Trinity Carol Service
The members of Shifnal Trinity held their Christmas Carol Service on Sunday evening.
The service was a mix of traditional carols and a modern day interpretation of the Nativity Story.
The efforts of those taking parts in the Nativity story retelling are to be congratulated even if there will be no threat to equity card holders.
After the service there was coffee and mince pies to be had while folk met up with the regular local worshippers, old friends coming home for Christmas and others joining in the fellowship of the season.
A wonderful start to the festive season and with the third candle lit on the Advent wreath this week Christmas is with us!
2012 was a busy year at Trinity. We try to capture as much as possible but often miss some events. If you have a photograph or a bit of video that you would like to share do get in touch.
Christmas Service 2012
The regular congregation was swelled by visiting relatives many of whom were previously junior members of the church and some of these numbers were now bringing their children to worship.
How time flies by!
The service included the tradional display of presents brought in by young and old.
The Christmas day collection , totalling £182.32 was donated to Action For Chidren. Read about them here
Trinity Christmas Party
Sunday the Carol Service - Monday the party. Christmas has got off to a flying start.
There was a terrific spread laid on and the decorations around the church made for a real festive air to the proceedings. Sandy made sure everyone had to work for their tea by laying on a quiz which everyone seemed keen to partake in. The party goers were entertained first by Lynne D'Cruz who lives in Shifnal and who had visited Trinity once before singing as part of Shifnal's Shifting Stage in the lead up to the Shifnal Festival.
After tea everyone joined in singing carols accompanied by Pauline on the piano.
It was nice to welcome so many visitors from neighbouring churches and we look forward to our next meetings in the coming year.
Shifnal Festival 2012
Trinity Host Second Festival Concert
As a prelude to the Festival there were a number of musical events including one at Trinity.
Click here to listen to a selection of the music.
Bread and Banter
Members enjoy Bread and Banter.
A lot of people turned up for coffee morning at Trinity last Saturday and some stayed on for 'Bread and Banter'.
Making full use of the new oven in the Church kitchen a number of members tried their hand at baking. There were a variety of recipes and different breads attempted but all had one thing in common - their aromas and tastes were wonderful. That's two things - no matter- they were delicious.
Bread was not the only product of the kitchen that morning. There was a choice of freshly made soups.
While everyone enjoyed their lunch there were many compliments with regard to the culinery successes and discussion of what could be attempted next time.
Everyone left with a warm feeling of satisfaction both from the food and the fellowship and most left with a sample of their baking to share with friends and family.
We look forward to the next 'Bread and Banter' sessions which will be held on the last Saturday of each month. Come along next time. You will be made very welcome.
Mission in Britain Sunday
On Advent Sunday (2 December) thousands of Methodist congregations around Britain joined together in celebrating the work of the Mission in Britain Fund and in doing so raised funds to support grant making in future. Trinity Methodist , Shifnal raised £204
At Trinity after a morning service based on the theme of Mission the congregation were invited to join together for a meal.
Over forty people enjoyed a selection of main courses which were prepared in the church kitchen by Eileen Morgan and Dot Greatorex and a selection of sweet courses brought in by other members.
Donations were accepted on behalf of the Mission in Britain Fund
If you would like to know more about Mission In Britain click here to visit their website.
Shifnal Chorale in Concert
Shifnal Chorale presented their annual Christmas Concert at Trinity on Monday 17th December.
The audience were treated to a mix of songs, carols, readings and an organ solo ‘Carillon de Westminster’ by Louise Vierne played by the choir’s accompanist David Fisher thatdemonstrated the capabilities of the church organ now fully refurbished. A really enjoyable evening much appreciated by the audience.
Flower Team Christmas Decorations
The Flower team were busy decorating the Church in time for all the seasonal events at Trinity in the coming days.
People visiting the Church for services, concerts and parties enjoyed the experience all the more for the wonderful flower displays. Our thanks go to everyone involved for all your hard work.
Remembrance Day Parade
Click on the photo above to see the parade after the Shifnal Remembrance Service.
Les Cherrington is seen at the Celebrating Shifnal Service at St Andrew's Church, Shifnal (above), being congratulated by High Sherrif John Abram, MBE TD JP after Les had accepted an award on behalf of Shifnal Male Voice Choir in recognition of their support of local charities.
Trinity members and friends accepted the invitation to a 'Bonfire Party' at Trudustan and were treated to a wonderful evening which started with the lighting of the bonfire while all were served delicious home made soups.
The weather played its part perfectly and after the lighting of the fire there was a firework display that entertained the crowd.
After the fireworks and with the fire still burning everyone went inside and enjoyed a meal together.
The bonfire has become a regular feature on the Church calendar that everyone looks forward to. As ever, our thanks go to Ann and Tony for hosting such a wonderful evening and we appreciate all the hard work that is involved.
Here are a couple of items from the Trinity event.
Jubilee 2012 Celebrations
At 8.12am on Friday July 27th the people of Shifnal gathered to usher in the start of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Click on the photo above to listen to the bells.
Olympic Flame Comes to Newport
Watch how the Olympic Torch started its journey through Newport.
Favourite Games' Moments
Sixteen days of sport covering countless events and disciplines. Here are some that will live long in the memory.
Congratulations to Carl Hester who, as part of the UK dressage team , won a gold medal for Team GB.
Carl is the nephew of Kathy and Malcolm Insall and grandson of Noel Hester who, quite rightly, are very proud of him.
Nigel Ogden Plays at Wellington Methodist Church
Those people who had heard Nigel Ogden play previously, either on the radio or in a live concert had some expectation of what the evening would be like.
Those expectations were surpassed in no small way by the evening's performance which encompassed so wide a variety of music that all tastes were satisfied.
The appeal of both the man and his music was reflected in the support of the evening by numbers that filled the Wellington Methodist Church.
The proceeds from the concert were in support of The Wellington Cottage Care Trust Day Care Centre which provides a day centre and care in the community.
Many thanks to Mary Lewis for the photograph of Nigel Ogden playing at Wellington.