New to Church?
Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.
Key information about the church...
Where & when does the church meet?
Our Church meets every Sunday at 10:45am for our Sunday Service. Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot in our car park off the Quomp, and get a seat in time for the service to start.
We meet at Trinity United Church on Christchurch Road.
You can see a map on our contact us page.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
You will receive a very warm welcome from a volunteer on duty at the doors who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go.
Our worship has a fairly 'traditional' pattern and it is usually possible to sit quietly through the service without feeling pressured to join in in any way. We stand to sing, and we usually sing about five songs, usually from the new Methodist hymn book called 'Singing the Faith' which has a good selection of old and new hymns and songs. Our worship is clearly Bible-based and we expect our minister or preachers to deliver a good sermon (or perhaps a series of shorter 'thoughts') which help to explain and bring the Bible alive for us in a relevent way.
We share in the communion of bread and wine as part of worship on every second Sunday of the month. We serve the bread and wine out to people where they are sat, so personal mobility is not a concern. We share an open table to which all who want to join us in remembering Jesus are welcomed. So no one needs to feel excluded, unless they freely choose not to join in.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
What happens to the children at church?
We could have a fantastic programme for the children at church.
But currently no families regularly worship with us on Sunday mornings!
Children would stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship together for the first part of the morning. Someone would announce when the children need to go to their programme. You would need to go with your children and register them the first time they attend.
We take Safegurding issues seriously. All our leaders are DBS checked.
For occassional visitors with children we are always currently ready with an activity table for children at the back of the church, and quiet play bags for use in the seats.
Is there a dress code?
No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
Will I have to join in?
Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.
Please feel free to contact us.
If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.