Welcome to Trinity Methodist and The United Reformed Church, Porthcawl.

                                                               

 We hope you find our website informative and helpful. 

We are a friendly community church which holds many local events and weekly meetings of groups as well as regular church services on Sundays. We have very active Support groups within the church including Action for Children and Trinity care and support for carers and young  people with learning difficulties. We also support Traidcraft and are proud to be known as a Fairtrade Church and use fairly traded produce in all events.

There are 10.30 am and 6 pm services every Sunday. 

Tea and coffee are served after the 10.30 service in the hall.

Communion is held on the first Sunday of the month at 10.30am and the second Sunday of the month at 6pm. 

There is also an 8am Communion service on the third Sunday of each month. 

Junior church is held during Sunday morning worship and a special All Ages Family service is held on the second Sunday of the month.

RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS.


WE ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDING  MANY OF OUR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES  INCLUDING MESSY CHURCH AND  MOTHER AND TODDLERS.

Following the recent change in Government guidelines we have been actively looking into ways in which we can safely open the church for services. A number of significant modifications have been required and members who fall into the high risk category are still advised to worship from home. We have a live ZOOM service every Sunday at 10.30 for those not able to attend in person. We also have audio services.
SUNDAY SERVICES
OUR FIRST SERVICE AFTER LOCKDOWN WAS AT 10.30 ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH. WE PLAN TO HOLD A SERVICE EVERY SUNDAY AT 10.30 IN THE MORNING ONLY.
IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE:
1.ARRIVE AT 10.15 TO BE DIRECTED TO A SEAT BY THE STEWARDS. ALL MEMBERS HAVE TO SIT 2 METRES APART UNLESS THEY ARE FAMILY MEMBERS.
2.WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 36 MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE SERVICE.
3.MASKS MUST BE WORN AND HAND SANITISERS ARE AVAILABLE.
4.THERE WILL BE NO SINGING DURING THE SERVICE.
5.ALL MEMBERS ENTER THROUGH ONE ENTRANCE AND ARE DIRECTED TO THE EXIT BY THE STEWARDS.
5.REFRESHMENTS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE SERVED BUT MEMBERS CAN SOCIALISE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH AFTER THE SERVICE PROVIDING THEY FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.
THE NEXT SERVICE WILL BE ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH 


Messy Church has been cancelled until further notice due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic.

The situation will be reassessed in December  but will not recommence until it is deemed safe to do so.

  


We usually have  stories, music, games and arts and crafts. The children  also assist in making a meal.   All families are welcome and the session is suitable for  children under 12 including a toddler/baby area. This is a free event for all the community of Porthcawl. The February session was based on the theme of Noah's Arc and was great fun for all the children. They also made shortbread biscuits and had a talk and film about guide dogs.

Please see our What's on page for further detail


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Daily Devotions

The Daily Devotions team  offer an alternative form of Sunday Worship in the light of the suspension of usual Sunday Services. 

Please click on the link below to visit their Ministry page and access the URC Daily Devotions which includes prayers and Bible Readings.

devotions.urc.org.uk 

BIBLE STUDY

On Monday 27th July , we resumed our Bible study via ZOOM. This was held from 7 to 8.pm. A number of us attended to read and discuss Matthew chapter 13, the feeding of the 5 thousand. It was an enjoyable and informative session. We propose to hold meetings every 2 weeks on Monday evenings to discuss different topics and the session on 10th August focused on Faith and doubts.

 Please email Teddy  if you would like to receive the link to join the next Zoom meeting. The date will be published when available. Alternatively his telephone details are also on the following page:

MINISTRY


Please click here for details of all the  AREA SERVICES   with the times and preachers.


A creche is available in the church hall.

A loop system is installed for the benefit of those with hearing aids.

Disabled facilities are available.

Anyone desiring Home Communion or visiting, please inform the church office.

Please click below to access our Facebook page for up to date information on what is on.

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https://www.facebook.com/Trinityporthcawl/


We have a large church hall which is used by many outside groups and church groups. A partition of the hall is used as the local Register Office on Mondays and is also used for weddings. Groups using the hall include Brownies, Guides, Mother and toddler groups, Trinity care & Support,  Saturday snacks and many others.


PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY BOOKINGS AT PRESENT IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.


 

For Room availability and bookings please 

CLICK HERE to visit our Room Hire page.


MARRIAGES. BAPTISMS. & FUNERAL SERVICES

Arranged by appointment with the Minister

Updated 10/9//2020 by Alison Meredith Thomas, Communications Secretary.