Holy Trinity Norwich | Christian Vocations

Holy Trinity Norwich

Type: Church

Affiliations and accreditations

Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican Church close to the centre of Norwich. We are part of the Evangelical Alliance, subscribing to their statement of faith and having a tradition of strong Bible teaching.

The church was built at the centre of a planned housing development in 1861.  To the west of the church, the Victorian terraces are renowned as being a desirable place to live, coining the local name of ‘The Golden Triangle’.  About a quarter of our Parish are students living in rented accommodation; half of our Parish is in the age group 20-30. The northeast section is intensely developed with blocks of flats around a central park, the Jenny Lind Park.  Within the Parish we have an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds and demographics and our church has a strong desire to reach out to all.

Two years ago, the church employed a lay pastoral assistant who had a focus on outreach. After one year, an existing lay assistant was redeployed to help him on community-based work. 

TEAR Fund Catalyst http://www.tearfund.org/en/about_us/what_we_do_and_where/countries/europe/uk/catalyst_programme/ and Eden Project http://eden-network.org have been important in establishing the work. As both workers now move on to other fields, we are looking to engage a trained and experienced worker who will engage in all the areas that they have served as learners, self-training as they went along.

Groups involved in Local Mission

  • The Club – an after-school group for local, primary school aged children.  Each session has a gospel focus.
  • The Bridge – a gospel-focused early evening group aimed at young people, 10 – 14 years of age.
  • Open the Book – Scripted Bible presentations in the local primary school.
  • Noah’s Boat – Mums, Dads and toddlers meeting together in the church hall with a Bible story and prayer time.
  • Beyond the Pitch – a primary school aged group followed by a secondary school aged group play football in the local park.  Each session includes a gospel message.
  • New Beginnings – a cell group meeting on Sunday afternoons, currently in the ‘Old Post Office’ which forms part of a group of shops facing the park.
  • Trekkers – a group of walkers who pray at the start of their walk and are happy to discuss the gospel, as appropriate.
  • Groups visiting two of the care homes in the Parish, providing traditional services with hymns and readings or just visiting to chat.
  • Young at Heart – a group aimed at the elderly within our Parish.  They meet together for lunch or afternoon tea and have a gospel focus in selected meetings.
  • Art Group – meet during the day once a week providing a calming and creative environment with textiles. A gospel presentation is included at key Christian festivals throughout the year.