Our Vision

Living faith, joyful hope, loving service.

It was the Apostle Paul who first started putting “faith, hope and love”
together in various letters and writings. These characteristics are at the
heart of Christian experience and St.Paul refers to them in different
ways, perhaps most famously at the end of 1 Corinthians 13 in the New
Testament. “And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. And
the greatest of these is love.”

 
At Holy Trinity we seek to let faith, hope and love be the central
characteristics of who we are as a community and how we live our
lives. We want our faith to be a living faith; not just a set of rules or
doctrines, but a genuine experience and encounter with God informing
every part of every day.

 
Our hope is joyful because we have already seen what Christ has done
for us at the cross and that God is faithful to His promises. Although
our situation now may be painful or troubling, sorrowful or difficult,
with God the story isn’t over yet! His promises to be with us, comfort
us and fill us with His Spirit allow us to express a joyful hope.

 
As we experience the love of God and see the way Jesus served others,
so we learn to offer our loving service to the community around. To
quote an often used phrase; we are learning to live loved.

 
Belonging. We live at a time where isolation is increasing and the
virtual friendships on offer through social media seem to suggest
everyone else is having an amazing life. In reality, loneliness is on the
rise. As a church community we belong to each other and we matter to
each other. The Christian Faith is a bit meaningless unless experienced
as a genuine community. At Holy Trinity nobody needs to ask if they
can belong. The answer is always yes.
 
Invitation. Holy Trinity is so much more than a beautiful church
building (although we are VERY proud of it). We are a loving
community made up of all sorts of people of every age, sharing the
journey of faith and learning as we go. A warm welcome is extended to
everyone and the following liturgy, borrowed from the Iona
Community, beautifully represents our invitation to you.

 
So come to this table,
you who have much faith
and you who would like to have more;
you who have been here often,
and you who have not been here for a long time;
you who have tried to follow Jesus,
and you who have failed;
Come.
It is Christ who invites us to meet him here.