Trefonen

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All Saints’ Church, Trefonen

Some three miles from Oswestry the compact village of Trefonen enjoys a reputation of being active and community spirited.  Our church enjoys a prominent position as you enter the village and is known for the warmth of the welcome it extends to everyone.  Our services are characterised by the participation of members of the congregation, who are active in church and village events and projects.

 

 

Lent Outdoors in Trefonen Church Garden

All are welcome to All Saints’ church grounds to journey through Lent using the material provided in a variety of positions around the grounds in your own way (socially distanced, of course, please.)  Under each of the different headings:

      • we will start the first week by recognising and being sorry for our shortcomings and regrets, then, as the weeks unfold:
      • ask God for help to improve;
      • praise, and be thankful;
      • express hope and look forward;
      • and finally reach to accept the joy and blessing that Easter brings.

You are invited to interact with the material, bringing your own sorrows, needs, thanks and hopes, in any suitable format, to add if you wish. Please attach your items in a way that ensures they will not be blown away by the wind.

 

Our events and activities:

Most events and activities are on hold at the moment.  However, as soon as is possible, our Community Café will re-open.  We hold this on a Tuesday morning from 9 to 11.30 (10 to 11.30 am during school holidays) in the Village Hall.  Really good coffee and tea are served free as well as cakes and biscuits.  We accept donations!  The Café is run by volunteers and attracts a good number of clients each week. 

As is usual in a church community there are regular and annual activities, such as fortnightly house groups and Lent lunches.   More information will be posted as restrictions are lifted.  We are also active in village events, and play a significant part in the well-known Trefonen Hill Walk Weekend, which lasts much longer than a weekend!

Our house groups:

We have three house groups, which are running virtually in various ways at the moment.  We may well decide to continue in this way for a while if, as pandemic regulations ease, meeting groups are again  limited to six. 

The Blodwel Bank Group:  We usually meet every other Thursday evening at the house of one of the group members. We have not been meeting during the pandemic but hope to resume once restrictions allow. Contact Andrew or Susan Rice-Oxley on 01691 829169 or a.riceoxley@btinternet.com.

The Byway Group:  We look forward eagerly to meeting again on alternate Wednesday afternoons for Bible study, discussion and refreshments!  Until then, we are each rediscovering the pleasure of receiving a fortnightly letter through the post, which shares our thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement.  We hope that the day will come soon when we can enjoy tea and biscuits with our Byway friends, and anyone else who would like to join us!    Joan and Jill.

Fallow Fields Fellowship If you are able to Zoom, and would like to join in our discussions, we would love to welcome you: the second and fourth Monday of the month, at 7.15 pm.  We’re looking at Luke’s Gospel and shall be moving onto chapter 13 at the beginning of February.  Bring your coffee or tea and biscuit, or what’s left of the Christmas cake.  No prior knowledge or expertise needed.  Our group is led by K of the Kimber household.  Contact for the link: k.kimber@borderparishes.org.uk

People to know and who can help you:

Churchwardens:
Bob Kimber 01691 679646 bob.kimber@borderparishes.org.uk
Malcolm Kirk  01691 688595 malcolm.ref1170@gmail.com
Secretary to the Parochial Church Council:
Helen Parish 01691 670979  helen-parish1@hotmail.com
Editor of the Parish Magazine:
Peter Woollam  01691 655753 peter@woollam.net

Our Parish Magazine

Our Parish Magazine is published monthly, free of charge.  We ask that you support our advertisers.  The printed version is available in the Village Shop  (and the Village Hall and Barley Mow when open) and the digital version is available toi download by clicking on the links below:

Parish Magazine  – April 2021
Parish Magazine – February 2021

Community links and information:

Trefonen has a website, in which we feature. Click here to visit our pages 

You will find much local information in the magazine, at the Village PO & Stores and at the Village Hall and Barley Mow.

See also the Trefonen Community page on Facebook: Trefonen Community Notice Board.  This is a members’ group so you will have to ask to sign in if not already a member.  It’s a useful site, with details about the church, the village hall and what’s going on.