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
This weekend is it. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that comes close to it in the Christian faith.
On Good Friday we witness the depths of despair. Jesus is deserted by his friends; he is tried and executed; he experiences what it is to feel the absence of God. We hear the story, feel guilt, and share in the despair ourselves.
Our Christian life is sometimes described as a journey; a journey on which we are supported by our hope of life eternal and our faith in Jesus Christ. Holy Week is perhaps understood as a journey in itself. We begin Holy Week with the sounds and sights of a victorious Jesus Christ riding into Jerusalem, but end with him dying on the cross and being placed in the tomb. Victory has turned into despair, hope into death.
During Holy Week we have an opportunity to reflect on the life and death of Jesus Christ as we read or listen to the Gospel story. In services on Maundy Thursday we are reminded that Jesus Christ came to earth as a servant and not as an all powerful King. The Gospel tells us that Jesus washed the feet of his Disciples as a sign of his servant status; we are reminded that Christians are to be the servants of others. It is in service that we find our God.
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