We are part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Chester. We are also part of the New Wine network of churches and subscribe to their vision and values about which you will find more information here http://www.new-wine.org/home/about-us.

Our church motto expresses the fact that we seek to be a church that is:

  • WORSHIPPING GOD
  • CREATING COMMUNITY
  • SERVING THE NEIGHBOUTHOOD.

These three strands of our vision reflect our desire to be looking 'UP' to God in worship and to receive the help of his Holy Spirit;

to be looking 'IN' to one another to create community, to support, encourage and challenge each other in our walk as Christians;

and to be looking 'OUT' to serve the neighbourhood in which God has placed us – that we might be incarnational Christians bringing the good news of God's love to those around us.

We are aware that people join us at Holy Trinity for many different reasons and we are delighted to welcome anyone and everyone no matter where they find themselves on their own spiritual journey.

Many people come because they are searching for answers to life's ultimate questions or because they would like to find out how they might have a relationship with God for themselves. The Alpha course is a great way to explore these questions and we would encourage anyone who is searching to do it. See ?????? for more information.

Other people are already established Christians when they join the church and we suggest that there are four aspects to belonging to Holy Trinity.

Worship On Sundays

Joining together every Sunday with the rest of the family of God is a top priority for us. We are resourced and equipped by celebration style worship, teaching, and through our fellowship with one another. Not only do we miss out if we are absent from the 'family gathering', but we also deny others the encouragement of our presence.

Small Groups and Discipleship Groups

Our small groups and discipleship groups are the basic building blocks of the church's life. Small groups are made up of 8 to 10 people who meet weekly in one another's homes. Building close relationships with a small group of people makes it much easier to feel that we belong. It also provides the context in which we can be cared for and supported, grow in discipleship as we help one another to live faithful lives, and to grow in confidence in using the gifts God has given us. Small groups seek to be outward-looking and welcoming to newcomers.

Discipleship groups consist of two or three (no more) members of the same sex. They meet weekly whenever possible but at a time to suit the members of the group - which may change each week depending on shift work or family commitments. The meeting is only for an hour and is intended to focus on Bible reading (which members do during the week) and prayer for one another and others.

Serving God

Fundamental to our identity is our commitment to see everyone involved in service of one kind or another. To begin with when people join us we encourage them to simply become part of the fellowship – to be regular in Sunday worship, to join a small group or discipleship group, and to get to know others and to be known by them.

After about six months we are keen for them then to find some area of Christian service either in the church or the community or both. In our Sunday services there are many opportunities to serve through worship, welcoming, coffee making, praying, visuals, sound, as well as many very practical jobs like moving chairs and cleaning which simply need to be done!

In the community there are opportunities to serve through our Foodbank, Street Pastors, Christians Against Poverty, Mums and Tots group, Carers group, etc.

We believe that everyone has a part to play and is uniquely gifted by God, so we want each person to recognise their God-given gifts and passion and use them for the benefit of all.

Giving

For all this to happen the church needs to be resourced and released, financially and in other ways. Where and how we spend our money is one of the surest guides to what really matters to us. If we are serious about following Christ then we will want to give responsibly to supporting the work of His Kingdom. Out of gratitude for God's generosity to us we will want to give generously to him.

This will mean different things for different people, though we encourage all those who have a regular income to follow the Biblical example of giving at least a tithe (ten per cent) to God's work. Certainly we ask all those who consider themselves members of the church to give in a regular, planned way through weekly envelopes or Standing Order and to Gift Aid their giving if they are tax payers.

All this enables us to employ staff, maintain our buildings and reach out in service to our neighbourhood. Nevertheless, the key issue is always that each person gives what they have decided in their heart to give, and not out of compulsion.


We have a wonderful God who has blessed us in so many ways and we are so grateful to be called to share his love with others and to see their lives changed and transformed by him.

This Week

  • Sunday 22nd October

    9.15am and 11.15am Family services with Baptism

    at 11.15am service

    ‘The Workers in the Vineyard’    

    Matthew 20: 1-16


  • Monday 23rd October

    9.15am Family Forum

    7.30pm Alpha Course in St Matthews

  • Tuesday 24th October

    10.30am Ladies Coffee Group

  • Wednesday 25th October

    9.00am Prayer meeting

    9.30am Gorse Hall Harvest Assembly

    10.00am Bridge coffee shop

    6.30pm Alive ! Youth group


  • Thursday 26th October

    7.15pm Youth Encounter

    7.30pm Worship Group

  • Saturday 28th October

    10.00am to 12 noon Gideons Open Day in St Matthews

  • Sunday 29th October

    9.15am and 11.15am Communion and Childrens groups

    'Stepping out in The Spirit'

    1 Cor 12: 1-11