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The voice of the church in the communities of Meole Village, Meole Estate, Radbrook and Nobold
The voice of the church in the communities of Meole Village, Meole Estate, Radbrook and Nobold
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Living for Jesus, www.trinitychurches.org
Loving one another,
Setting a table for the world
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Want to ﬁnd out more about church, and
about faith? Not sure where to start? Here are a few next steps…
Babies and children are always welcome at our events. First Steps is one of our weekly Toddler groups
taking place from 10.15am on Thursdays (termtimes) in Radbrook Community Centre. Alongside that is Trinity
Tots toddler group on Mondays (termtimes) from 1.15pm in the Trinity Centre, and our monthly Little Buds
Toddler Church monthly on a Friday morning from 10.15am in the Trinity Centre. Young children and families
will also receive a warm welcome at our Messy Church events, now taking place in three different venues
across the area at a range of times. Messy is a great way of being church for people of all ages involving fun,
creativity, celebration and food.
Not sure about faith? Or don’t know where to start? Why not take small steps forward towards faith.
We’ve recently completed an Alpha Course and will be running one again in autumn 2019. Check out the
Alpha website www.alpha.org/watch/ for more. There are many other regular opportunities for people to
discover for themselves more about Jesus through events like Life Explored and The Start Course.
Coming along to church for the ﬁrst time can be really daunting. Don’t know where to sit, what to
say, or what to wear? Relax, take a big step forward and give it a go, either at one of our Sunday services or to
the quieter Thursday morning service. You’ll ﬁnd a warm welcome, a relatively informal feel, and hopefully a
friendly group of people. Our strapline here is “living for Jesus, loving one another, and setting a table for the
world.” Come and see how we try and do that here.
We do lots of weddings and baptisms each year, and so we’d love to talk about helping you celebrate your
“big day” with us here. As a local church we’ve been here for over a thousand years, walking with people
through some of life’s big events, so we’ve got huge experience of doing these services of all shapes and sizes.
As well as a beautiful church building we also have a fantastic venue on site in the Trinity Centre.
It’s a sad reality that one day we will all die. We want to be here for you as a local church, and our clergy
team have the huge privilege of taking a large number of funerals each year, both at the church itself as well as
at the crematorium. Our Gravetalk resource can be a really helpful place to explore some of these big issues of
life and death, as well as meeting up with one of the team to talk about your own funeral arrangements and
any particular wishes you might have. We’re also very much here for family and friends after a death. Through
the process of planning a Christian funeral, and for as long as appropriate after that, we are here for them.
Alongside being a listening ear and loving presence one-to-one, we host regular memorial services, burials of
ashes in our Millennium garden, and chances to remember loved ones in our permanent memorial book.
➤ For more information on all of these events you can contact the Church Ofﬁce on 01743 362399,
or email [email protected] Don’t forget our website www.trinitychurches.org
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Onwards & Upwards?
There’s been a church at the heart of Meole Brace for over a thousand years, and the list
of vicars goes back to 1220! But a look at our regular diary is a reminder that we’re not standing
still but keep on growing and doing some new things.
Living Stone Projects Great Hospitality
We’ve installed a state-of-the-art projection system into There’s something about faith and food which go together.
Holy Trinity Church, and at the same time supported Great hospitality is right at the heart of who we are and
friends doing some amazing work in a slum in Bangkok. what we do. Trinity Table (monthly Tuesday lunchtime)
Firm plans are progressing again with the project to and Radbrook Community Tea (monthly Wednesday
enlarge the ‘Meet Place’ on the Meole Estate, afternoon) are two regular events to sit down
working with the Meole Estate Community together, and Café Connect is open six days
Association (MECA), Shrewsbury Town Being a week at the heart of Radbrook Green
Council and Severnside Housing. church at community. And if you’re ever passing the
We look forward to reporting this the heart Trinity Centre on a Tuesday morning from
work being completed, as we do 10.30am, you’ll smell newly baked scones
similarly with the refurbishment of community? and fresh coffee. Come in, you’re welcome.
We could add to the above ‘Wonderfully
The Glebe Field made’ exercise group, ‘MBrace’ community
March 2019 saw us take full We hope so. choir, youth activities, marriage preparation,
ownership of what is known as The Trinity Centre, home visits…
the ‘Glebe Field’ next to the church. You get the picture. “Standing still?” Probably
As we hope both the church and Trinity not. “Being church at the heart of the community?”
