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Holy trinity EccleshalL with st chads Slindon

Registered Charity Number 1153305

 

VICAR

Revd Jules Walker

Tel: 01785 850351

Email: vicar.eccleshall@gmail.com

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

Mrs Hazel Bradshaw 01785 851259

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our ministries

Sunday Services

8.00am      Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer (Holy Trinity)

10.00am     Parish Eucharist Common Worship Contemporary (Holy Trinity)

                   Baptism (1st week)

11.30am     Parish Eucharist Common Worship Traditional (St Chad's)

                   Matins (1st week)

6.30pm      Evening services include Evensong, Contemporary Worship, and more in the                         planning, watch the latest news section for details (Holy Trinity) 

 

 

Weekday Services

11.00am     Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer on Wednesdays (Holy Trinity)

 

 

Church Opening Times

Need some prayer or quiet time, or simply want to look around? Holy Trinity is generally open daily from 9.00am – 5.30pm.

Sunday Services

8.00am         Said Holy Communion (each week, not 5th Sundays) 

                     Book of Common Prayer BCP (Holy Trinity)

 

10.00am       HOLY TRINITY

                     1st Sunday: Sung Holy Communion (Common Worship)

                     2nd Sunday: Sung Holy Communion (Common Worship) 

                     3rd Sunday: Baptism or Sung Holy Communion (Common Worship)

                     4th Sunday: Sung Holy Communion (Common Worship) 

                     5th Sunday: Joint Parish Community Worship (varies)

                     Trinity Kids grp meets during all Holy Communion services in term-time

                    

11.30am       ST CHAD'S

                     1st Sunday: Matins (Book of Common Prayer)

                     2nd Sunday: Holy Communion (Common Worship) 

                     3rd Sunday: Morning Prayer or Holy Communion (Common Worship)

                     4th Sunday: Holy Communion (Common Worship) 

                     5th Sunday: Joint Parish Community Worship (varies)

6.30pm        Contemporary Worship Night (Holy Trinity) - currently on a break,                                 awaiting completion of our new Audio/Visual system                                                     installation - more details soon!

Weekday Services

11.00am              Weds Holy Communion

                            Book of Common Prayer

                            (Holy Trinity)

9.30am                Trinity Tots 

                            on Thursday (term-time)

                            (Parish Room)

2 - 4pm                Saturday MESSY CHURCH!

                             Dates for 2019: 2nd Feb, 13th April, 8th June, 14th Sept, 7th Dec

Church Opening Times

Need some prayer or quiet time, or simply want to look around?

Holy Trinity is generally open daily from 9.00am – 5.30pm.

BAPTISM

Your child is precious to you and precious to God.

You want the very best for them, and so does God.

You want them to make right choices in life, for themselves and for others. A baptism, sometimes known as a christening is just the beginning of this and so much more.

Over the years to come, it’s a journey you’ll share together with your child by:

  • Being there for your child to talk to about the bigger questions of life – questions about hope, faith and love.

  • Praying for your child through the ups and downs of their faith journey.

  • Showing them practically how to make those good choices in life.

  • Helping them to learn more about their Christian faith, through their church and in other ways.

 

So it’s a commitment to start as you mean to go on.

In Holy Trinity, Eccleshall, baptisms normally take place on the third Sunday in any month at the 10:00am Sunday morning service unless the Sunday has special arrangements. At St. Chads Slindon, baptisms normally happen by arrangement with the Vicar.

We encourage you to come along to a morning service, say hello, and pick up a baptism pack which has all the details you'll need. Once this is returned to Rev'd Jules she will then arrange to visit, and set a date. 

More details can be found by clicking the link below.

WEDDINGS

Congratulations on your engagement!

 

An exciting and happy time lies ahead and there will be so much to think about.

A church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding.

 

Unique and special things become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond:-

  • A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for help and guidance. God’s blessing is the main attraction for many couples, whatever their beliefs.

