Trinity Saints – We are two churches, one parish, united to love God and one another. Our growing congregation is characterised by a commitment to Christ in compassion, companionship, creativity and collective action.
Those visiting us remark on our strong, diverse community, which connects people from many walks of life in a place into a family where everyone belongs.
Eucharist is at the heart of our worship. We are of the open central Catholic tradition which means we are traditional in worship and liberal in our thinking.
Vestments, incense and candles characterise our Sunday Worship, but you’ll also find opportunities for extemporary prayer, dancing in the pews and gospel choruses. Come as you are!
On the first Sunday of every month children and young people take a lead in serving, reading and creating material for our Youth Sunday services and drums frequently accompany the organ.
At the heart of our community are four key values
We are united to love one another – with passion. That does not mean everyone always gets on with one another, but it does mean we commit to trying to listening to one another and responding in love, patience and mercy. And when we don’t we have another go. We try to live out values of love as demonstrated by Jesus and listen and respond to those in need of any kind.
We experience God’s amazing generous love at our Eucharist services, but the message of generous sharing doesn’t stop when that particular table has been cleared. We are committed to sharing our lives with each other within the love of God. We do this over cake and coffee after most services, or at frequent festival celebrations where we bring and share food and stories from our homes and hearts. Small groups throughout the seasons connect us with one another and draw us deeper to the heart of God.
We are united to find beauty. We want to paint love with our lives. We believe in a creative God who made us all differently and encourage one another to seek God in creative ways. Festivals such as such a Mardi Gras and the Back-pack Blessing come with a carnival theme, praising God for life in all its fullness. Our small groups find creative ways to ‘Resurrect our Bibles’ and bring colour to our communities through creative projects from crochet to bread baking. Each year we house Clowns International with their international service each year, celebrating laughter and performance in all its joyous forms.
We are united to respond together to the needs around us. As part of our expression of our love and faith in God, we are committed to pursuing justice, listening to and campaigning on local issues. We are part of a network of churches that practices community organising. http://www.theology-centre.org.uk/what-is-community-organising/ Our skills as a listening congregation mean we develop projects that go to the heart of what our community needs.