Centre are a gift to many near and far, we very We hope so, as we continue to share faith, bring hope
much expect that this piece of land will enhance the life and speak love in Shrewsbury and beyond.
of both the church and the community. We’re in a process
of consulting local residents and church members about ➤ For more details on these things, and more, on back page,
how we might best use this new resource. on website, or from the Church Office.
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Easter 2019 at Trinity Easter
Sunday 14th April Sunday 21st April (Easter Day)
(Palm Sunday) at our services
6am to 6.45am Sunrise Communion
Services as usual across the parish in Holy Trinity Gardens (ﬁnishing off At many of our Easter events
(see back cover for more details) with sausage sarnies!) we’ll be offering a free
something to take home to
Monday 15th to Thursday 18th 9am – 10am More traditional Easter continue the story. For children
April (Holy Week) celebration (HC) at Holy Trinity there’s ‘The Super Cool Story of
Jesus’, beautifully told illustrated
Opportunities each day to gather 10.30am – 11.30am More booklet of Jesus’ life and the
together to listen, pray, reﬂect and contemporary Easter Celebration (HC) Easter story For adults there’s
receive. 7.30am – 8am in the morning at Christ the King ‘Easter in Three words,”’ which
at Holy Trinity Church. On Thursday looks at some of the big Easter
we’ll also be meeting at 7pm at Holy 10.45am – 12pm More contemporary themes and how we get to
Trinity for a Maundy Thursday event. all-age Easter Celebration (HC) at Holy know – and live – the story for
Friday 19th April (Good Friday)
11am – 12pm Easter Day Celebration
9.30am – 10.30am Holy Trinity (all (HC) at Church in Meet Place
ages) and Christ the King Good Friday
services. 6.30pm – 8pm Informal Easter Day
celebration at Holy Trinity
2.00pm – 3pm A more reﬂective
service at Holy Trinity
3.15pm – 4pm Church in the Meet
Place Good Friday service
➤ For more details of all these events go to
GNeowods In an age of advertising, there’s still For there’s something about Jesus
one symbol that seems to span the that has fascinated and intrigued
at Easter ? generations and continents, and billions of people the world over.
that is a cross. Today people might Here is a man who had no PR
Recent years have seen all wear crosses, but two thousand machine, wrote no book and had
sorts of debates about Easter years ago crosses wore people. no social networking site; he spoke
advertising. Whether it’s big This is what we remember each to no more people in his lifetime
household names dropping the and every Easter, the life, death and than would ﬁll the local football
word “Easter” from chocolate resurrection of Jesus Christ who, stadium.
egg hunts, or the supermarket more than any other person, has But he changed the world more
who proudly proclaimed that changed the face of world history. than any person has ever done,
“Good Friday has just got better” and he transforms the lives of more
because of great offers on beer The cross speaks of a new start and people today than ever before.
and cider, it’s clearly not always a fresh hope. And the cross speaks
easy for advertisers to know how this to every one of us, rich and We’d love you to join us at Trinity
to talk about the Easter message. poor, old and young alike, of our Churches for many different events
immense need for forgiveness and over Easter as we celebrate this
God’s extravagant love. This love Easter good news, you’ll be
can impact every area of our lives really welcome.
and every corner of society. Yes, in
church, but also in the ofﬁce, down Phil Cansdale, Vicar
the gym, at the shops… in times of
joy and those moments of struggle.
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REVS 2019 – The Road to Restoration ➤ Do you fancy showing your classic Looking for something in the
vehicle? We would really like to get evenings which is fun, local
For the third year running we’re and (near enough) free? We’ve
hosting a classic car show this as many as we can, whatever the been asking ourselves – and
summer. A stunning collection of are now asking customers
70+ classic cars and bikes, live condition – all are welcome. and community – how we
music, giant Scalextric set and Call: 01743 362399 might best use Café Connect
big-screen driving games, and all or email [email protected] in Radbrook Green once things
washed down by a hog-roast and close at 4pm.
great refreshments. For the ﬁrst time Board games nights? Book groups?
this year we’ll have a go-kart track Mental-health support drop-in?
for children, as well as a look at Homework club? There are all
electric cars of the future. sorts of ideas ﬂoating around, and
different ways in which we want
The best bit of all is that you don’t the Café to be a resource in the
need to be a petrolhead to attend local community.
