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Trinity is a place of worship, meeting and quietness in a distracted world.
Its people are seeking to grow together in the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ and are working to extend his kingdom of justice and peace.
You are welcome to join in our fellowship and service of others.

All.Together.Now


Holy Trinity Church
Hoghton Street
Southport

Vicar:
Revd Canon Dr. Rod Garner
Holy Trinity Vicarage
24 Roe Lane
PR9 9DX
Tel/Fax: (01704) 538560
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Books: New Book listed - click here to find out more


Sunday 24th Septemeber AT 6.30p.m. JESUS’ LEGACY
when we shall look at his legacy. It will use excerpts from a new book ‘Jesus’ a Very Brief History’ by Helen Bond, Professor of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh. Do join us; you will learn more than you know about the remarkable person worshipped as Lord and Saviour across the world. Music and visuals to enhance the occasion.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING
will be held on when we shall be joined by the uniformed organisations at There will also be a School Harvest Service on at All welcome.

‘BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD’
An evening event based on the highly acclaimed work of American priest, author and preacher, Fleming Routledge. The presentation will be of interest to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of how a crucified Jesus can speak to a world sadly in need of mending.

STEPPING DOWN
At a meeting of the PCC last Monday evening the Vicar informed members that our Director of Music, Ian Wells has tended his resignation and will relinquish his role before the end of the year. His decision arises from pressure of work and related stress. Ian has made a very significant contribution to our worship and choral music over the past nine years. We wish him well in whatever musical paths he might follow in the future.

Steps are in place to find a suitable successor and also to strengthen choir numbers.

ANNUAL GIFT DAY
raised the sum of £15,145. Given that we have lost some very generous givers in the past year or so this is a very encouraging result. Our thanks to everyone who responded and made the result possible. We plan to spend over £2,500 of this amount in the short term to facilitate essential repairs and upgrades in the Parish Centre and also purchase a new boiler for the Centre.

WITH GREAT PLEASURE:
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An Interview with Greta Fenney as she introduces some of her favourite music. In a varied career Greta has worked for The Times newspaper and Granada Television. In other roles she has worked as a music therapist and also managed a home for young people with learning difficulties/disabilities. She is currently Chief Executive of Light for Life, Southport. Refreshments from 6.00 p.m.; Donations invited.

SOMETHING IN THE AIR
The Vicar’s latest book has now contributed £3,250 to Church Funds.

Harvest Flowers
The flower team will be in church on SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER to decorate the church ready for our harvest festival.  We shall commence at 9.30am and will, we hope, be away by 12.30pm. 

If you would like to come and join us we should be delighted to see you.

Should you like to know more about flower arranging at Trinity, please feel free to contact me (Tel: 873883)
Thank you. Jane Roberts

WOMEN'S VOICES
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This is going to be a service made up of a selection of music and devotional readings on the theme of women's voices.

We are looking for volunteers from the "female side of the congregation" who would enjoy (we hope!) learning some new music for this service.

We are looking for those of you who enjoy singing, even if you feel you have not had much experience to date, because there will be lots of help at hand and plenty of time to learn the music.

Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 24th September. This may seem an early start date but we appreciate that not everyone will be able to attend all rehearsals, which this is fine by us, since we can't either!

Practices will be in church on Sundays from 12.00 - 12.45pm - which will give us plenty of time to wet our whistles with a cup of coffee in the Parish Centre beforehand!

If you would like to come and join us do please give it a try as we would love to welcome you! Either let us know today, or contact one of us during the coming week.

Thank you. Jane Roberts (tel 873883) and Geraldine Wikeley (tel 225412)



FOR YOUR PRAYERS


  • Elsa Dowling
  • Betty Cochrane
  • Stan Eastwood
  • Anne Cochrane
  • Bill Stead
  • Fay Redhead
  • Mary Rimmer
  • Gwyneth O’Hara
  • Kath Pickup
  • Ian Munro
  • Liz Breen
  • Sybil Edwards
  • Cyril Brown
  • Jean Berry
  • Richard Elliott


  • And children:
    • Jessica May Ruston
    • Noah Cunningham


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

  • Ann Marks (23rd)
  • David Auckland Llewelyn Roberts (23rd)
  • Betty Ferguson (24th)
  • Colin Houghton (25th)
  • Harriet Rigby (25th)
  • Barbara Meakin (25th)
  • Pam Crawford (27th)
  • Dorothy Mawson (27th)
  • Ernest Mathews (29th)


CONGRATULATIONS
to Kate Southeard and Nick McBurney who are to be married at Southport Town Hall on Friday 29th September at 12 noon. The legal ceremony will be followed by a Service of Blessing in church at 2.00 p.m.

