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In every service there's a mixture of ages; I love our church 'family' - spiritual aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters...Ali Steynor
I love TRINITY, they're my family :) It's amazing how God constantly uses them to show me more of his grace..I'm so thankful for their love & friendshipLisa Meadows
I love our church. It's good for all ages you can go to a formal or informal service. There's good community feel and I really feel like I belong at TRINITY.Amber Simms
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Home groups form a central part of our church life. They provide a basis for Bible study and discussion, and enable us to care for one another within a group of friends.

Home groups take place fortnightly, and most are on Wednesday evenings. If you would like to become more involved in the life of TRINITY Church, joining a home group is a good place to start. Contact Ian Taplin.

Prayer & Praise meeting
On alternate Wednesday evenings (not home group weeks), we gather at TRINITY St. John sub Castro from 8-9pm.

We want prayer to be at the centre of our life as a church.  At Prayer and Praise meetings we come together to praise and worship, to seek God and to pray for the ministry of the church and beyond. Contact Martin Dyer.

Our vision is to support and work with children and families helping them experience and know God’s transforming love.

Children and families have a special part to play at TRINITY. Each child, brother, sister, mum, dad, grandparent, aunt and uncle is special to God. We run a number of weekly programmes for children and families and occasionally hold events for the whole family, such as art and craft mornings.

Contact Neil Chisnall

 

TFM FinalOur Men’s Ministry is known as TRINITY For Men (TFM) and is here to help men find their place among us at TRINITY.

Whether you are looking to build new friendships, be encouraged by other men, or looking for Biblical teaching in the context of God’s calling for all men, we hope that you will find the right events for you.

Contact Luke Hamilton for more information.

Our aim at TRINITY is to encourage women of all ages to develop and enjoy fellowship, friendship and faith sharing.

Many women love to network and meet new people, but sometimes it can be hard to know who is around and what is out there to try. We hope that you will find here activities, events and connections that help you belong with us here at TRINITY.

For general information about TRINITY Women please contact Di Meadows.

At TRINITY we provide care for every member of our community, including our older folk.

Monday Club is a group for over 70s, that meets every Monday from 10am to 2pm. It is primarily for those who live on their own, who value the chance to meet up with others and share community together.

We have a regular programme of fun activities, and guests speakers, and a quality home-cooked lunch is served every week.  Our friendly team ensure a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.

Throughout the year we also put on regular trips to places of interest.

If you or a relative is interested in joining us at Monday Club, contact Janette Watkins.

Our Church Magazine is published every term for the whole church, but with the older generation particularly in mind.

Ken and Janet Bridger are the representatives of the older generation, and would love to hear from you if you would like to know more about Southover’s ministry, or to make a suggestion!

TRINITY Youth banner

A thriving youth work community where we hope all young people will feel welcome and make lasting friendships.

Our programmes range from simple social stuff that encourage anyone to come and belong, to more in-depth Bible teaching in small groups where young people and leaders meet to encourage and support each other.

Contact Dianne Hamilton

TRINITY has a growing and diverse team of musicians and music groups, who not only serve the worship at our Sunday services but also enrich our community life.

If you are a musician and have a passion for using your gift in worship, we would love to meet you. Contact Martin Dyer for contemporary music, and Stella Hull for the Choir.

Summer Holiday Club 2017 - The Lost Jungle School years 1-6 Summer holidays

Tuesday 29th Aug - Fri 1st Sept - 9:30am - 1:15pm

Every summer we host a four-day Holiday Club for children in school years 1-6, featuring a wide range of exciting and imaginative activities whilst exploring Christian teaching and themes.

Register online from Saturday 17th June 2017. www.buytickets.at/trinitychildren

Buy tickets for THE LOST JUNGLE - TRINITY Holiday Club 2017

Venue: TRINITY Southover
Xcite School Years 4-6 Friday 5:15 to 6:45pm

Xcite is for school years 4-6. Generally each week we will start off playing games and buying tuck (bring some pennies), followed by finding out something amazing about God. Then it’s time for our activity that week! We wind down by finding out who our blobs are that week (blobs are a bit like stars of the week)!

Cost is £1 entry and there is a tuck shop, so bring some extra pennies!

Contact Neil Chisnall for further details

Venue: Church Hall, TRINITY Southover
Boogie Bunch Parents, babies and toddlers Thursday, 10am - 10:45am
Our weekly singing group for parents and preschool children.
Church Hall - Talbot Terrace
Church Hall, Talbot Terrace. TRINITY St. John sub Castro
Lunch Bunch Parents, babies and toddlers Thursdays, 12:00 to 1:45pm

This is a great chance for parents and carers with babies and toddlers to enjoy a adult sandwich lunch and a chat.  There are always plenty of toys and helping hands as well and friendly volunteers!

