Dear Church Family...
In response to the government guidelines on the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, our church building is currently closed for all services and meetings. We believe it is honourable and important that we follow these guidelines to protect everyone and help to overcome the virus as swiftly as we can. As and when we are able to open the church again we will keep you informed of any changes.
During this time, we are able to offer the majority of our services and activities online. It’s important to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, make the most of every opportunity and stay safe. Our mission remains the same – “Transformation of lives and communities through the mobilisation and multiplication of disciples."
We want you to know that the church team are working hard behind the scenes to provide as much support, interaction and information as we can. If you need any help, support or prayer, or if you know of someone who might be in need, please let us know by contacting the church office on 01934 629421, or , or you can send a message via our Facebook page (Holy Trinity Weston). We want you to feel connected and know that you are not alone during this difficult time.
It is our aim to ensure that everyone who wishes to be is connected to the church family until we are able to meet in person again. We are doing our best to ensure those who do not have email or access also feel part of the church family during this time. If you are in contact with anyone who does not have access to email or a WIFI connection, why not give them a quick call to let them they are not forgotten and to let them know what’s happening by sharing the content of the weekly updates that are emailed to you each week?
Just to keep you up to date with what’s happening during this time:
Sunday Service at HT – Live streaming every Sunday starting at 10:20am with a 10-minute intro. To join us: Log into your Facebook account, and then search for Holy Trinity Weston. If you don't have Facebook, you can watch the service afterwards on the HT website: or via our Youtube channel - just go into Youtube and type: Holy Trinity Weston into the search. When you find the channel, if you click on subscribe you will be notified as and when new videos are posted. Look out for the link for Virtual Sunday school too which will be shared on our ‘ht kidz children’s ministry’ Facebook page.
Why not share any links with friends or family as soon as the service goes live?
HT Blog – If you haven’t checked out any of the daily blogs yet, we would encourage you to. They are written by different members of the team and provide encouragement and insight. The link for this is: or you can look out for them on the HT facebook page. They are well worth a read!
New to Church?
Alpha Course – currently every Tuesday at 7pm. Who is Alpha for? Alpha is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. This is a great opportunity for you to invite a friend and join with them on the course. To sign up all you need to do is follow the Alpha Course link on the front page of the HT website.
Children and Young People
It's so important to us that our children and young people do not miss out so here’s some details about what is in place for them:
Youth Services and gatherings this week – We would encourage all our young people to be engaged with small groups and other gatherings that are taking place on live stream through the week. We’d love it if they invited their friends too!
Glow for Primary school kids - Every Thursday at 5pm via our new Youtube channel - just go into Youtube and type: Holy Trinity Weston into the search. If you click on subscribe you will be notified as and when new videos are posted.
Ignite Youth – Thursday @ 7.30pm on Instagram Live. The username is: igniteyouthprojects_ht
Young adult small group - Monday @ 7:30pm on Zoom
Youth Small Group (Yrs 9-11) - Tuesday @ 6:30pm Zoom
Youth Small Group for girls (Yrs 6-8) - Every Wednesday @ 1:00pm on Zoom. Led by Christy. If you haven’t already contacted Christy to give consent for your daughter to take part, please do this in order to receive the Zoom link and password.
Youth Small Group for boys (Yrs 6-8) - Every Tuesday @ 1:00pm on Zoom led by Connor. If you haven’t already contacted Christy to give consent for your son to take part, please do this in order to receive the Zoom link and password.
Individual prayer requests– If you or someone you know has a prayer request for anything you can let us know by using the link on the HT website: – it's easy to do. These prayer requests will come through to Church office where they will be distributed to a small team of folk who will pray for each specific request.
HT Prayer gatherings on Zoom - every Sunday and Wednesday from 7-8pm. This is our opportunity to focus our prayers on the current needs of the nation and our local community. An email with the appropriate link will be sent prior to each meeting. You will need the Zoom application and should enter the meeting using the unique reference and pin number as this helps to keep the meeting secure. Everyone is welcome to join us and we look forward to seeing you there.
Small Groups and Weekly Activities
Small Groups – During these times of social distancing and isolation, the small groups offer a great support network to help meet your practical and spiritual needs. If you are not currently part of a small group and would like to be, please do contact Pastor Neil on email at . He will be happy to get you connected ASAP. The new Small Group Study is available now through our Youtube channel (Holy Trinity Weston) for those who wish to take advantage of this.
Weekly Bible Study and Daily Zoom Chats – Every Monday to Friday at 11am during lockdown organised by Mick Brown. Each day is an opportunity to meet together and chat. Thursday’s session includes the usual Word By Word Bible Study led by Mick and Friday’s session includes communion. If you wish to join any of these sessions, please let Mick Brown know on 01934 624907 so he can arrange for you to be sent an invite. Everyone is welcome!
Giving & Finance
Finance - Givt – Digital Giving Made Easy. Available now, we are pleased to introduce Givt, an additional means of giving financially to the ministry of HT. It is designed primarily for those in the HT family who normally give by cash or cheque and for visitors to our church services (real and virtual) and to our website. Here’s a link for anyone who’d like to check it out:
We have been amazed at the level of giving since going into lockdown. We are humbled and grateful for your faithfulness and generosity and also for responding so positively to the need to change from giving by cash or cheque to giving by standing order. Thank you!