Trinity's Mission Statement:-
"To witness to our Christian faith by sharing the love of God with all, through worship, mission and service".
Our Address: Brentgovel Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 1EB
Minister's Telephone No: 01284 754574
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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
- Large Print
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.
Morning Service: 10:00am.
Evening Service: Reflective Service at 6:00pm last Sunday of the month.
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.
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.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT TRINITY HOUSE GROUPS ….. AND AN INVITATION TO JOIN
Our existing House Groups have been meeting fortnightly. Both have been growing recently, and we would like to double the number available to members and friends of our Church. On Tuesday 12th February the Springfield House Group held its last meeting in its traditional form, an opportunity to share fond recollections of meeting together down the years. Numbers have grown so much that we needed to split into two. From 26th February, there will be a Tuesday Evening Group led by Rev Vaughan Tong. Starting on 26th February, there will be a Thursday evening Group led by Rev Val Spencer.
Our Monday Morning Eastgate House Group, led by Josie Keys and David Wakeford, is now almost full. We are therefore hoping to start an additional day-time House Group, which will initially meet on Trinity Church premises on Wednesday mornings, possible start time of 10:00 or 10:30.
Plans are being made to study the 2019 York Course, which we hope will help us in our thinking as a Church in what is becoming an increasingly exciting time of opportunity. The theme is "Daring to see God now".
In the meantime, we are planning to look at what "Our Calling" (the "Mission Statement" of the Methodist Church) means for the Church nationwide, our local Church and for ourselves as followers of Christ. This will be the theme for group meetings in the week commencing 25th February. There's no need to "enrol" for this, but it would help if you could led the group leaders know that you are coming so that there are enough chairs and cups of coffee! Of course, Wednesday is Church Coffee Morning.
Messy Church at Trinity
Messy Church witnesses to our Christian faith by sharing the love of God with families. It is Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Found across the world (ours has a link with a Messy Church in Port Stanley in the Falklands!), values are Christ-centred, for all ages and based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm with a break for Summer in August.
Our theme for January was Wesley’s Wise Words. John Wesley along with his brother Charles are
the founders of the Methodist Church. John is known for his preaching and his
brother Charles for his hymn writing, although they both preached and wrote
hymns. John travelled around to meet people, he went to be with them
where they were, usually preaching in the open air. He travelled by horse
back and it is calculated that he probably travelled about 80,000 miles by
horse during his lifetime. John kept a journal of his travels and also we
have many of his sermons. It was a very
rewarding session and we were certainly kept busy, particularly in the kitchen
where many special orders were having to be delivered. It was great to see
familiar faces and welcome new ones, that we hope will become regulars.
More information on the work of our local Churches Together can be found here.