Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

International friendship survives across closed borders

Although the French are now in semi-de-confinement, our borders with Switzerland are still closed and communication with our Geneva friends still difficult.  I was therefore very happy when Elizabeth and Pierre Laravoire had the delightfully ingenious idea of inviting me to share an aperitif with them across the small closed border in Sauverny.  We ‘met’ in beautiful weather one evening and drank our respective…

Masks make money…….

Our new fundraiser idea – the craft group are busy making masks – in cotton, double thickness and machine washable! On sale at only 10chf per piece from the church office. Current guidance here in Geneva from the Federal Office of Public Health is that now we are out and about a little more that we should wear a mask if you…

Ascension days… past. Recollection by Simone Meyer

For many years we would go up the mountain (aux Monts Voirons) to celebrate a Eucharist service on Ascension Day.That happened several years with The Revd. Mervyn Puleston, also with The Revd. Mike French and once with the Revd. Sue Nightingdale.The weather would dictate where the celebration took place.In the open air, outside the Sanctuary, facing Mont Blanc. Or, the Sisters would…

ZOOM Security Update!

There are always concerns about cyber security and we would urge all parishioners to contact the church office if they have concerns about Zoom before sharing information with others. There is a lot of misinformation about and most of the highly publicised issues have been either fixed or shown not to be accurate. We have provided a summary below of what ZOOM…

A Blessing for a Meeting on Zoom

In the place where eye contact is impossibleThe silent lexicon of non-verbal cues extinctMay this not be the crowd without the wisdomDespite our isolation, our social distance. May we give thanks for this awkward digital blessingMay we be admitted, may we not be mutedMay our distorted sound and scrambled wordsFinally align, may they catch up with our pixelated vision. May travelling this…

Musings from Hugh Pettingell – today and the war years

Dear friends,  Today Switzerland almost comes back to normal. Classroom teaching willresume and children from France will be allowed to return to Swissschools.  Restaurants and bars will open as will all shops, markets,museums and libraries. Grocery stores have been open all the time andare well supplied. Surgeries and hairdressers are already open. Rubbishcollections for the larger household items which have been to…

Update from Federico

Federico Terzi – update from our Organ Scholar Corona Crisis has been changing our habits and many aspects of our lives. It is not such an easy period for musicians – professional ones or students – since music needs contacts, reality and sharing and all these factors have been temporally suspended by public health measures.The current situation is ever more difficult for…