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Welcome to Trinity United Reformed Church, Wigan

. . .  a friendly Christian church for everyone

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Our Church is a group of friends whose lives have been changed by meeting Jesus - Come along and make some new friends and discover Jesus for yourself.  Jesus loves us all.  He is Alive!  Come and see.

Sunday morning family services, start at 10:45am.  We are all together in church for the first part of our worship and then, any young people go to their room for their own activities. Parents of toddlers are welcome to go with them if they wish.  Tea, coffee and squash are served after the services.  You are very welcome.

Our Mission

We seek to offer and extend the love of God in Jesus Christ, spiritually, emotionally, supportively and caringly to all people and by doing so to make a positive difference to our neighbourhood and the wider world.

Welcome to Trinity
Yoga Class

Yoga

Relax (Calm) Kids

Slimming World

Daily Devotions - Want to spend a structured quiet time with the Lord each day?

The United Reformed Church has a helpful archive you can link to here.

NOTICE BOARD

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Facebook Page?

Wigan Music Soc. Return to top Peace Garden

Recycled Goods Help save the planet

Are you planning a wedding or celebration and/or looking for a regular venue? Can we help?

"Our church building is registered for marriage services, both for marriages between a man and a woman and for marriages of same sex couples."


Church Bookings  

View slideshows of our:

Facilities

Sanctuary

Church Bookings

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AT TRINITY & SAFE CHURCH

The Gospel Family Worker Mission Group 18 Sep 2016 Podcast Find Us Contact Us Welcome to Trinity Good News! Diary of Events Wigan Music Soc. Churches Partnership Youth & Children Clubs & Groups
We are loved and cherished by an awesome God who created the Universe,
including our Star, the Sun (shown below).  He chose our insignificant little
Planet, Earth, on which to be born and live among us.  He was tortured, died
and embalmed but on the 3rd day he arose from the dead - His name is Jesus
and he wants to live in our hearts today.  Incredible but true.  Read more . .
Click on the centre of the Sun or the radial arms of the Sun to access the menu items.


Rev Chris Parker’s

Monthly

Newsletter

WHAT IS THE GOOD NEWS? - We need now more than ever to return to our loving merciful God, to Jesus!  Please watch the slide show below:

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Happy 10th Anniversary to Our Minister, Chris!     What’s on at: Trinity for Families this Easter             

Letter to Trinity’s Congregation 11 March 2021               Welcome to our New Moderator

We need YOU - The Bible Course “Get the BIG Picture” Starts Thursday 15 April 7.30pm on Zoom

Walking Towards Easter Together                    News  FROM OUR SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

Challenges, Courage & Kindness - From Trish      Family Worker News 'Ta Dah' List  - From Ruth

 Thoughts of the Seasons - By Judith Dawber      A BIG Thank You -  Collection for the Brick Project

Thank You from Commitment for Life    Messy Church - From Trish      What Will 2021 Bring? - By Judith

Easter Hope Painting by Gill            Cross Stitch - From Isabel         The Christ of Prophecy

Favourite Lockdown Activities - From Gill & Chris              My Journey by Herdy the Herdwick

The Second Wave          Ribbon Prayer Tree           Can You Suggest Some Budget Recipes?         

Newsletter - From Rev Chris Parker    Notice Board            Have you a favourite Bible Verse?

Stepping Out Webinar ~ Youth Work - From Ruth            

How God Has Changed - From ‘Wigan Bred’ by David Lythgoe     PANTOMIME -  Announcement     

Project Hope - From Trish  The Day The Birds Sang    Who in the URC is hijacking Commitment for Life?

 Neighbourhood Watch - By Chris Mangham    Lockdown in Wiganese        Lockdown Musings - From Judith

Does God Exist? - Professor John Lennox            Let’s Celebrate: Children and Young People in the URC

Prayer Partner          The Building is Empty But The Church Is Alive       Endangered Species   

Covid-19 Cartoons - By Ros    Footnotes of Life - Lauren Parker   Diary Of Events Page               

Jesus tells us:  “Don’t be faithless any longer.  Believe!”

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That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.  Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.  As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side.  They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!  Again he said, “Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”  Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven.  If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”  

One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came.  They told him, “We have seen the Lord!”  But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”

Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them.  The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said.  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side.  Don’t be faithless any longer.  Believe!”   “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.  Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me.  Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.  But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.    John 20/19-31 N.L.T.

                                                                                        24 March 2021

Dear Friends

As Holy Week approaches I though it would be good to Remind you of what is  going on in terms of worship and activities over the week. Please join us in as many if these as possible.

Worship for Trinity and Tunley will be on YouTube on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Day. On Maundy Thursday we will be sharing in communion over Zoom.

If you would like to join us please let me know via email to minister@trinityurcwigan.org. I will be sending the zoom invite and codes out on Wednesday next week so let me know by then if you would like to join in. You will need bread and wine (or something similar such as biscuit and juice) available in your own home.

From Palm Sunday to Easter day between 10am and 8pm there will be a different display every day in the Trinity peace garden. These will be accompanied by reflections each day in the porch window.

