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The Trinity Plan 

 

In September 2024, after 35 fruitful years as the vicar of Holy Trinity, Duncan Carter will hand this role over to  Sam Brewster (Minister of Trinity at Four). Sam will become vicar, and Duncan will remain in a supportive role for a further nine months before his retirement in May 2025. Duncan is well known and respected across the Henley community and his retirement will mark the end of a significant chapter for Holy Trinity.

 

Sam is married to Lucy, with four children, Amelie (8), JoJo (7), Barney (4), and Esther (2). He’s already well known within the community and for the past 5 years has been responsible for our afternoon congregation, Trinity at Four. Over that time Trinity at Four has become well established. It’s growth to an average attendance of 70+ adults and 50+ children, has meant that for the past 3 years Trinity at Four has met at Christ Church, where more self-contained rooms and halls resource the groups and activities we run for children every Sunday. 

 

As Sam steps into the role of vicar, we would love Trinity at Four to meet back at Holy Trinity. In this way, Holy Trinity will again become the regular home for all of our ministry, morning and afternoon Sunday services, and midweek activities. In order for this to happen we will need to embark on an exciting and much needed project to reorder Holy Trinity’s interior:

 

  • A welcoming space for our whole community. A warm, inviting space that will serve local community events and activities. 

  • A flexible space for our whole church family. Extra rooms and spaces that can be used for children’s groups on a Sunday, and other midweek activities along with a well-equipped kitchen, and plenty of storage space. 

  • An inspiring space for Sunday worship. New sound system and screens, comfortable and stackable seating, a configuration that says ‘we’re family’.

  • An accessible space for all. Pushchair and wheelchair users are made comfortable and welcome. A number of parking spaces for those with accessibility needs. 

 

We love welcoming the community into the church throughout the year, and hope these plans will make the space even better both for larger services, and also open up new opportunities for other uses. Such projects are usually complex, time-consuming and expensive! However, we are trusting God to provide and feel sure our plans will enable us to bless and serve the wider community more effectively. 

 

We’ll be keeping the community in the loop as plans develop and we would love as much input from you as possible. For those who pray, we’d value your prayers! For those with any questions or comments, please reach out at trinityplan@trinityatfour.org.uk

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