Bury St. Edmunds - Trinity

 

Trinity Methodist ChurchA Town Centre church which welcomes a 50 plus congregation to worship on a Sunday morning including a creche. We have a range of activities during the week and various types of community involvement as we seek to love and serve Christ together.

Address of Church: 

Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EB

Name of Minister: Rev Debbie Borda

Minister's Telephone No: 01284 754574

Minister's Address: 14 Well Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EQ

The Church exists to:-

  • Increase awareness of Gods presence and celebrate God's love;
  • Help people to grow and learn as Christians;
  • Be a good neighbour to people in need and challenge injustice;
  • Make more followers of Jesus Christ.

Times of Services: 

Everyone is welcome to our Morning Service, which takes place on Sundays at 10:00am.  Creche facilities and activities for older children are available on Sunday mornings.  Our minister leads worship a few times each month, at least once a month there will be Holy Communion.  Otherwise worship will be led by a visiting minister or local (lay) preacher.  Occasionally we will have alternative services such as Cafe Church or Church with Choices.  Do come along and find out for yourself what this is all about!  All are welcome!

Evening Service: Reflective Service at 6:00pm last Sunday of the month.

NEW!  Wednesday Holy Communion Service at Trinity - 10:30am

There will be a short service on the first Wednesday of every month in the Coffee Lounge, which will include the act of Holy Communion.  Please do join us as we share in this special time.

Rainbow

Trinity Summer Baby and Toddler

Trinity Methodist Church invites you to join our Summer Holiday Parent and Toddler Group.  Drop in for refreshments, crafts and toys, with singing time at 11:00am.

  • When?  10:00am - 11:30am, Thursdays 15th, 22nd and 29th August
  • Where?  Trinity Methodist Church, Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1EB
  • Who?  Under-5's and their parents/carers (older siblings also welcome!)
  • Cost?  Donations for refreshments

Just turn up, or for more information contact the Church Office: 01284 731082

 

Messy Church Small

'Messy Church logo © The Bible Reading Fellowship 2018. See messychurch.org.uk'

Messy Church - A way of being Church for families involving fun.  Found across the world (ours has a link with a Messy Church in Port Stanley in the Falklands), values are Christ-centred, for all ages and based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.  Second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm with a break for Summer in August. All children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.

Session 102 - our Summer Special Event .... took place at Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds for the very first time!

 Table Tennis

We hoped that we would have a warm, sunny day, and thankfully the rain stayed off.  There were lots of activities and games planned by our hardworking Planning Team, and an amazing afternoon was had by all.  Almost as exciting as the cricket and tennis!

Blowing Bubbles

 

 

We had a larger turnout than expected for this time of year - 22 children plus grown-ups, and it was great to welcome new families who were very happy to get involved.

Parachute 2

 

 

This rewarding and happy afternoon was a fitting conclusion to a very successful Messy Church year with numbers going up, the celebration of the significant milestone of our 100th session  and building up some wonderful relationships.

 

Outside Northumberland Avenue
Messy Church is for all Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picnic Tea

BIBLE SEASIDES was the theme for our last session on Sunday 9th June.  We took the Story of the Wise and Foolish Builders from Matthew's Gospel (7: 24 - 29) as our inspiration, together with all those stories about Jesus and his disciples fishing on Lake Galilee!  We had 10 children this month, a lower attendance than usual but it was lovely to be able to spend time to chat to our families, not always possible!  Whatever our level of turnout, we need to ensure that the planning and energy is always the same and that our consistency is always guaranteed.

There was a Sticky Fishing Net Game .........


Fishing Net Game

We made sailing boats .....


Making Sailboats

And edible seaside biscuits.


Making Our Edible Seaside Biscuits

After worship, we had tea together, fish fingers and chips out of paper cones!


Teatime

Web Site: Visit the website

Trinity Methodist Church is a member of Churches Together in St Edmundsbury and District. We believe in being united in Spirit and Truth, by worshipping and serving our Lord God and Saviour together!  We want to love others as we have been loved, to reach, affect and support the communities that we are in. 

Trinity took part in an Abbey Gardens Summer Event on Sunday 30th June with our sisters and brothers from many different Christian traditions under the banner "More in Common than Divides Us". 


The Abbey Gardens

This was a get-together for churches with picnic, celebration, music and outreach.  A "Songs of Praise" event led by Rev Debbie Borda rounded off the afternoon.

Eid Celebrations


Eid Celebrations

On the afternoon of Sunday 23rd June, Bury St Edmunds Islamic Cultural Organisation (BICO) invited peple of all faiths or none to a special Eid ul Fitr Celebration at Whiting Street United Reformed Church.  Some 80 people attended to mark the end of the long month of fasting, Ramadan.  This event aimed to forge greater understanding between communites and the sharing of diverse cultures.

Trinity Weekend Away

We had our Weekend Away at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre near Ditchingham in Norfolk on the weekend Friday 30th May - Sunday 1st June, 19 Trinity members in all.


Belsey Bridge Conference Centre

Belsey Bridge is renowned for the excellent quality of its food .........


Cream Tea on Saturday afternoon

We had the opportunity to get to know one another that little bit better, with times for group discussion and opportunites for informal worship ........


Our Altar

And to take part in some homespun entertainment on the Saturday evening.


Saturday Night Entertainment 2

Weekly activities

Brownies 6:00pm Mondays (term time)

10:00am - 12:00pm Café/Stalls each Wednesday morning (except Wed after Christmas)

Lunch Club 12.15pm Saturday (term-time and by referral)

House Groups meet for Bible Study and prayer with lively, interesting and often thought-provoking discussions in various homes around the town.  We now have four groups which meet on a regular basis the 2nd and 4th week of every month with a break for August - on Monday mornings at Eastgate House,  led by Josie Keys and David Wakeford at 10:30pm, on Tuesday evenings at different members' homes from 7:30pm led by Supernumerary Minister Rev Vaughan Tong, plus two Thursday groups.  The Thursday morning group meets at 10:45am at Trinity, whilst the Thursday evening group meets at different members' homes at 7:30pm.  Our Thursday groups are led by either Rev Vaughan Tong or Rev Val Spencer.

Many organisations and groups use our premises during the week -  Bury Drop-in Centre, Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatics and Dramatics Society, Fair Ladies of Bury (Ladies' Morris Dancers), Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Tai Chi, Exercise Classes.

Rooms are available for hire, suitable for societies, business meetings, etc.  Further information can be obtained from our Property Booking Secretary, Chris Spencer.  Email: trinitybse.bookings@gmail.com

Trinity Occasional Catering Team (TOCT) 


TOCT

Our Catering Team can provide meals for groups at Trinity of up to 50 in our hall, or 20 in the lounge.  TOCT can cater for all manner of special events (e.g. weddings, birthdays) at Trinity or, if you prefer, at a local venue of your choice.  You are most welcome to visit us to check out the location and facilities.

For further details please see website, or contact:

Anne Dean  01284 861766

Email: deansbse@talktalk.net

Accessibility at Bury St Edmunds (Trinity)

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Access
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loop
  • Large Print
  • Braille

This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.

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Contact Info

(Please contact Alison Travis/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

01603 625765

Alison Travis

The District Office
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church
Norwich
NR2 1SD


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