This page describes our regular acts of worship. Holy Trinity is best described as broad-church/modern catholic. The Word and Sacrament are the central aspects of our life together, and our pastoral work and outreach arise directly from this. The Eucharist, our central act of worship, is celebrated every Sunday.
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.
8.00 am Holy Communion
A quiet said service to start the day, using modern language. The service is celebrated in the main body of the Church and lasts about 40 minutes.
10.15 am either Sung Parish Eucharist
A service in modern language with singing accompanied by a pipe organ and robed choir, who help to lead us with the 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 back of the Church at the end of this service. On some 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 the first Sunday of the month: Trinity Praise!
A shorter, more informal act of worship, usually with a theme. 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 of course it is open to everyone. It is followed by refreshments, just like the Parish Eucharist.
6.30 pm First Sunday of the month: Parish Eucharist as set out in the Book of Common Prayer (1662)
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). This is a very beautiful and reflective service for the end of the day. It lasts just under an hour and a sermon is preached.
Morning Prayer is said Monday-Friday at 9 am in the Lady Chapel and on Saturday at 10 am
Evening Prayer is said Monday-Friday at 5 pm in the Lady Chapel
You are welcome to join us 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.
Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion is celebrated in the Lady Chapel. This is a service similar in style to the 8 am Sunday service, but in a more intimate setting. The service lasts about 35 minutes and is followed by tea/coffee.
Holy Communion is also celebrated on all major feast days. 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 and In-betweenies, 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.