Trinity Members go Back to Skool
2017
New Year's Day Walk

The  'New Year's Day Walk' is a tradition at Trinity that stretches back over a few years.

It is always well supported and although some choose to turn up for the after walk refreshments there are still many who appreciate the countryside surrounding Shifnal and like to pull on their boots and get out to enjoy it.

Sandy Hughes

Sandy Hughes 
 
Departed this life 17th January 2017.
 
We give thanks for the life and witness of Sandy
Hughes; for her fellowship with us and for her
service in Jesus’ name.   

May she rest in peace and rise in glory with her
Lord. 

Sandy will be greatly missed in our church, and
also in the circuit. 

Our prayers are with Doug and the family at this
sad time. 

May the everlasting love and peace of Christ  
surround us and all who grieve.  

Mothering Sunday Service at Trinity, Shifnal
Shifnal Lent Lunches

The first "Churches Together" Lent Lunch on Wednesday 8th March hosted by St Andrew's Church  raised £202.20 for Christian Aid of which £157.20 was gift aided. It was very well supported by 54 people.

The second Wednesday Lent Lunch raised £170.80 for Christian Aid of which £107.50 was gift aided.The event was very well supported by 44 people.

The total to date amounts to £373.00 of which £264.70 has been gift aided.Many thanks to all those who supported the events. Lent lunches commencing at 

12.00 noon are continuing at Trinity Methodist on 22nd, 29th March and 5th April.All are very welcome.

The people attending Lent Lunch were in great voice again after lunch.

Trinity's Bread Church Bakers

Many of the 'usual crowd' were away taking advantage of the bank holiday to chase the sun.

Those bakers remaining were more concerned with oven temperatures as they mixed and kneaded the doughs prior to baking.

looking at the photo it seems they were very successful in their efforts and everyone had bread to take home and share after the lunch of home made soups, cheese and freshly made bread.

 

If you would like to try your hand at baking bread come along to Trinity on the morning of the last Saturday of each month and join us. It really is good fun. 

Parkinson's Coffee Morning

Lots of you bought a ticket to the Parkinson's Coffee Morning at Trinity and lots more of you turned up on the day to browse the stalls, enjoy the coffee and while enjoying the fellowship show your support for a very worthwhile charity.

The money raised on the day totalled £280.56 which goes to Parkinson's UK. 

If you would like to know more about Parkinson's and the work of Parkinson's UK click here.

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A busy Trinity Coffee Morning raising money for the charity Parkinson's UK.

The Baptism of Hannah Rose Whitfield

On Sunday 7th May, Trinity welcomed  the Whitfield family and friends for the Baptism of Hannah Rose Whitfield.

The timing of the baptism was impeccable. It was the most glorious sunny day.

 

Reverend Hendry cheated us of a sermon but the children and older members of the congregation were delighted with the magician that took his place to deliver the message in a very unique way.

 

Everyone at Trinity wish health and happiness for Hannah Rose and her family.  

Annual Church Meeting

Morning Service on Sunday 14th May was followed by a lunch in Trinity Hall and then the Annual Church Meeting. The Annual Church Meeting Booklet was distributed at Morning Service on Sunday 7th May. If you have not collected your copy you can read it here or download a copy by clicking here.

Showstoppers 2017

This has become a regular event for many of Trinity's members and each year the numbers on the coach get bigger.

Each year Starcross produce 'Showstoppers' celebrating musical theatre in order to raise funds for their next production.

Whilst fund raising is important and without funds there is no show, it is secondary to the performance and Starcross is tireless in its efforts to produce the best performance possible.

 

This show was a perfect example of how each individual's performance is vital to that of the group as a whole.

 

A show offers the opportunity for a few leading roles and these are eagerly contested through auditions.

 

In 'Showstoppers ' we  see the depth of talent that Starcross can draw on but once cast it is the hard work of both those in the leading roles and equally importantly the hard work of those in the chorus that produces the polished performance we have come to expect from Starcross.

This show also gave us a glimpse of the enthusiasm of those supporting the regular performers when the mothers took to the stage. With so much enthusiastic support success is virtually guaranteed!

