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Issue32 www.holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk
www.holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk October-December 2009 July-September 2009

A YEAR ON AT HOLY TRINITY


The Revd Rob Gillion, Rector

‘The Church’s one There have been so welcome new-


foundation is Jesus many highlights during comers into the
Christ our Lord’. my first year, which I family of the Church,
have scattered over to engage in serving
A quote from one of these pages in glorious the wider community
the hymns we sang at technicolour! in so many ways, and
my Induction as Rector to share in Bible
which reflects both the I have been so grateful Study, Prayer and
foundation and vision for the opportunities inspirational Worship.
for Holy Trinity’s we have had to get to
mission and ministry. know one another, to I have also valued
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the opportunities for


daily prayer and the
rhythm of services, and
the joy of being able to
keep the Church open
all day, every day for
everybody.
I have been so blessed
with a team of people
who:
‘Love this place, O
God
Wherein thine honour
dwells
The joy of thine abode
All earthly joys excels’

Father Rob Gillion


Rector
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Education Course
2009
The Revd Graham Rainford
Assistant Priest

At the beginning of a m e e t t h e m each term for those


new Autumn Term at appropriately. who are not able to
Holy Trinity C of E meet in the Autumn.
Primary School we Some people are Additional courses
welcomed new pupils attending because they will be held in the
and their families to are enquiring about the Spring and Summer
become part of the Christian Faith and terms to help with
wider family of Holy want to explore Bible reading, prayer,
T r i n i t y, including aspects of Christian worship and Christian
School, Church and belief, worship and discipleship.
the local community. spirituality. They often
There is an induction ask for some guidance The aim of this
programme that aims in Bible reading, prayer programme of
to help them integrate or other elements of Christian nurture is to
into the life of our the Christian Life. equip the Church
school and quickly feel here at Holy Trinity to
‘The aim of this engage in the
at home. programme of Christian
nurture is to equip the mission and ministry
During the past year Church here at Holy Trinity God has invited us to
we have seen a to engage in the mission share.
significant increase in and ministry God has
invited us to share.’ The Course will be
the number of people
visiting Holy Trinity held in the Rectory,
Church, especially In the Autumn Term at 97A Cadogan Lane,
attending for worship Holy Trinity Church we SW1X 9DU at 7.30
on Sundays. Some of will be m aking pm every
these people are not available to everyone, Wednesday from the
used to attending newcomers and those 14th of October until
worship and may who are well Wednesday the 18th
appear as lost as a established, a of November.
new pupil on the first Foundation Course in
Please ring the church
day of term. We need the basics of Christian office if you would like to
to be aware of their dis c iples hip. T his attend: 020 7730 7270.
needs and seek to course will be repeated
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OBERAMMERGAU 2010 - ONLY 12 PLACES NOW AVAILABLE!

Join Fr Graham and Anne Rainford who will be leading a trip to the 2010 OBERAMMERGAU
PASSION PLAY as part of a 10 day Holiday ( 8th-
17th September 2010 ) in Austria and Bavaria,
flying direct from London Heathrow to Munich.

7 Nights Half Board Accommodation: Hotel Reiser,


Pertisau.

The hotel is a four star superior hotel beside Lake


Achensee, surrounded by the mountains of the
Tyrol. Set in extensive grounds, facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools. A spa
area offers all sorts of treatments as well as a sauna and Turkish bath. Rooms are spacious
and have private facilities, satellite TV, radio, safe and phone and either a balcony or internal
sitting area. Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol, is about a thirty minute drive away.

2 Nights Guest House Accommodation in Oberammergau


The Day of the Passion Play
Free morning
Lunch included in the village
Afternoon and evening attend the Passion Play
( d inner included in the interval )
Overnight in Oberammergau
Last Day
Free morning
Afternoon return flight from Munich to London
Heathrow

All Inclusive cost: £1,425 per person


Return Flights, Coach Transfers, Accommodation, Meals
( h alf board Pertisau & lunch/dinner Oberammergau ) , Passion Play Tickets.
Detailed brochures and booking forms are available from the Church Office

Reservations, in writing, to: Father Graham Rainford, Holy Trinity Church,


Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BZ

Email: priest@holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk Tel: 020 7730 7270


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An overview of the work of Chelsea Academy by


The Revd Rob Gillion, Rector with contributions
from Andy Yarrow, Principal and Stephanie Carey,
PA to the Principal.

