Trinity Methodist Church and Orb

Brentgovel Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.  IP33 1EB

Trinity's Mission Statement:-

"To witness to our Christian faith by sharing the love of God with all, through worship, mission and service".

 Trinity Methodist Church, Bury

Trinity is a Town Centre church, which welcomes a 50 plus congregation on a Sunday morning.  Everyone is welcome. Creche facilities and activities for older children are available on Sunday mornings.  Our minister leads worship a few times each month.  Holy Communion usually takes place on the first Sunday in the month.  Otherwise worship will be led by a visiting minister or local (lay) preacher.  After worship we meet for refreshments and fellowship in the hall downstairs.

Accessibility at Trinity:-

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Access
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loop
  • Large Print
  • Braille

Morning Service: 10:00am.

Evening Service: Reflective Service at 6:00pm last Sunday of the month.

Wednesday Morning Worship:

Holy CommunionEvery first Wednesday of the month, there is a short act of worship (about 25 - 30 minutes), during which we share Holy Communion.  This is held in the Lounge at Trinity.  You are all invited to share with us, and please pass on the message to friends who may find that this time is more convenient to them to come and worship  God. Our next service will be on Wednesday 5th February - 11:00am.  

Minister: Rev Debbie Borda

Tel: 01284 754574

Please click here for our weekly notices

Please click here for the latest edition of "Forum", Trinity Methodist Church Newsletter

We have a range of activities during the week and various types of community involvement as we seek to love and serve Christ together.  Please see "What's On" and "Regular Activities" at Trinity on our website.  In "What's On" you will find links to some of the groups who use our church premises during the week for more information.

House Groups meet for Bible Study, fellowship, discussions and refreshments.  Our House Groups meet on alternate weeks, the second and fourth week in each month with a break for August.  Details can be found in our weekly notices. 

  • Monday Mornings - 10:30am at Eastgate House;
  • Tuesday Evenings - 7:30pm in a number of different homes;
  • Thursday Mornings - 10:45am for 11:00am in the Trinity Church Lounge;
  • Thursday Evenings - 7:30pm in different homes.

All are Welcome to join any of these groups.  Please contact David Wakeford for further information.  Tel: 01284 787660.

Fairtrade Church

 Trinity Methodist Church is a Fairtrade Church.  This means that all tea, coffee and sugar we use at coffee after Service on Sunday and at our Wednesday Coffee Mornings should be Fairtrade produced, and we aim to use as many other Fairtrade products as possible.

Sunday 6th October was … 

Trinity's Harvest Festival.

The theme/charity for this year is Toilet Twinning.  So, what is that about? 


Flushing away poverty, one toilet at a time  "Help bring clean water and safe sanitation to the world's poorest people by linking your loo with a latrine in Africa or Asia".


Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride:-

Methodist Recorders

On Saturday 14th September, Trinity Methodist Church participated in the annual SHCT Ride & Stride.  SHCT provides grants for churches and chapels of all denominations towards repair and restoration costs.  Half of the money raised will go to Trinity to support our work and mission, half will go to the Trust.  Here are two of our Trinity Methodist Recorders, who logged all walkers and cyclists who called at our church.

Messy Church Splat

Messy Church logo © The Bible Reading Fellowship 2018. See

Messy Church at Trinity

Messy Church witnesses to our Christian faith by sharing the love of God with families. Found across the world (ours has a link with a Messy Church in Port Stanley in the Falklands!) It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.  Second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm - 6:00pm with a break for Summer in August.

Our Latest Session …..

Sunday 12th January 

Abram Stars

Initially taking as our inspiration God's covenant with Abram (Genesis 15:5), we were hopefully all Dazzling Disciples in a great team effort notwithstanding two of our number being away at present, Sue in New Zealand and our Minister, Debbie, in Egypt on Sabbatical!
ConstellationsShining Stars

We had 35 of our Messy Church community joining us, with a number of our regulars returning after a few months' absence.  

Rocket to the Stars


Messy Christmas

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE for all ages at Trinity Methodist Church


Messy Christmas was celebrated at Trinity on Sunday 8th December.  This  was a very special service as we had a Christingle Service, when we re-told the story of God's love for us as we built the Christingle Orange.  It was a lovely occasion with both our Messy Church families and Trinity families enjoying one another's company - ages from 3 to 96!  We pulled off yet another successful event through our collaborative efforts and shared commitment.  Fun, support and friendship are simply added but valued benefits!


Session 105 - God's Creation - Sunday 10th November: -

Creation Day 6We explored the Creation story, Genesis 1: 1 - 27 with  crafts, activities and of course worship and food!  This was one of the most challenging themes we've ever had at Messy Church!

Day 5 - Fish


There were opportunities to observe, make things and ask questions, for children and grown-up alike!

Questions and AnswersIn Worship

Guitar Accompaniment

Some of our Creations

Session 104 took place on Sunday 13th October at the usual time.  Our theme was ….

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

This month we had a fun and lively time together to remember all the wonderful things that we have and how we can share them with other people.   A smile is one of the gifts you have  and is so important, if someone smiles at you then usually you return it – so I hope during the week you will think of the gifts you have and how you can share them with other people.

Making Cocktails to Share   Making Hairy CaterpillarsFruit and Veg Mr Potato Head

In Church  In Church


Our September Session (103!) introduced the charity we are supporting at Harvest Festival this year, Toilet Twinning, where we raised awareness of the fact that 2.3 billion people don't have access to a loo.

Toilet Twinning

Decorated Toilet Seat

Click here for more information!

Community Groups:-

A variety of Community Groups use our premises during the week.  One of our principal users is Bury Drop-In Cafe, which offers free meals, drinks, advice and love to homeless and vulnerable people in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00am - 2:00pm.  Click on the link to find out more!

Trinity Occasional Catering Team


TOCT are able to provide meals for groups of up to 50 in our hall, or 20 in our lounge.  We can cater for all manner of special events, from weddings to birthdays at Trinity, or at a local venue of your choice should you prefer.  Further information can be found in "What's On"

Please contact Anne Dean on 01284 766861 or email if you want to book an event, or if you want further details.  

Alternatively, you can visit our website

Churches Together:-

Trinity Methodist Church is a member of Churches Together in St Edmundsbury & District.  The Bury St Edmunds churches have a strong tradition of working together in their worship and witness for Christ.  

Trinity Methodist Church members will be participating in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January as follows: -


Launch service on Sunday 19th January 2020 at at St. Mary’s Church

Then each lunchtime as follows:

Monday 20th: Cathedral
Tuesday 21st : Garland Street Baptist Church
Wednesday 22nd: Trinity Methodist Church
Thursday 23rd: St. Edmund’s RC Church
Friday 24th: United Reformed Church
Saturday 25th: St. John’s Church

Also, the next Churches Together Meeting will be on Monday 3rd February 2020 7.30pm at Trinity Methodist Church.

All are welcome from 7.05 pm for refreshments and for the meeting to start at 7.30pm

More information on the work of our local Churches Together can be found here.

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