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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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.
NEW! From Wednesday 3rd April at 10:30am, there will be a short service in the Coffee Lounge, which will include the act of Holy Communion. This will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. Please do join us as we share in this special time.
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. In February this year, as both our existing House Groups were growing, we decided to establish two new groups to cater for this increased demand. 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.
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.
Summer Holiday Parent & Toddler Group:-
We held the first of our 3 Parent and Toddler Groups on Thursday 15th August, a venture organised by our Minister Debbie and Hannah Stammers, Culford School Chaplain and mother to Ellie in an attempt to meet a real need for activities for pre-school children outside of term time. We had a lively, fun session with plenty of toys and activities, the chance for families with young children to get out of the house and spend some quality time together.
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 Summer Special Event ……. Session 102
…… took place at Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6NA on Sunday 14th July.
We had a very happy and rewarding event, the rain stayed at bay and we had an amazing afternoon with an excellent turnout (over 20 children!). It was great to welcome some new families who were very happy to get involved!
On the weekend Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June, 19 of us went away to Belsey Bridge Conference Centre in Ditchingham, Norfolk for our Church Weekend Away. We had opportunities for quiet reflection, informal worship and group discussions ………
Plus good food, for which the Centre is well known!
….. Not forgetting some homespun entertainment on Saturday evening!
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.
Churches Together put on a Summer Praise event in the Abbey Gardens, "More In Common Than Divides Us" during the afternoon on Sunday 30th June. This was a get-together of local churches for a picnic, music, celebration and outreach. Starting off at 1:00pm, at 4:15pm there was "Songs of Praise" led by Rev Debbie Borda.
More information on the work of our local Churches Together can be found here.