You are challenged to Break out of our cultural dead-end and choose to celebrate Christmas for real in 2011!
Trinity Church is the venue for the Young Pianist of the North 2012. Young people from 18 countries gather for this fantistic competition.
The annual Young Pianist of the North International competition, created by its artistic director, Marika Meshkuna-Slater, was established in 2008 in partnership with Omega Music, a local family business. The main goals of the competition are to encourage, educate and inspire young pianists, their tutors and families; to support young local piano students; to promote young outstanding international piano talent in the region.
Recognising the importance of the formative years on the future development of young musicians, YPN invites to its jury panel some of the world’s most recognised pianists and pedagogues.
For more information on the competition and ticket prices, please go to http://www.ypn-competition.org
by Rev Rowena Francis, URC Moderator, Northern Synod.
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
There is in church circles a famous bit of graffiti where a poster on a church notice-board read ‘Jesus saves’ and someone had scrawled underneath it ‘with the Woolwich.’ Paul, the great first century follower of Jesus wrote to one of the churches he had founded in Corinth; in the second bible
reading we listened today, and said ‘Today is the day to be saved – now is the day of salvation’.
Eight people from Trinity travelled to St Thomas Philidelphia Church in Sheffield for a taster training day exploring missional communitites. As part of Trinity’s stated vision of planting new expressions of church in our vision document, ‘Streams into Rivers’, the missional communities concept provides much food for thought towards creatively realising that vision without detracting from the current strength and emphasis of Trinity. Continue reading
The opposite of remember is probably dis-member. When we remember whether those killed in the two war worlds and the many subsequent and no less traumatic conflicts we are recalling them to mind, refreshing their image in our memory, and above all recalling their sacrifice for our freedom. Re-member means to put back together our thoughts so that they have an impact today. In the Communion service we renew our focus on Jesus (do this to re-member me), seeing Him afresh on the Cross dying so we might live. As followers of the Crucified Christ we live with the truth of Jesus’ words: I tell you the truth, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24). Dis-membering sounds and is painful: it means pulling apart that which is together. We revise history at our peril, we down play the horror of war at our peril, and we revel in peace rallies and wear peace poppies and ignore evil at our peril. Continue reading