Sanctuary Sunday marks the end of Refugee Week, and this will be the theme of our worship on Sunday 26 June at 11:00.  The service will be led by two of Trinity’s Elders, Robin Goodchild and Claire Wood.

The Bible readings will be Matthew 25: 31-46 and Leviticus 19: 13-18 & 33-34.

Sanctuary Sunday is an opportunity to reflect, pray, and commit ourselves annually to celebrate and continue to build hospitality and sanctuary for all, especially those whose lives are most vulnerable, and most in danger.  Play your part to make every church and house of prayer a sanctuary where all are treated with warm welcome, generous hospitality and protection from harm. Do this with pride as part of your Christian discipleship and spirituality.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday morning.  All are most welcome!

A Trinity visit to Ham near Richmond is planned for Saturday 25 June, with options to visit 17th century Ham House and gardens (NT) or to walk along the riverside.  Meet at 2.15pm.

Explore the rich history of Ham House, one of the rare examples of 17th century life, treasures and architecture, or visit the formal gardens and enjoy the stunning walled kitchen garden, recreated to provide food and cut flowers all year round.

Alternatively, follow the path alongside the River Thames to enjoy river and meadow views.

Everyone is welcome – we hope to see as many as possible.

Further information from church secretaries@trinitywimbledon.org.  Information about the House can be found here

Wimbledon Foodbank logo

Thank you to everyone who is continuing to make Foodbank donations, either by making a financial donation via wimbledon.foodbank.org.uk or by donating food in the trolley in the Mansel Road Centre.

Urgently needed items
Tinned curry, meat balls, hot dogs, stew
Noodles
Tinned tomatoes
Toiletries – shower gel, soap, shampoo
Plastic carrier bags

Our worship on Sunday 19 June at 11:00 will be led by Dr Stephen Tomkins, Editor of the URC’s ‘Reform’ magazine.  We look forward to welcoming Steve back again to Trinity.

The Bible reading will be Luke 8: 26-39.

Everyone will be very welcome.  We hope to see you!

On Sunday 5 June our service will mark the 70th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty the Queen.  The service at 11:00 will be led by the Revd Geoffrey Roper (retired URC minister).

The Bible readings will be Luke 22: 24-27 and 1st Timothy 2: 1-7.

If you are in church on that day you will receive a copy (one per household) of a special gift book entitled “Our Faithful Queen”.  Superbly produced and sensitively written, this 64-page gift book includes many rarely seen photographs from the Queen’s early life through to the present day, as well as prayers from a book of devotions given to the Queen to use in the days leading up to her coronation. It provides a powerful witness to the Queen’s enduring Christian faith.

Following the service you are invited to join in a celebratory drink in the Old Hall.

Each year we publish our Annual Review of the church’s activities.  The review of 2021, another challenging year, can be seen here.
If you have any comments or queries about the content please email churchsecretaries@trinitywimbledon.org.

Sam Elliot & Catherine Paul
Joint Church Secretaries

“It should feel costly.”  This month, Reform is asking the question facing the URC at General Assembly: how should the Church respond to the legacies of slavery? Our interviewee, Cole Arthur Riley, creator of ‘Black Liturgies’, says that we should give dear enough reparations that ‘it should feel like a loss.’ Others have their own view on the question.

Also in June’s Reform: 40 years of Church Action on Poverty, alpacas at Winson Green, the tallest cross in the land, Yad Vashem and leadership for the whole Church.

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Today we celebrated the Ordination of two new Elders (Sarah and Grace) and their Induction to serve on Elders’ Council along with Alison, Chris, Mike, Robin, Dodie and Sandy who are already Elders.  The service was led by our Interim Moderator, the Revd Stephen Lewis.

Congratulations and welcome to them all!  We look forward to all that they bring to the Council and to the life of Trinity.  It is very encouraging that so many busy people are giving their time and talents to the church

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Sarah and Grace with the Revd Stephen Lewis after the service

Robin, Mike, Dodie, Sarah, Grace & Chris with the Revd Stephen Lewis

Robin, Mike, Grace, Revd Stephen Lewis, Sandy, Chris and Alison

Our service on Sunday 29 May will be conducted by Revd Stephen Lewis, our Interim Moderator.

During the service our newly elected Elders, Sarah and Grace, will be ordained to the Eldership and, along with those recently elected and re-elected who are already ordained (Alison, Chris,  Mike, Robin, Dodie and Sandy), they will be inducted to serve at Trinity on our Elders’ Council.

The service will include Holy Communion.  Our monthly Communion will not now be observed on the following Sunday.