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Published: 3rd June, 2023

Trinity Sunday – 4th June 2023

This image above shows a page from the eighth century Latin Gellone Sacramentary, specifically the page of the proper preface for what we know today as Trinity Sunday.  Deciphering the text isn’t easy, especially when you know as little Latin as I do.  And yet it is possible, if you look at the bottom left hand corner, to discern words that look at least something like: non in unius singularitate personæ, sed in unius Trinitate substantiæ, Quod enim de tua gloria, revelante te, credimus, hoc de Filio tuo, hoc de Spiritu Sancto, sine discretione sentimus.  We find the same meaning, expressed in Cranmerian English, in our own Book of Common Prayer: not one only Person, but three Persons in one Substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality.  On Trinity Sunday it is easy for us to get bogged down in technical theological discussions.  But reflecting on these ancient liturgical texts, cherished and handed down by the church through the centuries, we see that worship is the true starting point for seeking to understand the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.  It is through worship that we learn the humility to accept God’s self-revelation as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

This Sunday:

8am Holy Communion (BCP)
8.30am Parish Breakfast (Chantry House)
9.30am Sung Eucharist and Junior Church
11.15am Sung Matins (BCP) (St Nicholas, Remenham)
4pm Evening Prayer

This week:


Tuesday  12noon St Mary’s Standing Committee 12noon (Chantry House)
7pm Henley Archaeological Society (Chantry House)
7.30pm Holy Eucharist for the Henley Debt Centre
7.45pm for 8pm Julian Group (Forge Cottage, Hart Street)

Wednesday  10am BATS (Chantry House)

Thursday 8  10am Holy Eucharist
11am Bible Study (Chantry House)
6pm Melody Makers
8pm Choir Practice

Friday 9        12noon Holy Eucharist
7.30pm Harrow School Concert (afternoon rehearsal)

Saturday 10  12noon Wedding 12noon (St Nicholas, Remenham)

Morning Prayer will be said at 9am Tuesday to Friday.

Sunday June 11th ~ Corpus Christi / The First Sunday after Trinity

8am  Holy Communion (BCP)
9.30am  Sung Eucharist, Junior Church and Creche
11.15am  Holy Communion (BCP) with hymns (St Nicholas, Remenham)
4pm  Evening Prayer