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Golden leaves and a squirrel harvesting nuts – a sure sign of Autumn


Sunday 17 September 2017  (Trinity 14)



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

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

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



Old Testament:  Genesis 50:15-21

New Testament: Romans 14:1-12

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35



Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen



Reaching out in Knotty Green and Forty Green:  If you live in this part of the Parish, please come along for an initial get-together on Monday 25 September at 8pm (venue to be advised) for a drink or two to mull over the world from a Christian perspective.  Just turn up if you are free – or if you want to give me a call beforehand please do so.  Mary Lee (07816 441386)

Grave Talk:  Following Revd. Graham Summers’s article in the Parish Newsletter, this is a reminder of the two dates – Thursday 28 September or Thursday 5 October at 3pm in The Sanctuary. This is an important subject and we have much to gain by approaching it in an open way. Contact Graham on 814347 to book a place or for more details.

Holy Trinity Church decorations for Harvest:  Anna would greatly appreciate help with this on Friday 29 September from 9.30am. Please call her on 815262 if you can help and also if you are able to help with the provision of flowers, vegetables, etc

Christian Book Club meets again on 9 October.  The group meets in The Vicarage at 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month. Contact Zoe on 671961

Quiz Night:  Our annual Quiz Night will, this year, be on Saturday 14 October at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall.  Tickets £10 on the door including Fish & Chips or Chicken & Chips.  Please let Gail in the office know if you would like to join us (813254).

Sunday 22 October: Our Joint Service will be at 10.30am at St. Margaret’s and that afternoon at 4pm there will be a Service of Evensong at Holy Trinity.  This requires a choir and we should be delighted to have volunteers from both Churches.  Alan will be our organist and will hold a rehearsal at Holy Trinity on Saturday 21 October at 10am.  Please join us.

Memorial Service on Sunday 5 November at Holy Trinity at 3pm:  This is a service for all who have lost a loved one being with others in a similar position and who may feel they would like to light a candle.  Join us afterwards for a cup of tea in the Church Hall opposite.

Anyone interested in Confirmation for themselves or their children in the New Year should let Gail in the office know (813254)

Our theme for September is the Generosity of God in all its forms.  Please pick up a leaflet which introduces the theme.

St. Margaret’s Sunday Coffee Rota:  We need some more volunteers to help with this please.  Contact Gillian on 815693 or gdwatkins@hotmail.com



Christopher Bull & Rachel Wicks, following their wedding at Holy Trinity

Family & friends of Daphne Cole, whose funeral is at St. Margaret’s on Friday 15 September at 1pm




Thursday…          Deanery Synod meeting at

Saturday…           Harvest Supper in Tylers Green Village Hall at 7.30pm –  FULLY BOOKED




Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday 1 Chronicles 10:1 – 11:9 Mark 9:38-50
Tuesday 1 Chronicles 13 Mark 10:1-16
Wednesday 1 Chronicles 15:1 – 16:3 Mark 10:17-31
Thursday 1 Kings 19:15-21 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Friday 1 Chronicles 21:1 – 22:1 Mark 10:35-45
Saturday 1 Chronicles 22:2-22 Mark 10:46-52


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


NEXT WEEK – 24 September 2017 (Trinity 15)

8am Holy Trinity Holy Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset

9.30am St. Margaret’s Family Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and Revd. Graham Summers (preaching)

11am Holy Trinity Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and Revd. Graham Summers (preaching)

11.30am St. Margaret’s Baptism

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

Readings for Sunday: Jonah 3:10 – 4:11, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16


  • Sat. 23 September             Harvest Supper at Tylers Green Village Hall
  • Sunday 1 October              Harvest Festival at both Churches
  • Saturday 14 October         Quiz Night at Holy Trinity Church Hall
  • Sunday 22 October            Joint Service at St. Margaret’s at 10.30am
  • Sunday 22 October            Evensong at Holy Trinity at 4pm
  • Saturday 11 November     British Legion Service of Remembrance at 10.50am on Back Common
  • Sunday 12 November       Royal British Legion Remembrance Service at St. Margaret’s at 3pm
  • Saturday 18 November    Lyrica Ensemble Concert at Holy Trinity at 7.30pm
  • Sat 2/Sun 3 Dec                 Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Trinity


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20 August 2017 Newsletter

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3 September 2017 Newsletter

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