If you want to do something a bit more active Ruth has organised a trail for Thursday, Friday and Easter Day contact familyworker@trinityurcwigan.org or see below.

With best wishes

Rev Chris Parker


THOUGHTS OF THE SEASONS – NORMAL TIMES AND NOW – NO DIFFERENCE


WINTER

                       Whining wind, freezing frost,

                       Sparkling snow, lighting lamps,

                       Hiding hedgehogs, heating homes,

Wearing woollies, catching colds (or Covid).


       SPRING

Swaying snowdrops, bursting buds,

Dancing daffodils, bowing bluebells,

Budding blossoms, babbling brooks,

Sowing seeds, farming fields,

Draining ditches, growing grass,

Building birds, leaping lambs.


     SUMMER

Climbing clouds, warming water,

Rippling rills, shining shingle,

Diving ducks, swimming swans,

Bathing belles, buzzing bees,

Mowing machines, sweltering sun??


     AUTUMN

Changing colours, misting mountains,

Baring branches, lying leaves,

Falling fruits, fading flowers,

Brightening berries, gathering grain,

Burning bonfires, dying days.


Judith Dawber

(Thank you Judith, I think nature has kept most of us going over the last twelve months. Ed.)


                                                                                               15 February 2021


New Moderator of URC’s Mersey Synod

 

 

We’re delighted to announce that the Revd Geoffrey Felton has been nominated as our new Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) Mersey Synod. 

Geoff was born and raised in Higher Bebington on the Wirral where he spent his teenage years before moving away to study. He became a Christian in 1984 at Anfield during Mission England, led by late American evangelist Dr Billy Graham.

Having passed his Geology degree at Portsmouth Polytechnic, now the University of Portsmouth, Geoff worked for six years in the North Sea on various offshore installations as a geologist.

At St George’s URC in Hemel Hempstead, Geoff began to explore his call to ministry by attending the London Bible College and Westminster College in Cambridge.

Geoff was ordained in 2000 and inducted into the Canterbury pastorate in the URC’s Southern Synod, which he served for ten years. He then moved to Plume Avenue URC, his current pastorate, in 2010.

Geoff is excited about returning home to the north west and serving the people of Mersey Synod with compassion and vigour. He said, ‘We live in difficult days, but we have a God who through Jesus Christ is victorious. I’m looking forward to leading the Synod through these post pandemic years – years that will help shape the Church of the future and its witness to a world in need of hope and love.”

The nomination will be presented to URC national Mission Council in March and Geoff will hopefully start with us sometime in July.

We look forward to welcoming Geoff, his wife and their family into Mersey and to working with Geoff in the near future. 

With all good wishes

Rita

Mersey Synod Clerk

 

Tel 07838103310

I work Mondays to Fridays part time.

Synod Clerk Mersey Synod United Reformed Church



MESSY  CHURCH

By now, many of you will have read from Ruth’s Family Worker’s reports that the idea of beginning a Messy Church journey for our families has been very much in our minds and our prayers. Embarking on this journey has involved Chris, Ruth and I joining with others to increase our understanding of the Messy Church format. Firstly, we met with members of Wigan Baptist Church, who have successfully held Messy Church for a number of years. Their knowledge, advice and enthusiasm was infectious and so plans began to formulate.

On March 17th, Chris, Ruth and I signed up by Zoom for a training course, organised by the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), which was entitled: “Messy Master Class Reimagining” and was led by Jane Leadbetter, based in Liverpool and Dawn Savidge in Halifax, both part of the BRF team.

The aim was to help teams and leaders of Messy Church feel confident and equipped to be or reimagine Messy Church in a Covid-secure way that is appropriate for their own context.

A video was shown where three Messy Church leaders described how they had continued to hold sessions by Facebook, Zoom, Activity bags and Trails- all with a focus on Jesus- providing accessible fun within Covid guidelines. This I found very heartening and recognised that, here at Trinity, through the hard work and vision of our Family Worker, many of the ideas had already been put into practice.

A further discussion centred around meeting the needs of families NOW in a post- Covid era. Connecting with families who have not been Church members, but who are seeking something different from screen time, seems a very good place to start with sharing Jesus. Messy Church would meet the social needs of families; create and build new friendships and, through activities allowing opportunities to express feelings and lead to conversations about God’s love. Initially, it might have to be outdoors, but it will be purposefully faith based.

Being with others who are experiencing the joys, and difficulties, in reaching out to families was enlightening and reaffirming. I, personally, felt that both meeting with our Baptist friends and the BRF team has provided not only a host of practical ideas and suggestions, but the necessary enthusiasm to move forward in providing Messy Church hospitality here at Trinity.

Here is the link, should you want to find out more: www.messychurch.org.uk

Trish Reilly


Happy Easter

Trinity & Tunley United Reformed Churches

Sunday 11th April

Rev Chris Parker has not recorded a service this week, however, here is the YouTube link for today’s service at Heswall & St George’s URC Churches which you may watch if you wish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpE5jJ23VK0


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If you have missed a Tunley or Trinity YouTube on-line Service, or Favourite Bible Verse the links can be found on our Podcast page.