Harvest
This year we are supporting Wateraid. We usually think of harvest as being food-based, with corn silos and grain warehouses being replenished, and farm produce being gathered into the barns. We don't usually think of water as being something to harvest but water is needed to create a harvest, without water there is no harvest.

Wateraid’s Harvest Appeal aims to deliver clean water to communities devastated by drought this Harvest.

The worst drought in 35 years hit southern Africa last year. As water became scarce, families struggled to find enough to drink. Crops withered, cattle died and food stores emptied. Around half a million people were left malnourished and hungry.

Communities in southern Zambia were some of the worst affected. As weather around the world becomes more unpredictable, here it causes longer droughts and more intense flooding. Climate change is water change, and the effects are devastating. We have seen recently the effects of natural disasters and man-made disasters particularly the conflict in Yemen which has left 20.7 million people in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance, created the largest food security emergency in the world, and led to a cholera outbreak due to unclean and limited water that is believed to have affected 600,000 people since April.

But we as a congregation can help deliver clean water for people to drink and grow crops with – making a long term change for good.

By using an empty water bottle to fill with coins we can help Wateraid harvest clean water which harvests hope.

Please support this venture over the next few weeks and return your bottle (or donation in an envelope if you prefer) with your water gauge on Harvest Sunday 1st October.

Many thanks. Rev Jane

Children’S SOciety Supporters
Please would you return your house collection boxes to Joan and Derek Miller, who have kindly agreed to do them this year.  It would be appreciated if this can be done as soon as possible so the money can be paid into the bank before the current pound coins are phased out. 

Many thanks, Janetta and Paul Lawrance.

MORECAMBE BAY WALK
which was postponed from earlier this year because of unsafe conditions, will take place on Sunday 1st October.   Derek Miller's sponsorship form in aid of Galloways Society for the Blind is still at the back of Church if anyone else wishes to support this venture.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY
15th OCTOBER There is a leaflet enclosed with the weekly Notices today giving you yearly details about Stewardship Sunday. Please take this home with you and read carefully.
Thank you. Rod Garner

BAPTISMS
the following children are to be baptised on Sunday 8th October at 12.30 p.m.:

  • Marley Eden Rose
  • Phoebe Sandra Harrison

Holy Trinity Church 100 Club Draw
The 100 Club Draw was held in the Parish Hall Sunday 17/09/2017 Two draws took place this month and the 100 club draw winners were :

  • 1st Prize 4 Liz Walker £20
  • 2nd Prize 39 June Howarth £15
  • 3rd Prize 17 Toni Ashcroft £5
  • 1st Prize 5 Sue Palmer £20
  • 2nd Prize 21 Evelyn Shacklady £15
  • 3rd Prize 34 Doreen Blagbrough £5

New members always welcome to join, so please see Paul Williamson . All money raised goes to the church fund.

The Trinity Arts season
continues apace with a silent movie night at 7:30pm on Friday, 3rd November, when Duncan McKenzie will play organ accompaniment to a screening of Phantom of the Opera.  This is a new venture for us and we are very excited at the prospect.  Duncan is the long time organist at the Odeon Leicester Square and has been highly successful around the country with this presentation. 

Also in November at 7.30pm on 18th we’re hosting the Library Theatre Company in the parish centre where they will perform two of Alan Bennett's plays ‘A Lady of Letters’ & ‘Bed Among the Lentils’.  This is another new venture for us.  Drama has not been strong in TA’s offering in recent years and we feel this will fill a gap and, perhaps, appeal to a wider audience than our usual musical events.  Tickets for both these evenings are on sale in the parish centre this morning after the service. 

Do come and join us and give yourselves a treat. 

Remember, ‘Don't Miss Out’.

We would also remind you that our series of Lunchtime Music continues through the autumn with organ music on Friday's 29th September and 27thOctober by Nick Miller from London and Shean Bowers from Bath. 

On Monday 9th October at 1pm we will be entertained by Sam Rodwell who plays classical guitar. 

Admission to these three lunchtime events is, as usual, free and we will invite donations.     




