Toddlers

Our lively and popular toddler group takes place every Monday in term time from 10.00am to 11.30am.  
Monday Mornings is a happy and fun place for children. Every week we offer a craft activity, snack time, a story (very often taken from the Bible), as well as songs and lots of toys.  We charge £1 per family which covers all refreshments.  
We currently have a short waiting list so if you are interested in joining us please either pop in on Monday morning to pick up a form, or contact the church office on 01271 374240 or office@trinitybarnstaple.org.uk

Children

As an all-age community, we welcome, support and encourage children and families. We sing, eat, create and play games with our 3-11 year olds – all while showing them God’s love and learning about Jesus being light of the world – in Lighthouse. At the same time, 0-3 year olds play and learn in the safe and cosy Sparks group.

X-site is a town-wide project that creates an exciting place where 7-11 year olds can invite their friends to share in discovering Jesus. We meet three or four times a year on a Saturday afternoon to experience live music, challenges, crafts and stories.

Messy Church

‘There’s a great atmosphere’, ‘there’s exciting things to do’, ‘I like the competitions’, ‘I enjoy doing things together – and a night off from the cooking!’, ‘I like the Bible stories and the singing’, ‘Messy Church is great’.  This is some of the feedback we’ve had.

Do you want to do things as a family? Then Messy Church could be for you!

What is Messy Church?

Messy Church is a place where families can come and enjoy spending time together – making things, doing activities, playing games, eating and celebrating.

When and where is Messy Church?

Messy Church takes place on the second Sunday of each month (except during July and August) at 4-6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Barbican Terrace

How much does it cost?

There is no charge but donations are welcome.

Come and join us with your family and enjoy a good time together.

Youth

Friday night is YOUTH CLUB night, the chance to meet and hang out with friends at the church hall. There’s food, hot choc, sports, games, crafts, and a chance to discuss life issues – all in one evening! It’s open to everyone aged 11 to 16, whether you come to church or not. Doors open at 7pm and close at 8.30pm.

Sunday morning youth sessions are held in the church hall from 11am. We welcome everyone aged 11-16.  It’s a time to share, ask questions and learn more about Jesus. For any further information contact our Youth worker, Mike King trinity.youth@outlook.com

Prayer

PRAYER is the essence of our lives, both as individuals and as a Christian community. Praying together enables God to be at work among us and through prayer we see his will being done in our lives.

On Sunday mornings we meet at 9.30am to pray for the service; it’s a great way to start our worship and a real privilege to wait on God on behalf of everyone coming to Trinity. We pray not just for ourselves but for the churches across Barnstaple.

On the first Thursday evening of each month we meet for our whole church prayer meeting. We always start with worship and then we break into smaller groups and focus on a range of concerns from our own church life to the wider world. Our prayer meetings are good places to be: they are engaging, relevant and purposeful. Of course, prayer happens in many of our small groups but it’s also important that we set aside specific times to pray as a whole church, and our hope is that people of all ages across Trinity feel welcome to take part.

Discipleship Triplets

‘And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.’ Hebrews 10:24

We know we are called to make disciples but for that to happen we need to be disciples ourselves and to grow in our discipleship. This doesn’t happen automatically: change and growth are slow processes, but they can and do happen.

One helpful way to grow is to meet in a Discipleship Triplet. This is a small group (usually of three people of the same gender) that meets for an hour every couple of weeks to help each other grow as disciples.

They don’t need to be long meetings, but they do need to be regular. Meeting over lunch, over coffee or early in the morning would be ideal.

Not everyone finds it easy to talk and share, but change can happen when we find a safe place to discuss our lives and what God is doing in us, and have others pray for us.

More Mature

Age is no barrier – all are welcome! Along with our annual Holiday at Home (an event mainly for the over 50s), there are many other opportunities for seniors to connect with church life. Come to the weekly coffee morning: sit and chat, or join in with the carpet bowls or one of the craft activities. You are welcome to join us for lunch on the second Tuesday of every month, and early birds should look out for the regular men’s and women’s breakfasts.  There’s also the ladies’ walking group which provides an opportunity to meet new friends.  Whatever your interests are, we hope there is something for everyone in one of the many small groups.

Small Groups

Being part of a small group helps us to stay connected to God and to support each other. There are all sorts of small groups at Trinity. Some are time limited Bible study groups, others are classic fellowship groups, and some are linked with mission teams. A full list of all the small groups can be obtained from the church office.

Trinity Bible School

Study courses can help us gain a deeper your knowledge of the Bible and draw closer to Jesus. These happen on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings and are open to everyone. Some are more in-depth involving home study, and others are great starter courses for new Christians.