IT IS TIME TO UPDATE OUR ELECTORAL ROLL
People who already have their name on the roll do not need to fill in any form or do anything else. The list of names is on the board. Please check and update if necessary.
The only people who need to fill in an application form are those who in the last year have
* moved into the Parish
* Joined Trinity Church
* Reached the age of 16
Application forms are on the box on the table in church. Please put any completed application forms in the box.
The list will be taken down on 8 March. After that no further names can be added.
Any questions:  to Jon Salmon or Margaret Evans (Administrator)

TRINITY FAMILY NIGHT PANCAKE PARTY
Tuesday 25 February, 4pm – 6.30pm.
Sam

OPEN SATURDAY THANKS
The February Open Saturday Charity Lunch served over 40 jacket potatoes and a total of £603.79 has been donated to Traidcraft Exchange, this includes the mission giving.  Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this a success and came along to support on the day.

CHALFONT SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Usually 2 pm every Thursday during term times. Everyone welcome to come along. A social afternoon with entertainment.  £2 entry includes a raffle ticket and a cup of tea.
20 Feb: Guide Dog speaker, who will bring her retired dog with her.
27 Feb: The Reading Accordion Group will be entertaining us again.

OPEN SATURDAY CHARITY LUNCH AT TRINITY
7 Mar - With 1st Lower Earley Scouts
The next Trinity Open Saturday on 7 Mar will be with the 1st Lower Earley Scouts
Please do come along to support us.  There will be the usual Bring & Buy, Traidcraft and Table Tennis.
The event runs from 11am – 2pm at Trinity. There will be Stalls & Refreshments from 11am, lunches from 12pm. All welcome. Why not invite your friends and neighbours.  For more information about this charity please see our February magazine or speak to Anna Meadows.

Please do sign up to help at the future Open Saturdays. We do have a number of charities but are always happy to find out which charities you would like to support.

OPEN SATURDAY MARKET CAFE
As there is a wedding at Trinity on 2nd May there will be no Open Saturday Charity Lunch.  We are going to try something different and have an Open Saturday Market Cafe on Saturday 16th May instead.

This will have external stallholders, and we will serve tea and coffee.  If you or someone you know would like to have a stall then please talk to Karen Green or Karen Eccles.  We are particularly keen to support local people.

OPEN SATURDAY DATES
7 Mar With 1st Lower Earley Scouts
4 April Reading Refugee Support Group
16 May – MARKET CAFÉ
6 June - Kidney Cancer UK - Karen Eccles

4 July - Christians Against Poverty - Karen Green

5 September - Anaphylaxis Campaign - Karen Eccles

3 October – Water Aid

WHO LET THE DADS OUT
This is a group for dads and male carers and their children from newborn to year 6.
Free bacon rolls, toast, tea, coffee, and squash
Saturday mornings – 9.30-11.30 am
Trinity Church
Usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Please do join us on 14 Mar; 11 April; 9 May; 13 June; 11 July
Why not come along and invite your friends.
For more information contact:  Jon Salmon

LADIES AT TRINITY
For your diary…Ladies Spring session: Friday evening, April 3rd from 7.30pm in the church hall.
All ladies welcome.

LENT
Each Monday in Lent at Trinity, starting on 9 March, 7.30pm, and finishing after Easter we are running…
The Prayer Course:
8 sessions taking us through the Lord’s Prayer, with short videos, discussion and opportunities for exploring prayer to help us with our spiritual formation.

TRINITY EASTER CELEBRATION

Saturday 4 April
11am – 2pm: Open Saturday Charity Lunch for Reading Refugee Support Group.

Sunday 5 April
10am: Palm Sunday All Age Family Worship
4pm – 6pm: Messy Easter

Monday 6 April – Friday 10 April
9am – 4pm: Prayer Labyrinth for the Refugee Crisis & home for good. (With Pop-Up Café & Messy Space)

Monday 6 April
6.30pm – 8pm: Easter HomeThrone

Tuesday 7 April
6.30pm – 8pm: Labyrinth Speaker

Wednesday 8 April
6.30pm – 8pm: Easter Games Night (Youth)

Thursday 9 April
6.30pm – 8pm: Passover & Foot Washing

Friday 10 April
11am tbc
2pm – 3pm: Hour at the Cross

Sunday 12 April
Easter Sunday!

