The heart of our life as a church is gathering together on Sundays, and everyone is welcome to join us. Trinity South Christchurch meets at two times at St Martins Primary School. There’s no dress code, and while it’s a good idea to arrive 5 minutes early, it’s also totally fine to turn up after we start.
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by someone at the door, and will be welcomed in to sit wherever you want to. The service is led by someone from the front, who guides us through singing (you can join in if you want to) and praying (sometimes there are words on the screen to say together, if you feel comfortable). There’s a programme for primary aged children at the 10.45am service- the kids start the service with everyone else, and then head out to their classes with their teachers.
At the centre of our time together is hearing the Bible read, and then its message explored and explained in the sermon. We also regularly share Holy Communion – a meal given to us by Jesus – by which our relationship with God and each other is expressed and strengthened. All who have faith in Jesus are welcomed at this meal, and it’s also totally ok to choose not to take part in it. After our services we hang out and share tea and coffee and something to eat.
A few things don’t happen in our services. You won’t be put on the spot or made to do or say anything you feel uncomfortable with. You won’t be asked for money, or for your personal information. We also hope that you really enjoy yourself, meet some nice people, and come to know a God who loves and cares for you in incredible ways.
Our 9:00am morning service is currently held at St Martin’s Primary School on Albert Terrace. This service is attended by people across a range of ages.. It is slightly more traditional in style, with piano music, and we share Holy Communion three out of every 5 weeks. There is good parking on site and on Albert Terrace and there is step-free access into the hall.
The 10:45am service can also be found at St Martins Primary school. This slightly larger service is more relaxed, with praise led by a band, and Holy Communion shared two out of every five weeks. A children’s programme occurs during the service, and you’ll receive a warm welcome, and a great morning tea.