Pentecost Sunday 23rd May

This Sunday we will be holding a physical service at 10.30am in the church for which we need ALL attendees to pre-register online for contact/tracing purposes.
🖱️ Click here to register for the 10.30am Pentecost service on Sunday 23rd May

🖱️️ Click here to register for the 10.30am service on Sunday 30th May (Trinity Sunday)

Or join us for our Virtual PENTECOST Service this Sunday (available from 9am), and come for tea or coffee via Zoom around 11.15am:
✅  Click here for our virtual service
✅  Click here for our YouTube channel
✅  Click here for Zoom tea or coffee

Although there will be no Den@Ten this week, our children are invited to join in this special fun-filled family Pentecost Praise service – packed with worship, songs, prayer, Bible stories, crafts and teaching on the Holy Spirit and Pentecost – the birthday of the Church!

  • by Jenni
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  • 21st May 2021

Introducing the Association Pierre Blanche

The Holy Trinity Outreach committee has been donating regularly to Pierre Blanche over the past few years, and has mainly been acquainted with the ‘Je Sers’ boat part of the association, based on the River Seine at Conflans St Honorine. We recently had a full tour of all the different branches of this busy association, which employs up to 30 people in both part time and full time posts, and has up to 100 volunteers giving up anything from a few hours to a couple of half days a week in one or other capacity.

Bateau ‘Je Sers’

Originally the association was entirely based in the old river boat ‘Je Sers’, which houses the ‘Chapelle des Bateliers’. It remains a chapel, and is at the heart of the association, but is now also a refuge for up to 30 homeless people, who live in small cubicle rooms on an adjoining boat and who take meals there, accompanied by  2 priests and supported by two other priests as well as a small group of nuns, volunteers and a social worker visiting regularly.The boat provides lunch for up to 100 people every day, including French nationals and migrants of various nationalities. This activity is restricted at the moment,of course.

Food Bank – Banque Alimentaire

A single stock manager employed by the Pierre Blanche association runs the depot, along with a part time assistant and various ‘stagiaires’ or youngsters from Versailles doing ‘travail d’intérêt général’. The team collects the food, sorts it and distributes it to registered needy individuals or families on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.The food bank also supplies food for the ‘Je Sers’ boat and the different groups of residents in houses or flats supported by the Pierre Blanche association.

Hebergement d’Urgence pour les Demandeurs d’Asile – La Cité de La Pierre Blanche

Situated alongside the Food Bank warehouse, this set of offices houses several salaried professionals who welcome in people sent by different official organizations, mainly asylum seekers, who need help with organizing documentation and accommodation whilst they wait for their requests for refugee status to come through. This can take anything from 3 to 18 months.

L’intermédiation locative AILES (Accompagnement et Insertion par le Logement pour un Envol Social)

An extremely active branch of the association deals with the provision of accommodation for SDF, asylum seekers and those who have recently obtained refugee status and are trying to find work and move towards autonomy. The association is at the moment looking after up to 130 people in shared houses or flats for approximately 4-5 families or groups of single men or single women.

Passerelle Santé

Since 2018 Pierre Blanche has provided a small health centre employing a part-time nurse and medical secretary, as well as two half days when two volunteer doctors hold surgery. The association covers the cost of medication prescribed by the doctors for the patients who have no medical cover themselves

Positive ways in which we can help:

By spreading word of the needs of the association and targeting collections if and when asked for help: Beds, kitchen appliances, cupboards, work surfaces, cutlery, crockery, fridges, cookers, ovens etc, bed linen, blankets, quilts, towels, warm clothes, soap, toothpaste, sanitary towels, toilet paper, nappies etc

(Fiona Dabas has a number to call if you have items for collection, and a full report on activities of the association is available from the office, or look at www.lapierreblanche.org )

  • by Jenni
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  • 21st May 2021

Sunday 16th May – Ascension Sunday

From this Sunday 16th May, and until further notice, we will be holding a physical service each Sunday at 10.30am in the church for which we need ALL attendees to pre-register online for contact/tracing purposes.
🖱️ Click here to register for the 10.30am service on Sunday 16th May

Our Sunday virtual services, and weekly Bible Studies will all continue online.
Please note: there will be NO Den@Ten or Accelerate for the next two bank holiday weekends.

