Trinity’s minister, Revd Dominic Grant, writes:

We at Trinity join with churches, faith groups, and community organisations across our Borough and throughout our nation in condemning Monday’s bomb attack. To the bereaved and injured, and to all who call Manchester their home, we offer our condolences and affirm our solidarity.

Together with all people of goodwill, our diverse faith traditions hold in common a commitment to pursue peace with justice, and to build healthy communities shaped by generosity and mutual respect. These are values which those responsible for Monday’s atrocity sought to attack and undermine. But the response of Manchester’s citizens – seen in countless acts of selfless compassion and in dignified demonstrations of unity – stands as a powerful testimony: such attacks will not succeed.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost.
What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

We have decided to hold a 24-hour prayer event at Trinity (in the Mansel Road Centre) from 11am on Saturday 27 May to 11am on Sunday 28 May (to lead into our regular morning worship at 11am).

So, how can you help?
1) Could you ‘lead’ one of the hours on a particular theme?
2) Could you provide resources for imaginative and different ways to pray?
3) Would you be willing to commit to being there to pray at some point over the 24 hours?

If you’re interested in helping in any way or have any ideas then please get in touch with Katrina Clifford as soon as possible.  Katrina would be very keen to hear from those willing to volunteer for overnight (any part of 10pm to 11am is possible); we would like there to be two people at all times, especially for the night shifts.

More information on Thy Kingdom Come can be found at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Our next Church Meeting will be held on Wednesday of this week, 24 May, in the Mansel Road Centre beginning at 8pm.  Everyone is encouraged to come and take part, or just listen.

Main items for consideration will be:

  • Establishment of Organ Project Group
  • “Presence, prayer & pennies”
  • Church Secretaries’ report for 2016.  (Click here to read a copy.)
  • Report of the Trustees & Financial Statements 2016

We look forward to seeing you.

A party of 25 from Trinity visited the URC’s Big Day Out at Warwick Castle on Saturday 20 May.

Sunday 21 May
09:30      Choir Practice
11:00      Morning worship
18:30      Evening worship with Holy Communion

Monday 22 May
10:30      Christmas Tree Festival planning group meeting
20:00      Badminton

Tuesday 23 May
19:30      Musical Rehearsal
19:00      Merton Citizens ‘Listening Launch’ at Trinity

Wednesday 24 May
20:00      Church Meeting

Thursday 25 May

Friday 26 May
10:00      Trinity Toddlers
19:30      Musical Rehearsal
20:00      Friday Fellowship/Film Club

Saturday 27 May
11:00      “The Kingdom Come” 24-hour prayers begin
16:00      Supersonic

Sunday 28 May
09:30      Choir Practice
11:00     “The Kingdom Come” 24-hour prayers end
11:00      Morning worship

 

Merton Citizens ‘Listening Launch’ at Trinity
NEXT TUESDAY – 23 May, 7pm


Trinity is among the founding partner organisations for Merton Citizens, working to transform communities by addressing the local issues that people most care about.

“Join Merton Citizens as we launch our listening campaign across the borough. The issues arising will form the basis of an agenda to be launched in the lead up to next year’s local elections. We will also be joined by candidates running to become MP in Mitcham and Morden and Wimbledon.”

All welcome – come and be inspired!

Thursday 1 June 7.30pm

Organised by Wimbledon’s churches, this is an opportunity to hear the candidates for the Wimbledon constituency answer questions from voters.  All five candidates have been invited.

Please submit questions in advance: minister@trinitywimbledon.org or via the Trinity church office.  (In ‘Question Time’ style, the questions on the night will be selected from amongst those submitted.)

Since Christian Aid Week began 60 years ago, volunteers from churches have collected house-to-house. Together they delivered more than seven million envelopes last year, each one sending a message about Jesus’ love and justice.

Every envelope delivered is also a chance to start a conversation, to introduce the local church. It’s an act of witness, proclaiming Jesus’ good news to the poor. It’s a sign of his kingdom, visible to the whole community.

And it’s a clear demonstration that Christians won’t stand by while our neighbours are suffering.

See also http://bit.ly/2pwe9cA.

We invite you to set aside a few minutes, each Wednesday between noon and 2pm, to pray with the Trinity community.

At Trinity:
Continue to pray for young people at Trinity currently taking GCSEs, A-levels, or other exams.

Our Borough:
Pray for Raynes Park Ward councillors: Adam Bush, Stephen Crowe, Jill West.

URC Southern Synod & South London Synod Area:
Pray for St Andrew’s and St Mark’s URCs, Balham (Minister Revd Helen Matthews)

The wider United Reformed Church:
Give thanks for the work of the URC’s Windermere Centre as a resource centre for learning over 30 years, and pray for its staff as it moves now towards closure.

Campaigns & Events:
On the eve of the global prayer initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”, give thanks for the Church’s unity and pray that it may continue to be a witness to God’s love.

World Council of Churches ecumenical prayer cycle:
Pray for Indian Ocean islands: Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles.

Sunday 14 May
09:30       Choir practice
11:00      Morning Worship conducted by Mr Mark Dennis
13:00      Lunch for newcomers to Trinity

Monday 15 May
14:30     Pastoral Team
20:00      Badminton

Tuesday 16 May
19:30      Musical rehearsal
20:00      Worship & Faith Development Team

Wednesday 17 May
12:00-14:00    Trinity Angelus

Thursday 18 May

Friday 19 May
10:00      Trinity Toddlers
19:30      Musical rehearsal
20:00      Friday Fellowship/Film Club

Saturday 20 May
07:30        URC Big Day Out to Warwick Castle

Sunday 21 May
09:30      Choir practice
11:00      Morning worship
18:30      Evening worship with Holy Communion