We are using this page to keep in touch and encourage everyone to continue to worship the Lord, pray and serve our community together whilst Public services are suspended.
You can access updates for the church on this website. Paul Crane has set up a Skype group for all Holy Trinity members to use to keep in touch. This can be used for sharing text messages in a similar way to What’s App. He has sent the link to everyone who receives the notices via e-mail. If you don’t receive the notices by e-mail but would like to join the Skype group please contact Paul Crane or Shirley. We are also keeping in touch with each other via text message and phone calls. St Ann’s are keeping in touch via Skype (Andrea has sent an e-mail link for this if you would like to join their Skype group, but if you haven’t got the link please contact St Ann’s if you would like further details)
If you are missing church services there are many churches who are providing a live streaming of their Sunday service. We have listed a few links to live services on this page that members of Holy Trinity have enjoyed. If you have listened to one that you would like to add to this list please contact Anne. Shirley (our vicar) is preparing a video message for Holy Trinity and St Ann’s, she will be also be saying Common Worship Morning Prayer at 8:30am and Evening prayer at 6pm each day, you can join her using this C of E daily prayer link.
Often people say they don’t have time to read the Bible. Unfortunately, it seems like lots of us will be getting more free time, whether we like it or not. Wouldn’t it be a shame, as a Christian, to look back on this free time and see it all wasted binging Netflix! Why not commit some of your spare time to reading God’s word. On our resources page there are many resources available to encourage you to read scripture on a daily basis. The ‘Bible in one year’, Bible Gateway and YouVersion enable you to have the Bible on your phone, tablet, and computer so bringing God’s Word into your daily life. Look at the Book is a new 5 – 10 minute online video resource by John Piper which aims to help us understand what the bible is saying. Premier Christian Radio also aims to bring the word of God into your everyday life through it’s programs. For those who prefer a written plan, the 5 Day Bible Reading Program is a free download from Bible Class Material. For more information click this resources page link.
The Church Times is currently offering a short-term discounted subscription.
The subscription is a £10 for 10 weeks.That includes UK delivery, and there is no obligation to renew. Contact Shirley if you would struggle to order it and she will arrange to have it delivered. You can purchase the subscription for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Subscriber benefits:
✔ Get the paper in the post each week
✔ Read news on the go at churchtimes.co.uk
✔ Explore the digital archive
✔ Try the Church Times app for iPhone and iPad
✔ Listen to the Church Times Podcast
Links for Live Services
Fulwood Church Shefield – You can download a service sheet and discussion questions from this page
Grayfriars Church Reading – For those who remember them, this is the church Ian and Alison Dent attend.
St Mary’s Church Cheadle – You can download words for their service. They will also stream a more traditional service midweek.
At this time it is even more important to pray. As the Archbishop of Canterbury said ‘although we may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, we can certainly pray for people.’ One way to encourage your prayer life at this time is to sign up for the LECTIO 365 prayer app. This week (starting 23rd March) is especially relevant as it is focusing on prayers for the coronavirus. The C of E also has a daily prayer on it’s website and there are links to these below.
LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day.
Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life.
Journey through the year with Pete Greig, Carla Harding, Phil Togwell, Jill Weber and international guest writers. Click in the LECTIO 365 image link to find out more.
Church of England
Holy Trinity is a Church of England church, in the Diocese of Liverpool, so there is a link to the daily C of E prayer which you can access by clicking on this prayer image or on this daily prayer on the Church of England website link.
- Her Majesty the Queen, her Government and Ministers
- Our schools as they close for some pupils and move into a new phase
- All who work in our Public Services
- All those with funerals at this time