (see details below).


Click here to subscribe to the Church's YouTube channel to easily access videos

Sunday's Service of Holy Communion (videos available from 9h00):
For children:
Some music recorded by Joan and Eric:
Ilona Wicker
It is with great sadness that we inform you that the wonderful Ilona Wicker, a longstanding member of our church family, died yesterday afternoon (not related to covid-19). Our grief is mixed with gratitude, love and admiration for Ilona's life and example to those around her, knowing that she has now risen in glory.  As this week we are only able to have a very small, restricted funeral service at Holy Trinity Church, later in the year we will hold a larger Memorial Service to celebrate Ilona's life, with much thanksgiving to God.  Please keep her children, Christopher and Caroline and their families, in your prayers.
Trinity Times
We are delighted to let you know that the Easter edition of Trinity Times is now available!
Click here to download your copy.
Great articles on what our church family has been up to, some interesting history, our eco-standing as a church, the power of prayer, as well as quizzes, craft, recipes, and more!
Also, if you are happy to volunteer to read or say prayers in one of our virtual services, please email Elizabeth Bean.
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Don't forget you can send us an email if you know of someone in need of practical help or an encouraging phone call, and if you are not in a position to help - we can and we will! We have a team of people who can deliver shopping or phone for support. Please check in with elderly and vulnerable neighbours in particular. You can call, text or whatsapp us on 07 67 07 77 20.
Stay in Touch!
Please click here from your phone to follow the link directly to the church's WhatsApp group which we invite our whole church family to join for extra support (and a few giggles) at this unusual time. We also encourage you to set up other WhatsApp, Facebook, text, email or other contact groups within your area to share, support & encourage one another.
Zoom Coffee Time
Join us by Zoom for tea/coffee or apéritif after our Service on Sunday (around 11.30am)!
We will also be continuing our Bible study via Zoom next Wednesday evening from 8.15pm.
Volunteer
Calling more volunteers!!!! We need volunteers for the Sunday school rotas and volunteers to be on a rota for Thursday evening youth sessions (7.30-9pm). Please email Kirstin Taylor (youthandchildrenhtcml@gmail.com) ASAP. We need YOU to enable kids and youth ministry to continue!!!!
Financial Giving
If you aren't already a member of our church's Planned Giving Scheme, in the absence of physical church services, if you would like to make a financial offering* to Holy Trinity Church, you can either:
- post a cheque or set up a one-off/monthly bank transfer to the church (free) - email us for more details
- use our new HelloAsso online giving page (adds on a minimum €1 donation to HelloAsso)
* tax receipts for French tax-payers are provided in both cases. We are very grateful for any donations at this time, as we know that we are all financially impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
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Useful local links:
Fun & useful free online resources:
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