Sunday 7th June 2020

Trinity Sunday

Vicar: Revd TERESA TAYLOR      01179093078

Revd. Canon  PETER HUZZEY                       


Church Warden  ROGER LONG            

Lay Minister: BARRIE FLEET                        

Lay Minister   RICH HARRIS                          

Lay Minister JANE HUZZEY                           

Lay Minister: JACKIE LONG                          

Lay Minister: DAVID MILES                        

Parish Office: VENETIA RODGERS 0117 9561016

Church Website & FB: TERRIE WALKER-SMITH   


New Testament:  2 Corinthians 13:11 – end. New International Version (NIV)

Final Greetings

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All God’s people here send their greetings.

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28: 16-20 New International Version (NIV)

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The Collect for Trinity Sunday

Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever, Amen


Join with us for worship from around 9.30am this Sunday by going to St James Mangotsfield Facebook page and follow the link to the service.

Watch our website and FB page in the coming days as some thoughts for the day will also continue to be posted, as well as our regular Sunday worship.


I don’t know about you, but one thing I miss because we cannot use St. James is meeting together after the service for tea, coffee and bread pudding! Many members of our church take that opportunity to stay behind and talk, it provides a great opportunity to spend time with people who are visiting us. Our weekly service on facebook and youtube at 9.30 am are going well but the coffee after the service isn’t quite the same if you are on your own! So what can we do about it? Well, lots of you use Zoom, so, why do we not all meet up there after the service on Sunday for coffee around 11.30 a.m!

If you would like us to join us for coffee – starting Sunday 24th May – send an email to In the email write your name and also a brief note saying you would like to joint us for coffee. Each week look out for an email from that email will include a link and the password to get into that week’s coffee meet up. If you run into problems getting on to Zoom etc. do let Teresa know by phone or email.  Look forward to meeting you all via Zoom.   Chris Taylor


We pray for all those who we know who have underlying health issues and for all those who are required to self-isolate at this time.

We pray especially today for: Sophie, Doreen, Pat, Karen, Sue, David, Liz, Bev, Erin, Caroline, Sophie, Chris, Pauline, Pat, Pete, Peggy, Diana, John, Sally and Colin (Shirley N’s brother)

We remember and give thanks for the life of Iris Taylor, Chris’ Mum and we pray for Bill her husband and the rest of the Taylor family at this sad time.

We also give thanks for the lives of Mavis Weare,  David White, Michael Totterdell and Charles Cox and pray for their families at this sad time.


I’ve had my moments with adult Confirmation classes over the years. Starting a new course with the subject of ‘Baptism’ and then being asked to explain the Old Testament practice of circumcision taught me a lesson I won’t forget! So then I made sure to begin any Confirmation course with ‘The Trinity’ but, inevitably, there was one person who absolutely had to ‘understand’ the Trinity. Sorry, but the Trinity, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is a mystery beyond our comprehension. It is also a concept clearly developed in the New Testament, as we encounter God the Creator and Sustainer, meet Jesus who says and does things that reveal him as God and finally discover God the Holy Spirit at work in our lives.

The important truth is surely not that I try to understand God but that I respond to God. I look out at my garden (I am fortunate) and thank God for the beauty of so much that he has made. I recall that Jesus said, ‘Consider the lilies of the field’ and I thank God for his care for me. In doing these things I am being prompted, and encouraged, by God the Holy Spirit. And when I consider the unity of the Trinity, a unity of absolute love, I think very hard about the nature of my relationships with all those who share my faith in Christ (and all those who do not) and how they can be improved.    Peter Huzzey


One of our congregation was phoned by someone claiming to be from her debit card company and wanting her card details. She wisely put the phone down on them. There are a number of different fraud schemes operating at present. If contacted, don’t panic and check with your bank or building society. Remember the fraudster may be holding your line open and then pretending to be whoever you are ringing so, if possible, use a different phone. Call the police. Be safe.


I, personally, say a huge ‘Thank You’ to all who have given in any way to our Re-Ordering Project.  It hasn’t been an easy time but the end is in sight and the Church will be transformed and beautiful.        

     BUT, because of this, the General Church Funds have suffered considerably. We didn’t have any fundraising events last year and now of course we cannot go to church in the usual way. I am getting envelopes (thank you all) but plate giving has obviously come to a full stop.

Can I urge you, if you possibly can, to send your offerings to me, Roger, Chris Llewellyn or Teresa (with a little bit extra if you can afford to) to help us get back on our feet again.  We still have bills to pay and our account is suffering. Should you be willing to give but cannot get it to me please email the church office and your message will be passed on to me. Sylvia                                                          


Thank you for your interest and support for mission in Eastern Europe. We hope you are staying safe and keeping well during these testing times. We are very aware that this is a challenging season for churches and charities, not least financially, but hope that, like us, you are also encouraged by good news stories of what God is doing. Thank you again for your interest and your partnership in the Gospel. To find out more about their work, here is a link to their News@TEN youtube channel:


Resound Food Bank, Blackhorse Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9BP 0117 3050969

We are open every Friday between 10am – 12pm

Dear FoodBank Supporter, Use of FoodBank services continues to be higher than this time last year, due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.

     Attached below, is our current ‘Shopping List’ showing the items that we are most in need of at this time. If you could help with any of these items, your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

     Donations can be brought to the Resound Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1000 – 1200 or on a Friday between 0900 – 1300. Alternatively, there are permanent collection boxes in the Sainsburys stores at Emersons Green and Lyde Green.

     Your continued support for the FoodBank is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to you all. Steve and Claire

Shopping List June 2020

Please can you help us by donating any of the following:-

Tinned Mince Meat & Onions

Tinned Stewing Steak

Tinned Chicken in Sauce 

Tinned Stew/Casserole

Fray Bentos Pies

Tinned Cold Meats (Ham, Spam, Corned Beef etc)

Tinned Mackerel/Sardines/Pilchards

Tinned Macaroni Cheese

Tinned Carrots

Tinned Green/Broad Beans

Tinned Mushrooms

Jars of Fish/Meat Paste

Angel Delight

Female Shower Gel

Female Shampoo


Adult Toothbrushes


Please send anything you wish to be included in the 14th June newsletter to the church office by 11am, Friday 12th June, to . Please do not leave a message on the church office answerphone at the moment, as the inbox is full. I will try to fix the phone as soon as I am able to. Thanks, Venetia.


This week I was talking to Sister Teresa at the Sisters of the Church in St. Pauls, who are putting many food parcels together at the moment.   

They have completely run out of tinned fruit and are very low on tinned vegetables.

I would be happy to take a donation to them. If anyone would like to donate any tins you would be welcome to drop them at the Vicarage or give me a call and I will come and collect from you. Thanks, Teresa.  PS Standing order donations to the ‘ Sisters of the Church’ for their work are gratefully received.  Thanks, Venetia


Please print out the Plant Sale poster (below) to put in your window, or somewhere where it can be seen by others. Thank you, Ruth