Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Ecology, Eucharist and cheesecake

To make a cheese cake we need ingredients provided for us from a long chain of beings – grass, bees, cows, farmers, shopkeeper and so on All of Creation worked together to make our cheesecake happen. We talked about this at Junior Church this weekend Like the Eucharist, fruits of the earth and of humans’ work turned through thanksgiving into spiritual food.…

Lockdown poetry

One of our congregation has turned to poetry writing during Lockdown – Edith Tanner Better than birds Birds are in the wild and flying high Now and then they make themselves heard. Whenever you look up you see them in the sky You start thinking what kind of a bird? Knowing God who loves his creation Flying on planes takes us to…

The Trinity and the Swiss French Border…..

Last Sunday with the young people we discussed the Trinity. Question : what is the link between the border ( like the ones surrounding Geneva) and the Holy Trinity ? We found out that Borders are human constructs which protect, help to distinguish but are of course not perfect because they divide.In contrast the Holy Trinity is Perfect Unity and Perfect Love…

Photo Book – huge thanks from Alex and Geraldine

Greetings to everyone today celebrating the joyous Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – your ‘Feast of Title’!  It is a day of many happy memories for me, the particularly intense ones being of the last few years when I was privileged to be with you for this festival.  And by happy chance Geraldine and I received yesterday the wonderful book of…

Yesterday, tomorrow

Yesterday you were not there or you were hiding; today, dear peonies you make your breakthrough bringing delight and surprise laughing at me for thinking you had been smothered once and for all. I wonder with this smotheringvirus timeif hidden from our sightthings of beauty are stirringwaiting to make their appearanceat the right moment. That is my hope, my prayer.

Visions of deconfining in a wet swimming costume !

Thoughts from Elizabeth Laravoire! The sports facilities of Geneva are due to open on Monday 8th June and I was looking forward to re-starting my weekly swim on a Monday morning at Varembé swimming pool. I looked on Geneva website for details of how they were going to respect the social distancing rules –  having to enroll online for a time slot,…

Getting ready…..

The tape is in situ all over the floor Across the forecourt and in through the door Seats are numbered just 2 in each pew To comply with guidance and make it safe for you We return this Sunday for Evensong And really hope some of you come along

Poem for Pentecost – Alan Amos

Gracious Spirit enter your home anoint our senses one by one; restore our sight when inly blind we tread dark corridors of the mind, restore our taste for things divine most surely found in bread and wine, restore our sharing in these things of holiness,   may angel wings hover above, around us still defeating every thought of ill. May the scent of beauty’s flowers…