We are now dedicated to getting our bereavement services up and running this year. I have now managed to secure Bereavement training with the Princess Alice Hospice and this will consist of two Saturdays in September. The 10th and the 24th. This training is specifically for people who would like to help up set up our Bereavement café. This is a facility that is already run by several churches in the area and has proved extremely successful. Princess Alice Hospice provide support in the form of training and ongoing information when needed. We intend to run our cafes on a regular basic, depending on demand and the number of volunteers we have to help. They can take the shape of a café here in church, a walk and talk format and we’re open to ideas others may have. It is not a counselling service but a support service. We are here to listen and offer support to those who have been bereaved. No qualifications are needed but you need to be a good listener and be in a position to offer you support to the group on a regular basis, like the other facilities we run here at HT.
The other thing that will be happening is that Nat will run a course called the Bereavement Journey. This is run over six sessions that take place once a week and has been used in many churches around the country and has been very well received. It is designed to offer support to those who have been bereaved. We intend to run this from October.
Please email Vicki at email@example.com if you would like to be involved in either of these projects.
Katie Batchelor, Nat and the music team would love to have more musicians join the merry band. If you can play an instrument or love to sing, the music team would love you to get in contact. All ages are welcome and there will be a children’s choir starting up, with practices after the services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Please email the music team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.
Children and Young People
Thank you to Vicki and Katy for their presentation on developing Holy Trinity’s work with children and young people (Sunday 12 June 2022). Please view the slide presentation to accompany the presentation here. If you can help out as a leader/helper at Creche, Sunday School, Noisy church or Monday Morning Trinity Toddlers, please email the children’s group leaders at email@example.com . These roles are all once a month commitments, unless of course you would like to do more!
When we asked the Holy Trinity Church family to share their views on our visions, there was an overwhelming response to bring back socials. This could be anything from drinks at the pub and a meal out in smaller groups, to large events like a Quiz Night and Community Concert. If you would be happy to help with any aspect of social events, from planning a timetable of events to working the bar at a large event (one off or on a regular basis) you can get in touch with Fleur and Jon to offer your support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie is working hard to get this new project up an running. It involves providing a safe space at Holy Trinity where those who could benefit from free clothes for their children, along with an offering of toys and books, are able to come along on a Friday from 10-11.30am. To make the clothes bank a success, we need volunteers to help with sorting donations, set up and welcoming on a Friday morning (you could do one or all of these!). Donations of good quality clothes for babies and primary aged children and shelving units (e.g. Ikea style box shelves). Other ways you can offer your help would be through design of promotional material or making connections with the communities who would benefit, through any links you have. If you can help in any way with this project, please contact Ellie at email@example.com