  • You can make amazing vows, or promises, in a church. You can only make vows this big in a church. These vows, made in public, will help you to stay together and grow together. God and your church are there for you to help you keep your vows.

  • The Vicar has a very particular role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made personal, memorable, meaningful and beautiful.

  • Church buildings offer outstanding beauty. Holy Trinity offers grade 1 listed beauty, and St Chad's grade 2 listed simplicity.

  • Church buildings offer centuries of history. Imagine all the couples who have married in your local church, some of whom may well be your family. You can feel you’re becoming part of history itself, the bigger plan, by marrying in the same place as your relatives. We know these sorts of connections can make your day even more special.

  • You can be involved in making choices about your ceremony. You can even use our online ceremony planner to get you started.

  • For some people, a church simply seems like the proper place to get married. Churches can be described as ‘peaceful’, ‘serene’, or having an atmosphere that makes marrying there a particularly special experience.

  • And after your wedding, you’ll realise that a church is more than simply a wedding venue. We’ll always be here for you.

You'll have lots of questions: who can marry in Holy Trinity or St Chad's, what if I've been married before, what will my ceremony include, is the church free. To start thinking about these things check out The Church of England's Wedding Project website at

https://www.yourchurchwedding.org.

 

Rev'd Jules would be delighted to chat further with you - send her an email or give her a ring!

FUNERALS

We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.There is so much to think about when someone has died. There are formalities to complete, people need to be told, and a funeral to organise.

 

After the initial news of the death of someone you knew and loved, there are some important things that need to be done. These are two of the more immediate things:

  1. Register the death. There is some helpful guidance on this on the government’s births, marriages, and deaths advice page.

  2. Meet a Funeral Director. If you’re not yet sure which one to use, you can find one near to you on the National Association of Funeral Directors’ website, or on the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) website.

 

The Funeral Director will talk to you about what kind of funeral you would like. The Funeral Director will ask about various details, including:

  • Whether the funeral should be civil, humanist or religious. Remember you don’t have to be religious or a churchgoer to have a Church of England funeral – it is open to all.

  • Whether there is a particular minister or celebrant you have in mind to take the funeral.

  • What sort of coffin you would like.

  • How you would like the coffin to be transported to the service.

  • Whether you would like flowers.

  • They might ask whether you have any thoughts on music or other special ideas to reflect the life of the person you knew. The person who leads the service will talk to you more about this.

 

There are helpful websites that offer local contacts for some of these choices, such as http://www.funeralservicesguide.com/ and https://www.funeralzone.co.uk/. Your Funeral Director will also have contacts nearby.

If you choose to have a Church of England funeral, someone from the church will visit you to listen to the story of the person you knew, and will go through all the details of the funeral service itself.

Guidance on our graveyards can be found here 

Guidance on our Area for Burial of Cremated Remains 'The Bishop's Path' can be found here 

Memorial Stone guidance and application forms can be found here 

We are currently working with the charity 'Caring for God's Acre' to find new and creative ways to manage our beautiful, historic churchyard. We would love your views on this and have produced the questionnaire below. Please place completed forms in the box at the back of church, or email to vicar.eccleshall@gmail.com.

Link to the charity: http://www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk

OTHER MINISTRIES

Our other ministries include:

Children's & families work led primarily by Sylvia Bainbridge, our Children's and Families Worker

School's Ministry to Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy, Eccleshall

Pastoral Visiting and Home Communions 

Prayer Ministry, including our wonderful Prayer Tree at 

Holy Trinity which allows us to pray for you - feel free to leave a prayer request 

Ministry to the Elderly through groups and lunch clubs

Bible Study Groups:

2nd & 4th Monday, 6-7pm in Old Baptistry

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 8pm, 4 Badgers Croft

Music Ministry through the enthusiastic choir and contemporary worship group

Deliverance Ministry can be arranged via Diocesan Officers