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The LINK November-December 2017

Editorial

Welcome to this edition of the Link, our monthly magazine designed to keep you linked into the happenings in our parish.

There are many in our parish who are no longer able to attend church regularly and the Link helps them feel connected.

About two months ago I was contacted by a resident doctor at the hospital, Samantha Warhurst, asking if she could hold a charity concert in the Trinity church. This was to be in aid of Women’s Refuge and was called “Leading Ladies and Dangerous Diva’s”.

The concert took place on Sunday 29th October and around 70 people were treated to some top-quality music. Samantha is a soprano who performed beautifully well-loved numbers such as “You’ll never walk alone”, “Climb every mountain”, “Somewhere over the rainbow” as well as items from Carmen and La Boheme. She was ably accompanied by local pianist Carolyn Bunting.

The Seasons Trio (piano, violin and cello) enthralled with Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” It was truly a delight to have the church filled with such well-played music by these talented artists.

The concert raised $1700 for the Women’s Refuge.

We are excited to be hosting a community BBQ in the Trinity Hall on Sunday 26th November. The purpose of this is to connect with the local community and seek ways to use the hall as a community hub or centre. We already run Boys and Girls Brigade from here and Rhythm Kids, plus the Eat Well programme and occasional events like Bookarama. But there is a lot more we could do. Our first step is to listen to our community to see what ideas they may have. We are hopeful some fruitful initiatives will come from this.

By the time you read this the painting work at St Stephen’s will be finished. The church is looking a lot fresher; the team at Aiden’s Painting Services have done a great job. The next step will be to redevelop the foyer and replace the rotting windows around the front entrance.  This will require congregational approval so a vote will be taken at our combined service on 26th November (at Trinity).

I hope you enjoy this edition of the Link

Blessings, Brent

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