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Welcome to Holy Trinity Bembridge!

We want you to know that no matter what your background, race, sexuality, or gender is – you belong here! Whether you’re new to faith or new to the village, we’d love to get to know you!

Depending where you are on your faith journey, you might like to come to one of our Sunday services, join the next Alpha group, play in our Worship Band, bring your little one along to Trinity Church Mice … or just pop in for a coffee with us in The Cloisters. Whatever feels right for you is a great first step!

Have a look at our website to find out more or contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

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Alpha

Our next Alpha Course will begin on 29th September 2022 at 19:00 (plus a Saturday morning TBA)

The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore Christian faith in a relaxed, thought-provoking environment. The course takes place in The Cloisters and runs over ten evenings and a Saturday morning

Every session starts at 19.00 with a delicious supper followed by a short talk. There is then time to ask questions and discuss. Some members of the group will love to participate and others will prefer to listen and reflect. Whatever your style, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable

  1. Is there more to life than this?
  2. Who is Jesus – our ability to know God?
  3. Why did Jesus die – the greatest solution to the greatest problem?
  4. How can I be sure of my faith?
  5. Why and how should I read the Bible?
  6. Why and how should I pray?
  7. God in our lives – How does God guide us and heal us?
  8. What about suffering and evil and what we can do?
  9. What about the Church – broken or glorious?

Saturday Morning: Who is the Holy Spirit & what does it mean to be filled with the presence of God?

We usually run two Alpha courses each year

To find out more, please contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

The Bible Course

The Bible Course starting in February is now full so we are running another course 31 May – 19 July 2022 at 19:00

If you would like to book a place, please contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

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The Marriage Course

Our next Marriage Course is starting soon. For more information contact Heath Monaghan heathmonaghan@icloud.com

Small Groups

Home Groups

Home Groups provide a basis for Bible study, discussion, learning, caring and friendship

To find out more about Home Groups, please contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

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The Good Book Club

Join us on Friday mornings at 10.30 in The Cloisters. We offer a warm welcome, lovely fresh coffee or tea and lots of great discussion on the Bible passages we have read during the week using the Bible in One Year app

We would love you to join us!

For more information and alternatives to using the app, please contact Caroline churchwardenshtb@gmail.com 07967 200 095

Coffee in the Cloisters

Join us in the Cloisters on Tuesdays from 10.00-12.00. Good conversation, decent coffee, biscuits – and sometimes cake!

We’d love to see you

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Bereavement Triangle

This welcoming group offers friendship and support to anyone who is bereaved either recently or long ago.  We gather on a Thursday morning in The Cloisters. For more information please call Fran on 717436 or email fran.weil44@gmail.com

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Children and Youth

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The Early Years – Trinity Mice

Trinity Church Mice is a nurture group for pre-school children and their families. A wonderful environment for children to play, pray, praise and have fun. Run by our Churchwardens, Trinity Church Mice meets in The Cloisters on Wednesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons during term times. A warm welcome, cup of coffee and cake guaranteed!

For more information about timings and age groups, please contact our Churchwardens, Sally & Caroline, churchwardenshtb@gmail.com, 07784 056 064

Children

We welcome families and children to all our services and have a range of children’s activities happening on a Sunday morning during our 10:30am service

We have a play area at the back of church with books and toys. Our Children’s Club team also run activities linked to the theme of the church service, either at the back of church or in The Cloisters, our church hall, which is next door.  The children always start off in church, with the congregation. We welcome children of all ages, but if your little one is under three, we would ask that they are accompanied by a responsible adult

We currently have a mixed age group but hope, as our numbers grow, to break out into smaller age-specific groups

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Youth

Rock Solid is a well-established and popular youth group which started in the 1990s. Aimed at young people aged 9-12 years old, it runs in school term time on a Wednesday evening 18.30 – 19.45pm. The sessions include organised games, fun activities and feature a Bible-based “thought for the day”

Rock Solid usually meets at Bembridge Methodist Church and also makes use of local facilities e.g. Steyne Park for ball games, Tackt-Isle Adventures for water sports and Ryde Superbowl for ten pin bowling

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Music

The congregation at Holy Trinity Bembridge enjoy a broad range of music, from traditional to contemporary.  We are always looking for people who sing or play an instrument and would like to support our worship. You might like to join our traditional choir, orchestral band or contemporary worship band 

If you would like to explore any of these possibilities please contact our Music Director, Jurgita (choir and orchestral band) jurgita1@icloud.com or Margaret (contemporary worship band) htb.office@btinternet.com

Friends of Holy Trinity

The Friends of Holy Trinity raise money for the maintenance, repair, restoration and mission of Holy Trinity Church, St Luke’s Church and The Cloisters, for the benefit of everyone. They are an independent organisation and a registered charity

Since it was set up in 1999, the Friends of Holy Trinity have raised significant funds towards many important projects. They are hugely appreciated by the church family and everyone in the village

To find out more or get involved

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Joining a Team

Joining a Holy Trinity Bembridge team will enable you to make a difference to life in both our village and our church. Apart from the feel-good factor, it’s a fantastic way to get involved and meet a cross-section of people. A great opportunity for you to make the most of your passions, skills and spiritual gifts – and wonderful experience too!

If you can help with practical, creative, administrative, musical, technical or supportive tasks, there is a team for you!

Whether you can offer a weekly or once in a while commitment, we’d love to hear from you

To find out more about joining a team, please contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

Giving

If you are only just starting to get to grips with Christianity or you’re new to Holy Trinity Bembridge, then the conversation about giving money to church can wait

For now, please enjoy being part of our community and finding out what we’re about as a church. It’s great to have you with us

However, if you do wish to be a partner with us in growing the kingdom of God then regular giving is a really important part of every Christian’s discipleship for three reasons:

  1. Jesus said, “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Matthew 6:21. In other words, we give money to the things we love and we love the things we give money to
  2. Generous and joyful giving is an appropriate and telling response to the love of God in our life. One place the Bible talks about this is Corinthians 8:1-15
  3. As a church, part of who we are, is to be a people who want to reach out with God’s love to others that they may know God too. All our ministries point towards this aim. Every ministry in our church needs money to run, which means we rely on our people for everything we do

Giving by Parish Giving Scheme

This is a great way to give and support the work of Holy Trinity Bembridge as it is far less work for our Treasurer. To join the PGS and set up a regular Direct Debit gift to the church, click the link below

or you can call the dedicated telephone number 0333 002 1271

Our church name is Holy Trinity Church Bembridge

The Parish code is 290629124

Giving by Standing Order / Debit / Credit Card

You may also give by setting up a regular Standing Order or directly using Debit / Credit Card. To print off the Standing Order Form click the link below

Gift Aid

If you are a tax payer then for every £1 you give, a further 25p can be claimed by the church from the Inland Revenue. All you need to do is to sign a ‘Gift Aid’ form which you can find here

Regular Giving Via Envelopes

Legacy Gift

Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to His church. Leaving a gift in your Will to Holy Trinity Bembridge is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support the mission and ministry in our community

A gift can be an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and can help keep our ministry alive and help transform its future

No matter how large or small, each gift can make a significant impact on our mission and ministry

If you have any questions about giving, please contact the Vicar, Steve Daughtery steve@daughtery.plus.com, 01983 872436

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