Many readers will have Board for Schools) and a n d teaching.


been following the the Royal Borough of Students, teachers
story of Chelsea K e n s i n g t o n a n d and associate staff
Academy over recent Chelsea. Their vision work together to build
years. The idea of a is for a school that a community based
new secondary school s er ves its loc al on mutual respect
for Chelsea goes back community and has a where students can
some 18 years! Finally, distinctive Christian flourish and develop
the day has come for e t h o s . C h e l s e a the personal qualities
this dream to become Academy combines they need for future
a reality. I have success. The
been on various Academy
s t e e r i n g aims to help
committees d e v e l o p
looking at the young people
community and who c an
curriculum and make a
as a Governor valuable
of the Academy c ontr ib ut ion
I am delighted to society.
that the
A c a d e m y I am
opened on the delighted the
7th of September An Artist’s impression of what the finished Chelsea
Academy will look like
2009. Academy has
chosen to
The Academy has two traditional values and have an Inauguration
sponsors, the Church the highest standards Service for all
of England (the with an innovative students, staff, and
Lo nd on D i oc es an approach to learning parents at Holy
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Trinity on Friday 9th on Hortensia Road in warm welcome


October at 2.45 pm. high quality temporary extended to Chelsea
This will be led by The accommodation. Academy staff by
Archdeacon of both Holy Trinity
Middlesex, The Ven. Andy Yarrow, the clergy and members
Stephan Welch (Chair Principal of Chelsea and by the Church’s
of Governors) and Academy comments primary school. We
myself. on the opening: are looking forward to
a long and fruitful
Chelsea Academy has “I am delighted that p a r t ne r s h i p and
places for 162 Year 7 Kensington and thank you all for your
students per year support and prayers
group and will grow at this exciting
each ye a r until time.”
2015. Over 600
applications were The teaching and
received for the associate staff
Academy’s first ever recognise that
year group starting in students have
September 2009. different learning
Sixteen students from styles, gifts and
Holy Trinity C of E talents. For any
Primary School were young person who is
among the first cohort passionate about
when the Academy Mr Andy Yarrow
learning and
opened its doors on 7th determined to
Principal of Chelsea achieve within the
September, and with Academy
Father Graham context of a Christian
Rainford being the community, Chelsea
Chairman of the Chelsea finally has its Academy represents
Governors of Holy own Church of an unrivalled
Trinity School, it is England secondary opportunity. I look
wonderful that we can school that will enable forward to supporting
now follow the local children to this exciting
progress of these experience the benefits adventure by the
children. The brand of a distinctively Church of England
new state-of–the-art Christian school ethos (the London
building in Lots Road from the start of Diocesan Board for
will open in September primary school through Schools) and the
2010. Until then (for to the age of 18. I have Royal Borough of
the first year only) also been personally Kensington and
students are located encouraged by the Chelsea.
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Open Evenings for those interested


in applying for admission to Year 7
in September 2010 will be held at
Chelsea Football Club on
Wednesday 30th September and
Thursday 1st October. For more
information, please see the Chelsea
Academy website:
www.chelsea-academy.org

The Chelsea Academy

THE FRIENDS OF HOLY TRINITY

The Friends of Holy Trinity was formed in 1998 to resource and support the ministry
and mission of Holy Trinity Church. Most of the Friends are people who, for all kinds
of reasons, do not make Holy Trinity their regular church, but who nevertheless want
to support the work of Holy Trinity with their prayers, encouragement and generous
financial donations.

You are invited to attend

A REFRESHING OF THE FRIENDS OF HOLY TRINITY

On Sunday 25th October 1.00 pm - 2.15 pm at Holy Trinity.


Buffet lunch and sharing vision for the future.
Come and see how you can help to Refresh the Friends to continue their supportive
ministry.

