Weekly News

Sunday 17 November 2019 (2 Before Advent)

“And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.”   (2 Thessalonians 3:13)



8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Peter Strutt

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and David Carter (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Mary Lee (preaching)

3pm Holy Trinity – Baptism

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary



Old Testament:  Malachi 4:1-5

New Testament: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Gospel: Luke 21:5-19



Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: grant that we, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear in power and great glory we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen




Following the success of the last three years Holy Trinity Church Penn is holding another Christmas Tree Festival over the first weekend of Advent –  November 30th and December 1st.

We invite you to bring a tree (maximum 6 feet high) to the church and decorate it as you wish maybe with decorations that represent your group or family or maybe portray a Christmas Carol or a theme you like.  The tree may be real, artificial or homemade but if you wish to light it please use battery operated lights.

If you would like to join in, click on the Christmas Tree image for details and an application form which must be returned by 22nd November to Holy Trinity office, Church Hall, Church Road, Penn HP10 8NY or email it to… annettebruce0@gmail.com  or office@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk 



Huge thanks to all involved with last night’s Quiz Night, especially Annette and the Events Team.

Shoe Boxes:  Thank you so much to all who contributed Shoe Boxes.  We received a total of 54 at St. Margaret’s and 31 at Holy Trinity.  The children will really appreciate them.

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed cakes to the tea following the Royal British Legion Remembrance Service last weekend.

Crafty Ones:  If you enjoy knitting, stitching, beading, crochet, etc., and would like to spend a couple of hours for craft, a chat and a cuppa on a Friday afternoon in The Sanctuary with like-minded people, please contact Jean Stables on 712138.

Don McDermott will be playing and singing on Saturday 30 November at the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity between 2 and 5pm.  He has completed a swing album “Somebody Loves You” should anyone wish to purchase a copy from him.

Please join us for ‘Share and Prayer’ for one hour from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on the first Monday of the month (2 December next) as we pray for those things that are closest to our hearts.  The meetings will be at Pippa’s house in Widmer End.  For more information contact Pippa on 07775 634089. Others welcome to join us.

Sandra would like to thank all those who responded to her request regarding more support for the One Can Trust.  She ended up with a boot jammed full and the helpers at the warehouse in High Wycombe were so pleased.  They did mention to her that they are very short of any kind of tinned meat and tinned meat meals such as stew & minced beef, tinned hot dogs and tinned vegetables and a variety of curry sauces and long life milk.

The Church of England has released the following prayer ahead of the General Election: “God of grace and truth, send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we discover your will for our country.  Help us to discuss the issues before us with courtesy, truth and mutual respect, and grant that all who stand for Parliament will seek to serve the common good, through Him who came not to be served but to serve, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen”


Dates for your diary

Family Film “Inside Out” in the Parish Rooms on Saturday 30 November at 5pm.  A film for adults & children alike with a break in the middle for Hot Dogs and drinks.

Revd. Mike and Ali’s Vicarage Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 7 December from 10am – 12noon.  All are welcome



Evelyn Palmer, her parents, godparents, family and friends on the occasion of her Baptism



Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Isaiah 9:8 – 10:4 Matthew 7:1-12
Tuesday Isaiah 10:5-19 Matthew 7:13-29
Wednesday Isaiah 10:20-32 Matthew 8:1-13
Thursday Isaiah 10:33 – 11:09 Matthew 8:14-22
Friday Isaiah 11:10 – 12:6 Matthew 8:23-34
Saturday Isaiah 13:1-13 Matthew 9:1-17

(Bible Study Notes about the readings can be obtained from Edwina – 812837)

We now have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityandStMargarets (Click on the Facebook logo) where events will be published and possibly the odd “emergency” statement such as that issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the Sri Lankan atrocity.  Please visit and ‘Like’ us.”

NEXT WEEK – 24 November 2019 (Christ the King)

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and Revd. Graham Summers (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr

5pm St. Margaret’s – TAIZE Service

(Readings for Sunday:) Jeremiah 3:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43



Sat/Sun Nov 30/Dec 1                            Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday December 7                              Vicarage Coffee Morning 10am – 12 noon


Past newsletters:

20 October 2019 Newsletter

27 October 2019 Newsletter

3 November 2019 Newsletter

10 November 2019 Newsletter