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10 December 2017 - Nativity in a Box
The whole congregation were totally enthralled and involved in the Nativity in a Box service. Young and not so young dressed up and acted out the story, others read readings (some of which required audience participation) and everyone enthusiastically sang highlights from 26 hymns and Carols illustrating the story - and all beautifully accompanied by our music team and singers. 
 
Sunday 12 November - Remembrance Tea Party: Memories of Wartime
A short thought provoking afternoon service followed by a delicious cream tea with strawberries and cake generously provided by the Royal Berkshire Hotel and sing a long musical entertainment.
 
6 October 2017 - The church Harvest service on Sunday 1st October and the two Holy Trinity Harvest Services on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th all collected food donations for Bracknell Foodbank and the Ascot Day Centre. In addition the Scouts generously used the money raised on their coconut shy at the Sunningdale Tea Party in September to purchase food items. 
The Pastoral Team, ably assisted by six pupils from Holy Trinity School, spent Friday afternoon sorting the huge amount of donations ready for delivery to the Foodbank and the Day Centre. Many thanks to the sorting team and all who donated items.
 
 
17/9/2017 - The Sunningdale Community Tea Party held at Broomhall Lane Recreation Ground was a great success and the sun shone on us! The church family, the Parish Council, the school, the scouts and the local farmer all came together providing bouncy castles, face painting and kids craft, tea and cakes, Pimms and beer, a tug of war and cricket games, a sale of second hand refurbished bikes and a field to park cars on!  Reverend Jon Hutchinson welcomed everyone and introduced the local MP, Adam Afriyie, who attended to present the local scout group with a cheque for £900 raised through a parliamentary event. 
 
 
16/8/17 - Jon Hutchinson's Collation as our new vicar
Our new vicar, Jon Hutchinson was collated by the Bishop of Reading and inducted by the Archdeacon of Berkshire at an uplifting and joyful service attended by around 200. As well as Holy Trinity church family, local clergy, schools, and local organisations such as the scouts and WI were present and a large group who had made the long journey from Jon's previous church, St Margaret's Aspley, in Nottingham and the Bluecoat Academy to wish him and his wife Katherine well.  Delicious refreshments were enjoyed by everyone after the service.
 
 
25/5/17 - Global Wave of Prayer, Thy Kingdom Come
9.30 - 10.15 am Prayer Walk at Virginia Water
A chance to pray for God’s Kingdom in the midst of His Creation.

3.30 - 4.15 pm After School Prayer in Broomhall Park 
A different way to pray. Bubble prayers and Mexican waves!
 

12/5/17 - 4Women Charity Dinner
On Friday 12th May over 45 women enjoyed an evening focused on raising awareness of allergies and how this can, and has, in more serious cases, a devastating effect on lives.  They heard from two excellent speakers.  Iris Jones gave an informative presentation on Epi pens coupled with practical usage tips followed by a passionate appeal on behalf of the Amy May Trust.  Janie Turner provided a host of tips on how to deal with food sensitivities, how to cope with eating whilst visiting friends and in restaurants etc and also provided a demonstration for a delicious nut free / gluten free sweet. 

The evening raised over £630 which is being split between Allergy UK, the Anaphylaxis Campaign and the Amy May Trust.
 
 
 
15/4/17 - Easter Saturday - Messy Easter
Claire Warren organised a fantastic range of crafts for all ages which kept everyone occupied whilst the actors prepared for the "Temple News" Easter drama (ably assisted by Barry Aherne).  Jelly bean prayers preceded a very exciting Easter egg hunt around the churchyard in the afternoon sunshine.

 

13/4/17 - Passover Bring and Share Supper
25 of us joined together to be taken through all the elements of a traditional Passover led by Revd Lynn Trainor, celebrating the Jewish Exodus from Egyptian slavery. We learnt about the history and meaning behind the 4 cups of wine, matzvoth, charoset, bitter herbs and salt water. Then we tucked into a delicious bring and share meal and cleared up together. Thanks to Karen Fisher for her organisation of the evening.
 


11/4/17 - This morning's Crafty Rendezvous Cafe was a great success!  John's strawberry sponge and marmalade cakes were delicious.   Cindy's crafts were enjoyed by all ages - the pom pom bunnies were a huge hit while others made coloured card easter egg decorations and there was lots of colouring in!  Little ones played with the toys in the creche room whilst their parents watched from the sofas with a relaxing cup of coffee.   Many others just dropped by for a coffee (and cake) and a chat with friends.  The Rendezvous Cafe is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in church from 9.15 to 12 noon - do join us next month!

 
 
4/2/17 - 4Women Charity Dinner, 4th February - Friends of Smyrna Home, Ooty, India:
The 4Women Charity Dinner took place on Saturday night at Sunningdale Village Hall, attended by 48 women of all ages (from 16 to nearly 80!).  A delicious meal of chicken and vegetable curry was served before the team from Sunningdale, led by Sue Marchant, gave a very interesting interactive presentation about their visit last Summer to Smyrna Home and the many ways in which this charity supports its local community.  This includes sponsoring a child's education, providing a hostel for girls who would otherwise be married at puberty, a programme to rebuild homes, providing a weekly hot meal to those in need and a free rehabilitation centre for those with mental and physical disabilities and debilitating conditions.  Members of the Fuel Youth Group who took part in the trip shared their experiences.  We were all stunned to hear how a contribution of as little as £10 a month could make such a difference - providing a child with not only with their education but also their school uniform and food.  Another trip is planned for this July - if you would like further information please contact the Church Office.  
 
 

4/12/16 - Thank you to Bishop Andrew who joined us to preach and preside at our 8.30 and 10 am Communion services on Sunday 4th December. He breakfasted with the Churchwardens and Vacancy Team between the services and kindly made himself available to chat with members of the church family over coffee.