Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield
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Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Church.
We are a friendly, open parish church in the heart of Sutton Coldfield where all are made welcome whether you are visiting for the first time or have been coming here for many years.
We welcome people of all ages and at all stages in their Christian faith. Our churchmanship is 'central' and inclusive. Our facilities for children help them to feel part of the Church while allowing parents a space to worship and learn.
I hope you enjoy browsing our website, and look forward to seeing you at one of our services.
John Routh, Rector
We all need symbols to help us understand what things mean. Easter is all about the celebration of Christ’s resurrection – new life conquering death. And it was originally associated with eggs because eggs too are about new life.
But if we’re honest, the symbolism of the Easter egg has been lost in the marketing plans of the chocolate industry. It’s become the Easter equivalent of Father Christmas. So just for a few minutes think about a different symbol: caterpillars and butterflies.
Have you ever experienced great joy believing that your greatest wish was about to come true; and have you ever experienced deepest despair when your greatest wish was not been fulfilled? In services on Palm Sunday, this coming weekend, Christians will experience both those extremes of joy and despair.
On Palm Sunday we will listen
to a dramatised reading from the Gospel of Saint Mark. Jesus will be described as riding into Jerusalem and being acclaimed by cheering crowds waving
palm leaves. It is a glorious welcome and one only given to a King. The crowds that welcome Jesus were
confident that he was the Messiah, the saviour that would restore the power of Israel.
Go to church blog to read our latest thinking
We are asking what you think we should be doing for the community?
Part of the role of a parish church is to serve the needs of the wider community. At Holy Trinity we try hard to do that - we provide a place for community groups to meet, we support the Baptist Church food bank, we visit those who are seriously ill when we're asked to.
We've been giving some thought to what else we should do. And we've decided that, rather than deciding for ourselves and ending up doing something which nobody really wants, we should first ask everyone in the parish what you think is needed.
We're not a huge congregation (if only we were!), and our resources of time and finance are limited. That limits what we could take on, so we can't promise to do what you suggest. But we are interested to know, and we promise to consider any genuine ideas prayerfully and respectfully.
So we're asking for your input. If there is one thing that the people of Holy Trinity could do to help the wider community, what do you think it should be? Send your suggestions to the parish office on the form below.