If you are new to church, or just this church there might be some things you want to know before you walk in the door to one of our Sunday Services. We have tried to collect some of them below.
The life of the church is much more than Sundays, we have around forty different groups as part of our church's life. These range from our Tea Rotas to Bible Study groups, and teams that serve people outside the church in various ways. Having said that, our Sunday Services in person (and on zoom) are still the main gathering point for the life of our church. It is a great place to start to meet people and so the question and answers below should help you find your way.
What should I wear?
You will find people dressed in all kinds of ways at Holy Trinity. Please come as you feel comfortable, smart or casual. There will be people in suits and others in jeans, some in shorts (when it's warm) and others straight from work. You are welcome.
What will it cost?
There is no charge. Seriously. Our regular members give the money that funds the running of our church and Vicar. We do not receive central funds for this, nor do we pass a plate during the service. If you would like to give to the life and work of the church there are boxes near to the entrance.
What do you expect from me?
We ask that you would show respect to those who are praying and singing and not talk to others during service.
What are you after?
We are here to make God's kindness visible. We pray that you might know how much God loves you and want to respond to His love.
How long will the service last?
The service times are noted in The Monthly Pattern for Sunday Services
Can I walk out before the end?
Of course. We have plenty of seating, and there are always two exits. If you don't like it or need some fresh air you are welcome to leave at any time.
What about kids?
We love having children with us – that does mean that there is a certain amount of background noise. We have an all-age service on the second Sunday of the month at 10.30 am. We have JAM club (Jesus and Me)
that runs of 1st and 3rd Sundays during the 10.30am service for pre schoolers (under 2's will need a parent or carer to stay with them). Kids Brunch
runs on 3rd Sundays during the 10.30am service for children aged 5-16 years old.
What if I want a quieter Service?
Our 8.30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services generally have fewer people and are quieter (and more reflective).
What if I need the loo?
We have a toilet at the back of the church and hall - so it is easy to get to discreetly, even during the services. You may feel more comfortable leaving or entering your pew or chair during one of the hymns or songs. (also see the Disabled Access FAQs.)
I like it here - how can I get involved?
One of the quickest ways to get involved (without any commitment) is to speak to our Vicar Tim Phillips or our Reader Steve Clowes. You can contact them through the Parish Office
or at one of the services
Tim Phillips, 05/03/2019