We believe that the best place for children and young people to learn how to follow Jesus is in the context of their family at home AND as part of their local church family. We at Holy Trinity will do our best to partner with you in bringing up your children to know and love Jesus.
Our different youth and children’s groups form part of our support for you as parents in the discipleship of your children. But even more important than attending groups is being part of our church family life, and so you can meet with most of your church family as we gather together on a Sunday morning. We look forward to welcoming you here! See our calendar for services coming up.
If you would like any more information please contact Anna Leadbetter.
Sunday mornings - what to expect
Babies are welcome to stay in the service with their parents; once Covid restrictions are lifted we hope to re-start our crèche where they can be safely looked after during the service.
In the main service, we all start off together as a church family, and part-way through children aged 2-11 will go out into their groups to receive age-appropriate Bible teaching. You can see what part of the Bible they are studying each week on our term plan. This is term-time only. During the school holidays we welcome families to sit together in the main service which we aim to make accessible for all.
All-age services usually take place on the first Sunday of the month.
We want to work with young people who are 11+ to help them get the most out of the main church service. Here is a sheet they can use to help them take notes and concentrate on the Bible teaching.
You can find details of our childrens midweek groups on this page.
HTC youth is moving to a small group format: instead of meeting centrally, we’ll meet in small groups, each at a different time location during the week. In these groups we’ll have a relaxed time to chat and get to know each other well, look at the Bible and think through current issues to do with Christianity, and play games and have fun together.
If you are aged 11-18, in school years 7-13, and want to be a part of one of our small groups, then contact Anna Leadbetter for more details.
Support for parents
We encourage you as parents to get plugged into a ‘Home group’ where you can study God’s word for yourself, get to know a smaller group of people within your church family better, and help support and pray for each other. If you would like to join a home group, contact Roger Wiles.
Mums Bible study
This offers an alternative to mums during the day-time to meet together for a Bible study whilst their children are looked after. Contact Anna Leadbetter if you are interested in joining when we restart the group.
Here is a playlist with a mix of songs we sing in church, and songs that are great for playing at home, in the car, wherever you are! Songs are a powerful way of embedding God’s truth in our hearts, and we’ve chosen songs we hope will do that.