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
“Love is patient, love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.”
They are words from Saint Paul’s letter to the Church at Corinth and are probably familiar to anyone
who has ever been to a wedding in church. They are words that are now understood by many of those who are to be married as talking about an ideal of married love.
This week sees the beginning of Lent. What is it? What’s it for?
The story goes that before Jesus accepts the call to follow God’s will for his life, he spends a period of 40 days wrestling with his decision. He is tempted to follow other paths – paths leading to wealth, to power, to fame. But after the 40 day struggle is over he rejects them, and sets off to do God’s will.
Lent is a sort of re-enactment of that. For 40 days Christians are meant to examine themselves, their lives; perform a sort of self-audit. We’re supposed to get ready to rededicate ourselves to following God’s will in our lives.
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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.