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Our Regular Church Services are:

8.00am Sunday – Both Churches

Holy Communion without hymns. Lasts approximately 45 minutes. Includes short talk, prayers and bible readings for the day. Small welcoming congregation.

9.30am 1st, 2nd & 4th Sunday at Holy Trinity

A service lasting around an hour. Hymns led by choir and organ, bible readings, sermon, prayers and Holy Communion. Refreshments shared after the service. One-to-one prayer time is also offered after the service. Activities and toys are available in children’s area of church, or after the first hymn children usually leave the main worship to enjoy Children’s Church in the Parish Centre hall (returning before Holy Communion).

9.30am 3rd Sunday at Holy Trinity

A service lasting around an hour. Songs are led by a group of singers and a band. We enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere than the other Sundays of the month. The content is largely similar to other 9:30am Holy Communion services but the words are less formal and Holy Trinity Beavers, Cubs and Scouts join us several times a year. Children do not leave for Junior Church on third Sundays. Refreshments are served after the service, with an opportunity for one-to-one prayer at this time.

10.00am 1st & 3rd Sunday at St Columba

This informal service does not include Holy Communion. On the first Sunday in the month, worship is led by a band rather than organ-led hymns.

9.30am 2nd Sunday at Holy Trinity

Godly Play has a multi-sensory approach to learning. We use a non-teaching method with a story then exploration, with questions and discussion led by the children. There is a free choice of art, play, prayer to provide depth and reflection in every session - with food and squash to finish. It is usually held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, alternating between Holy Trinity and St Columba. Check website diary for details.

10.00am 2nd & 4th Sunday at St Columba

A service lasting around an hour. Hymns played on the organ, bible readings, sermon, prayers and Holy Communion. Refreshments shared after the service. One-to-one prayer time is also offered after the service. Activities and toys available in children’s area of church, or after the first hymn children usually leave the main worship to enjoy Children’s Church in a small room at the back of the church building.

4.00pm 1st Sunday at Holy Trinity

On 1st Sunday of each month, this informal time of worship for young children and their family/guardians is held in Holy Trinity church. There is a different theme each time, including singing, sharing ideas and an activity making something to take home. Tea is then shared together, finishing sometime after 5pm.

10.30am Wednesday at Holy Trinity

Holy Communion without hymns. Lasts approximately 45 minutes. Includes short talk, prayers and bible readings for the day. Small welcoming congregation.

During the Sunday morning services there are activities and toys available for children. Alternatively children are welcome to stay with their parents in church throughout the service if they prefer.

The first Sunday 10.00am at St Columba and third Sunday 9.30am service at Holy Trinity are more informal, with the music being led by a lively band and the sermon is more child friendly. There is no separate Junior Church at Holy Trinity on these mornings.

Our Weekday Prayers are:

There are weekday Communion Services and times for prayer arranged at different times to cater for most people. Further details about our services can be found on the news sheet.

9.15am Monday – Holy Trinity Morning Prayer
9.15am 1st Tuesday – Highlands Hub Prayer Group
9.15am Tuesday – Highlands Hub Morning Prayer
9.30am 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays

A small group meets for prayer every Tuesday. On the 1st Tuesday of each month they gather at the Highlands Road Hub from 9:15-10am. Other Tuesdays they meet in the Chapel area of Holy Trinity Church from 9:30am. We pray for our clergy team, church life, our local community and those we know are experiencing challenging times. Referrals come through the clergy, conversations with church Welcoming team or requests left in the Prayer Box or pinned to the prayer cross in the Church chapel area.

9.30am 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, a small group meet in St Columba to share a short time of Bible study followed by prayer. Prayers include topics arising from the study and also people and issues currently on the minds of the clergy or those in the group. If you would like to ask the group to pray for something in particular, drop a request in the Prayer box in the church or email the Parish office, who will pass your message on to them.

9.00am Wednesday – Holy Trinity Morning Prayer