Contact Neil Chisnall for details

Venue: Church Hall, TRINITY Southover
Sunday Clubs Weekly teaching for 4’s-11s 9:30am, 10am and 11:15am services

After singing one or two songs together with the adults, children continue to learn about and worship God in their groups with their leaders.

Our sessions aim to help children build a relationship with the living and true God, through fun and interactive teaching, including games, bible stories, craft and more.

Venue: South Malling, Southover & St. John sub Castro
Crèche Space and Play for 0-3s 9:30am, 10am and 11:15am services

Our staffed crèches are available at our three main morning services for parents to leave (or stay with) their babies and toddlers.

Venue: South Malling, Southover, St. John sub Castro
Inspire Bible study for mums Fridays, 10:00 to 11:30am

This is a Bible study group for mums, during which your babies and toddlers are looked after to leave you free to discuss the Bible and real life with peace of mind.

The ‘inspire’ group meets fortnightly.

Contact Neil Chisnall for details.

Venue: Chapter House
C.A.M.E.O 'Come and meet each other' For parents with young children Thursdays, 1:45 to 4:00pm

Cameo is a relaxed afternoon drop-in group for parents and young children.  Come for friendship, relaxation and occasional talks with lunch.

Our monthly ‘bring and share lunch’ starts at 12:30pm.

Contact Jan Pepler for details

Venue: Church End
Consent Form For all our youth and children's activities

So we can properly care for all children and young people at our groups we require that parental consent forms be completed, signed and returned for any child attending our programmes. You can download this form as a pdf here:
Children & Youth Consent Form

Safeguarding & Child Protection Keeping children safe

TRINITY welcomes children and young people. We want them to be safe when they are on church premises or attending any event run by us.

Click here for all TRINITY Safeguarding details.

Men's Weekend Away 15th -17th April 2016

Every year we use a weekend away to encourage each other in life, faith and friendship. This year we're returning to Bowles Development Centre to engage our bodies as well as our minds!

Download a form here

Discussion & Study breakfasts Regularly at Church End

A Full English breakfast and food for thought: two groups meet regularly for a hearty breakfast and either discussion on a chosen topic or an in-depth bible study.

Venue: Church End
Prayer group Monthly at Church End

A committed and growing group of men gather once a month before Sunday service to pray over each other, people in our lives and the work of bringing men to Christ. By keeping a regular record of our meetings we also get to see the many miracles and blessings that come with prayer.

Meals & Events Throughout the year

Evening meals have become a staple feature of the men’s community at Southover! A great chance to get to know other men in the Church or invite new friends, evenings are organised throughout the year. We also have an eye on the Rugby World Cup next Autumn, we’ll be supporting England with our famous all-church BBQs for the whole family.

Le Tour 3rd – 7th July

Be sure to look out for our annual cycling trip to France around July time. A standout fixture in the annual men’s calendar - with great company, some friendly competition and European cuisine, the men’s cycling weekend is always a winner.

France
Weekend Walks Biannually across the South East

Twice a year we organise walks for men who love the countryside and the challenge of a good walk. Each walk is carefully chosen to include beautiful scenery, an interesting route and plenty of good food. Recommended for anyone who needs a good dose of fresh air and light exercise.

TFM Cinema As advertised

A chance to catch the latest blockbuster examined through the lens of the Christian story. Suitable for men of all ages, we explore questions of faith in a new and open context.

John Harvey Tavern
Link Up A community for women over 50 Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 2:30-4:30pm

Link Up meets fortnightly for friendship and support, speakers and outings. Open to both Church and community members. 2nd Thursday of the month the group meet for a sharing discussion afternoon on a particular theme.  The last Thursday of the month there is a speaker or outing organised.

Venue: The Chapter House
Links A community for women in their 60s and 70s Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 2:30-4pm

Links meets fortnightly for friendship and support, speakers and outings. Open to both Church and community members

Venue: The Chapter House
Women's Events A variety of social activities Various times as advertised

Throughout the year various events for women are organised. These are promoted in the TRINITY Notice Sheet and on the TRINITY web site and Facebook group. Download a programme of TRINITY Women events HERE

Contact Di Meadows & Carol Taplin

TRINITY Voices A new choir for the older community of Lewes

Every Tuesday 11am -12pm at TRINITY Southover, Lewes

If you are 70yrs and over, love music, singing and like the idea of meeting new people whilst having fun, come and join us! No singing experience necessary. Refreshments provided.

£3 per session.

Call Emilie Watson (Musical Director) on 01273 470144 for more information.

Southover Care For those with special physical needs

Southover Care is a professional care agency run by the church, that caters for those with special physical needs.

The HUB The place to be for Year 7-12s! Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm

The HUB is our largest weekly event and is the flagship meeting of our youth ministry. Open to anyone from Year 7 to Year 12, whether you come to church or not. The HUB has boasted some of the most stylish, off-beat, fun, and often outrageous social events available in the town.