We look forward to the next production - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with high expectations.

 

Go Go Joseph!  

Gary Raises More Funds For Derwen College

A Very Big Thankyou to everyone who gave Gary a donation for this year's Derwen College Sponsored Walk.

 

He was able to donate £120 to the college and for once, the sun shone, and we enjoyed a lovely walk in the countryside around Gobowen.

 

This year the walk was to raise funds for a new heating system for the college swimming pool - a very important facility for the students.The walk was slightly shorter this year, 10KM instead of 10miles, and with some help from Dad and the wheelchair, Gary completed the whole route.

 

Although Gary will be leaving Derwen College at the end of July, we are still hoping to be able to return to the college and take part in the Sponsored walk for many years to come. Gary has had such a wonderful time at the college it will be his way of continuing to say "Thankyou."

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Happy 21st Birthday Ruth

The service at Trinity finished with a rousing chorus of 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate the 21st birthday of Minister Hendry's daughter Ruth.

Everyone got a slice of the birthday cake to go with after service coffee!

Congratulations Ruth.

Everyone at Trinity wishes you health and happiness in the future.

 

News from Starcross Youth Theatre
 A Sad Goodbye to April and Bethany

Starcross say a sad goodbye to April and Bethany, two of their Seniors who are off to university.

 

We wish them all the best with their studies. they have been tremendous role models for the younger members and we wait to see who will step up to take their places.

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man 
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For a lot of people the fun on the final Saturday of June didn't start until late afternoon when the band struck up at the start of the Shifnal Carnival.

But for those who turned up at Trinity's Bread Church their was buckets( or should that be 'bowls')of  fun to be had making bread.

It has to be said that their is some rivalry between parents and offspings to see who produces the best loaves, scones or rolls but usually the children prove to be the best bakers.

When the baking was over there was lunch including some of the fresly baked bread and then there still time to get a ride on the fair  before the Carnival procession started.

A great day out for all concerned!

Bread Church is held on the last Saturday of every month. No experience needed. No equipment or ingredients needed. Just come along and join in the fun.

Last Saturday of every month. Coffee morning runs alonside so quench your thirst while your bread bakes.

Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake.

Shifnal Carnival 2017

Here are a few photographs of people who embraced the spirit of Shifnal Carnival and helped it be the wonderful day that it was.

To see video of the Carnival Parade and Fair 2017 click here.

To download a photo from this slide show click here.

A Day In Space For Shifnal Primary School

A day at the Shifnal Fair and Carnival for most but for these astronauts it was 'A Day In Space'

The Students, Staff and Supporters of Shifnal Primary School  were well ahead in the space race as they blasted off from Admirals Close, went ito orbit passing over high Street, Curriers Lane and Orchard Road. Coming out of their first orbit they used the energy gained by passing through the fair to send them on a second orbit visiting Shrewsbury Road, Victoria Road before re-entry via Aston Street  and making a perfect landing in The Village Hall Car Park. 

The Baptism of Ethan Brody Henrywood

What a wonderful service at Trinity when the family and friends of Chris and Jody Henrywood were joined with the congregation of Trinity for the occasion of the baptism of Ethan Brody Henrywood.

With Ladi demanding the best of everyone's singing ability and Hendry relaxing all with his humour the service was enjoyed by all. 

Ethan Brody played his part to perfection and once baptised he greeted all with a wave as he was carried around the church and  then settled down to sleep through the rest of the service.

As a family we would like to say thank you to Hendry and the congregation at church for the joyous Baptism of Ethan Brody Henrywood on 6th August 2017. It was a wonderful celebration and service enjoyed by all the family. We were made very welcome and it was followed by a friendly get together at the end of the service with coffee and cake.

 

God Bless

 

Fran and Steve Henrywood

23rd August 2017

Food For Thought Service

On the Third Wednesday of each month a Food For Thought Service is held at Trinity.

It is very informal.

It usually starts with a worship song, followed by a bible reading.

At this meal Rev. Hendry spoke to the bible reading.

Everyone enjoyed the home made soup and rolls, freshly made in the Trinity kitchen, together with cheeses and fruit.  Why not join us next time?

