Our ‘For Others’ Secretary is pleased to report that the total raised for Gift Day this year has reached £10,700 which with Gift Aid will increase to c.£12,500.  This is about £1,000 lower that last year, but in all the circumstances, a very satisfactory outcome and thank you to everyone who contributed.

The following charities will receive £500 each:-  St Raphael’s Hospice, South London Refugee Association, South West London Samaritans, Wimbledon Foodbank, Alzheimer’s Research, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Barnabas Fund, Medecins sans Frontieres and Save the Children.  Following provision of £2,000 for Disaster Relief, the remaining funds will be split 2/3rds to Faith-In-Action and 1/3rd to Water Aid.

The Revd Dr John Bradbury, the General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, speaks about our past and future as we look to next year’s celebrations.  Free tickets are now available for the 50th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration on 1 October 2022.  Click here to learn more and to book your place.

Free tickets are now available for the United Reformed Church (URC’s) 50th Anniversary Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving taking place on 1 October 2022, at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, London, where the Uniting Assembly of the United Reformed Church took place in 1972.

The day starts at United Reformed Church House at 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT with an Open Church House event, packed full of jubilee related talks and activities, as well as to meet the team that work at the office.

There will be a Walk to Westminster with a guided tour before gathering for the service that starts at 2.30pm.

The intergenerational thanksgiving service is free and open to all in the URC. To ensure adequate provision is made, tickets for under 5s, 5-11s, 11-18s, and wheelchair users are available.

Book your tickets through the Eventbrite booking system here: bit.ly/urc50.

The Government has updated its guidelines for places of worship.  Elders’ Council has taken very seriously the Synod Moderators’ guidance to congregations of the United Reformed Church, always remembering that our personal choices have an impact on others.  We still have a legal duty to manage risks to employees, volunteers and visitors.

Elders’ Council is in agreement that we must be cautious whilst infection rates are high and increasing and, for the time being, most precautions will remain unchanged at Trinity.  

The following will be in place:-

  •  You no longer need to register in advance to attend worship.  Please check in when you arrive using the NHS Covid app.  Those who do not have the app can also sign in by hand.  This is so that we are still able to contact you if anyone else subsequently tests positive. 
  • Please use hand sanitiser on entering the building.
  • Face masks will continue to be required inside the church buildings.
  • Congregational singing will be permitted, but face coverings must be worn whilst singing.
  • You are asked to continue socially distancing in the church, leaving one empty pew between seating.
  • Hymnbooks, Bibles and notice papers will not be available, but bring your own books if you wish.
  • A retiring offertory will continue.
  • We request that, if possible, as an additional measure at this time, you take a lateral flow test before coming to church.  
  • These arrangements will be reviewed regularly.

If you have any questions please contact us at churchsecretaries@trinitywimbledon.org.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Trinity and hope you will continue to help us to keep everyone safe and well.

We hope to see you at Trinity on Sundays, but if you are unable to make it for any reason you can still worship online.

A list of United Reformed Churches that are live streaming acts of worship or offering Bible studies, sermons and services as podcasts, audio files or video recordings is available here.

Weekly prayers from the United Reformed Church to help bring you comfort and spiritual support during the Coronavirus pandemic have also been available since Lent.  Click here to see them.