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What Growing Church is really about (January 2018)
I have never met anyone who cares about the church, who does not want it to grow.  But there is no point in growing a church by simply increasing the number of people who come here to worship, without it involving people coming with a real Christian faith that would make a difference to their lives, and to the lives of those around them.  Real church growth involves a growth in faith, as well as a growth in numbers.
Open What Growing Church is really about (January 2018)

The Truth will set you free (February 2018)
If you go to Langley, Virginia, where the CIA has its headquarters, in that building is a wall with the CIA motto inscribed on it.  That motto comes from the Bible, John 8.32:  ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’  People who see conspiracies everywhere view this as an important motto for an agency whose role is to uncover hidden truths.  Jesus talks to his followers about truth which breaks people free from sin.  We are all slaves of our failings, which is part of being human.  We all fall short of God’s standards, and if we are to break away from that, and follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in our lives, then we will know what true freedom is.
Open The Truth will set you free (February 2018)

If anyone gives up something at Lent, my guess is 90% of the time it is some sort of foodstuff or beverage. This time of year is so often focussed on food.   And maybe that is right, because food is such a problem for us in today’s society.  People eat too much, or the wrong things.  Other people don’t eat enough, or the right things.
Open FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD! (March 2018)

Pray for Five (April 2018)
When we think about prayer, we want it to be straightforward.  It is no use to us if it is complicated, or so remote that we cannot connect with it.  We also want prayer to be something that we can each of us actually do, every day.  It is no use placing demands on ourselves that are impractical, or out of our range.  And we also yearn for our prayers to be answered – after all, that is why we pray!
Open Pray for Five (April 2018)

Seeing Things from a Different Angle (May 2018)
Moving furniture round in a room reveals things we might not have noticed before. We may discover something that fell behind a bookcase years ago and we had long since forgotten about.  Or, we notice a picture on the wall in a different way, where before we had walked past barely noticing it, now we see it more, and start looking at it in a different way.
Open Seeing Things from a Different Angle (May 2018)

Members of the Royal Family (June 2018)
At time of writing, many of us are still fondly remembering the Royal Wedding held in Windsor on 19th May. Talk of the wedding dress, or the cake, or the celebrity guests in their finery was overshadowed by an overwhelming sense of joy at the love which overflowing on the day. 
Open Members of the Royal Family (June 2018)

A New Beginning (July 2018)
The 10am service on 17th June 2018 was a historic one at Holy Trinity. It was our first Eucharist back in the church building after we had left 10 weeks earlier, in order to allow builders to do the alteration work.  Over those weeks, Phil Piercy did the main construction work, and RJ Parry & Sons did the joinery work, and we now have a kitchenette in the south side of the church, the altar has been adjusted and moved towards the nave, with an extension to the old chancel step.
Open A New Beginning (July 2018)

The Future in our Hands (August 2018)
We are used to hearing it said that together we are members of Christ’s body, the Church.  But how many of us think that we really are important for the future of the Church?  How many of us believe that what we do (or think, or say) has any bearing on what the Church will be like in years to come, or for future generations?  Thinking of the future, what do you see the Church as being like?  Or more specifically, what do you envisage Holy Trinity Blacon as being like?
Open The Future in our Hands (August 2018)

Prayer for Peace (September 2018)
It was on 4th August 1918 that King George V called a national day of prayer for peace.  One hundred days later, peace came with the Armistice at 11th hour on 11th day of 11th month 1918.  We will be marking 100 years since then on Remembrance Sunday this year.  We will hold a special Remembrance Service with the other churches from Blacon, at the war memorial, at Blacon cemetery  at 10.45am on Sunday 11th November.  But I hope our commemoration will not only be about that one day.
Open Prayer for Peace (September 2018)

Star Gazing (January 2019)
This year the Church of England campaign to advertise the Christmas services held in churches around the country, used the slogan ‘Follow the Star’ #FollowtheStar .  And to connect with this, the Monday craft group helped create a beautiful star which has appeared above the main door to the church.
Open Star Gazing (January 2019)

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