Christmas 2016

Services for Christmas 2016

Sunday 18th December
6.00pm
Festival of Nine Readings and Carols by Candlelight with special guest Elvis…..
Saturday 24th December
4.30pm Crib Service
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Sunday 25th December
10.00am Christmas Day Communion
We welcome all to join these special services! Happy Christmas!
For more details about Holy Trinity Church Church Hill Street Smethwick B67 7AH
Call 0121 558 0373

Advent 2016

Wednesday 30th November 6.30pm  Feast of St Andrew. Fish and Chip Supper with Fizz and Poetry! £3.50 Booking Ahead Required.

Sunday December 4th 5.00pm Advent Service of Carols and Readings

 

Remembrance Sunday 2016

13th November 2016 will see us gathering at Coopers Lane, Smethwick Labour Club to begin the walk together at 10.35am to the Cenotaph for the act of remembrance. This year hundreds of school children and their families are specially invited to join the procession with all children attending getting a certificate of attendance and wristband. we want to encourage a new generation to realise the importance of remembrance and working for peace as one of the huge lessons of war.

We at Holy Trinity value hugely the work and hospitality of Smethwick Labour Club, local councillors, schools and all who will work together for this special day.

Priest Killed in Normandy

As the news comes in of the murder of a priest in Normandy I want to join with many others in both condemning this barbarity alongside recent horrendous events in Nice and Germany.

I am daily thankful for the peaceful co-existence and friendship between faith leaders and communities in wider Sandwell and here in Smethwick. The simple act of eating together has brought together leaders of different faiths in an act of common humanity. In this way over the last eight months people who did not know each other have discovered friendship, stories of faith and humanity and common bonds played out in what it is to be neighbour to one another.

We pray for the people of France as we pray for one another here in Smethwick and Sandwell.

Revd Nick Ross and Revd John Flitcroft

Our congratulations to Nick and John on their being ordained priests on Saturday 2nd July. The people of Holy Trinity Smethwick and All Saints Four Oaks have much to thank God for in the service and dedication of these two very special people as their curates!
Those ordained Priest by the Bishop of Birmingham in Birmingham Cathedral on Saturday 2 July (from L-R and with the parish in which they serve)

Andrew Wells – Christ Church, Quinton
Beccy Allen – St Christopher, Springfield
Nick Ross – The Resurrection, Smethwick
Giyanow Kayla – Aston and Nechells
Bishop David Urquhart
Michelle Parton – St Mary, Wythall
David Parker – St Mary, Selly Oak
John Flitcroft – All Saints, Four Oaks
Dan Hughes – St Nicholas, Elmdon

Priests

Congratulations! Water and New Home!

St Michaels Nursery achieved a Good in their OFSTED inspection as a result of much hard work by staff. Soon after we celebrated with them the opening of newly refurbished rooms and then the flood!
Swift action by staff meant children, staff and much equipment was safely removed from the premises and evacuation to Holy Trinity Church effected.
We have been delighted to offer hospitality to them for the last month, really appreciated all they have done to help us juggle all those who use this building with sensitivity and thought. We wish them well in their new temporary home for the next twelve months while St Michaels is rebuilt and restored.
Our prayers for their continued work as a staff team and for all they work with.

Christian Aid 2016

A marvellous day of fundraising on Saturday. Our thanks to all those who gave of their time and talent with special thanks to Jim Beale for co-ordinating the event. We will post news of the amount raised when all the envelopes are in.