On Sunday 21 August we gathered after the Morning Service to wish Barry and Lilian Gilbert well as they leave us for Scotland.  We are so sorry to see them go, together with Ronan and Hannah, and wish them much happiness in their new home.  After a few words from Dominic, they were presented with a specially commissioned and framed picture of Trinity to remind them of us, and a card signed by a large number of the congregation, some of whom were unavoidably unable to attend on Sunday.

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Sunday 21 August
11:00        Morning worship
During coffee after the Service there will be an opportunity to wish Barry & Lilian Gilbert well as they move to Scotland

Friday 26 August
20:00         Friday Fellowship

Sunday 28 August
11:00        Morning worship 

We are delighted to announce our next Trinity Colloquium:

Money to burn?

Ethical investment in an overheating world

8pm on Thursday 29 September 2016 at Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4AA

All are warmly invited to a panel discussion with James Featherby (left), chair of the Church of England’s advisory committee on ethical investment, and Nick Robins (right), co-director of the United Nations’ Environment Programme into a sustainable global financial system. Further speakers to be announced. James FeatherbyNick Robins

The threat of climate change is a strategic reality for society — but also for the financial system. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned of the risk of ‘unburnable carbon’ and stated that ‘green finance can no longer be a niche’. Campaigners are calling on investors to divest from fossil fuel holdings, while demand for green investments, such as ‘green bonds’ is rising rapidly.

What does this all mean for our savings, our pension funds as well as the investments of local councils and churches?  This public meeting will explore the latest experience of how leading investors are taking action on climate change — and seek to identify practical steps that individuals can take to align their portfolios with a secure and just world so that we deliver truly ethical investment.

Hosted at Trinity URC in Wimbledon on the evening of 29 September, it will conclude the Church’s feast of Creationtide, and will bring together leading practitioners to share
their perspectives, take questions and explore options for progress.

Doors open from 7.30pm; the panel event will begin at 8pm, followed by Q&A. The evening will finish by 9.30pm. Entrance is free, though there will be a collection for the expenses of the evening. To assist with planning, please do contact Trinity to let us know you’re coming!

If you have lots of fruit in your garden and can’t use it all, then please get in touch with Abundance. They can collect fruit and pass it on to others to make jam, juice or puddings. Some of it will go to local charities providing food for the homeless and elderly, e.g. Wimbledon Guild and the Drop-In Centre for the Homeless in Kingston Rd.

Abundance Fruit Day is a big annual event and this year is on Saturday 17 September, 11am–2pm at St Mark’s Church garden – so please put it in your diary! Come and get some ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press or buy homemade jam, chutneys and cakes and enjoy the music and games. Entry is FREE.

What’s more, if you are making jams, chutneys (anything with local fruit), and have a jar or two to spare, please consider donating it to Abundance for sale on one of the stalls at the Fruit Day. If you have any spare plants (especially fruit or herbs) then please keep them aside – the plant stall will gratefully sell them.

Last year, John Innes Society members helped gather 1806 kilos of fruit and Abundance thanks everyone who so kindly contributed. To donate your fruit this year, find out more or if you’d like to help in any way, please get in touch via the Abundance website: www.abundancewimbledon.com

A party of nineteen from Trinity enjoyed a visit to Denbies wine estate near Dorking today (Saturday 13 August).  We began with a tour of the extensive estate by ‘train’, climbing up above the vines for a wonderful panoramic view, from Leith Hill and Dorking to Box Hill and the far distant hills.  Our guides provided the history of the Denbies estate from a 16th century farm to the present day prosperous wine estate, the largest in the country.

After lunch in the conservatory restaurant, and a chance to look around the gift shop, we continued with an indoor tour – starting with an excellent film giving us a fascinating insight into the workings of the vineyard and English wine production, with accompanying beautiful views of the Surrey hills.  Then finally, we were invited to taste a selection of Denbies award winning wines.

A very enjoyable day out for us all, and thanks to those who arranged it.