As a Church family we take responsibility together for our building and grounds costs, staff salaries, and running expenses.
We are also committed to the principle of tithing, contributing 10% of our income to charities all over the world. We also want our mission to be properly funded. We don’t receive any funding from the Church of England or any state.
If you consider yourself a member of Holy Trinity Church, we would love to invite you to give regularly. We try to make giving as easy as possible to suit everyone’s personal situation.
Our preference for regular donations is by monthly bank transfer (virement) which you can easily set up by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque to “Holy Trinity Church”, c/o Planned Giving Officer, 15 avenue Carnot, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, or set up a one off or monthly credit/debit card payment via the HelloAsso website.
Thank you in advance for any support you can give us!
We are delighted to present this year’s Easter 2021 Trinity Times edition online. A huge thank you to all the Trinity Times team and contributors for all of your hard work in putting this wonderful church magazine together!
Join in a service of prayer, remembrance and hope at 7pm (French time) Saturday 10th April, as the Archbishop of Canterbury leads an online service from the chapel at Lambeth Palace. Service link along with the order of service at cofe.io/ServiceOfRemembrance.
An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: https://bit.ly/3rZF8tT
Visit http://royal.uk for updates from Buckingham Palace and information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s life and work.
The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.
Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20
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
Click here to see the agenda for our Zoom Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18th April (at 11.30am). Please read the various Church Activity reports and Financial reports. Also, in order to help the flow of this virtual meeting, please send the following by email to Didier Trufanowby next Friday 16th April: ✔️ items for Any Other Business 📝 matters arising from the minutes of last year’s June AGM, October AGM or October EGM ❓ any other questions (as we may not have time to address all questions raised in the meeting) 📨 apologies if you are unable to attend the AGM (The Zoom link will be emailed directly to all Electoral Roll members next week.)
A BROCANTE SOLIDAIRE organised by our partner BunCœur Damoclès will be held in Salle St Vincent in LE MESNIL LE ROI on Saturday June 5th & Sunday 6th from 8am until 6pm. If you are missing our Summer Fête this year, this is a good opportunity to support our local charity!
Introducing BUNCOEUR DAMOCLES, a local charity supported by Holy Trinity Outreach
BunCoeur Damoclès, which started in February 2020 in Viry-Châtillon, distributes hot soup and other food (about 1000 meals each week), blankets, clothing and hygiene products to people (mainly men) sleeping out on the streets of Paris, 3 to 4 times a week. One of the 3 founders, Pierre, 19 years old, lives in Maisons-Laffitte and is currently setting up the Maisons-Laffitte branch with the help of the Scouts et Guides de France. He badly needs background support especially as all the Charity’s fundraising activities had to be suspended due to COVID.
He has developed partnerships with various bakeries and restaurants in Maisons-Laffitte (Ballon Voyageur, Graine de Gourmandise) providing food/cooked meals and storage space for the various donations the Charity receives. Pierre also goes round schools to collect material and to increase young people’s awareness of drug abuse and of the difficulties of life on the streets.
HTCML Outreach has already helped by financing the repairs of the two vehicles used for their distribution rounds (brakes and steering problems) and by organising the access (on a 3-month trial period) to a desperately needed kitchen space on Saturday afternoons to prepare hot soup and coffee that will be distributed in the evening. We are also starting to help with collecting clothes, hygiene products and are looking to do more.
Ways you/we can help:
Become a member of the charity (€5 per year, https://www.buncoeurdamocles.fr/l-asso/agir/j-adhere.html), which will help with petrol, paper cup expenses etc.
Introduce Pierre to various schools where he can present the work done by the charity
Collect hygiene products and men’s clothes (brought to the restaurants mentioned above, for now), toothpaste/brushes, liquid soap, men’s clothes, men’s shoes, hats, gloves, jumpers, tents, tarpaulin/protective canvas, scarves, bath towels, etc and helping with the sorting out and the transport
Collect food: rice, pasta, tomato sauce etc. Pierre is hoping to organise collections of the most needed items in the near future, so WATCH THIS SPACE!
We also 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
Join us this Friday 2nd April for our virtual Good Friday service which is based on the book “The Nail” by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell. We pray you will be blessed by this online service with Bible readings, prayers, monologues by various Biblical characters, and reflective music.
On Maundy Thursday (Thursday 1st April) we invite you all to join us at our Tenebrae Service via Zoom at 20h00. Please join us at 8pm for this wonderfully meditative service with readings, candlelight, prayers, and a Maundy Thursday reflection. Everyone is welcome!