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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.


Holy Trinity Church
Hoghton Street

Revd Canon Dr. Rod Garner
Holy Trinity Vicarage
24 Roe Lane
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Andrew Rouse and Rachael Wells will be installed as full members of our Servers’ Team at the end of this morning’s 10.15 a.m. service. The have already proved reliable and able in this role and we are delighted to welcome them to the Team. Refreshments and a little something extra in the Parish Centre afterwards!

on Sunday 30th July at 6.30 p.m. will include reflections on the music of Herbert Howells, one of the most distinguished composers of church music in the 20th century. The Vicar made reference to one of Howells’ most sublime compositions ‘Like As the Hart’ in his sermon last Sunday morning and this will feature in Evening Prayer along with two other ‘YouTube’ clips. Do come and join us. Refreshments served after the service around 7.30 p.m.

will be observed here at the 10.15 a.m. Parish Communion on Sunday 6th August.

I am in London this Wednesday and have arranged to meet the clergy of the Notting Hill Methodist Church who have been responding to the crisis following the Grenfell Tower fire. I shall present them with a cheque from our recent appeal (currently approaching £700) with the request that they use this to help those most in need in the aftermath of this tragedy. ‘Thank you’ again to everyone who gave.
Rod Garner

Lunchtime Organ Recital
by Julie Ann Carr from Southport which will be held in church

last one today until we resume on Sunday 3rd September.

resumes again on Wednesday 6th September at 7.15 p.m.

with full details of special events and services will be available by the end of August.

A Wedding Invitation:
Laura and Christian would be delighted to see as many of you who can make it to their wedding ceremony on Monday 7th August at 1.00pm. As they will not be able to greet everyone on the day they will be really pleased for you to join them for wine and cake after the morning service on Sunday 27th August.

Many thanks for the prayers for our safe travel and time in Rwanda, they were very much appreciated.  We had a very blessed and busy time!  Catching up with Rwandese friends, a four hour church service with 5 Baptisms, Holy Communion, Mothers Union and a stint in Sunday School with the 200 children.  And feeling so humble when one of the children stood up and prayed for me.  We attended the opening of the new hospital which coincided with Liberation Day, a day to mark the anniversary of the ending of the Genocide.  As guests of Bishop Augustin we had excellent seats sat with the Rwandan Government Ministers and leaders of the armed forces, just 5 rows behind the President.  A very memorable day with 40,000 people attending this special event.  There was also time to look at where our charity can offer assistance and we visited some homes and witnessed real poverty.  Lots to take in and reflect on and lots to celebrate God's blessings too where the church is serving the people. Pete and I are so grateful for your support and prayers, thank you.
Rev Jane

Please take one of the leaflets at the back of church. Full details of various lovely and delightful events between now and December 2017. Spread the word and pass it on once you have put the details in your diary!

Envelopes for this purpose are still available at the back of church in a blank white envelope.

BAPTISMS Lily-Mae Louise Robinson is to be baptised on Sunday, 30th July at 12.30 p.m. and the following children will be baptised on Sunday 6th August at 12.30 p.m.:

  • Kyle Reese Clews
  • Mia Michelle Clews
  • Natangwe sakeus

Over the years Gwil and I have told many of our friends how special Holy Trinity, Southport really is and we feel sure that most of them think we are just like any other kind and caring  church congregation. However, Irene, one of our very closest and long-standing friends was with us on Sunday and she said after the service that she now knows what we mean when we talk about our Trinity family as she has never experienced anything like it before. Gwil and I would also like to endorse this sentiment and thank everyone for their best wishes, presents, photos and cards.  The service was the highlight of our celebrations on Sunday and we should like to thank, in particular, Rod and Ian (not forgetting the choir, of course) for making it so very special.
Gwil and Jane Roberts

Ian Wells will be playing a lunchtime organ recital here at Holy Trinity on Friday 25th August at 1.00pm and the Bank Holiday Recital at Liverpool Cathedral on Monday 28th August at 11.15am.  For the first time this recital will be played on the Lady Chapel organ, on the recently installed mobile console. This will be a rare chance to hear this fine instrument.

