Our mid-week social afternoons, 2pm on Thursdays at Trinity. £1 entrance.
15 March: The RNLI, Past, Present & Future
22 March: Easter Praise. Readings and songs for Easter, followed by tea and hot cross buns. You are welcome.
WORSHIP NIGHTS at Trinity
Join us on this adventure! We are going to create a space to let God in, to hear, respond and share together, 6pm - 7:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Next one is 18 March. YOU ARE INVITED!
LENT 2018 at Trinity
Final session on Monday, 19 March, 7.30pm-9pm at Trinity.
How can we become more Christ-like, contemplative, compassionate and courageous? We are using material by Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, and will join together to explore our main ministry and mission priorities & the refreshment of our vision. Everyone is invited to take part.
SOMETHING ON A SUNDAY
For school years 7, 8, 9, ‘Something on Sunday’ will usually be running on the 2nd & 4th Sundays, term-time only, 6pm – 7.15pm. Next one: 25 March. For more information please contact Sam Ruck, Trinity Youth Worker
LADIES EVENINGS & SUMMER AFTERNOON
Our next Ladies evening will be on Friday evening, March 23rd, from 7.30pm onwards, when our focus will be God's blessings to us. Some craft activities and a short talk will be included.
Our summer afternoon ladies tea will be on Sunday afternoon, July 1st from 3 -5 pm in the beautiful garden of Ann Mckie's home if the weather is dry or the church hall if a wet day. We hope you will keep this date free and join us.
More details to follow later.
Later in the year our autumn evening will be on Friday evening, October 5th.
If you would like to come to any of these events and need a lift, please contact Laura Draper or Kate Robinson.
Messy Church Family Fun: 2pm – 4.30pm on Sunday 25 March (Palm Sunday) at Trinity.
Activities, crafts, storytelling & afternoon tea for all the family!
Sign up in church, via the Website ‘Activities / What’s On Calendar for 25 March’
Please contact Ann Baker if you would like more information.
GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS & SERVICE
This Easter we are going to join a Reading-wide walk of witness through the town centre on Good Friday morning which culminates in an open-air service in Forbury Gardens at 11.15am. The walk starts at The Pavilion on the Oxford Road at 10.30am. Do come along and be part of this town-wide witness. It does mean we won’t be having our car park service.
Starts at 10.30am from The Pavilion, (LifeSpring Church), 143-145 Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7UY
Ends at The Forbury Gardens RG1 3BB for an outdoor service at 11.15am.
EASTER SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
29 March (Maundy Thursday)
24-1 prayer room starts, 3pm
Informal supper and feet washing, 7.30pm
30 March (Good Friday)
Walk of Witness, starting at Lifespring Church, The Pavilion, Oxford Road, 10.30am
Walking to the Forbury, with outdoor service at 11.15am.
Hour at the Cross, 2pm at Trinity
24-1 prayer room ends, 3pm
1 April (Easter Day)
Sunrise service, Maiden Erleigh Lake, 6.30am
Morning Worship with HC, 8am
Family Worship with HC, 10am
EASTER MONDAY RAMBLE
A gentle ramble of approximately 4miles, followed by an optional pub lunch. It could be muddy so come in suitable footwear. Meet at Trinity at 10am.
OPEN SATURDAY on 7 April
Raising funds for ‘League of Friends’ (Royal Berkshire Hospital) 11am – 2pm at Trinity.
Coffee and Cakes from 11am, Lunch from 12pm. This month there will be the usual stalls with the addition of a TOMBOLA!
Join us for Refreshments & Jacket Potato Lunches with Table Tennis, Traidcraft, Bring & Buy and Tombola. Everyone welcome.
As usual, help on the day and donations of cakes and things for the Bring and Buy would be most appreciated.
OPEN SATURDAY THANK YOU
An amazing THANK YOU to everyone who help out and turned up on Saturday to raise money for Traidcraft Exchange. It was a brilliant atmosphere after a cold few days; we served 45 lunches and raised a fantastic £327.77.
