A prayer group meets in church at 8.30am on Saturday morning. We have a prayer request book near the entrance to the Church. Periodically (every year or two) we hold a week of prayer with a mixture of panned events and ‘open church’ where people can just drop in to spend time in quiet prayer.
Home groups and Confirmation groups
There are 5 Home Groups meeting during the week in the evenings or during the day. The groups use a variety of material ranging from the Church of England ‘Pilgrim’ series to bespoke sessions prepared by the vicar or one of the other leaders. Generally we aim to tie this material in to the Sunday morning teaching, allowing the groups to explore the messages in more detail.
In addition we periodically run ‘seeker’ or new Christian groups which often lead on to confirmation, for those who wish to. Our most recent group, held earlier this year, culminated in four members confirming their faith at a service led by Bishop Peter.
Trinity Young People
We recently started a group for our young people – school years 5 to 8. The first meeting had 4 young people attending, but the second and subsequent meetings saw this increasing to between 17 and 20. We recognise this is a fantastic opportunity but are currently constrained by availability of our two leaders, meaning the group is unable to meet as frequently or regularly as we would like.
Thursday Club meets together from 1pm to 3pm during Term time. Our weekly programme consists of a variety of different activities from quizzes, speakers, demonstrations, musical entertainment, choirs, fairs for fund-raising and trips out. We have services in Church to celebrate Easter, Harvest, Christmas and our final meeting in July. At present we have 36 members both from the Church and wider community.
Mum’s and Tots
Mum’s and tots are a friendly group, who meet on Wednesday morning (10am to 11.30am) during Term-time, catering for parents/grandparents/carers and children from birth to infant school. At present the morning session remains full with 30 children registered. During the sessions the children play with a large variety of toys and the end of the session is concluded with circle time with nursery rhymes, Christian songs and closes with a simple prayer.