The latest edition of Hello Abingdon, Trinity Learning’s community newsletter project, has hit the streets. The June 2019 newsletter has been put together by six Year 5 pupils from Carswell Community School and has a front page picture showing Summer in Abingdon!.
The magazine includes an article on Abingdon’s Traditional Morris Men, whose Mayor Making happened on 15th June.
The children had a great time meeting Roger and Harry from the Morris, and tried the dances.
There followed a survey on the Abbey Grounds Play Area and Swimming Pool which gets a ‘brilliant’ rating. There is also a piece about the wildlife in that area, including the butterflies in the bee garden, ducks and geese. The children thanked Adrian from Abingdon Naturalists Society for helping their research.
The children’s feedback after doing the magazine was:
+ it was fun learning new things
+ it helped me talk to people
+ we learnt new IT skills
+ it was good to use our skills on something useful.
To find out more about Trinity Learning’s work with schools visit their website: www.trinitylearning.org.uk
The magazine can be downloaded and read at https://trinityabingdon.org.uk/documents/trinitylearningnewsjune2019.pdf
Trinity Church was full for the harvest service. We were joined by Abingdon Baptist Church (ABC) who join us once a month while their building is being refurbished. Uniformed young people’s groups also took part. The flowers were by Trinity and ABC. Trinity’s Harvest went to Asylum Welcome, and ABC’s Harvest went to Abingdon Food Bank. Everybody got connected with a big rope that was stretched down the central aisle and up to the balcony. The bible reading was Jesus in the Vine, we are the branches.
May 27th 2018 marked 40 years since URC and Methodist churches in Abingdon joined to form Trinity Methodist / URC Church.
In 1968 the Abingdon Congregational / URC Church came to share worship in the same building as Trinity Methodist Church. They maintained their separate organisations for the next ten years then in 1978 Sharing agreements were signed and the two congregations united as Trinity Church. Margaret Langsford and Tom Jarrett gave us a little history which is reccorded inthe embedded video below.