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Licensing of Nigel Taylor as Rector of Ismere Team

At a very moving Advent themed Service led by Arch Deacon Nikki, Nigel was Licensed as Rector of the Ismere Team. St Mary's Church was filled with family,  friends, members of Kidderminster churches, and Civic Dignatries to support Nigel in this important start of a new Ministry. Friends within the Ismere Team welcomed Nigel and offered him their encouragement and prayers for the years ahead.
Service of Licensing of the Revd Simon Archer

Sunday 3rd March, at St Mary and All Saints Church, it was a great day of celebration as the Ismere Team welcomed Revd Simon Archer as Team Vicar. The seven churches of the Team, church leaders from other Denominations, the Local Echumenical Council, representatives of our Civil Authority (including a representative from the Horsefair), St Mary's Primary School, the Deanery, Faith at Work and our Team Rector all shared with Simon words of welcome.
The Bishop of Dudley, Rt. Revd. Graham Usher led the Service, and in his Sermon shared with those present, the experience of the lavish gifts of Grace given by God to His people. He explained how this overflowing goodness could not be kept to ourselves but as an inheritance needed to be shared with those we come in contact with, within our churches and outside in the world that surrounds us.
The Bishop, the Archdeacon and our Rural Dean enabled those present to feel very much a part of this commissioning and showed us the need to allow God to work in our Team, to show others His lavish, overflowing goodness.
Holy Trinity Trimpley

This Winter and Spring has been a time of change at Holy Trinity Church, Trimpley - saying a sad farewell to Reverend Alex Vaccaro and of course her wonderful husband Fil and lovely dog Jack. We are so grateful to them all for involving themselves so much in our community and we have many happy memories, not least of Jack “saying his prayers” to get biscuits!

2019 is a time of new beginnings too and we are very happy to welcome Reverend Simon Archer and his wife Jane. Simon brings so much to the Kidderminster Ismere Team. Now we have the opportunity to work alongside him and are really glad that the folk of Holy Trinity are in his especial care. For Lent, we are supporting the Food Bank and instead of “giving up things, we are concentrating more on “giving” - collecting non perishable items of food and toiletries during the period of Lent and bringing them to Church after Easter.

Generally, there is a Service of Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month, All Age Worship on the third Sunday and Morning Prayer on the fourth but to keep in touch, do follow us on Facebook - @HolyTrinityChurchTrimpley or ask to be put on the Email list by contacting  A.L.M Jane - twigglet2@btinternet.com


Our sense of Church community continues to grow, with lots of chatting over coffee and biscuits after each Service and folk generously offering to share in cleaning the interior of the Church building as well as take washing up home. Holy Trinity hosts a wide variety of Services, from Communion using the Book of Common Prayer to a freer, more creative style at All Age Worship. Recently, Authorised Lay Minister Jane, has been leading a series on the Kingdom of God and the qualities in us that help to build a better world and of course, it was helped greatly by “Story on the Carpet”!
Holy Trinity Plant Sale
Well, what a great time we had at Saturday afternoon’s Tea and Plant event at Holy Trinity. Church, Trimpley. We were happy to have bumper amounts of washing up to take home and estimate that around 75 lovely people came to enjoy music, share refreshments, choose plants and learn a little more about the Church building and the folk who worship there. In total we raised £436.64 in donations for refreshments, toys (thank you Lilia!) and plants. A huge thank you to all our helpers and generous visitors.


Our wonderful, generous A.L.M Jane Twigg is walking a marathon this Saturday 1st June (yes, I did a double take too - my Saturday is a walk around the shops!) all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Her training has been chequered with setbacks but she is determined to attempt every one of the 26.2 miles of the London City route. We wish Jane strength and blessings, please hold her in your thoughts. If you would like to sponsor her, just go to www.justgiving.com and enter “Jane Twigg” in “search” to find her page. Go Jane!
American Bellringers visit St Mary's

On Thursday 27th June at St Mary's Church, a party of American bellringers were joined by bell ringers from the surrounding area led by Dave Struckett, our Bell Master at St Mary's. Our American visitors had been touring the U.K. bell ringing in churches and cathedrals. Among them were ringers from Holy Trinity, New York - particularly anxious to ring at St Mary's because their bells are a sister to St Mary's. Holy Trinity also have a peal of 12 bells, cast shortly after St Mary's by Taylor's of Loughborough and are almost the same weight. After some strenuous bell ringing the visitors were treated to refreshments and were very appreciative. It was a joy to hear the bell ringing and to listen to their stories of how they began their journey in campanology.
 
Wye Valley Mighty Hike for Macmillan
Sue MacAskill is currently training to walk 26 miles on 7th September to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Please encourage her by sponsoring either on the form on the notice  board at the back of St Mary's Church or via Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/suemacaskill   As part of the training she will be leading a pilgrimage between the 7 churches of the Ismere Team  and would  welcome anyone to join her for all or part of the route, or to meet in prayer at each church – more details to follow.
 
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