Bury St. Edmunds - Trinity

Trinity Methodist ChurchA Town Centre church which welcomes a 50 plus congregation to worship on a Sunday morning including a creche. We have a range of activities during the week and various types of community involvement as we seek to love and serve Christ together.

Address of Church: 

Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EB

Name of Minister: Rev Debbie Borda

Minister's Telephone No: 01284 754574

Minister's Address: 14 Well Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EQ

The Church exists to:-

  • Increase awareness of Gods presence and celebrate God's love;
  • Help people to grow and learn as Christians;
  • Be a good neighbour to people in need and challenge injustice;
  • Make more followers of Jesus Christ.

Times of Services: 

Everyone is welcome to our Morning Service, which takes place on Sundays at 10:00am.  Creche facilities and activities for older children are available on Sunday mornings.  Our minister leads worship a few times each month, at least once a month there will be Holy Communion.  Otherwise worship will be led by a visiting minister or local (lay) preacher.  Occasionally we will have alternative services such as Cafe Church or Church with Choices.  Do come along and find out for yourself what this is all about!  Our next Cafe Church will take place on Sunday 17th February at 10:00am.  Church with Choices will take place on 19th May.  After worship we meet for refreshments and fellowship in the hall downstairs.

Evening Service: Reflective Service at 6:00pm last Sunday of the month.


Messy Church Small

'Messy Church logo © The Bible Reading Fellowship 2018. See messychurch.org.uk'

Messy Church - A way of being Church for families involving fun.  Found across the world (ours has a link with a Messy Church in Port Stanley in the Falklands), values are Christ-centred, for all ages and based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.  Second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm with a break for Summer in August. All children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.  

Our latest session: Sunday 10th February 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Theme: An Invitation to Share a Meal with Jesus

Craft, Activity, Worship and Food.

Holy Communion

We explored what happens when we all share together in the Lord's Supper and took part in activities based on this theme before going into church for our time of worship. On this occasion we found out why we share at the Lord's Table and  then shared in the Lord's Supper.  Everybody was invited to partake of the bread and (non-alcoholic!) wine.  In the Bible in 1 Corinthians 11: 23 - 26, Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth, you will find the oldest account of Christians sharing together.

Previously at Messy Church ....

Inspired by a session published on the Messy Church Website in 2018, the theme for our first 2019 session was "Wesley's Wise Words", the life of our founder John Wesley.  John travelled 250,000 miles on horseback to tell people about God's love and often read the Bible as he rode.  

Making a Model of Wesley on his Horse

Learning that John Wesley read his Bible when riding a Horse

John is known for his preaching and his brother Charles for his hymn writing, although they both preached and wrote hymns.  John travelled around to meet people, he went to be with them where they were, usually preaching in the open air.  John kept a journal of his travels and also we have many of his sermons.

Wesleys Wise Words 3

Here we see the children listening attentively to Val Matthews, our Worship Leader, in the sanctuary.  This was a very rewarding session which kept our willing volunteer helpers very busy, particularly in the kitchen where many special orders were having to be delivered! 

Time for Food

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Trinity Methodist Church is a member of Churches Together in St Edmundsbury and District. We believe in being united in Spirit and Truth, by worshipping and serving our Lord God and Saviour together!  We want to love others as we have been loved, to reach, affect and support the communities that we are in. 

What's On At Trinity ..................


Our existing House Groups have been meeting fortnightly and are growing.  We would like to double the number available to members and friends of our Church.  The Tuesday evening Springfield House Group held its last meeting in its traditional form on Tuesday 12th February, an opportunity for us to look back and share fond recollections.  From 26th February, there will be two groups, a Tuesday Evening one led by Rev Vaughan Tong, and a new Thursday evening group led by Rev Val Spencer 

The Monday morning Eastgate House Group led by Josie Keys and David Wakeford is now almost full.  We are therefore hoping to start an additional day-time House Group which will initially meet on Trinity premises, possibly at 10:00am or 10:30am.  These are planned to start on 27th February.

We are planning to study the 2019 York Course, which we hope will help us in our thinking as a Church in what is becoming an increasingly exciting time of opportunity.  The theme is "Daring to see God now".

In the meantime, we are planning to look at what "Our Calling", the Mission Statement of the Methodist Church, means for the Church nationwide, our local church and for us as followers of Christ.  This will be the theme for group meetings during the week commencing 25th February.  There is no need to "enrol" for this, but it would be helpful if you could let the group leaders know that you are planning to come so that there are enough chairs and cups of tea/coffee!  Of course, Wednesday is our Trinity Methodist Church coffee morning.




We meet on the second Saturday of the month at 7:30pm.  Why not come along for a chat with this friendly group, for tea or coffee, and a bite to eat, and find out more about the railways of this country and elsewhere?  Railway enthusiasts of all ages will be most welcome on the following dates in 2019:-

January 12th - February 9th - March 9th - April 13th

Admission Free!  Books and Magazines to take home.  Donations in Aid of Action for Children.


Ash Wednesday 6th March - 10:30am Ashing Service at Trinity with Rev Vaughan Tong


Maundy Thursday 18th April - Tenebrae Service at 7:30pm


Good Friday 19th April - United Free Church Service at Trinity at 9:30am.  Ecumenical Procession of Witness follows, starting at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.


Weekly activities

Brownies 6pm Mondays (term time)

10:00am - 12:00pm Café/Stalls each Wednesday morning (except Wed after Christmas)

Lunch Club 12.15pm Saturday (term-time and by referral)

House Groups meet for Bible Study and prayer with lively, interesting and often thought-provoking discussions in various homes around the town.  Until recently two groups have been meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday mornings and the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings each month with a break for summer.  We now have plans to develop this area of our church's life and work (see "What's On at Trinity").

Many organisations and groups use our premises during the week -  Bury Drop-in Centre, Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatics and Dramatics Society, Fair Ladies of Bury (Ladies' Morris Dancers), Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Tai Chi, Exercise Classes.

Rooms are available for hire, suitable for societies, business meetings, etc.

Trinity Occasional Catering Team (TOCT) provide a range of meals for visiting groups.

For further details please see website, or call 01284 754574

Accessibility at Bury St Edmunds (Trinity)

The Methodist Church wishes to be an environment where all feel welcome and cared for. In order to allow for widest possible access, this church has the following facilities available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Access
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loop
  • Large Print
  • Braille

This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.




Contact Info

(Please contact Alison Travis/The District Office only for matters that relate to the Methodist District. For Local Church or Circuit matters please contact the people on the individual Circuit and Church pages.)

01603 625765

Alison Travis

The District Office
Chapel Field Road Methodist Church

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