Côr Godre’r Aran Concert
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Our friends from this outstanding Welsh Male Voice Choir together with their conductor and pianist, Eirian Owen, are making a very welcome return for a performance on Saturday, 23rd September at 7.30 pm.  Many of you will have heard them before and know what a thrilling sound they produce; if you haven’t heard them, then you’re in for a treat - they really are superb.  This will be one of the highlights of Trinity Arts’ season.  Tickets are on sale this morning in the Parish Centre priced £15; under 21’s are admitted free of charge.  The 23rd is not long off now so give yourself a treat - buy your tickets today – you know you’re worth it !
Bob Ball  

AUTUMN COURSES
Details of these can now be found at the back of church. There is a particular emphasis on history this time in keeping with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Europe. Do have a look at the leaflet and if you need a lift please ask me. Rod Garner

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Our annual Coffee Morning in aid of the MacMillan Nurses is on Saturday 23rd September from 10.00a.m. – 12noon. There will be the usual stalls and a raffle. Donations of cakes, bring & buy and raffle prizes would be gratefully appreciated. Please see Sue Palmer if you can help in any way to make this event a success.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE
by the Bishop of Liverpool will be held in Trinity on at (The Feast of Christ the King). Names of prospective candidates can be given to the clergy or wardens a.s.a.p. Junior candidates should be 11 (or approaching). Adults can be confirmed at any age, so if you have been attending Trinity for a little while without receiving Communion please think about taking this important step.

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
Please note that the Garden of Remembrance adjacent to the Parish Centre of the church will be covered up from mid- September for approximately two months to safeguard plaques and memorial stones from the scaffolding and repair work shortly to be carried out in that area. It will not be possible therefore to lay any flowers or plants during this period. We shall of course take special care to ensure that the places of loved ones remain safe and intact.

Should anyone wish to remember a loved one or an anniversary in the coming weeks, flowers can be placed in church around the Font (a symbol of eternal life in Christ) with an inscribed card if so wished. A word with our Vergers, Ray and Paul, will ensure this is done.
Rod Garner

CAFÉ CHURCH
the next Café Church is on in the Parish Centre at when we will 'Celebrate Harvest'.   There will be family activities, games, crafts and songs.   Please let Joan Miller know on 512746 or 07775 706 593 if you can come and support this venture, and bring any family, friends and grandchildren to join in the fun.
Joan Miller

CONFIRMATION SERVICE
by the Bishop of Liverpool will be held in Trinity on at (The Feast of Christ the King). Names of prospective candidates can be given to the clergy or wardens a.s.a.p. Junior candidates should be 11 (or approaching). Adults can be confirmed at any age, so if you have been attending Trinity for a little while without receiving Communion please think about taking this important step.

Bible Reading Fellowship notes
Copies of the September to December edition of the Bible Reading Fellowship notes (New Daylight) have now arrived. The notes are ideal for anybody wanting an accessible yet stimulating aid to spending time with God each day, deepening their faith and their knowledge of scripture. People often comment on how the notes, written for a wide readership, offer thoughts and ideas that resonate with their own personal situation. Topics this time include Peace in Romans, Justice in Matthew's Gospel, Mental Health in the Bible, Lamentations, Angels, Christmas readings and much more. If you would like to try using the notes for a few weeks with no obligation, then please take a copy from the back of church, returning them if you find they are not quite in your style. The notes cost £4.40 and are available from Philip Righton.


TRINITY ARTS MARKETING OFFICER

Trinity Arts is the vehicle through which the church delivers a wide range of concerts, performances & exhibitions. We are looking for someone to lead the development and delivery of a social media, tourism, youth and marketing strategy, including the new church and TA website. All to be achieved with the benefit of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

  • Fixed term one year contract
  • 130 days / year - flexibility required
  • Salary £7,500 p a

The successful candidate will have some knowledge of the ‘Arts’ and marketing will be IT competent and will share our Christian values.

Full details and application forms are available at www.trinityartsfestival.org.uk For an informal chat, phone Bob on 01704 568001


Just a reminder I am playing a recital at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on at
Ian Wells

SINGING THE GOOD NEWS
Please put Sunday 15th October at 5.30 p.m. in your diary when a number of local church singers will come together at Trinity to ‘sing the good news’. This service, taking in major events and stories of the Scriptures through lively and enjoyable songs has already been performed earlier this year and it’s good that Trinity can be the host for this one. More details in September but do come to this. It will lift your spirits and please you to see young and not so young joining together in praise.
Rod Garner




PARISH CENTRE BOOKINGS
If anyone wishes to book the Parish Centre for any events during next year, please contact me on 226768 to check availability before finalising your arrangements
Many thanks –
Doreen Blagbrough




Bible Readings for September
24th Exodus 16. 2 – 15 Betty Glasgow
Matthew 20. 1 - 16  
 
Elements
24th Jean & Derek Riley
 
Flower Donations
24th Madeleine Caplan
 Aubrey's birthday
 
Coffee Rota (Parish Centre)
24th M.Caplan, D.Wigmore, J.Roberts, D. Sharrock
 
Church Cleaning
28th Cleaning Group ‘A’ at 10.15 a.m.