FUTURE OPEN SATURDAY DATES, CHARITIES and TRINITY CONTACT
7 April: League of Friends (Royal Berkshire Hospital) - contact Cecilia Hoddell
12 May: Christian Aid - contact Ian Brickell
2 June: MIND – contact Margaret Cocks
Co-ordinator: . Karen Green
CHALFONT’S ‘MONTHLY DROP-INS’ (2nd Monday, 2pm to 3.30pm)
This social afternoon began in February in the hall. You’re invited to the next one on 9 April. Come for a cuppa and conversation. Contact Rosemary Reece for more info.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT
This is a group for dads and male carers, and their children from new born to year 6.
Free bacon rolls, toast, tea, coffee and squash
Saturday mornings – 9.30-11.30am
Usually on 2nd Saturday of the month, (but 1st Saturday in May), the next few dates are:
14 April; 5 May; 9 June; 14 July
Why not come along and invite your friends
For more information contact: Jon Salmon
TRINITY CHURCH AGM
Sunday 15 April (after the main family service). Please put this date in your diary and come to join in discussions & help make decisions for Trinity.
Everyone is encouraged to come along, but only members can vote.
PASTORAL SUPPORT AT TRINITY
Revd Jon Salmon (Trinity Church Minister), Ann Baker (Families Pastor), and our small Chaplaincy Team are here to offer support which encourages everyone to feel cared for as a part of our Church Family.
You can help by contacting us when you have a need yourself or when you suspect another member of the Church, (or even someone else), could use help or would appreciate a visit. Please do contact us if you have concerns.
Pastoral visits, home communion, an encouraging phone call or just a friendly chat over coffee can be arranged by contacting Jon or Ann.
CAP MONEY COURSE
A very practical course for anyone who would like to manage their finances better.
Monday mornings in April or Wednesday evenings in June at Brookside Church.
This is a Christians Against Poverty free course, which teaches budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system that works. Whether you feel pretty organised, or whether it's a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances. Please contact Michelle McInnes at Brookside if you'd like more information, or to book a place on a course.
Mondays, 9.45am - 11.15am: 16th, 23rd, 30th April 2018
Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.00pm: 6th, 13th, 20th June 2018
CHURCH MEETING DATES
During 2018 there will be whole church meetings on the following Sundays, after the main morning service:
15 April (AGM); 15 July; 7 October
Everyone is encouraged to come along to join in discussions, but only members can vote.
READIFOOD NEWS – FAITH CHRISTIAN GROUP
If you would like to make a donation, (non-perishable food & household products), there is a green crate in the church.
Currently our greatest need is for: Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Ready Meals, Tinned Meat & Fish, Tinned Meat Pies, & Tinned Potatoes. We also need: Biscuits Tea Bags (40 or 80 Packs), Coffee (Instant) Tinned Fruit & Puddings, Pasta Sauces, Steamed Puddings, Long Life Milk, Rice.
Also, donations of supermarket bags or bags for life a greatly appreciated as the parcels have to be sent out in something.
The team will collect the donations and take them to the warehouse. Many thanks for your continued support.
Contacts: Elsie, Helen, Sian, Liz
TRINITY CONCERT BAND CONCERT - Ireland Forever
7:30pm Saturday 17th March
At All Saints Church, Wokingham
Trinity Concert Band will return to All Saints Church in Wokingham on Saturday 17th March for a St. Patrick’s Day concert. This prestigious wind band (which recently achieved the top platinum award at the National Concert Band Festival) will present a varied programme of wind band music under the direction of Paul Speed, highlights of which are a medley of George Gershwin songs, a Glenn Miller selection, William Walton’s Spitfire Prelude, Resplendent Glory by Rossano Galante and, of course, a selection of favourite Irish melodies concluding with the ever popular Riverdance.
Tickets are priced at £12 in advance or £13 on the door. Children under 16 get free entry when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets are available via the band website, the box office, All Saints Church and the Information Centre at Wokingham Town Hall.
For further information, please visit the website