He will also be playing an organ recital on Sunday 24th September at St George’s Hall at 2.30pm

A reminder that Julie Ann Carr will play the next in our series of lunchtime organ recitals here at Holy Trinity on Friday 28th July at 1.00pm.

for my many cards wishing me a speedy recovery after my operation. I am getting there slowly.
Sheila Poulton


  • Elsa Dowling
  • Jean Munro
  • Betty Cochrane
  • Stan Eastwood
  • Anne Cochrane
  • Kath Pickup
  • Norman Butterworth
  • Fay Redhead
  • Mary Rimmer
  • Ian Munro
  • Sybil Edwards
  • Liz Breen
  • Bill Stead
  • Gwyneth O’Hara
  • And children:
    • Jessica May Ruston
    • Noah Cunningham


  • Norman Carter (22nd)
  • John Davies (22nd)
  • Norman Charles Preston (24th)
  • Bernard Lowe (25th)
  • Gladys Parr (29tth July)
  • Gladys Phipps (1st August)
  • Maude Mary Marston (1st August)
  • Ian Cooper Caton (2nd)
  • Edith Margaret Clark (3rd)
  • Muriel Loveridge (5th)
  • Edith Southworth (6th)
  • Jenni Sutton (7th)
  • Evelyn Riley (9th)
  • Bill Brookes (11th)
  • Winifred Hegarty (11th)
  • James Harold Jackson (12th)
  • Des Bunch (12th)
  • Hugh Barker (15th)
  • June Mary Thomas (15th)
  • Judy Bunch (16th)
  • George William Barlow (17th)
  • Irene Jackson (18th)
  • Geoffrey S Wilkins (21st)
  • Brian Ritchie (23rd)
  • Mary Elizabeth Oulton-Lee (23rd)
  • John William Hart (24th)
  • Barbara Ware (25th)
  • William Shuttleworth (priest) (26th)
  • Mary Parker (27th)
  • Alexander Borland (28th)
  • Eurwen Grimley (1st September)

Please keep Janetta and Paul Lawrance in your prayers along with members of the Sunday Club. They are now on a week’s holiday, relaxing, learning and enjoying what we hope will be some pleasant Summer sun!

From this September our School would welcome any offers from people willing to spend an hour or so a week with very young children, helping them to begin reading. It’s worthwhile work and enjoyable. Please speak to the Vicar if you want to know more.

And Janetta Lawrance is still looking for volunteers to assist with the Sunday Club from September. She is away at the moment but will be happy to provide anyone interested with more details in August. Her number is 07748447635. Thank you.

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

will be leading worship at Exeter Cathedral from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July. Members will be with us on the morning of Sunday 23rd July before taking their annual break until early September.

Cedric Robinson M B E decided that conditions were unsafe last weekend so the Galloway's Society Event had to be postponed.   Derek's sponsorship form is still at the back of Church so that you can support him when the revised date is announced.
Many thanks for your generosity towards this worthy cause.

Holy Trinity will be the venue this year for the presentation of degree/diploma certificates to Southport College students who have successfully completed University Courses at the College. The Graduation Ceremony will be held in church on Wednesday 30th August at 1.00 p.m.

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 July
23rd Romans 8. 12 - 25 Margaret Postance
Matthew 13. 24 - 30, 36 - 43  
30th Romans 8. 26 - 39 Vicki Butler
Matthew 13. 31 - 33, 44 - 52  
23rd Judith Ryan & Margaret Postance
Flower Donations for August
6th Rosalind Collier and Jill
 In memory of their parents, Frank & Eunice
Coffee Rota (Parish Centre)
23rd M.Caplan, D.Wigmore, J.Roberts, D. Sharrock
30th S.Candler, L.Knifton, L.Walker
Church Cleaning
3rd August Joint Church Clean at 10.15a.m.