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

News from Holy Trinity w.c. 10/12/20

10 Dec 2020, 12:30 a.m.
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<img align="left" height="40" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.png" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_3" width="40">Organist Simon Gaunt has had to resign due to health reasons, and so we are without an organist this morning, as it has not been possible to find one. We are sorry for Simon that he has had to give up, and are very grateful for all his hard work in the last few years, especially during COVID. The PCC are looking into how and when he might be replaced as a matter of urgency.

<img align="left" height="29" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_8" width="48">Christmas Draw The Christmas Hamper draw winners will be announced this morning - congratulations to them! And grateful thanks to Wendy Burge for all her hard work - raising over £650! - and all who contributed to the prizes or bought tickets. Thank you all.

<img align="left" height="53" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image006.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_12" width="48">Advent Please see the 'Advent' tag on the church's website for a range of resources to help us all keep a good Advent. You should all have received a copy of 'A Radiant Dawn'; if you haven't, please ask Fr Julian and he can let you have one. Compline will be said in church on Wednesdays at 8.00pm.

<img align="left" height="43" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image008.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_2" width="51">Outlook The deadline for contributions is this Wednesday, 16th. It's earlier this month as we have a combined Christmas/January issue. Please let George Coles have any articles either directly to him or via the Parish Office. Local items are always most welcome!

<img align="left" height="44" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image010.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_10" width="43">Taunton Foodbank It has been suggested that we do a 'reverse' Advent Calendar, and each day set aside something for a local foodbank. Please think about doing this, especially with Christmas items, to help those who will really be struggling this Christmas. Gifts may be left at the church.

<img align="left" height="42" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image012.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1" width="50">200 Club Again draws for winners will be made after the Parish Mass. Please see Richard Tomlinson if you'd like to become a member - it's only £12 pa, with three generous cash prizes every month.

<img align="left" height="40" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/JStevens/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image014.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_6" width="43">Christmas Cards Sadly, this year cards cannot be left at the church for collection, so please either give in person or post! Fr Julian can supply addresses if you’re unsure.