holy trinity church, wysall.

from the Reverend Dr. Stephen Hippisley-Cox...

Dear all

The late spring of May and June is one of my favourite times of the year — the blossom comes to an end, the fruit begins to grow on the trees, the grass has come to life and grows with every rainfall (though that is a mixed blessing!) — given the right conditions, most things start to flourish.  The same is true, of course, of ourselves as human beings, in our work, our schooling and our village, with our family and those who are close to us.
It’s worth taking a moment to reflect on what ‘flourishing’ means for us, and to be open to the possibility of change to make that happen better for us — many of us can be too busy to begin this process of self-care, which can be so important.  When asked to summarise how we should live, Jesus said “We must love God with everything that we’ve got, and love our neighbour as ourselves.”   This was the springboard for the story of the Good Samaritan — “Who is my neighbour, then?” — but an important part of this is that we need to love ourselves too.  Flourishing begins with an acceptance of who we are, and it is only as we do this that we can begin to change or begin to be changed for the better.
Flourishing does not always mean getting a better job, or house, or car, or doing well at exams, or getting your posts ‘liked'.  We must be careful not to live by false narratives that can undermine who we really are.  This is especially true for our young people who are sitting exams at this time, from GCSEs to university level — we are all worth so much more than any exam system can ever grade us!

All the best
Stephen

 

News from Holy Trinity Church

 

We have been planning the social events for the church this year, there is some good news , some not so good news and a date for your diary . 

The good news 

On Thursday the 12th September we will be having our 5th Fashion show in church , the tickets are £15 to include Canapés and a glass of fizz, it has grown in its popularity,  a great evening  with a chance to see Helen from The Little Boutiques latest Collection , to avoid disappointment please get your names in early to any of us at the end of this message or from Helen at the Little Boutique .

On Friday 27th September following the success of last years musical evening The Tedesca string quartet will be performing again, tickets again will be £15 including refreshments tickets will be available from Clare Bahabra or Julia .

 

On the August Bank holiday weekend we will be holding an Afternoon tea in church further details will be shared as soon as we confirm the date. 

 

The not so good news 

We have decided that this year to have a break from holding the Strawberry Fair, it has been held for approximately 50 years,  but we now feel it needs refreshing and reinvigorating . We would welcome input from any of you as to what you would like to see and how you might be able to help us in achieving that. 

We are already confirming stalls and activities so Save the Date, Saturday 13th June 2020  we will keep you posted with updates as they emerge and look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Anne, Brigid, Charlotte, Jane, Louise & Julia .

Church Organist

Martin Powell

01509 889006

church warden

Yet To Be Agreed

pcc secretary

Charlotte James

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HOLY TRINITY church history

 Below is a very short history of Holy Trinity Church. You will be delighted to know that a wealth of Church images, history and general information may be found on the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project Website.

In a prominent position to the south of the village stands Holy Trinity Church, on which site a church has probably stood for over one thousand years, with evidence showing that the church existed in Anglo-Saxon times. Although the Normans built a church on this site in the 11th or 12th Century, most of the present building was erected around the 14th or 15th Century, the spire perhaps being rather later.

Externally, the church stands much as it has done since that time. The buttress at the southeast corner appears to be very untidy and suggests that some damage had been caused to this section of the wall prior to the restoration of the 1870s.

The Church has undergone several restorations and repairs in its long history, all of which have combined to produce what has been rightly described as a “quite charming” building.

 

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THE 100 CLUB

We are delighted to announce that the 100 Club Harvest Winners are -  1st Prize number 92 and  2nd Prize number 64. 

a closer look at holy trinity church...

Inside Wysall Church
wysll church organ
Holy Trinity Church Wysall
Cross Grave Stone
Flower arrangement in Font
Fox on Church Pillar
Church back door