Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

Serving at the Heart of Your Community


Live@ The Church
Cookham’s Live Wire Productions staged a concert at Holy Trinity last weekend of July. It was the first of a series of four “Live@ The Church” events scheduled over the next 4 months and proved to be stunning success. Dramatic lighting changed the interior of the church from its traditional appearance into a softly lit performance space, even enhancing the building’s attractive mediaeval features.
The concert featured Anglo-Dutch singer, guitarist and songwriter Gitta de Ridder, whose programme of modern folk pop songs entranced an appreciative audience. Gitta was followed after the interval by Grizzly and the Grasshoppers. “Grizzly Rhys” Morgan plays “Roots and Blues” music at its foot stomping best. Their music was an excellent contrast to the softer tones of Gitta de Ridder and completed an excellent programme of folk based music. Live Wire will be producing a series of three further folk music themed concerts in the church on:
22 September, 20 October and 24 November, all starting at 19.00hrs. 
Featured artistes will include “Fly Yeti Fly”, “Velvet and Stone”, Sam Green and Jonas and Jane.
If last Saturday’s event is anything to go by they will be unmissable!

Wednesday 3rd October Come and meet acclaimed author Claire Tomalin 

At 10.30am in the Parish Centre Tickets cost £10 and are available from The Stationery Depot or call Valerie on 01628 522471

Monday 8th October annual opening of the Children’s Society boxes in the Parish Centre starting at 10am. Please come along with your boxes, have a coffee and some cake and a chat with friends.

‘Nurturing our Roots’ Six weekly meetings looking at the basis of our faith.
Why be a Christian? Why believe in God? What’s the Holy Spirit all about?
And your question...? Sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings
9th October to 13th November 7.30 – 9.30 pm in The Parish Centre
Coffee / tea, discussion and your questions answered. Why not add your name to the list at the back of the church? Further information from:
Richard Simmonds: rsim483269@aol.com 01628 483269

After a great experience last year, Cancer Ninjas are again entering a team into Cancer Research UK’s Shine London half marathon evening walk on Saturday 22nd September at 19:30. There is a small contingent from HTC building and we will have a coach of which Cookham will be one of the stops. For more information on joining us please chat to me, email
mike@cancerninjas.com or visit www.cancerninjas.com/shinewalk-2018 
Many thanks, Mike Horlock.

Men’s Breakfast  

Come along and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast and listen to an interesting talk on a variety of topics. 

The next ‘Men’s breakfast and discussion group’ will be on Saturday TBC at 8:30am lasting approx. 1½  hours.

It is held on every second Saturday in the month at the Holy Trinity Parish Centre in Churchgate, Cookham.

The breakfast will be followed by a short talk. The cost will be £5 and if you plan to join us, please email Fr David so we know how many to cater for.  We look forward to seeing you.

Fr David

Open Minds - The Teenagers’ Debating Group

Come along and join in a debate on a topical subject with the Open Minds teenagers debating group.  We meet on the third Thursday evening in the month at Pizza Dreams (back room) at 7:00pm; where we also enjoy a couple of slices of pizza and a drink. There is no charge. 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday TBC.    Come along and share your thoughts.  If you would like to join us please email Fr David  so we can plan for the food. Bring your friends; we look forward to welcoming you.

 Fr David

Pilgrimage for Oberammergau 2020.

Oberammergau 2020 3 years is a long time away, but if we don’t commit now we won’t get our choice of seats, hotels etc. We’ve negotiated this trip to the Oberammergau Passion play, departing 2nd Sept 2020, followed by 5 nights in Northern Italy. Deposit refundable until Jan 2019 Brochures are available at the back of church or downloadable from the websites. Limited numbers! Don’t delay book NOW. Lorna Sykes for more information click here 


Past events

Cookham Kids’ Holiday Club 30 July to 3 August 2018 at Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

kids club We have had a fantastic time at Kids’ Club - both children and helpers.
The theme of the week was MegaMakers based on Ephesians and explored the theme of inventions. We have therefore been learning about the breadth and depth of God’s love for us all through craft, drama, sport and music. We have also learned a new song which we have been singing all week - “Wide and Long and High and Deep” which has enough actions to make us feel as if we’ve done a complete workout every morning!
We had our very own Mega Machine on stage, invented by Professor Boffin and his apprentice Brainwave, which had the ability to enlarge anything placed inside it - turning a piece of bread into a whole loaf, a small ball into a large one and a small bottle of water into a large bucket of water - we are still trying to find out how it did this! The machine demonstrates the concept of things getting bigger which parallels the theme of MegaMakers - the more we discover about God the vaster his love for us may seem.
A big thank you to all our helpers who did a wonderful job in looking after the children and providing such fabulous activities for them.

Bloomin' Brilliant! Holy Trinity Church Cookham flower  festival - see the fantastic displays here

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entrance to church with sunflower arch

Magna Carta Relay: Church stall at community events

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