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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is hoped that this blog will encourage dialogue, however, comments deemed to be blasphemous, offensive or personal will not be published.

Easter Sunday – a message from Father Michael

COLLECT Lord of all life and power; who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to … Continue reading

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Re-start of church services with effect from Sunday the 7th of March 2021 at 11.00 a.m.

The Parsonage, Holy Trinity Church Funchal Madeira. Dear Friends, March 2021 I trust this letter finds you safe and well. Further to my letter of February 2021, I am very pleased to be able to advise you that at its … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent – Reading and reflections from Father Michael

Sunday 28th February 2021 Second Sunday of Lent COLLECT Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent – Readings and reflections from Father Michael

Sunday 21st February 2021 First Sunday of Lent COLLECT Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted for forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to … Continue reading

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Suspension of services up to and including end of February 2021

February 2021 Dear Friends, I trust this letter finds you safe and well. You will recall that in January I wrote to you and advised that it had been decided to suspend Church services for four weeks up to and … Continue reading

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Sunday next before Lent – 14th February, 2021

COLLECT Almighty Father, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross: give us grace to perceive his glory, that we may be strengthened to suffer with him and be changed into his likeness, from glory … Continue reading

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Second Sunday before Lent – readings and reflections from Father Michael

Sunday 07th February 2021 COLLECT Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Epiphany – this week’s readings, reflections and thoughts

Sunday 31st January 2021 Fourth Sunday of Epiphany COLLECT Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with … Continue reading

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Zoom meeting on the Environment between A Rocha/ Anglican and other Churches. Wednesday 27th January, 18.00 GMT

 I thought you may be interested to join this  ZOOM meeting about the Diocese of Europe joining in ARoche organisation´s ECO CHURCH PROJECT. ARoche are a well established environmental organiser There is an introduction by David Attenorough and many speakers.  … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Epiphany – this week’s readings, reflections and thoughts

Sunday 24th January 2021 Third Sunday of Epiphany COLLECT God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor; release to the captives and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all you … Continue reading

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