Coronavirus update: Sadly, but in line with the recommendation of the Methodist Church we are suspending all collective worship, church groups and meetings for the time being. We know that some of you are using novel ways of worshipping at this time with various on-line resources but we also know that there are many in our church who are unable to do this. Our Superintendent Minister has therefore written and recorded a short sermon for Sunday which can be listened to by anyone who has a telephone. It will be available from each Sunday and for the whole of following week and anyone who would like to listen can call 01502 447244. This is a Lowestoft local number and there are no additional charges to call and listen.
In addition, here is a link to a service sheet so people can worship at home:
God Bless you and those you care for.
Sunday ‘Zoom’ service: We hold a zoom service each Sunday at 10.00am for 30mins or so for our worshipping community- and around 20-30 people are able to join. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome. We are not very ‘techie’ so it is a bit homespun and we get occasional glitches – but it is a joy to see friends for some prayer and reflection. If you want an invite please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Worship (normally) – We would usually gather from about 10.30am and the service starts at 10.45am following a 4-5min period when we share news and welcome people. After the service we welcome people to stay for a tea/coffee and a chat. But in these strange Coronavirus times we are unable to do that so perhaps, instead you can make a cup of coffee, settle down somewhere quiet and spend time with God. Here is a link to a service framework for this coming Sunday
We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. We like to have children and their families in church with us and we have a dedicated ‘activity’ area at the back of the church where the children can undertake various activities. There are some more details under the list of services lower down this page.
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).
New – Faith exploration group
Each Thursday from 10.00am till about noon a group has been set up to discuss faith matters. It is open to all and all aspects of faith are discussed in an informal, open friendly environment with refreshments. Worth checking before (email the church) as occasionally the day moves to suit.
Services at Trinity
(See note at top of page)
And also…..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 and they are informal – we use the small chapel or the lounge. 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.
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.
Visitors tell us that our style is typically less demonstrative than other traditions – but still sincere and joyous – focused on prayer, listening to readings from the Bible, reflecting on the sermon and hymns and using hymns and songs of worship from a wide variety of sources, (typically we use Singing the Faith as our main hymn reference).
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. We have a regular group of young people. We have an activity area that is regularly refreshed with suitable bible based learning and craft materials.We like and encourage families and children in the main worship area however, if families prefer we also have an adjoining quiet chapel where parents and children can go if they wish to see and hear what is going on but not be heard themselves – but we like and encourage children to stay in the main worship space under the supervision of their families. We are excited about this growing part of our church life and are exploring ways in which we can make it richer.
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: