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What is it like to visit TRINITY for the first time?

Your experience will depend largely on which site and service you choose to attend, though we hope you will find every congregation to be warm, relaxed and welcoming. Please be assured that nothing will be asked of you – you are welcome to sit and observe or join in fully with the worship as you feel willing.

If you are anxious about visiting one of the TRINITY services for the first time and would like us to welcome you in person, please get in touch.

The 8am Service – TRINITY at Southover
The 8am service is a quiet and reflective service, hosting a handful of people (between 10-15) each week. There is no music, but the service follows the traditional ‘Book of Common Prayer’ service. You will be given a prayer book and a notice sheet as you come in, and invited to sit wherever you please. The service includes a 20-minute sermon, after which communion will follow: anyone who considers themselves a Christian is welcome to take communion. The whole service usually lasts about 45-50 minutes, after which tea and coffee is served.

The 9:30 Service – TRINITY at South Malling
The 9:30am services meets every Sunday. Throughout the month you could expect all age services, more structured liturgical worship with music led from the organ, Communion services and band led “Morning Praise” services. The services include activities for children and there are refreshments afterwards.

The 10am Service – TRINITY at Southover
The 10am service is our largest of the day, attended by about 160-180 adults, sometimes more. Do arrive 15-20 minutes early for the best choice of seating! There is always a lively buzz at this service, with plenty of families also attending. After a first celebratory hymn on the organ the children leave for their groups, and which the service takes on a more reverent tone. The 10am service mixes both traditional and contemporary styles of music evenly, led by an organ or a music group, plus our choir of 10-15 people. The service includes a 20-25 minutes sermon and normally lasts between 65-75 minutes. On the third Sunday we celebrate Communion. After the service there are refreshments served, during which lots of people hang around to meet one another and chat! On the first Sunday of the month, we have an all-age service which is more informal in feel with shorter talks and livelier music. The family service normally lasts 45-50 minutes.

The 11.15 Service – TRINITY at St. John sub Castro
The 11.15 service meets every Sunday morning at St. John sub Castro. Families with young children make up much of this congregation, usually of around 40 adults . After some tea and pastries, we start at 11:30 with worship altogether with the children. After the children go to their groups, we sing for around 15-20 minutes, led by a contemporary band. There is a 20 minute sermon, followed by a closing song.

The 4.30 Service – TRINITY at St. John sub Castro
The 4:30 service meets fortnightly and is a formal liturgical service with music led from the organ.

The 6.30 Service – TRINITY at Southover
The 6.30 service is our most lively service, with music led by a full worship band. The congregation is made up of youth, young adults, and older folk, usually totalling around 90-100 people. The service format is simple: after a short introduction, we sing worship songs for around 15-20 minutes, after which there is a reading and sermon. After the sermon we respond with some more sung worship, during which there is prayer ministry available, and sometimes open times of prayer. We take Communion together on the first Sunday of every month.

We record our Sunday talks as a resource for church members and visitors to our website.

Please visit the resources section to browse audio content.

The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over ten thought-provoking evenings and an away day.

All evening sessions take place at Church End, Southover, starting with supper at 7:30pm followed by a short talk, coffee, and a chance to ask questions and discuss.

Week 1: Who is Jesus?
Week 2: Why did Jesus die?
Week 3: How can I be sure of my faith?
Week 4: Why & how should I read the Bible?
Week 5: Why & how should I pray?
Week 6: How does God guide us?
Week 7: How can I resist evil?
Week 8: Why & how should I tell others?
Week 9: Does God heal today?
Week 10: What about the Church?
Away Day: Who is the Holy Spirit & what does He do?

We run two Alpha courses each year usually starting February & September.

To find out when the next Alpha course starts and to book yourself a place please get in touch with Steve Daughtery via the office.

office@trinitylewes.org

The Discipleship course enables you to continue to explore a relationship with God in more depth, and is suited to those who have recently completed the Alpha Course or new to TRINITY.

The Discipleship course takes people on from Alpha and develops their sense of discipleship at TRINITY. It also helps people who have been Christians for many years to enter more deeply in to our church’s life. We hope that in time everybody from TRINITY will be able to attend this course.

The course runs for five weeks every Thursday from 8pm-9.30pm.

It covers the following areas:

  1. Signing up. Discovering what TRINITY is all about.
  2. Turning up. The power of worshiping together.
  3. Meeting up. Being community and sharing life together
  4. Building up. Finding our place and purpose in TRINITY.
  5. Offering up. Investing our heart in the Kingdom of God.

To find out when the next Discipleship course starts and to book yourself a place please get in touch with Steve Daughtery via the office.

office@southover.org.uk

TRINITY Church meets at three locations across Lewes.

        Southover         St. John sub Castro        South Malling

    

Meet the team

Rev. Steve Daughtery Rector
Rev. Jeremy Bamber Associate Vicar
Martin Dyer Associate Minister
Rev. Jules Middleton Curate
Neil Chisnall Children, Families and Schools Minister
Dianne Hamilton Youth Minister
Rev. Dick Field Associate Vicar
Janette Watkins Pastoral Minister
Amanda Daughtery Church Office
Trevor Meadows St. John sub Castro Warden
John Jardine St. John sub Castro Warden
Andrew White Southover Warden
Carolyn Fry Southover Warden
Trevor Pearce South Malling Warden
Kate Rothery South Malling Warden
TRINITY @ Southover 8am, 10am, 6:30pm

Our 8am communion is a quiet reflective service using the traditional Book of Common prayer liturgy.

The 10am service mixes both traditional and contemporary styles of music  led by an organ, choir and music group. On the 1st Sunday of the month we have an all-age service, where the children worship alongside the adults. On all other Sundays a full children’s programme is provided. On the 2nd Sunday of every month we take communion together.

The 6.30 service is our most lively service, with music led by a full worship band. The congregation is made up of youth, young adults, and older folk, usually totalling around 90-100 people. The service format is simple: after a short introduction, we sing worship songs for around 15-20 minutes, after which there is a reading and sermon. After the sermon we respond with some more sung worship, during which there is prayer ministry available, and sometimes open times of prayer. We take Communion together on the first Sunday of every month.

 

TRINITY @ St. John sub Castro 11:15am, 4:30pm (fortnightly)

The 11.15 Service meets every Sunday morning at St. John sub Castro. 

Families with young children make up much of this congregation, usually of around 60 adults . After some tea and pastries, we start at 11:30 with worship altogether with the children. After the children go to their groups, we sing for around 15-20 minutes, led by a contemporary band. There is a 20 minute sermon, followed by a closing song. The style of the mornings vary greatly; some days we take Communion during the service (2nd Sundays); other days we have ‘café church’ where there is a shorter talk followed by discussion in groups (3rd Sundays). On 4thSundays we eat lunch together after the service. On the 1st Sunday of the month we have an all-age service, where the children stay in to worship alongside the adults.

The 4:30pm service is a varied traditional service followed by refreshments

1st Sunday - Sung Evening Prayer or Songs of Praise
3rd Sunday - Common Worship Holy Communion

TRINITY @ South Malling 9:30am

1st Sunday of the month – Communion Service
remembering Jesus’ death for us using modern language with hymns and relevant Bible teaching.

2nd Sunday – All-age Family Service
a child-friendly service with songs, activities and Bible talk.

3rd Sunday – Communion Service

4th Sunday – Morning Praise Service
songs, hymns and prayers with relevant Bible teaching.