News & Events - 2021-22
Tue 1 November - Precilia Ngochi's graduation party
Congratulations to parishioner Precilia Ngochi who has recently been awarded an MSc in Public Health. Precilia previously obtained a degree in nursing from Worcester University whilst working at Ledbury Hospital and then went on to study for her Master's degree.
She celebrated her graduation with a party for friends, family, and colleagues at which Most Holy Trinity parish was well represented. She had a splendid cake and the party was a wonderful introduction to Cameroonian hospitality. She gave some brief but fascinating glimpses into her life story and how she came to study and practice nursing in this country. She and her husband, Michael, have been supportive parishioners at Most Holy Trinity for some years and their children have served on the altar and as readers when younger.
From November - LEAF Ledbury - Help Wanted
From November we shall be opening our Parish Room on Tuesday afternoons as part of a local Warm Spaces initiative coordinated by LEAF Ledbury to enable vulnerable local people to drop in to keep warm. Other local churches will be covering other days. We shall need volunteers to open up and stay for the afternoon on a rota basis.
If you would like to help on one or more Tuesdays please contact either Una (01531 - 631347) or Fr Adrian.
Wed 28 September - Visit from Archbishop Mark O'Toole
Our new Archbishop has been out and about meeting his new priests and familiarising himself with his many new parishes.
As part of that schedule he spent the afternoon of 28 September visiting Fr Adrian at Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury.
Thu 15 September - Light of Truth
The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph will host the online launch of their new apostolate, Light of Truth, at 7:30pm on Thursday 15 September via Zoom. To find out more about this exciting new initiative to bring Catholic Faith formation to as many people as they can, see the Sisters' website. To register, sign up here.
The Sisters also run many other courses.
Sat 10 September - Autumn Garden Party at 2:30 p.m.
This will be held in the Parish Room and, if the weather permits, outdoors . Bring families and friends and bring a cake if you can. Don't be shy, come and meet fellow parishioners especially those who may go to Masses other than your regular one.
The event is being organised by members of the local St Vincent de Paul Society.
Mon 15 - Fri 19 August - Noah's Camp 2022
Noah’s Camp - organised by parishioners Simon and Mary Cameron - is a week-long Catholic camp held near Dymock in Gloucestershire, for the whole family to grow in their faith and to become stronger as families. Enjoy talks for the adults, age-appropriate groups for children and young people, Eucharistic adoration, Holy Mass, lively worship music, and lots of fun family activities!
For full details see Noah's Camp website.
23 July - A Reflection following the compilation of the Synodal National Synthesis Document
The bishops of England & Wales have published Seeking Our Hearts’ Desire, a Reflection following the compilation of the Synodal National Synthesis Document.
Wed 29 June - Ss. Peter & Paul - Holyday of Obligation
Masses for this Holyday of Obligation are:
- Tue 28 Jun - 6:00 p.m. - Vigil of Ss. Peter & Paul
- Wed 29 Jun - 12:00 noon - Solemnity of Ss. Peter & Paul
Mon 20 June - Installation of the 8th Archbishop of Cardiff at 12:00 noon
Bishop Mark O'Toole of Plymouth will be installed as the 8th Archbishop of Cardiff in St David's Metropolitan Cathedral in Cardiff on Monday 20 June. During Holy Mass, having received the mandate from Pope Francis, Archbishop Stack will ceremonially hand over his crozier to Archbishop O'Toole as a symbol of the transfer of responsibility and authority for the archdiocese. At this point Archbishop Mark O’Toole will take canonical possession of the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
Sat 11 June - Summer Garden Party at 3:00 p.m.
A parish Garden Party to celebrate both the parish titular feast of the Most Holy Trinity and the return of the Sunday obligation. This an opportunity for all who worship at Most Holy Trinity church to come together and socialise over tea and cake in the church garden.
Tue 7 June - The Flags are up!
In anticipation of the parish titular feast of Most Holy Trinity on Sun 12 June the parish flags have been taken out, dusted off, and hoisted on our flag poles.
Join us for the parish Summer Garden Party on Sat 11 June, and then again at Mass either on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. or on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. (Latin) to celebrate our parish feast!
The bishops of England & Wales have reinstated - beginning on Pentecost, Sunday 5 June - the obligation to attend Mass on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation unless impeded by ill health or other serious reason.
For full details see the official announcement from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales.
Wed 1 Jun - New parish website and Facebook page
The parish website has been given a make-over and a new parish Facebook page launched. Should you identify any errors, omissions, or other teething problems in the re-styled website please do let us know.
Thanks to parishioner Una Morgan for her tireless efforts to date managing the website.
Sun 22 May - Weekly Monday afternoon Rosary for Ukraine
The Ledbury & Belmont Abbey Walsingham Group will, for the foreseeable future, pray the twenty decades of the Rosary for peace in Ukraine every Monday between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Abbey Church at Belmont.
Please join us in prayer either in the Abbey Church or at home.
Mon 2 - Fri 6 May - Walsingham Group Pilgrimage
A five day pilgrimage organised by Menna MacBain, a Belmont Abbey parishioner, on behalf of the Ledbury & Belmont Abbey Walsingham Group.
This is the first time the pilgrimage has been able to go ahead for three years.
May - Refurbishment of parish hall kitchen completed
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery our parish hall kitchen has now been completely refurbished. The renovation comprised new kitchen units, sink, dishwasher and a water boiler.
Hall users can now enjoy preparing refreshments - and tidying up afterwards of course! - in a safer and more attractive environment.
Sun 24 April - Blessing of a pilgrim's bicycle
Fr Adrian blesses Christian Jenkins's bicycle after the 12:15 Sunday Mass the day before Christian sets off on his solo cycling pilgrimage to Rome.
Christian is not taking the short route however: his planned route will take him through the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria before heading down into Italy and its final destination, Rome.
Fri 25 March - Sung Rosary at 12:30 p.m.
Following the midday Mass a group of singers from the parish, led by Christian Jenkins, sang five decades of the Holy Rosary. Parts of each of the five decades were sung in one of five different languages - Hebrew, English, German, French, and Ukrainian - with the remainder sung in Latin. It proved a very well attended devotion!
Thu 3 - Sat 19 February - Synod on Synodality parish meetings
Parish meetings - facilitated by parishioners Mary Rossiter and Pippa Wright - on Thu 3 February at 6:30 p.m, Tue 8 February at 3:00 p.m, and Sat 19 February 10:00 a.m. will give everyone an opportunity to share their thoughts in person, whether in addition to completed questionnaires or as an alternative to a written response if they have not yet had the chance to do so. Tea, coffee, and cake will be provided.
Sun 12 December - Parish Advent Carol Service at 3:00 p.m.
A service of readings, hymns, and choral music for Advent organised by Pippa Wright.
There will be a retiring collection for donations to Aid to the Church in Need.
Thu 30 November - "Prepare the way" - Advent Bible study Course
A guided bible study and discipleship group for Advent led by parishioner Pippa Wright with supporting resources from the Augustine Institute. Sessions on 30 November with subsequent sessions on 7, 14, and 21 December.