We usually meet on Fridays during term time between 7:30 and 9:30pm at Southover Hall at the bottom of St. James, Street, Lewes. These times and locations can vary for special events so be sure to check out what's going on!

 

Venue: Southover Hall
The 6:30pm Evening Service Vibrant church, lively community Sunday's, 6:30pm

Our evening service is a lively, contemporary-style service which we aim to be accessible to both teenagers and adults alike. It attracts on average a seventy people each week and is the service that you will find our 14-25 age group before they head off to their programmes”

Venue: TRINITY Southover
After Hours Food and fellowship for 14-17s Sundays, 8-9:45pm

Food, fun & faith for 14-17 yr olds. We normally join together for the 6:30pm service and then have dinner in Church End at 8pm followed by a fun programme

Venue: Church End, Southover
Eighteen:Twentyfive Young adults ages 18-25 Sundays, 8pm onwards

A community of young adults focused on supporting one another in our faith. We meet at 8pm on Sunday evenings in the Chapter House to have dinner together before the programme begins. Join us for our first evening on Sunday 4th September for some food and banter as we head out to a local pub and get to know each other.

Venue: Chapter House, Southover
Pathfinders Interactive Bible teaching for Year 7-9s Sundays, 10-11am

Pathfinders is a fun and relaxed program for Junior youth (years 7-10). We explore the bible and its relevance to our lives in an interactive way.

On the first Sunday of the month we stay in church to meet together as part of the church family. On the second Sunday of the month we have a breakfast discussion together.

Meet us at TRINITY Southover at 10am each Sunday (during term-time), to head down to the Church Hall at around 10:10am.

Venue: Southover Hall
Youth Small Groups Deeper study for older teens (15-19 yrs old)

We run 3 small groups. lads 16+, Senior girls 16+, Girls 14-16. If you would like to join us please speak to Dianne about meeting times.

Venue: Various
Youth Alpha Explore the big questions of life 10 weeks starting March 2017

Youth Alpha begins in March and runs for 10 weeks with a break for Easter. If you are interested in taking part please contact Dianne.

Venue: Church End, Southover
Dalesdown Youth Weekend Our annual weekend away February Half Term - 24th - 26th

During February half term (24th – 26th February 2017) we all go away to Dalesdown for a weekend full of fun, fellowship, workshops, speakers, bonfire and marshmallows, sports, talent shows and more. The 20167 topic is “the adventure” - a creative weekend including all of the above, film making, photography, drama and more.

For more information please speak to Dianne

Consent Form For all our youth and children's activities

So we can properly care for all children and young people at our groups we require that parental consent forms be completed, signed and returned for any child attending our programmes. You can download this form as a pdf here:
Children & Youth Consent Form

Safeguarding & Child Protection Keeping children safe

TRINITY welcomes children and young people. We want them to be safe when they are on church premises or attending any event run by us.

Click here for all TRINITY Safeguarding details.

Southover Choir Open to all ages & abilities Fridays, 7:00-8:20pm

Our Southover choir sings almost every Sunday at our 10am services.  We are a growing SATB choir: as well as regular services we also sing at occasional events both at Southover and other churches. The traditional Christmas service is usually the largest event of the year.

Venue: Southover Church
Orchestra Grade 5-6 or above

Throughout the year we put together an orchestra for special occasions to supplement the musical texture.

If you play an orchestral instrument to a reasonably proficient standard (Grade 5-6 or above) please do contact us so that we know you are willing!

Commitment is on an ad-hoc basis.

Contemporary Music Open to all Sundays, 9:30am, 10am, 11:15am, 6:30pm

We have a growing pool of contemporary musicians who play guitars, keys, bass, drums, sing and melody instruments.  This group faithfully serves our 9:30am(monthly), 10am, 11:15am and 6:30pm congregations in worship each week. Our 6:30pm service is the forum in which we have the greatest range of musicians and thus devote the most time to training the musical talent within TRINITY.

We love to encourage anyone who wants to develop their gifts in music; please to get in touch and let us know which instruments you play. We will arrange to hear you perform and this will inform how we can best include you among our group.  The contemporary musicians rehearse before each relevant service, on a rota basis.

Venue: All TRINITY locations
Youth Band Members of youth group

The young people at TRINITY are a very prominent section of our contemporary worship. If you are a member of our youth group and would like to get involved we would especially like to hear from you!

Lewes Sings Gospel No experience required!

‘Lewes Sings Gospel’ runs for two terms in the year a way of building community. We encourage both TRINITY members and the Lewes community to join; each term lasts for 14 weeks which culminates in a grand concert. Since it began in 2009 we have been pleased to operate under the direction of Karen Gibson, an internationally acclaimed gospel choir conductor. No need to read music,, or have any singing experience!

lewessingsgospel.co.uk