Let us go into the house of the Lord

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Yesterday’s Trinity Sunday service at St Andrew’s was certainly memorable. It was the first public worship that we have held since the middle of March and there was a happy hubbub of chatter before the service, as people spread out in the pews.

As a Warden, making sure that everybody was seated in a way that met the social distancing regulations seemed a far cry from the Christmas carol services where we really have to squeeze people in. However, the happy air of anticipation before the service and joy of being able to worship together meant that the church felt as full as ever, despite the many empty seats!

Spaces were limited, and we nearly struggled to accommodate the few latecomers who had not booked in advance – If you are planning to come to the service this coming Sunday, do be sure to register in advance. If you’ve not yet found the link to Sunday services information, at the top of the Prayer and Worship page, you can click here and follow the link to our on-line booking system.

For those us who were unable to be present in church yesterday, the message in Paul’s weekly podcast was the same as his sermon. He spoke about how the three characters of the Trinity are different yet make a powerful partnership and how the idea of unity and equality of relationship is good for us to model. On this Trinity Sunday we were challenged to take time out to reflect on the different qualities of the three parts of the Trinity and to consider how we can expand our understanding of God. You can click here to find Paul’s podcast in the Sunday “what’s on” listing.

Please don’t forget our Trinity Sunday Charity collection appeal!
Trinity Sunday is traditionally one of the Sundays where we match the collection from Church funds and donate the proceeds to charity.

As not all of us could be in church yesterday, we have agreed that any amounts donated via TWINT yesterday or today, or in our bank account today will be matched from St Andrew’s funds and paid to our chosen charity, Partner sein.
For more information about Partner sein and the Trinity Sunday appeal, click here.
Please refer to our Payments page for details on how to make payments to the Church.
Many thanks for all of your generosity.

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