Notices of Week of 4 December 2023

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Advent and Christmas

There is plenty happening at Holy Trinity over Advent and Christmas! Take a look here Advent and Christmas In the next week we have:

On Saturday at 4 pm it is Messy Church Christmas

On Monday 11 we are decorating the church in the morning

On Wednesday 12 at 10 am it is Tea and Tots Christmas

Renew Ripon

Renew Ripon will not be opening on Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2023, HOWEVER, the Renew Ripon service WILL be open on Wednesday 27th December (6.30 – 8.30pm) and Friday 29th December (11.30am – 1.30pm). Please feel free to pop in to this warm space – you will be made very welcome, and cake will be available!

Christmas Cards at Trinity

We all know people on their own or at a distance who need that Christmas card contact during the festive season, but before folk get down to some serious Christmas card writing this is just to let you know that we’re going to have a board at the back of Church for people to attach one card with Christmas wishes for all their friends at Trinity, which will hopefully save on time, finger muscle stress and a tree or two.

As a Church family it makes sense to send one card to include everyone, and maybe youngsters (or oldsters!) would like to make a card to go on the board. Look out for the board soon.

Advent Study

Journey with Bishop Arun Arora through the Archbishop of York’s Advent book 2023. Within these daily readings, Arun Arora guides us in reflecting on the biblical representation of the Church as a global assembly, consisting of individuals from diverse backgrounds, languages, and nations. Advent Study

Mission Partners Christmas Appeal

Over Christmas we do not have a Mission Partner Prayer Focus but ask folk to pray for our Christmas Appeal Partners.

All donations at our Christmas Services will be shared equally between the following two charities:

North Yorkshire Horizons – a Adult Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service based in Harrogate

Tear Fund Middle East Emergency Fund

Other Mission Partner Information

In2Out Christmas Appeal. If you would like to contribute to the work of In2Out with a charitable donation at this time of year In2Out have an on-line campaign that will be match funded – in effect doubling donations. To do this follow this link: A new start for people leaving prison Our church mission partnership payment of £2500 will go to In2Out in December and thus will be worth £5000! Prayer update

Latest update from the Walshes Update ..

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Other Events and Activities at Holy Trinity

To find out a full listing of what is happening please scroll down the list below to see all our activities and services.

This Week’s Services:

Monday to Thursday

8.30 am Morning Prayer everyone welcome over ZOOM


11.30 am Holy Communion a quiet, reflective and said Holy Communion held in room 3


This Sunday’s theme is The Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40 : 1 – 11, Mark 1 : 1 – 8

9 am Holy Communion, in church

10.30 am Morning Worship in church

10.30 am Family Church downstairs

Other News

Diocese news from the Diocese of Leeds: Diocesan e-news ..

Ripon Cathedral latest news Ripon Cathedral .

Training and Events to Help Shape your Leadership Online Events ..

A Rocha : Nature and Advent

Dementia Forward December Message November issue ..

Christmas Present Appeal If you like to donate Christmas presents for children, here is a local scheme being run through the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

St Olav Christian Bookshop St Olav ..

Spring Harvest Christmas Playlist ..

Harrogate & Dales Newsletter ..

Eco Church Connect .

Saltshaker December News .

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