As a family we would like to say thank you to Hendry and the congregation at church for the joyous Baptism of Ethan Brody Henrywood on 6th August 2017. It was a wonderful celebration and service enjoyed by all the family. We were made very welcome and it was followed by a friendly get together at the end of the service with coffee and cake.

 

God Bless

 

Fran and Steve Henrywood

23rd August 2017

United Service at Trinity

On Sunday 8th October a special service was held at Trinity when all the churches served by  Rev. Hendry Ponniah joined together in worship at Trinity Methodist Church, Shifnal.

After the morning service lunch was served followed by a number of discussion groups.

The day ended with all gathered together in the singing of  'Be Still for the Presence of the Lord'.

 A group of Trinity Members and friends went along to the Arena Theatre , Wolverhampton to see Starcross Youth Theatre's presentation of 'Teechers'.

Not the 'usual fayre' for the group who normally enjoy Starcross productions of musicals. But they were not to be disappointed.

'Teechers' is a play within a play in which three students put on a performance to their teachers. Everything in the play is reduced to the bare essentials, with very little set and the three actors playing twenty other parts.

Three school leavers, Salty, Hobby and Gail Saunders perform to an audience an account of their time in secondary school, specifically their time with Mr Jeff Nixon, the new drama teacher who ignites their passion for the stage with his idealism and belief that all children should be treated equally.

The audience were well entertained and the cast are to be congratulated on their performances. How they managed to remember the lines and deliver them in the correct character , and at such a pace, was incredible. 

A really entertaining evening. Enjoyed by all.

Happy Birthday Bill From All at Trinity
Tredustan Bonfire Evening

The weather did not look promising but right on cue the rain stopped and it might have been the fire or the mugs of hot soup but the evening suddenly took a turn for the better.

 

Thanks to all who helped Ann and Tony lay on another wonderful evening with hot food aplenty and fireworks traditional.

Happy Birthday Bill From All at Trinity

Wednesday 11th October sees Bill Handley celebrate his 90th birthday.

Bill will celebrate in typical fashion with his family and there will be cake for all.

Bill is a long standing member of Trinity Methodist Church and never misses a service.

For many years Bill was a member of the infamous Trinity Working Party that in times gone by undertook all the maintenance, large and small, that was needed at Trinity without the benefits of today’s world of Health and Safety, high vis. jackets, helmets etc.

Today Bill is still busy visiting members in their homes.

They and everyone else at Trinity would like to wish Bill a 'happy birthday' and we look forward to celebrating many more in the future.

Happy Birthday Les From All at Trinity

Congratulations to Les Cherrington who today is celebrating his 99th birthday. Everyone at Trinity sends their best wishes to you on your birthday.

 

Les got an early birthday present from Staffordshire Yeomanry QORR Old Comrades Association when he attended the Annual Regiment Lunch for former members of the Staffordshire Yeomanry QORR and successor serving Squadrons of QOMY and RMLY, the Royal Yeomanry serving Squadron their families and friends.

 

Chairman, Colonel David Leigh, presented him with a  glass for his daily tot of whisky engraved with his Regimental badge and his Number, Rank and Name.

Les served with A Sqn of The Staffordshire Yeomanry in the Western Desert  taking part in the Battle of EL Alamein.

Wednesday 11th October sees Bill Handley celebrate his 90th birthday.

Bill will celebrate in typical fashion with his family and there will be cake for all.

Bill is a long standing member of Trinity Methodist Church and never misses a service.

For many years Bill was a member of the infamous Trinity Working Party that in times gone by undertook all the maintenance, large and small, that was needed at Trinity without the benefits of today’s world of Health and Safety, high vis. jackets, helmets etc.

Today Bill is still busy visiting members in their homes.

They and everyone else at Trinity would like to wish Bill a 'happy birthday' and we look forward to celebrating many more in the future.

Remembrance Day
Christmas Fayre and Coffee Morning

The Christmas Fayre and Sale raised the sum of £494-43.

 

A Big Thank You to Alison Leath and her Merry Helpers for such a happy event.

 

Thank you to all who supported this event.