Pastoral care

Caring for the local community is not confined to services in the church. Holy Trinity is a church devoted to the care of its congregation and parish. We have a team overseeing our pastoral care, but you will also find many people in our congregation who are willing to give their time and support to people in need.

We have teams dedicated to visiting the housebound, praying for all in need and caring for the bereaved.

Visiting

Home Visiting

People can find themselves in need of support for many reasons. It may be that you are sick and unable to leave home or that you have been at home for a long time and are afraid of leaving home again.

At Holy Trinity we have a small group of visitors drawn from our regular congregation. We make home visits to those members of our congregation who have become housebound for whatever reason. We also visit people in the parish whose circumstances have been brought to our attention; maybe through illness or bereavement.

Home Communion

 

If you find you are no longer able to make it to church because you are housebound then we will bring communion to your home. A group of our congregation have been licensed for this purpose by The Bishop of Birmingham and they take communion to the homes of anyone who has requested it.

This usually occurs on the first Sunday of each month immediately following our principal morning service.

If you are housebound, and would like to receive communion at home, then please contact us by calling 0121 321 1144 or emailing prayer@htsc.org.uk.

Prayer

Prayer is any time spent with God. We can pray alone or with others, in any place, at any time, whether we’re sitting quietly or doing something else. Of course church services give us a particular opportunity to find some space in our week to pray. But the prayer life of Holy Trinity goes beyond our regular service times.

If you would like our pastoral team to pray for you please put a prayer in the prayer box at the back of church or email your request to prayer@htsc.org.uk

At Holy Trinity we offer prayer for healing during the 10am service on the 4th Sunday of the month or at the 6.30pm service on the 2nd Sunday of the month. During these services anyone is able to come for prayer. If you would like someone to pray with you during these services then please go into the Vesey Chapel during communion. Anyone would be pleased to direct you.

Prayers through the week

If you can, please include Holy Trinity Church in your prayers. Congregation members often try to follow this weekly calendar:

Monday

Our Priests – John, Carol and Paul

Tuesday

Our work with children and young people – Open House, Sparklers, Rockets, Youth Groups and the uniformed organisations.

Wednesday

Our ministry to Baptism families, wedding couples, the elderly, the sick and the bereaved

Thursday

Our Churchwardens – Ros and John

The PCC and its committees

The Church Renewal Project

The Trinity Centre – Carole and the volunteers

Friday

Other groups and activities including the choir, flower arrangers, church cleaners, bell ringers, prayer and meditation groups, the healing prayer group

Saturday

Our worship week by week, especially those who share in the planning and leading.