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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 family.

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 are meeting in a socially distanced way at the moment. 
So please bring a face covering and follow the instructions of the stewards as you are welcomed. 
Hand Gel is available on entry and exit. 

We hope to return to refreshments and conversations in a more 'normal' way as restrictions are lifted. 
Please visit the website regularly for updates or subscribe to our Facebook page. 


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 usually have about five songs from the new Methodist hymn book called 'Singing the Faith' which has a wide and varied selection of old and new hymns and songs.
Our worship is Bible-based and we expect our minister or preacher to deliver a good sermon (or perhaps a series of shorter 'thoughts') which help to explain and bring the teachings of scripture alive for us in a relevant 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.
There is no requirement to join us in this so please do not worry about letting the bread and wine pass by. 

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?

Children would stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship together for the first part of the morning.
Someone will announce when the children can go to their programme.
You would need to go with your children and register them the first time they attend.

We take Safeguarding 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 play bags for use in the seats.

   

Is there a dress code?

No dress code. Please feel free to be yourself. 

   

Will I have to join in?

There is no obligation to join in although you are very welcome to. 

   

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.

Insight Support, 24/08/2012