A church is made up of its people, and here at Holy Trinity we have many ways that you can become involved. Whether you want to get involved in church music, help out in a practical way around the church, or take part in social activities, we hope that you can find a group you’ll want to join.
These are the groups and activities currently going on at Holy Trinity.
As well as our regular social groups, from time to time we hold social events such as a quiz, or a meal. Keep an eye on our What’s On calendar , weekly service sheets or subscribe to our newsletter (see the bottom of the page to sign up).
Choir and church music
The choir sings regularly every Sunday at 10am, for weddings and other special services too. We practise every Friday except in August or on public holidays from 7.15pm till 8.30pm (but check our What’s On calendar to be certain).
We wear formal robes (maroon) some Sundays and choir polo/sweatshirts (royal blue) for more informal services.
We welcome enquiries about joining the choir – see the email address below. We expect regular singers to be able to sing in tune, preferably to read music (particularly important for tenors and basses!) and to want to sing to support the worship of Holy Trinity.
We sing a very wide range of music of different cultures from earliest times to the twenty-first century and in a range of styles.
We have the support of a new organ and also a grand piano. We do also welcome those who play instruments who might want to join in our occasional band which plays for some “all-age” services.
If you want to find out more about music at Holy Trinity or about joining our choir please contact us using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will get back to you.
Another group you’ll see around is the bellringers. They ring on Sunday mornings, at weddings … and at some of the special occasions like the Civic Service.
They practice on Wednesdays at 8.00pm, and are always keen to see new members, whatever their level of experience. If you’re interested speak with John, our Rector – he will pass on your details.
If you’d like to get involved with something more practical, then we have various groups who do things around the church.
The Flower Arrangers do fabulous work, putting flowers in church each Sunday (except for Lent) and decorating more extensively for festivals like Christmas, Easter and Harvest – and even some weddings.
New arrangers are always welcome – contact Mary Dixon via the Trinity Centre for more information.
Keeping the church and grounds clean
There’s a group of people who take pride in keeping the church and its contents clean. They come in on alternate Fridays at 9.30am. And there are a few people who keep the grounds tidy – they’re here most Friday mornings.
These are essential jobs and we’re grateful to those who take them on with such commitment. If you’re interested in helping, talk to one of our wardens.
Knit ‘n’ natter
Our friendly and informal group meets in church once a month to ‘knit and natter’, with the emphasis being on the natter! (See the What’sOn calendar for dates). It’s not just knitting so if you can’t or don’t want to, you can take part in other crafts.
Tea, coffee and cakes are an important part of the afternoon. Just come along and meet everyone, you’ll be made most welcome.
The Film Club normally meets on the first Monday in the month at 7.00pm (it can vary a little, depending on Trinity Centre bookings so please check our WhatsOn calendar).
The film licence rules prevent us from publishing forthcoming chosen films on the website, but if you subscribe to our newsletter we can keep you informed. And of course, you can check the service sheet for confirmation of date and for films showing.
Those attending vote on a selection of five films for the one they would like to watch next time.
Membership is £6 per year. If you’re interested just come along. If you want to know more, just ask Colin Ingley, either in church on Sunday or via the Trinity Centre.
Groups for young people
Open House (baby and toddler group)
Every Wednesday during term time we hold Open House, a toddler and baby group in the Trinity Centre. It’s open to all as a drop-in group.
For more information about times and contact details, visit our toddler group page.
We have two youth groups – one for young people in school years 5 to 7, and one for young people in year 7 and above.
For more information about times and contact details, visit our youth group page.