Worship at Holy Trinity
This page describes our regular acts of worship. Please check the “This Week” page to see if there are any changes to this schedule, or if there are special events taking place. At Christmas and around Easter, we offer a special set of services, and these will be published well before these seasons begin.
The Chancel, showing the Crib under the high altar
The Easter Garden. A view from the tomb towards Golgotha
8am – Holy Communion
A quiet service to start the day, using modern language. The service is celebrated in the main body of the Church and lasts about 40 minutes. There is no music or sermon at this service
10.15am – either Sung Parish Eucharist
This service also uses modern language, but here we also worship in song. Our singing is usually accompanied by our pipe organ and led by our parish choir. We sing a simple setting of the service itself, as well as a mixture of traditional and more modern hymns. A short sermon is preached to help explore the readings of the day and their application to our life. The service is about one hour long.
During this service, from 10.10am the Sunday Club meets in the Church Hall, next door to the Church. This club provides activities for younger children. Children are welcome to stay in church for the service, and we provide a selection of soft toys in an area set aside for play.
Coffee is served at the end of this service, so that our fellowship and our worship are not separated. On certain occasions, for example at Harvest and Remembrance-tide, this service is replaced by a non-Eucharistic service at which our worship takes a more informal shape.
or on First Sundays of the Month: Trinity Praise!
A shorter, more informal act of worship, usually with a theme connected to the season of the year or the readings set for the day. This service has a mixture of traditional hymns and more modern songs, and always contains prayer, praise and teaching. The teaching may be in the form of a formal sermon, or a discussion or meditation. There may be movement, drama and silence. The service lasts about 50 minutes, and is specifically designed with families and young children in mind, though it is of course open to all the church family. It is followed by refreshments, just like the Parish Eucharist.
Painting used as visual aid at May 2010 Trinity Praise
6.30pm – First Sunday of the Month: Sung Parish Eucharist is the Book of Common Prayer Service
See above for a description of this service, which is held in the evening on First Sundays of the month.
6.30pm – All other Sundays: Sung Evensong and Sermon
A traditional service of hymns, psalms and readings, following the order from the Book of Common Prayer (1662). A sermon is preached, and sometimes the choir sing an anthem. This is a very beautiful and reflective service for the end of the day, lasting just under an hour.
The altar crucifix in the Lady Chapel
Morning Prayer is said Monday-Friday at 9.00am in the Lady Chapel, and on Saturday at 10.00am
Evening Prayer is said Monday-Friday at 5.00pm in the Lady Chapel.
All are welcome to join the clergy for these short services lasting about 20 minutes, at which the scriptures are read, God is praised, and the needs of the world, the church and the local area are brought before God in prayer. The services follow the order in Common Worship: Daily Prayer
Holy Communion is celebrated on Wednesdays at 10am in the Lady Chapel. This is a service similar in style to the 8am Sunday service, but in a more intimate and informal environment. The service lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by coffee. Holy Communion is also celebrated on all major Feast Days either at 10am (Saturdays) at noon (Mondays and Fridays) or at 7.30pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Please check “This Week;” for the timings of these services
Pram Services are held periodically. These services are specially designed for very young children and their carers and happen in association with the Pram Club, but all are welcome to join in. See “This Week” , the church notice board, or call the clergy to find out when the next service is due to be held.