Join us for our Virtual Service this Sunday (available from 9am), and come for tea or coffee via Zoom around 11.15am:
✅  Click here for our virtual service
✅  Click here for our YouTube channel
✅  Click here for Zoom tea or coffee

  • by Jenni
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  • 14th May 2021

Ascension Day and Sunday 16th May

We will celebrate Ascension Day, Thursday 13th May, with a physical service of Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church at 11am. There will be no online registration for this service, but for contact/tracing purposes, those who attend will be asked to complete a signup sheet at church on arrival.

From Sunday 16th May, and until further notice, we will be holding a physical service each Sunday at 10.30am in the church for which we need ALL attendees to pre-register online for contact/tracing purposes.
🖱️ Click here to register for the 10.30am service on Sunday 16th May

  • by Jenni
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  • 10th May 2021

Sunday 9th May

Join us for our Virtual Service this Sunday (available from 9am), and come for tea or coffee via Zoom around 11.15am:
✅  Click here for our virtual service
✅  Click here for our YouTube channel
✅  Click here for Zoom tea or coffee (NEW LINK)

We have another brilliant Zoom session for kids this Sunday morning at 10am – Den@Ten – for our Sunday Groups (and siblings & friends!) with music, games, activities, a Bible story and guaranteed fun!
✅ Click here to join Den@Ten on Sunday

  • by Jenni
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  • 7th May 2021

Living in Love and Faith

Holy Trinity will be hosting (via Zoom) a Living in Love and Faith (LLF) course, led by Reverend Canon Elaine Labourel. The Living in Love and Faith course has five sessions exploring various topics, and aims to help us to think more deeply about what it means to be human and about how to live in love and faith with one another. All around us we see changing understandings of human identity, changing patterns in relationships and families, changing sexual attitudes and activity. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to walk in love, faith and holiness today? 

During each 90 minute session,there will be an opening reflection about learning together, two sections of teaching, time for discussion, and a Bible study, ending with an invitation to reflect on our learning, bringing it to God in prayer. This course will be a great opportunity to reflect together and live more fully in the way of Christ!

We hope as many as possible will join this online course. If you are interested, please send us an email before 8th May stating whether you would prefer a daytime or evening session, and, depending on numbers, we will see what we can offer.
📨 Click here to email us if you are intersted in an online LLF course (before 8th May)

  • by Jenni
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  • 30th April 2021

Sunday 2nd May

Join us for our Virtual Service this Sunday (available from 9am), and come for tea or coffee via Zoom around 11.15am:
✅  Click here for our virtual service
✅  Click here for our YouTube channel
✅  Click here for Zoom tea or coffee

HELP NEEDED this SUNDAY at 4pm (16h00)!
We are going to install a marquee in the church garden this Sunday afternoon and need some willing volunteers to help! Hopefully we will be able to use the marquee for an outdoor Ascension Day service on Thursday 13th May (to be confirmed). Come to church at 4pm if you can help!

REMINDER: FOOD BANK COLLECTION!
This Sunday (2nd May) from 14h30-16h30, BunCoeur Damoclès and Holy Trinity Outreach are organising a Food Bank Collection for homeless people at Holy Trinity Church. The charity especially need:
⭕ rice (white please)
⭕ tomato sauce (for pasta)
⭕ jam & boxes of sugar lumps
⭕ tea, GROUND coffee & small bottles of water
⭕ tins of kidney beans, tuna & sardines
Thank you in advance for any donations you can bring to church this Sunday 2nd May!

  • by Jenni
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  • 30th April 2021

Sunday 18th April

Join us for our Virtual Service this Sunday (available from 9am):

✅  Click here for our virtual service
✅  Click here for our YouTube channel

Please note there will be NO tea and coffee this week due to our Zoom AGM starting after the service (details below).

We have another brilliant Zoom session for kids this Sunday morning at 10am – Den@Ten – for our Sunday Groups (and siblings & friends!) with music, games, activities, a Bible story and guaranteed fun!
✅ Click here to join Den@Ten on Sunday

  • by Jenni
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  • 17th April 2021
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