Open House

I’m often asked, “What is Open House and what happens there?” Well, Open House is Holy Trinity’s baby and toddler group, and as its name suggests welcomes all pre-school children and their parents and carers. We meet on a Wednesday morning during term time, downstairs in the Trinity Centre. We are ready to welcome people from 9.30am.


The first part of the morning is very informal – the children play with toys and the grown-ups drink tea and coffee and chat. After about an hour or so we put the toys away and the children sit down with a drink and a biscuit.

About 30 odd years ago Holy Trinity started a ‘Pram Service’ in the church which over the years has developed into Open House. To keep the connection with this we always have a prayer, a bible story and a song following the drink and biscuit. We have a variety of story tellers, including the clergy, and we have various percussion instruments for the children to play while the grown-ups sing the song to a CD.


The last session of the morning involves singing nursery rhymes – with the actions of course! Finally, after a quiet time of blowing bubbles everyone goes home at about 11.30am or so.


Margaret Le Brocq