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Important Announcement!

New Electoral / Membership Roll Spring 2019

Every five years all Church of England churches delete their “electoral roll” (the register of members) and start a new one from scratch. We’d love to have you on it! If you come to the church or consider it “your” church then please fill out the short and simple form. Your details will be kept confidential on a secure database.

This will give you the right to vote at the agm (called the APCM) and help us care for you and keep in touch with you. If you want to be part of the church it’s really important that you fill out your details below.

You can do one per family / household.

Feel free to copy and paste this or print out the form below or email the vicar oliver.harrison@tiscali.co.uk or return the hard (paper) copy to the church or Vicarage (64 Glascote Lane, B77 2PH).  Lots of options to make it easy for you!

Surname(s)

 

First name(s)

 

Address (optional)

 

 

Landline phone

 

Mobile phone(s)

 

Email address(es)

 



 

New Sunday Services From Spring 2019 . . . . 

From the beginning of March we’ll be having TWO services every Sunday morning: 9am and 10am. The 09.00 o’clock will be Communion with traditional hymns and modern liturgy: a peaceful and prayerful service. The 10 o’clock service will be more contemporary and also more varied through the month: Messy Church on the first Sunday as usual and then communion on the 2nd and 4th weeks. The 3rd week will be something else, a little different (maybe café church or a Christening or perhaps an interactive sermon or just a shorter, simpler service). There’ll be Sunday School available for the kids at the 10am service, except on the 1st Sunday when it’s all-age Messy Church. 

The 9am Communion will end with tea and coffee served in the church at or a bit before 10am. The 10 o’clock service will have a “soft” start, beginning with those same refreshments so that the two congregations can meet and mix. It will then begin properly at ten or quarter past. It will aim to be a bit more informal than the early service (e.g. live music, sermons using the projector etc.)

So, something for everyone. And I hope that people will come to both, on different weeks, so that we may:

“come together as the family of God
in our Father's presence
to offer him praise and thanksgiving,
to hear and receive his holy word,
to bring before him the needs of the world,
to ask his forgiveness of our sins,
and to seek his grace, that through his Son Jesus Christ
we may give ourselves to his service. Amen”

Messy Church

On the first Sunday of every month we have a fantastic MESSY CHURCH service at 10am.  Lots of art and craft activities all based around a Bible theme or story.  It's not just for children, it's for anyone who wants have some fun (and cake). Come along to pray and play. And did I mention the cake?  (N.b. preceded by a shorter Communion service at 09:00)


Lunch Club

For Older People In The Local Community

Once a month on a Saturday we serve some of the older members of the parish a lovely hot home-cooked lunch.  If you’d like to join in and be part of it – or if you know someone who would – then give Oliver or Jessica Harrison a call on 01827 260 560.  Forthcoming dates are: Saturdays 13th December, 10th January, 14th February, 14th March and 11th April – all from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm at Holy Trinity Church.  There’s a small (£5) charge to cover costs; lifts to and from church can be arranged. 

Domestic Abuse Survivors' Group

"Sparkles" is a creative support group for women survivors of domestic abuse -- past or present. Sessions are local, free and confidential and involve crafting, making jewellery etc. There's no pressure to participate in the activities nor to talk about your experiences. Do not reply here or message me but contact Sarah on 07517601094 or email sarah@cohort4.org.uk

 


PRAYERS - Each Sunday morning before and after the normal service there is a chance to join in a small prayer group. Before the service in the office (from 9.30am) and after the service at the front of church by the altar.


Little Stars Toddlers Group every Thursday morning in term time 10am-12noon.  Visit our facebook group page here: https://www.facebook.com/holytrinitytamworthtoddlers?ref=ts&fref=ts


St Editha's Book & Fair Trade Shop - This is now open 9:30 to 3:30 Monday to Saturday, with a range of Bibles, Christian books, greetings cards, Fair Trade foods, gifts and crafts. There are refreshments on sale during those times - only 50p for a hot drink, and various cakes, biscuits etc. We can generally get special order books and other items. We want it to become an even greater resource for the area and would encourage you to use it well. One of the key things is that it allows the Church to be open through the week for people to drop in for prayer, to talk to someone or to find information. Find it in the main market square in Tamworth town centre.


Wilnecote & Hockley Action Group - Residents will be meeting at the High School on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm.


Get in touch to find out more about any of our regular activities:

Small Groups: four fortnightly housegroups that meet in people’s homes and a monthly ladies group

Courses: Bishop’s Certificate, Alpha, the Marriage Course and others

Music Group - Flower Arrangers - Cleaners - Walking Group - Catering Team

Kids’ Club (Sunday School) & Evening Youth Groups (see www.holytrinitywilnecote.org.uk/youth-and-children)

Tearfund Tanzania Church Link

Compassion Child Sponsorship:  http://www.compassionuk.org/

Starfish - helping needy and homeless local people through church-based gifts of food, clothing, furniture etc as well as offering prayer and counseling: http://www.starfishprojecttamworth.org/about.html