- whether or not you love old cars, Charlotte Gompertz, one of
we think you will ﬁnd something the team heading up the Café’s
to enjoy! Our 2019 theme is development, says “We’d love
“restoration”, thinking about the to hear from you if you’ve got
lengths people go to restore old particular thoughts, or great café-
cars, as well as what restoration shaped ideas that you’d like to
might look like in some of the rusty share with others.
and broken places of our own lives
and community. The new decoration on the wall
talks about “faith, hope and
Birthday include an Open Mic night (very love”, and we’re looking forward
much 21st century style not 19th), to “after hours at Café Connect”
celebrations an all-ages party, and a full peal of being a place where we can live
bells on Saturday 15th June. The this out more.
9TH TO 16TH JUNE 2019 Bishop of Lichﬁeld will be with us
for a morning service, and across FIND OUT MORE?
Title: 150 years and counting those few days we’ll be ﬁnding ways
of celebrating the life of the local CHAT TO CHARLOTTE ON
This summer sees celebrations church, past, present and future. 01743 362399, OR EMAIL
continue for our one hundred and [email protected]
ﬁftieth birthday, at least for the So much has changed since 1869. trinitychurches.org
current church building of Holy And yet as a church – and as a family
Trinity at the heart of Meole Brace. of people – we remain a ﬂourishing
Christian presence at the heart of
If you read the “Shrewsbury this community and beyond. As we
Chronicle” of the day you’ll see a look forward to the next century
long write-up of the celebrations of and a half, join us and join in.
May 1869 when the current church
building was opened. This involved The ‘old church’ and
all sorts of parties, services, and ‘new church’ standing next to
festive occasions for young and old
alike. It all feels very antiquated, but each other in 1869
at the same time is testament to
the hard work of so many people
in getting a huge project off the
To mark this particular birthday
we’re going to be having a week
of celebrations. Current plans
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There are a large number
of people, places and activities
which make up Trinity Churches.
Sundays, midweek activities, old and young
alike, there really is something for everyone...
Holy Trinity HOLY TRINITY Christ the King CHRIST THE KING
Meole Brace MEOLE BRACE RADBROOK
Sunday 9.00am is a service of Holy Communion with On Sundays at 10.30am the Church of Christ the King
a more traditional feel. meets in the Community Centre on Radbrook Green. People
of all ages are welcomed within a relaxed and informal style
Sunday 10.45am is for all ages, with a more of worship.
contemporary feel. A large number of families worship at
this service, and so there are a wide variety of groups and There are a number of other thriving activities during the
activities for children and young people. week, Including First Steps on Thursdays at 10.15am, and
“A little bit Messy” events in Café Connect every Thursday
Sunday 6.30pm in the Trinity Centre has a contemporary afternoon. And don’t forget Radbrook Community
feel. There are particular opportunities for extended Tea on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month, 2.00pm in
Radbrook Community Centre.
worship, Bible teaching and praying for each other.
There is also a midweek congregation meeting at
10.00am every Thursday morning for Holy Communion.
There are a large number of activities taking place during CHURCH IN THE MEET
the week, including Trinity Tots on Mondays 1.15pm,
Community Coﬀee Mornings on Tuesdays at 10.30am, Trinity Churches PLACE MEOLE ESTATE
and Trinity Table on the ﬁrst Tuesday of each month at
12.30pm – please book for Trinity Table via the There are a large number of community events during
Church Ofﬁce. the week in the Meet Place on Maesbrook Road.
These include Bacon Buddies every Thursday at
Café CAFÉ CONNECT 9.00am, Bible and Bingo on alternate Friday afternoons
Connect Café Connect offers a warm at 3.15pm, Knit and Natter on alternate Wednesdays
welcome, great food and a at 1.15pm, and MBrace every Monday at 1.15pm.
Trinity Churches New events for Autumn 2018 include Wonderfully
Made exercise class for ladies on Tuesdays at 12pm,
listening ear at the heart of Radbrook Green. Our and Messy Church Meole Estate on the third Sunday
opening times are 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to of each month at 10.00am. On the ﬁrst Sunday of each
Friday, and Saturdays 9.00am to 1.00pm. month at 11.00am there is a Church Service at the
Check out the website for the latest www.richardcoandesign.co.uk
events and activities:
To contact the Church Ofﬁce: 01743 362399
The ofﬁce is open 9.00am - 3.00pm weekdays. e-mail: [email protected]
You can also write to the Church Ofﬁce, Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF
For Trinity Centre bookings call Helen Hinton on 01743 242660
For Revd Phil Cansdale, the Vicar, call 01743 231744.
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