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First visit?

If you join us for a service, you will be greeted at the door by a steward who may give you a hymn book, a service book, or a service sheet, if needed.  Hymn books can also be found in the pews. We have traditional pews with pew cushions.  You are welcome to sit anywhere, though the end seats of the central rear pew are reserved for those accompanying wheelchair users. 

The service starts with a welcome from a church steward and notices for the week.  Those who are able, normally stand to sing hymns, but you are welcome to stand or sit as you wish.  Most people stay seated with a bowed head during prayers, but again you are welcome do whatever feels right to you. 

Churches serve Communion in various ways.  In Trinity, those who wish to receive Communion normally come to the front when the worship leader indicates. They are then served with a small piece of bread and an individual thimble glass of non-alcoholic 'wine'.    If you are not able to come forward and would like the bread and wine brought to you, please speak to the worship leader or a steward before the start of the service.  If you do not wish to receive Communion, simply stay where you are, or let others come past you. 

At some stage in the service, a collection (normally called ‘the offertory’) will be taken.  The money is used to support the church, the Circuit and charities - mostly local. Though we will appreciate a contribution, there is no obligation to do so.

We sit quietly for a short time at the end of the service, then please chat to those around you and introduce yourself.

All other events are entirely informal.  Come along in, make yourself at home, join in and introduce yourself.

For information on parking and on access and facilities for less able people, please see subsequent sections.

Trinity Methodist Church First visit?