Welcome to the website of Heworth, Holy Trinity and St. Wulstan’s . March 2020 has been an exciting time for the Parish. The St. Wulstan’s part of the Parish has been formed into a Conventional District (no, we hadn’t heard of one before either!) with their own Priest in Charge, Canon Sue Sheriff. A Conventional District is an opportunity for part of a Parish, with its own church, to have a period of independence (PCC, finances, etc) to explore new options of mission and relationships whilst continuing to celebrate the friendship and fellowship that have characterised our period of the churches working together with one incumbent.
Our motto is to know and share the love of Jesus and ordinarily I would be telling you about how both congregations are very welcoming and inviting you to come along to the various activities we run. But these are not ordinary times. I am writing this a week into the restrictions of movement that have been introduced to try and combat the effects of the Coronavirus, Covid-19. We frequently make the point that the Church is the people and not the building. Currently we are having to work that truth out in a new way as we continue (alongside those of other Christian fellowships) to be the church of Jesus in and for the community of Heworth although we are largely confined to our homes. We don’t know how long our buildings will be closed for worship but please be assured that prayer and ministry continue across the parish and beyond. We are currently holding virtual services on a Sunday morning at 10:30 (join from 10:15) via Zoom. If you would like to join us, and have not had an invite, please contact me for details.
In the 4th chapter of his letter to the church in Philippi the Apostle Paul wrote: “The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In these disturbing, fearful and unpredictable times we seek to both experience and share the peace that we get through placing Jesus right at the heart of all we do. To that end I will be adding material to help in our prayer, reflection and worship appropriate to this time. Please do check back regularly to check for updates and thank you once again for visiting our web site.
Revd Michael Woodmansey