OUR SERVICES

23 Feb
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Worship with Holy Communion

Wed 26 Feb
7pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion

1 March
8am Morning Worship
10am All Age Family Worship

8 March
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Worship with Holy Communion

15 March
8am Morning Worship
10am Family Worship (Café Church)
6pm Home Throne

22 March (Mother’s Day)
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Worship with Holy Communion

CAFÉ CHURCH
Family Worship at 10 am on the third Sunday will be Café Church. Pastries & coffee will be available from 9.30 to enjoy before or during the service.
Future dates will be:
15 March
19 April

CHURCH MEETING DATES – 2020
There will be whole church meetings on Sundays, 11.30 am- 12.30 pm on the following dates:
19 April; 19 July; 18 October
Everyone is encouraged to attend the whole church meetings, to join in discussions and help to make decisions, however, only official members can vote. To find out more about becoming a member please speak to Revd Jon Salmon. 

PASTORAL SUPPORT AT TRINITY
Revd Jon Salmon, Ann Baker & Chaplaincy Team are here to offer support which encourages everyone to feel cared for as a part of our Church Family. Pastoral visits, home communion, an encouraging phone call or a friendly chat over coffee can be arranged by contacting Jon or Ann.

COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY
at ASDA CAFÉ – TUESDAYS  usually 10 am – 12 pm
If you’d like to talk to someone there will be Christians from our local churches available on Tuesday mornings. Find them in the Asda café near the chaplaincy banner.

FAIRTRADE LECTURE by the CEO of Café Direct, John Steel.
Wednesday 4th March, 6.15pm
Hosted by the Economics Dept and the Chaplaincy at the University of Reading. Venue: Slingo lecture theatre, JJ Thomson building.
Free, but booking required via the Uni website.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Fri 6 March 10.30am
at Wesley Methodist Church, Reading. Praying with Zimbabwe. 'Rise, Take Your Mat, & Walk!' A service for EVERYONE.

THE PSALMS: IN STUDY AND SONG
10.30 – 4.00, Saturday 21 March at Grange United Reformed Church, 139 Southcote Lane, RG30 3AJ. There is plenty of parking at the church.
Churches Together in Berkshire, with The Open Bible Trust, are holding a day dealing with the Psalms in which we shall be singing some of them & also studying them.
We shall be considering Psalms of praise, penitence and lament, and the Songs of Ascent. We shall look at the structure of the Psalms, their titles and the doxologies. Also repeated Psalms and Acrostic Psalms … and so on. It promises to be a delightful day so please join us if you are able.
Tea and coffee, and cake and biscuits, will be provided but please bring your own lunch. There is no charge for this event, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation towards the expenses, and there will also be a bookstall.
If you would like further information please see the poster on the hall board or  contact Michael Penny.

READING MALE VOICE CHOIR with Guest Choir, Hullabaloo
in aid of  Macmillan Cancer & SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide).
Saturday 4 April, 7.30pm at Trinity Church.
Tickets £15, includes light refreshments.
For more information & tickets please see the RMVC website.

LENT LUNCHES AT ST PETER’S
. St Peter’s church Earley is again having their Lent Lunches every Friday during Lent, these begin on Friday February 28th. The theme this year is paintings/pictures - there will be a short talk with a different speaker each week; There is a frugal lunch which costs £4 beginning  at 12.30pm and the money after expenses will be given to charity.

The programme is: 
Fridays at 12.30pm

February 28th : Elaine Watts:
The conversion of Paul -  Caravaggio
March 6th: Janet Lowne: In the arms of grace – unknown
13th: Revd Joan Hicks: The Scorpion: Stanley Spencer
20th : Revd Judith Sumner : The light of the world: Holman Hunt.
27th : Revd Judith Wheatley: The Return of the Prodigal Son: Rembrandt.
April: 3rd : Richard Miller: The Disciples Peter and John running from the empty tomb : Eugene Burnand 
Everyone is welcome to come to any or all the lunches, but for catering purposes we need to know numbers.
if you would like to come please phone the St Peter’s parish office (0118 966 8575) and give your name and the date(s) you are coming or send an e-mail. Thank you.