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Latest Trinity Update

17 March 2020 12:46

When we met last Sunday for worship we said that it was likely that this would be our last time together as a gathered community on a Sunday for some time.

Given the unfolding situation with Coronavirus we have made a decision to stop all of our Sunday services from this coming Sunday the 22nd of March. We are also in the process of stopping our midweek activities and gatherings at Trinity as well.

This has not been an easy decision to make and we have listened carefully to advice. We do not think that it is possible to ensure sufficient and robust social distancing and that this will place many, especially the elderly and vulnerable, at unnecessary and heightened risk. We are stopping our services out of love and compassion for the church community and the wider Island community.

However, we are clear that we are not cancelling church! We are still the church but scattered across the Island in homes, neighbourhoods, workplaces and at this moment places of education!

As the church scattered, various people at Trinity are considering how we might, as the writer to the Hebrews said, 'encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘today’. Our heart at this time is that in the midst of chaos and dis-ease we might encourage one another to know the embrace of the Father, the grace of the Son and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Later this week we will let you know how we are seeking to help the elderly and vulnerable on the Island in practical ways and also how we might, together, encourage the faithful. We will, on the whole use email, our website, Facebook and Instagram to communicate with the Trinity community.

Please do consider how you might serve those you know in prayer and action at this time. If you are in need of any kind of help or know someone who is please get in touch.

Thank you for your prayers and ongoing support - it is much appreciated!

With our love and prayers

Jon, Anne and Paul
(Vicar and Wardens)