Sunday Worship – We generally gather from about 10.30am and the service starts at 10.45am following a 4-5min period when we share news and welcome people as well as prepare ourselves for worship by reading together a short set of appropriate words called ‘The Collect for the day’.
After the service many people stay for a tea/coffee and a chat.
Forthcoming Services (you are welcome to all of the following and details of what to expect can be found below the list of services – if you are unsure or unfamiliar and want more information do get in touch using the ‘Get in Touch’ information).
And also…..monthly lunchtime reflective/prayer sessions
On the second Thursday of each month at 12.30pm we allow time for regular short 30-45 minute lunchtime periods of reflection.
These are led by Ministers or Preachers, Stewards or Worship Leaders. There is no set format. The time may include any or all of the following: Bible readings, poetry, prayer, music, silent reflection and discussion . The key is that we wanted to allow time for the spirit to inform, guide and refresh us.
Please support if you can.
Services at Trinity
6 August – Mr Keith Durrant
13 August – Rev Robert Soanes
20 August – Rev Christine Kennell (Communion)
27 August – Worship Leaders
3 September – 10.45am – Rev Jo Jacobs
3 September 4pm – Circuit Welcome Service
10 September – Rev C Kennell
24 September – Local Arrangement (Mrs Mary Read)
1 October – Mr Ian Prettyman
8 October – 10.45am (joint service at Corton Methodist Church – no morning service at Trinity but 5pm service instead – see below) – Rev L Richards
8 October – 5pm Songs of Praise Service – Rev C Kennell
15 October – Rev C Kennell – Holy Communion
22 October – Mrs Sue Groome
29 October – Rev Robert Soanes
5 November – Rev C Kennell
5 November 4pm – Rev Kennell/Rev Soanes – Remembering Service
12 November – Rev D Moxon (Remembrance Sunday)
19 November – Worship Leaders
26 November – Rev P Rayson (Holy Communion)
What to expect if you join us for a Sunday service
We are told that we are friendly and welcoming, we like visitors from all backgrounds and traditions and people with no church background – people are welcome just as they are. Our style is typically less demonstrative – but still joyous – and focused on prayer, listening to readings from the Bible, reflecting on the sermon and hymns and songs of worship from a wide variety of sources, (typically: Singing the Faith). We project words of hymns onto a screen, although there are a limited number of hymn books for those that prefer to use books. Where suitable and appropriate we will also occasionally use clips from the internet to illustrate points or to increase our awareness of different worship and music styles.
Bible readings are from various versions. However we normally use The NRSV Bible. We have recently purchased a number of new NRSV Bibles and these are becoming our main source of reference.
Preachers (our own Minister or visiting Preachers and/or Worship Leaders) change each week, so styles vary from individual to individual, from quiet and reflective to lively and informal. No two weeks are exactly the same. At the end of the service there is an opportunity to share tea/coffee and catch up on news.
The Lords Supper (Communion) is celebrated once a month during the main service. In the Methodist tradition, Communion (the symbolic taking of bread and wine) is open to all, whatever their background and tradition. It is an ‘open’ table.
Children are always welcome in this Church. Where numbers allow, separate activities are arranged. However, we also have an activity area in the main church that is regularly refreshed as well as a quiet chapel where parents and children can go if they wish to see and hear what is going on but not be heard themselves. Suitable toys and learning materials are available. If children and young people want to stay in the main service then that is fine too. It’s an area of church life we would like to develop and are looking for ideas and ways to make the environment and services as accessible as they can be.
For Information about Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals at Trinity or Corton (our smaller village chapel) see the contacts page
Accessibility at Trinity
The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilet
- Loop and Audio Visual system
- Braille version of Hymns & Psalms
Methodist Churches in the Lowestoft Area
There are other Methodist Churches in the Lowestoft Area including at Corton, Carlton Colville and South Lowestoft. You would be welcome in any of them. We work closely with our friends at Corton Methodist Church to support their smaller but active community. For those living or travelling from the South side of the Bridge you may be interested in visiting South Lowestoft Methodist Church. Visit their website for more information: