Services

We have a number of services each Sunday, some at St John's, in Tismans Common and others at Holy Trinity. Details of our services and what is going on at Holy Trinity can be found in our term card.
 
The Early Service (8.30am every Sunday except the 4th Sunday of the month)
A quiet, said service of Holy Communion at St John’s, Tismans Common following the 1662 Book of Common Prayer on the first, second, third and fifth Sundays of the month.
 
Traditional Holy Communion Service (9.00am on the 4th Sunday of the month)
A traditional service of Holy Communion with the organ, hymns and the choir on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Contemporary Family Service (10.30am every Sunday)
Contemporary Family Service (10.30am)
A contemporary service with a music group for all ages at Holy Trinity. We start the service all together before the children and young people leave for groups (called 'Sunday Rocks').  On the first Sunday of the month the children and young people stay in for the whole service, which is an All Age service; on the second and fifth Sundays of the month we have Communion.





 
Evensong
Evening Prayer (6pm on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month)

On the first and third Sundays of the month we gather together at Holy Trinity for a service of evening prayer with the choir.  On the third Sunday of the month we conclude evening prayer with Communion.


Frequently Asked Questions

I haven’t been to church before …
Experiencing church can be a bit daunting, so at Holy Trinity, we try to be a friendly church that will connect with your daily life.  Staying for coffee afterwards can be a good way of getting to know some of us a bit better, but if you’d rather slip out a bit more anonymously that’s okay too!  You’ll find people of all ages and from all walks of life. The chances are, there will be someone very similar to you!

What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable – some of us wear ties and jackets and some of us wear jeans and t-shirts.

Should I put something in the collection?
There is an offering plate at the back of the Church but it is not intended for our guests. Holy Trinity is supported financially by the people who have chosen to make the Church their home. We’d like you to keep your money and we offer the service as our gift to you..

What about my children?
Holy Trinity is a church for all ages, and we welcome children of all ages.  We don’t mind if they need to move around and make some noise!  If you want to stay with your child to help them settle in their group, that’s fine – just make yourself known to one of our helpers with a name badge.  If you want to go back in to church then be assured that your child will be well cared for.

I have never been to church before, how will I know what to do?
When you come in as well as a friendly smile you’ll be given any service booklets or sheets you need.  We try to keep following things in books to a minimum – and so at our 10.30am, contemporary family service most of what you will need will be on a screen at the front. Everything about the service will be explained by the person leading the service – our style is relaxed, so we hope you will be to!

What if I am late?
Please don’t worry – we all run late occasionally.  Just slip in and join in where we have got to in the service.  We would rather you slip in late and have you worship with us than you not come at all!  One of our welcome team (called sidespeople) will give you anything you need and point you in the direction of a seat.