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.  Our Skype group  is for all Holy Trinity members to use to keep in touch, and St Ann's are also keeping in touch via Skype This can be used for sharing text messages in a similar way to What's App. If you would like to join  one of the Skype groups please contact Andrea via our contact page .  We are also keeping in touch with each other via text message and phone calls.

Now that restrictions have been eased Holy Trinity Church is open again for private prayer and Sunday Services. All necessary  social distancing measures and appropriate cleaning is being done for everyone's safety.
Please note that we are not yet allowed to include singing in our worship services.
Online Church Services

If you are missing church services we now have a video church Sunday service. All our previous video services can be viewed  by clicking on the link to our sermons page. There are also many  other 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.

Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent

Reflection for Advent Sunday

 

Join us for our Zoom Prayer Meeting

Thy Kingdom come week of prayer is from Ascension Day (21 May) to Pentecost (31 May). https://www.thykingdomcome.global/  Holy Trinity Warrington asks you to join with us in praying for our town.

Our current Zoom Prayer Meetings will be continuing to be held on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30pm—8:15pm.
In addition starting next week, Wednesday 15th July, there will now also be a weekly Study Group on Zoom following on from this 8:15pm—9:15pm. This will be linked in to the ‘Fruitfulness on the Frontline’ sermon series that we are looking at on Sunday mornings.
Each session will include an 8-13 minute film, a Bible study, discussion questions and a ‘takeaway action’ to help you connect the theme to your frontline.

The first session will be on ‘Modelling Godly Character’.
You are welcome to join either of these sessions using the Zoom prayer meeting link (or both if you’re really keen, but please don’t feel you can’t attend one and not the other!)
More information on the group study sessions can be found at https://www.licc.org.uk/ourresources/fruitfulness/

If you would like to join us for the prayer meeting or the BIble study the link is available via the group skype chat or please contact Andrea via this contact form link.

Shirley's Reflections on Life after Lockdown

As I write this, do you know what day it is?

In the many mini videos that I’ve received, one that hit home was 14 seconds long based on the quiz show, ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’ The contestant was sat in the seat and the £64,000 question was, “What day is it?”
Options were:
A: Monday, B: Tuesday, C: 1982, D: Saturday.
Contestant: “I have no idea!”
Don’t know about you, but all the days have the tendency just to merge into one another without a lot to distinguish one day from the next. Maybe this is good. Routine, a regular procedure, experts say, is good for our mental health. Establishing daily and weekly routines, help us to feel that there is some consistency in these times of isolation and social distancing and whether this is a new routine or one that was in place before Covid 19, it doesn’t matter – as long as it is healthy. A balance between the day being different but also consistent a pre-emptive measure against boredom.
But is this enough? When we emerge from this time, when we get back to ‘normal’, will we want it to be as was before? Or do we want this time to have counted for something?

Saying this, I am acutely aware that for some, when we reach post Covid, life will not return to how it was. For those who have lost a loved one and have faced/are facing saying goodbye in very difficult circumstances. Whether the loss of a loved one was Covid related or not, all are Covid affected. During this extremely difficult time, know that you and your family are being prayed for.

How will life be when restristions are lifted? I have heard countless times, life will not return to how it was. things have got to change. so when we return to this new normal what do we want it to look like? What do we want to have accomplished? Or what would we want to have experienced?’ This will be different for each of us, however, what is common is that for this to be a future reality then it needs to be in place now.  How will life be when restrictions are lifted? I have heard countless times, life can not return to how it was.
Things have got to change. So, when we return to this new normal, what do we want it to look like? What do we want to have accomplished? Or what would we want to have
experienced?’ This will be different for each of us, however, what is common is that for this to be a future reality then it needs to be in place now. The thing you want to be different has to, I believe, be built into routine now.

Have a think what this means for you:

  • Greater appreciation for the key workers?
  • Regular bible reading?
  • Greater appreciation of time, family, friends?
  • Regular prayer time?
Be assured of my love and prayers
Shirley

Free Daily Hope Phone LineSiteOrigin Editor

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.

Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

“With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are."

Archbishop Justin Welby

Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.

A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection and is based on an initiative by the Connections group.

 

The Church of England will be doing a national church service broadcast for Palm Sunday with the Bishop of Manchester. The Holy Communion service will include readings from the Archdeacon of Manchester, Karen Lund, and prayers by Lucy Hargraves from St Peter’s Church in Bolton. All three recorded contributions from their own homes in keeping with the rules on physical distancing. If you would like to follow the service please click this link.

 

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.

Prayer Links 

 

Letico 365

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.

- P.R.A.Y. -Each day, Pause to be still. Rejoice with a Psalm and Reflect on Scripture. Ask for God’s help, and Yield to His will in your life. Click in the LECTIO 365 image link to find out more.

 

Church of England Daily Prayer

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.

Please also keep the following particularly in your prayers at this time

  •  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

Resources to help you draw closer to God

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. Cotact 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
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✔ Listen to the Church Times Podcast

To subscribe to this offer click the link here.

 

Churches Together

Andy Hawthorne Event on Saturday 18th April 7.00 p.m. will now be live streamed on the internet. Further details to follow.

 

Spring Harvest Home

As people are unable to join together as one Spring Harvest Home family this year, the team at Spring Harvest have been working really hard to adapt and deliver the heart of Spring Harvest… direct to your living room! Spring Harvest Home, will be available online via YouTube from April 13th to 17th. Watch the video to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Online Church Service Links

We have put a list of Churches streaming their services live here