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About holytrinitychurch

This is the official blog site for the Anglican Church of The Holy Trinity, and the historic British Cemetery situated in the heart of the city of Funchal, on the glorious, Portuguese island of Madeira. It is hoped that this blog will encourage dialogue, however, comments deemed to be blasphemous, offensive or personal will not be published.

A letter from Father Michael

My Dear Friends, I pray that during these trying times you and yours are well. We had our Church AGM yesterday and afterwards the first meeting of the new Church Council. At that meeting it was decided that for the … Continue reading

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Notice of Annual Chaplaincy Church Meeting

Chaplaincy of Madeira The Annual Chaplaincy Church Meeting will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Rua do Quebra Costas 18, 9000-034 Funchal, Madeira Friday 26th June 2020 at 10:30 am. For the election of Parochial representatives of the laity as … Continue reading

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Notice of a Meeting for the Election of Church Wardens

Chaplaincy of Madeira A meeting for the election of churchwardens will be held in at Holy Trinity Church, Rua do Quebra Costas 18, 9000-034 Funchal, Madeira on Friday 26th of June 2020 at 10:30am. This meeting may be attended by: … Continue reading

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Information about the service on the 7th June (Trinity Sunday) to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Funchal

Dear friends, As you know we are planning our first service at the church since the lockdown, for Trinity Sunday, the 7th June. To conform to C. of E. and government requirements, it will be necessary to observe the following … Continue reading

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A message from Father Michael for your devotions this Sunday (31st May, Pentecost Sunday)

Waiting The period between Ascension and Pentecost (this coming Sunday 31st May) is a period of waiting and praying for the Disciples ref. Acts 1:- “After His suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to … Continue reading

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A meditation on this Sunday’s reading (24th May) by Father Michael

John 17 1-11 (The reading for Sunday 24th May 2020) As you know last Thursday was Ascension Day, the account of which we can read in the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 1. Before our Lord ascended to heaven his … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday Service 7th June 2020

To celebrate Trinity Sunday there will be a said Eucharistic service at Holy Trinity Funchal starting at 11.00 a.m. Social distancing and other precautions to avoid the spread of the Virus will be observed. Everybody welcome.

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A thought and a prayer for this Sunday (17th May) from Father Michael

A Thought Many years ago when you were travelling to a foreign country and going through customs, it was common to hear a uniformed officer ask you ‘Have you anything to declare?’ If you said, ‘Yes’, you knew you were … Continue reading

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A message from Father Michael for this Sunday’s devotions (26th April)

Mentioned 146 times in Scripture, the number 40 generally symbolises a period of testing and trial and is not accurate in terms of actual duration. You will no doubt remember that the flood lasted forty days, Moses fled Egypt for … Continue reading

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A Note from Father Michael for this Sunday’s Devotions

These times are testing physically, mentally and spiritually. As always we look to the Bible for comfort and reassurance: Psalm 16 Protect me O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; … Continue reading

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