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Our annual festival is now in its 17th year and although we would have preferred to have hosted at Holy Trinity as usual, this is an opportunity for a first.  We feel blessed to be part of the Barrow-upon-Soar Christmas traditions and hope that we can still provide some well needed festive cheer in the lead up to Christmas.  

This year, more than ever, it is our pleasure to showcase the fantastic local businesses and groups and the imagination the festival inspires.  Not only is the festival an annual community event but also the main fundraiser of the year for Holy Trinity Church.  The money goes towards the upkeep of the beautiful historic building and to enable ministry and community groups to run from the Church and Trinity Rooms.  

The viewing of the trees this year is free, but we hope that you can show your support by making a donation via the Donate link on the Christmas Tree Festival website - every bit helps, however small.

Watch the Grand Opening of the 2020 Virtual Christmas Tree Festival.


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COVID 19 - November Letter from the Priest in ChargeDear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Following the announcement from the UK Government yesterday evening, today will see the last services being held in our buildings for a while (All Souls will still go ahead this evening). From Thursday, we will once again be suspending public worship until such time as the Government and Church of England deem it safe for us to return to the buildings. At present we know that this will last till early December, but we cannot yet be sure when things will change.
From next Sunday we will return to our weekly Zoom Service as during the previous lock down. This will, of course, mean that our annual Service of Remembrance will be held via Zoom next Sunday, at the slightly later time of 10:45. I have attached below an Order of Service for this together with a reminder of the link to our Zoom services. This will also be live streamed on Facebook at Many of you have already started to ask about Christmas, we will make plans accordingly and are already looking to record some Carol and Crib / Christingle services ready for this. The Christmas Tree Festival will also be changed to a “Virtual Festival” this year. As and when we know what we are able to do and we can make plans we will ensure these are communicated to you all.
Please pass this information on to any of those you may be aware of who do not have access to email.
On this All Saint’s Day we are reminded that we are all united in Christ together with all the Saints through the ages. As we prepare to worship from our own homes again it is important to remember that the Church is all of us gathered together rather than our buildings. As the Archbishop expressed it, our buildings may be closed but the Church is still very much open. 
As always you all remain in my prayers and I wish you every blessing as we move into this next phase of measures to combat the spread of this virus.
Every blessing,
Rev’d Clive R WattsPriest in ChargeBarrow and Wolds Group