Basildon, Essex

Trinity Church with it's new foyer

Address: Clay Hill Road, Basildon Essex SS16 4NN
Tel: 01268 559059

Welcome 

We believe we are called by God to serve our local community by encouraging spiritual and numerical growth and through maintaining a flourishing Christian presence here at Trinity.

We seek to achieve this through worship, fellowship, youth work, evangelism and our relationship with other churches.

We have many contacts with non-members through occasional offices and those who use our premises, and are challenged to find ways of making the church relevant to them.

 

 

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Minister:

  Rev. Dr. Marion Cole (Superintendent)    

  About Trinity.

We are a family friendly church situated in the South East of Basildon in

the area known as Vange.  Our membership is about 70 people of all ages and from

many different parts of the world.  Our worship is God-centred and bible-based

and celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.  We use both

traditional hymns and contemporary songs and once a month in the morning, our

worship is particularly focused for all ages, with an informal and relaxed

style.  Refreshments are served after each morning service, giving an

opportunity to chat with each other.  We also have occasional evening services

with a variety of themes.

We also have a number of joint services – with the congregations of  St. Paul's and Langdon Hills Methodist Churches for evening worship – and sharing with  all the Churches Together in Basildon in 4-monthly lively celebrations.   

During the week there are activities for different age groups – , Trinity Disability  Club for those with problems of mobility and Bible study and fellowship groups for various ages.  

We seek to serve our local community through involvement in local schools, by visiting and taking services in residential homes, by making our premises available to local community groups and by individuals volunteering to work at St Luke’s Hospice and the local Hospital. 

Basildon Methodist community café Click for details

Services  The service plan for all our circuit Churches can be found  HERE  

Sunday Club / Something on Sunday  11.00 am:

During our Sunday morning services, we provide fun activities and teaching for children. There is also a crèche for children under 3 years old.

 

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News    

Older Folk 

Grim time for greyheads?

Worried about the future?

Trinity doesn’t just preach about life after death, it’s about life before it too!

Here we like to celebrate Age. 

We believe in evangelism among the Elderly, to let them know they have a full-time Carer for life (Isaiah 46:4).

For the disabled elderly, transport is arranged to bring them along to a weekly Disabilty Club, where there is a variety of entertainment, talks, films, outings and services.

For those who can’t make it to church but live in sheltered accommodation  - in the ‘Courts’ around Vange, and the Abbeyfield homes – the Church goes to them in the form of a monthly service, with opportunity to receive Holy Communion.

We believe that people of all ages – young, old and everything in between – are valuable in God’s sight and so valuable to our church community.  So we want all to come and join us and  feel they belong, to celebrate God coming amongst us and to have fun in his presence.

 

How it all began……. And is continuing to grow.

 

Basildon New Town was established in 1949 and within a few years numerous houses and other buildings were springing up all over the town.  The first Methodists to arrive began meeting in 1953 in the home of a Mr. Newman-Brown, an architect with Basildon Corporation, and were led by Rev. Donald Shaw, a probationer minister sent by the Home Mission Department. 

As numbers grew the congregation moved first to Hillview, an empty bungalow in the middle of a waterlogged field, and then decided to amalgamate with the Free Church fellowship who met at Gordon Hall, Clay Hill Road and Basildon Methodist Church came into being. 

However by 1957 the members had decided that they needed a proper church building and work began just across the road. In 1959 Trinity Methodist Church was opened at its present site on the corner of Bardfield and Clay Hill Road.

The church continued to grow and a Youth Hall was added in 1966 and a new Welcome Area in 1999.  To complete the circle the Rev. Donald Shaw was invited back to preach at the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of Trinity in the summer of 1999. 

Never content to sit still for long the members are continually updating the premises and the current project includes altering the premises to make them more suitable for those with difficulties of mobility.

Directory

Ministers:

  Rev. Dr. Marion Cole (Superintendent)     Tel: 01268 411896

Church office:   Please phone 01268 559059

Youth work:    Steve Nice     Tel:  01268 545907

Lettings Church office:   Please phone 01268 559059

Basildon Children's Worker: Mark Lake Office: (Trinity)  01268 559059. Work mobile 07925838117
 

 Youth Work

Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00 pm

We provide an evening of family fun activities including craft suitable for all ages, board games, table tennis and table football. We have a short time of worship midway through the evening, before having refreshments and livelier more active games in the youth hall, such as football, basketball, volleyball, donkey, handball and dodgeball. The aim is that parents spend time together with their children engaging in these activities.

Parent & Toddler Group: Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30 am

We have open, flexible sessions where it’s a safe environment for parents to bring their pre-school children to join with others to play and meet other parents and children. There are a variety of suitable toys and crafts, as well as suitable refreshments for the children and hot drinks for the parents.

 

 

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