For details of each type of service please see below
Services For May 2013
|5-5-2013||6th Sunday of Easter||10:30||All Age Communion||Chris Nicholls||David Phillips|
|9-5-2013||Ascension Day||10:30||Solemn Eucharist||David Phillips||David Phillips|
|12-5-2013||6th Sunday of Easter||10:30||Sung Eucharist||David Phillips||David Phillips|
|12-5-2013||6th Sunday of Easter||14:30||Choral Evensong||David Phillips||David Phillips|
|19-5-2013||Pentecost||10:30||Sung Eucharist||Chris Nicholls||David Phillips|
|26-5-2013||Trinity Sunday||10:30||Solumn Eucharist||David Phillips||Chris Nicholls|
|30-5-2013||Corpus Christi||20:00||Solumn Eucharist||David Phillips||David Phillips|
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Morning Prayer is said in Holy Trinity Church: Tuesday to Friday at 8am; Saturday at 9am
Evening Prayer is said in Holy Trinity Church: Tuesday to Saturday at 5:30pm; Saturday at 5pm
During every 10.30 service there is a creche in the parsonage for the under 2's. The first Sunday of every month at 10.30 is an all age service in which children are encouraged to participate. Other Sundays there is Sunday School in the parsonage. The children are brought into church before communion.
A Teenagers Group (12 years and older) meets once a month - upstairs in the parsonage, at 10.30 on the second Sunday.
Please note: there is no Sunday School or creche in July and August.
People who regularly attend church services at Holy Trinity and have put down their name and address on our contact list are assigned a local contact. If for some reason you are in need of pastoral care, please turn to your local contact, who, depending on your needs, will either lend you a willing ear or put you through to Father David or to Harry Barrowclough, who is our lay pastoral worker or to Chris Nicholls, our assistant curate.
Our local contacts can often be found at coffee after church and are:
Nicky de Bie (East), Gillie de Haas (South), Kim van der Kaaij-Ong (City East), Joannette Nicholls (West), Sandra Sue (City North and Central plus North).
If you need a priest and do not have a local contact or have not visited Holy Trinity regularly, please phone the parsonage (030-2513424).
Weekly Communion Service on Sunday 10:30.
The weekly worship of the Christian congregation goes by many names: the Lord's Supper, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, the Holy Mysteries, the Eucharist or simply Communion. They are all aspects of the Feast Jesus instituted on the night before he died, when he told his followers to "do this in remembrance of me."
And so at Holy Trinity we all come together every Sunday for this great celebration. The congregation actively participates in the words and actions of the service, and assists in the readings and prayers. The unity of the liturgy is preserved by the celebrant, who presides over the whole service. In this way the whole congregation is made one worshipping community in union with her Lord.
Thus the Eucharist connects all our worship. But we are a diverse community with many backgrounds, so we celebrate it in different ways.
- On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month we have a Sung Eucharist, and use the Order One Service as provided in Common Worship, our Prayer Book. This is a regular Eucharist service.
- On the 1st Sunday of the month we have an All Age Worship Service with Holy Communion, and we use a short and expressive form. Piano, violin, flute, cello and other instruments combine to enrich our music. The sermon is usually in the form of a short Talk. And we sing for everybody who had a birthday during the previous month!
- On the 5th Sunday of the month we have a Solemn Eucharist, and we use the more formal form of the Order One Service. Traditional language and incense are used.
We want everyone to feel welcome and able to worship the Lord with us at Holy Trinity Church, especially when we celebrate the Eucharist. This is a house of prayer for all people. We welcome all baptized persons who are communicant members of other Churches which subscribe to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and who are in good standing in their own Church to receive the Sacrament.
Monthly Choral Evensong at 14:00
The pattern of Christian daily prayer can be traced back to the Jews in the time of Jesus. From earliest times, Christians gathered at regular hours during each day and night to hear God's word, and respond with praise and prayer. The services of Morning and Evening Prayer help Christians of our own day to take part in this.
As a small parish church we are not able to offer these services regularly. We do, however, strive to incorporate them in our Church life. Therefore, on the 2nd Sunday of the month (except for July and August) we come together for Choral Evensong, Evening Prayer sung by the Choir. The Choir leads in the praises, singing the psalm, the Magnificat, the Nunc Dimittis and an anthem. The congregation joins in singing a number of hymns.
Quarterly Healing Service
At Holy Trinity we offer a quarterly Healing Ministry during the Eucharist (though a private visit by the chaplain is also possible). After the sermon, a special litany is said, followed by a period of silence, during which there is an opportunity to tell God what is troubling you and in respect of what you would like to receive His healing. After the litany any member of the congregation who would like to receive the ministry of the laying on of hands and anointing will be invited to come to the altar rail.
Feasts and Festivals
In our worship services we follow the Church's Year. This means the readings, prayers and hymns fit the season or the day. The year is structured in such a way as to lead the worshipper through the life of Christ and the Church. At Holy Trinity we of course celebrate Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. But there are a number of other special services.
During the Christmas season there is a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on the last Sunday of Advent at 20:00. On Christmas Eve there is a crib service for the children at 17:00, and a Midnight Mass at 23:00. There is also a special evening service at 20:00 on Epiphany (6th January) and the Presentation in the Temple (2nd of February).
During the Easter cycle we have a special service at the start of the Lenten period on Ash Wednesday at 20:00. During Holy Week there are prayer services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 20:00. On Maundy Thursday there is a special Eucharist and washing of the feet at 20:00. On Good Friday there is a service of hymns and meditations at 12:00, and a choral liturgy at 20:00.
On Ascension Day there is a special Eucharist at 10:30. And on Corpus Christi and All Saints there is a special Eucharist at 20:00.
Weekly Prayer Services
Every week there is a service of prayer and intercession in the Church as part of our prayer ministry. It takes place on Thursdays at 19:30. The service includes a reading and a hymn. There are four subjects, which are divided over the four weeks of the month. After praying for the designated subjects, there is time for free prayer by everybody present. The four subjects are:
1st week - Prayer for healing
2nd week - Prayer for the work of the Church and for Christian unity
3rd week - Prayer for justice and peace
4th week - Prayer for mission and evangelism