Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Holy Trinity, Taunton

Church news for w.c. 03.05.20

1 May 2020, 12:15 a.m.
Church_news From_the_Vicar Community_news News_about_our_building Notices


Pastoral Care The clergy are not allowed to

make home visits, even with Holy

Communion, but pleased be assured that you

are all in their prayers. If there are any particular needs

you wish prayed for, please let them know by email. Fr

Adam is contacting as many as possible by phone.

Lend with care have decided to offer a

temporary pause on payments while

entrepreneurs deal with the impacts of the

Coronavirus pandemic. Trudi Watkins hopes this

agreeable to you all.

Off line Services There is a free national

phone line aimed particularly at the over

75’s who don’t have access to the internet.

Research indicates that some three million people –

particularly those in this age group have no, or very

irregular, access to the internet. The line will be available

24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044. It is a simple new way

to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while

church buildings are closed.

On Line Services will continue to be streamed

daily at 10am (except Monday) and also on

Sundays at 6.30pm. Simon, our organist, is

very kindly providing accompaniment to the hymn, as

well as singing. Thank you, Simon! Please do join in.

Sunday Coffee One of the things we’re

missing is the opportunity to chat with friends,

such as we did in hall on Sundays. Would

anyone like to have a virtual coffee and chat on Sundays

at 11.00am? If you’d like to, please email Fr Julian

([email protected]) and he’ll try and set something

up (this technology malarkey has been a very steep

learning curve for him, as he could barely use a mobile


VE Day This year marks the 75th anniversary of

VE Day this Friday (8th). There will be a

streamed service at 2.00pm that day to help

mark this significant commemoration.

Donations of the usual kinds are all

the more necessary at the moment.

These can be left at Holy Trinity

School between 9 and 3 just buzz at

the pedestrian gate for access, or at the Vicarage. Thank


If you wish to include any items for the notice sheet

please contact Fr. Julian or email Rosie Clarke

([email protected])