Rt. Rev’d Paulina Hlawiczka-Trotman

Rt. Rev’d Paulina Hlawiczka-Trotman

We were delighted to be joined by our friends, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Lutheran church leaders, friends and family for the first service that Paulina has led following her consecration and instalation as Biship of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain.

Rt. Revd Paulina Hlawiczka-Trotman
with United Reformed Church and Lutheran Church leaders

This was a very happy occasion and we were delight to celebrate with Paulina, her family and friends and the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for this service and all those who provided refreshments.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2024, Current, Ecumenical, news, World Church, Worship
Advent and Christmas 2023

Advent and Christmas 2023

Thank you to everyone who prepared, led, took part in and attended any of our Advent and Christmas services and activities this year, including our St. Andrew’s Day service, our Advent evening reflections, Carols in the Courtyard, our Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service, our Carol Service, the Christmas Eve Christingle Service and our celebration on Christmas Day. Thank you to all.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Blogroll, Christian Education, Christmas, Worship
Harvest Festival Service 2023

Harvest Festival Service 2023

Thank you so much to everyone whose time and preparation contributed to such a wonderful time of worship for our Harvest Festival this year.

The service, which was led by members of our Junior Church and Youth Group was thoughtfully constructed, imaginatively presented and very well delivered by our young people. We thank them and their leaders very much indeed.

We also thank our flower arranging team for creating such wonderful displays of flowers and harvest produce and everyone who brought harvest gifts to present.

The harvest goods have been donated to The Friary in West Bridgford to support their work with those struggling with homelessness.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Blogroll, Harvest, Photographs, Report, Worship


We were delighted to celebrate Bami’s baptism with her and her family on 1st October.

A lovely occasion.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, events, Worship
Pets and Cuddly Toys Service 2023

Pets and Cuddly Toys Service 2023

We had our second (annual?) pets and cuddly toys service on 9th July, thinking about and thanking God for some of our favourite things.

Some members of the congregation brought along favourite cuddly toys:

and others had sent in photographs of their pets which you can view HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Worship
Holy Week and Easter 2023

Holy Week and Easter 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for any of our Holy Week and Easter activities and services.

We are grateful to those who prepared and led our special services and activities which were found so helpful and valuable this Easter time.

  • Palm Sunday – The Goldsmith Players
  • Holy Week Meditations – Rev’d Chris Ford
  • Tenebrae Service – Ron Kenyon
  • Service of the Nails – Mark Hodgson
  • Music and Readings for Good Friday – Phil Hodgson and the Church Choir
  • “Eastingle” Children’s Activity Service – Rev’d Chris Ford
  • Easter Breakfast – Liz Cronin
  • Easter Day Worship – Rev’d Chris Ford

Thank you, too, to members of the Duty Teams and to all those who helped, in any way, to make these events proceed so smoothly.


Posted by gdjjennings in 2023, Easter, events, notices, Worship
Palm Sunday 2023

Palm Sunday 2023

Thank you to the Goldsmith Players for their superb production telling the story of Holy Week and the path to the cross in our Palm Sunday service.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Easter, Goldsmith Players, Worship
Christmas Services 2022

Christmas Services 2022

Thank you to everyone who prepared, lead, joined and shared in our special Advent and Christmas services and activities this year, including our Minister, worship leaders, Junior Church, Youth Group and Choir.

We especially want to thank those who set-up and put-away, those who baked, made tea/coffee and washed-up, gave flowers or Christmas gifts and took them to deserving recipients. Thank you for helping to make this a special Christmas celebration.


Toy and Nativity Christmas Festival Service – 11th December

Junior Church/Youth Group Christmas Parties and Pantomime – 17th December

Carol Service – 18th December

Christingle Service – 24th Decemeber

Midnight Communion Service – 24th December

Christmas Day Service – 25th December

Advent Meditations – four Mondays leading up to Christmas


Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Christmas, Worship
Harvest 2022

Harvest 2022

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our church look wonderful for our Harvest Service on 16th October.

Thank you, too, to everyone who brought gifts which will be donated to The Friary in support of their work with homeless people.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Harvest, Photographs, Worship
Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations began on Thursday 2nd June as our Church Choir joined with the choirs of Nottingham RC Cathedral and Derby Cathedral for a concert a musical celebration of Her Majesty the Queen in St. Barnabas Cathedral. This included a range of music connected with royal occasions as well as the piece, A life lived with grace, written to be sung as the Jubilee beacons were lit across the Commonwealth.

On Sunday 5th June, as well as celebrating Pentecost, morning worship marked the seventy years of service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
During worship, we received the beautiful Jubilee Bowl, commissioned from Sophie Robins, using some of our grant award from the Arts Councils’ Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

Following worship, we gathered (mostly in our halls due to the rain and cold) for our Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2022, Choir, events, Photographs, Worship