Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield

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. We have a warm, comfortable, accessible church.  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

Church re-ordering: For pictures around our newly re-ordered church please visit our Re-ordering: Phase 1 completed page.

Church Open Day: The church will be open on Saturday the 22nd July 11 am to 3 pm. Find out more on our Heritage Project page.

The Latest from Holy Trinity

Tue

20

Jun

2017

Friends of HT - a word from our Chair

It's hard to believe that we are approaching the 4th anniversary of the Friends of Holy Trinity and the end of our 4th season of events. In that time, the Friends have raised almost £40,000 - exclusively towards the building and fabric of the church - and organised a staggering 24 events! A real team effort from so many people at Holy Trinity!

 

On the 4th June, Nicola & I completed the 8.5 mile Great Midlands Fun Run, raising sponsorship for the Friends of Holy Trinity. I managed to complete the course in 1 hr 14 mins and Nicola 1 hr 32 mins. Two of our sons - James and Ben - also took part with James shaming his Dad by a time of 1 hr 12 mins! £355 was raised, with Gift Aid reclaim to come. Well done to all who took part and thank you for your kind sponsorship.

 

Two more events are to come this season before we can relax for the Summer. The acclaimed Canoldir Male Voice Choir will be with us for a concert on the 1st July, and Intimate Theatre will present "Miss Julie" on the 15th July. Tickets for both are already on sale at htsc.org.uk or from the Trinity Centre office (tel : 0121 321 1144).

 

"Miss Julie" is a play by August Strindberg set on Midsummer's Eve on the estate of a Swedish Count, the young woman of the title is drawn to a senior servant, a valet named Jean, who is particularly well-travelled, well-mannered and well-read. The action takes place in the kitchen of Miss Julie's father's manor, where Jean's fiancée, a servant named Christine, cooks and sometimes sleeps while Jean and Miss Julie talk. On this night the relationship between Miss Julie and Jean escalates rapidly. A fantastic theatrical piece to look forward to.

 

The Committee is busy organising our 5th season of events which kicks off with The Night Watch presenting music through the ages right from the mediaeval period with authentic instruments on the 16th September. This will form part of a heritage weekend.

 

Exciting times ahead! Thank you so much for your continuing support through membership and attending our events.

 

Nick Revell

 

Fri

09

Jun

2017

Ever thought of using our buildings?

Have you or your friends thought about holding a function or an event, because whatever the size you require, we should be able to accommodate your needs between the church and Trinity Centre.

 

It may seem strange to use the church building for events, but the work on the church (phase 1) has been completed.  It is lighter, the pews have gone, replaced by seats to make it more comfortable, a small kitchen has been added, better toilet facilities for all, level access, small meeting rooms and underfloor heating.  

 

In fact the church is now an excellent venue for concerts, as shown by the Friends events that have and are still being held in the church.  It is also a practical venue for conferences for up to 500 people.  Having chairs makes it a more flexible space and if moved, suitable for exhibitions.

 

We are also going to revamp the foyer of the Trinity Centre, update it a little and make it more appealing and comfortable.  The flexibility of the centre caters for small meetings of just a few up to 150 people.

 

So spread the news to your friends, family and colleagues, both venues are available.  Ring the Trinity Centre office (0121 321 1144) for a quote on either building, or drop Carole an email on admin@htsc.org.uk

 

Colin Ingley

Thu

25

May

2017

The Great Midlands Fun Run 2017

Over the last few weeks we may have noticed people of all ages running or sometimes walking in a very determined way around the streets of Sutton Coldfield. Just as the first snowdrops herald the approach of Spring so do the first street runners and walkers herald the coming of the Great Midlands Fun Run.

 

We may well wonder why they are running or walking, after all from the expressions on some of their faces it cannot just be for fun. They are running with the aim of raising money for charities and voluntary organisations.  As a direct result of their efforts the runners will improve the quality of life for those who live with physical, learning or emotional disabilities.  Some of the Charities that will benefit include Cancer Research, Acorns Children’s Hospice and the John Taylor Hospice – organisations that demonstrate great care and compassion for those who are ill or dying.

 

The Great Midlands Fun Run is a wonderful example of how a community comes together to demonstrate its great compassion for those who are ill or disabled. We should all encourage all those who take part, and perhaps to think about taking part next year.   

 

As Christians we know that the Gospel story is essentially telling of the great compassion that Jesus had for humanity; the compassion of Jesus shines like a beacon through the Gospel story. As Christians we are to follow his example by visiting the sick and bereaved. As Christians we are help to change lives through our support of various local Charities. Visiting and raising money are at times not very easy things to do, but they are the visible expressions of our Christian compassion for our local community.

 

Paul Duckers 

Sun

14

May

2017

Heritage gathers steam!

Our first open morning as part of the Heritage at the Heart project attracted around 80 visitors on 5th May.  As a result we now have some 35 people expressing an interest in becoming heritage stewards in our new scheme.  There were many visiting from the wider community seeing the church interior for the first time since its re-furb, and the "Wow" factor was still there!
We have also appointed our artists to work with community groups and schools to gather views on visitor resources, and are now finalising the specification for the IT work to develop our website to act as an archive and interactive information point for real and virtual visitors.

 

If you are interested in the stewarding scheme or would like any further information, please email:  heritage@htsc.org.uk 
Stella Thebridge

Sat

13

May

2017

City of Lichfield Concert Band

On Saturday we gathered again to spend a very enjoyable evening in the company of 44 members of the City of Lichfield Concert Band.  They were led by their very entertaining conductor, Mark Vause.

The band played a varied and exciting programme - including Grieg's March of the Trolls, Cornets-a-Go-Go and a selection from Les Miserables. The high point of the evening for some was the audience participation during The Beatles' Ticket to Ride!

It was great to see the church so full, and so many people having a lovely evening of music right here in the centre of Sutton Coldfield.

 

If you weren't able to join us this time please do come along to one or both of the remaining concerts this season.

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