RSVP for catering numbers: 020 7730 7270


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SCHUBERT FESTIVAL 2009


Andrew O’Brien

This year ’ s festival has Thanks also to Father the concerts, as well as
been an enormous Rob ( who travelled the first Schubert Song
success and such things hotfoot from Cambridge Competition.
could only happen due to to get to the first night ) ,
The festival has grown
the support and sheer and to Janine Gillion and
from strength to strength
hard work of so many Caroline Macdonald Haig
and I look forward to what
people. The festival has for all their assistance in
the future will bring.
received substantial mounting an art exhibition
press and radio coverage by Sophy Robertson-
and interest beyond Smith.
compare, bringing people
from all walks of life into
our wonderful church and
spreading the word of its
Andrew O’Brien is
mission. Co-Artistic Director
of the Chelsea
I would like to thank the Schubert Festival
and Director of
committee for their hard Patricia Routledge, Patron, Music at Holy
Father Rob Gillion, President, Trinity
work and dedication. and Janine Gillion,
Particular thanks must go Coordinator of the Trinity Arts
and Crafts Guild
to Marc Verter my Co-
Artistic Director, Ruth We were more than
Knowles, Kevin Muncey, pleased to receive the
Paul de Thierry and support of Blüthner ’ s
Louisa Barry - they have Pianos and thanks also to
given so much to this the Richard Carne Trust
year ’ s festival. who sponsored several of
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Christmas Services
at Holy Trinity
Sunday 29th November Advent Sunday

6:00 pm Parish Advent Carol Service

Sunday 20th December 4th Sunday of Advent

6:00 pm Parish Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve


11:30 pm Midnight Mass - Sung Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Rob Gillion
Choir: Holy Trinity Choir
Setting: Missa Brevis-Haydn
Anthem: A selection of Carols

Friday 25th December Christmas Day

8:45 am Holy Communion


11:00 am Sung Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Rob Gillion
Choir: Holy Trinity Choir
Setting: Darke in F
Anthem: In the bleak midwinter - Darke
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CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES


The Christmas card shop at Holy Trinity will open
on Saturday 26th September.
It will be open Monday to Saturday until the 19th of December.
Cards, Coffee, Chat
Fairtrade coffee and biscuits will be available for a donation.

(Please order your Holy Trinity Christmas cards directly from the
Church Office to help support the mission and ministry of Holy
Trinity).

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 8th November
8:45 am Said Eucharist
10:50 am Service in the Square
11:20 am Choral Mattins at Holy Trinity

Followed by shortened Said Eucharist at the High


Altar
Poppies will be available at the welcome desk
from Monday 26th October
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THE SLOANE CHRISTMAS


PARTY
Wednesday, 25th November

5:00 pm - Christmas Carol Concert at Holy Trinity Church


5:30 pm - St. Nicholas greets children outside church, gives
sweets and begins the procession back to the Duke of York Square,
supported by The Chelsea Pensioners and the Town Crier
6:00 pm - Official light switch on with 'The Hat Pack' followed by
their festive jazz concert
8:00 pm - Close of jazz concert

Mulled wine and festive nibbles will be on sale by local Duke of


York Square retailers

CHRISTMAS WITH THE


AWARENESS FOUNDATION
Mark your diary! The Awareness Foundation is hosting a Gala
Christmas Concert on Tuesday 8th December at 7:00 pm, under the
musical direction of Andrew O’Brien.
This memorable evening at Holy Trinity Sloane Square will consist of
many traditional favourites, some with a pleasing twist to reflect the
Foundation’s work.
Please bring your family and friends for this truly celebratory
evening.
Tickets are £20 (to support the work of the Awareness Foundation)
and are available by calling 020 7730 8830.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

‘a comprehensive church open all


day, every day for everybody’

Ann Dent

Holy Trinity Sloane Square


Sloane Street
London
SW1X 9BZ
United Kingdom

Office Phone: +44 (0)20 7730 7270


Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7730 9287
Email: info@holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk
Website: www.holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk

Rector & Area Dean of Chelsea: The Revd Rob Gillion


rector@holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk

Assistant Priest: The Revd Graham Rainford


Email: priest@holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk

Awareness Foundation

Director: The Revd Nadim Nassar


Office phone: +44 (0)20 7730 8830
Email: director@awareness-foundation.com
Website: www.awareness-foundation.com

Morning & Evening Prayer is said daily, Monday to Friday, at 9.00 am & 5.00 pm, Saturday 10.15 am & 4.00 pm
The Eucharist is celebrated on Wednesdays at 6.30 pm, and Thursdays at 1.10 pm
On Sundays, the Eucharist is Said at 8.45 am, and Sung at 11.00 am.