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Welcome

Trinity  Baptist Church has been serving the community in Bexleyheath since 1868 but, like any church, it is only able to continue as long as there are members and friends who are committed and able to undertake the various tasks that are needed.  Trinity has always wanted to reach out into the community and has been proud to be associated with the Bexley Centre for the Unemployed for many years. We also have a strong youth presence and run a varied programme of activities throughout the year for all ages. However, we also have other activities with all ages represented from babies to retired members and friends. Trinity is a place for our own members and the wider community:

Baby & Co - a place for parents and carers with young children.

Oasis - a place where people can meet and find someone to talk to over a snack and a drink.

Children's and youth activities - a place where children and teenagers can meet and enjoy a good time together.

A spiritual home - a place where people can meet with God.

A new experience - a place where increasing numbers of people are coming each week and where the Alpha Course is bringing a new insight into spiritual matters.

An inclusive church - a place where people from varied ethnic backgrounds come to meet to worship.  

A community church - a place with links borough-wide through our association with Transform Bexley Borough.

A part of the global church:

We support missionaries all around the world as well as in this country and, where we can, assist individuals and teams of people to take part in short-term placements in various countries.

We have links with Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Tula, Russia and arrange regular exchange visits.

Trinity is always looking for ways to attract people and with this in mind we are continually reviewing what we do to make it relevant to the community which we serve.


Leaders

The Minister is the Revd Dr Terry Griffith who likes to be known as Terry. He can be contacted on 020 8303 5858.  Our Associate Pastor is Andy Banks. We also have a number of Deacons who are elected to serve the church for a period of 3 years and given responsibility for certain aspects of church life. More details about our leadership and staff can be seen here.

Members

Trinity has about 170 members, all of whom believe in Jesus as the risen Son of God and the Bible as the Word of God. We have all confessed Jesus as our Lord and Saviour by making our own decision to be baptised in water as believers. Many members devote their time, skills and abilities to areas such as music, administration, youth work, publicity, work among the retired, catering and work with mothers and toddlers to name but a few.

Something For Everyone

We meet every Sunday morning at 10.30.  There are separate group activities for children and young people ages 3-18, except when we have a 'family service' when we all stay together.  A creche for the under 3s is also available, please feel free to ask the stewards at the door for further information about this.

We also meet at 7.00pm for worship at 'The Point' - a more interactive service aimed at the young and young at heart.  Both services are followed by refreshments.  Please stay and meet with us over tea, coffee or a soft drink.

Twice a month we include communion in the service; normally the first Sunday evening and third Sunday morning.   This is an opportunity for all Christians to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross.  If you do not normally participate in communion, then please feel free just to watch and listen.

Small Groups

Joining a small group is a good way of getting to know people in the church.  Several of these meet during the week and some have a special focus.  If you are interested in joining a small group, please contact the church office.

Connections

Trinity is a large busy church. In addition to our own activities, we join with other Christians locally, under the banner of 'Churches Together in Bexleyheath' for various events and initiatives.  We also have links nationally with other churches, through our membership of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Evangelical Alliance.

Governance

Trinity is a registered charity (No. 1130034) and as such has set out our ways of working in our constitution, which can be seen here.

Please note...

  • The church members are responsible for the financial support of the work at Trinity.  It is therefore important, as our guest, that you do not feel obliged to contribute to the offering when this is taken, as we are simply glad to have you among us.

  • The ground floor of the church is equipped with an induction loop for people with hearing difficulties.

  • If you would like prayer, please see Terry, our Pastor or one of the prayer ministry team (they'll be wearing a badge).

 


History
The history of Trinity Baptist Church