Bury St. Edmunds - Trinity

 Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1EB

Trinity Methodist Church



A 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.

Minister: Rev Debbie Borda

Tel: 01284 754574


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: 

Morning Service: 10:00am

Everyone is welcome to our Morning Services.  Creche facilities and activities for older children are available in our specially created corner for families and children.  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!  All are welcome!

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

Wednesday Morning Worship:

Holy Communion

Every first Wednesday of the month, there is a short Act of Worship (about 25 - 30 minutes) during which we share Holy Communion.  This is held in the Lounge at Trinity.  You are all invited to share with us at this special time which may be more convenient for some to come and worship God.


Dates are: -

6th November  10:30am

From December we will be changing the time to 11:00am.

4th December 11:00am

Accessibility at Trinity:

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

This church has Powerpoint and digital projection facilities.

Website: Visit the website

ALL ARE WELCOME ... To this year's Film & Food Evening at Trinity ...

Film Clipart

.... on Saturday 2nd November. The film to be shown will be "A United Kingdom", starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo. It is "set against the breath-taking backdrops of the African savannah and period London (late 1940s, early '50s) and tells the inspiring real-life romance of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. 'A United Kingdom' celebrates one of the greatest love stories every told". Ticket price £10:00 for a meal, film free, and the doors will be open at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm meal. Tickets will be on sale after our Sunday service on 20th October, or phone Anne Dean on 01284 766861 to reserve your seats.

Sunday 6th October was ....

Trinity's Harvest Festival.

The theme/charity this year is Toilet Twinning.Toilet Twinning Logo

So, what is that about?  See www.toilettwinning.org

Flushing away poverty, one toilet at a time.  "Help bring clean water and safe sanitation to the world's poorest people by linking your loo with a latrine in Africa or Asia".

Suffolk Historic Churches Trust



Trinity Methodist Recorders!

Every second Saturday in September, cyclists and walkers across the country are out to raise money for their local County Churches Trust - including all the churches in our Circuit! The idea began in Suffolk and has spread across the rest of the country. The Ride & Stride is the principal source of income for SHCT to make grants available towards repairs and restoration costs for churches of all Christian traditions. The Ride & Stride is volunteer-run and ecumenical. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsors who will undertake to pay an agreed sum of money for each church or chapel visited on Ride & Stride Day.Money raised by cyclists and walkers is distributed 50:50 between SHCT and the place of worship nominated by the participant.


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 13th October 

Theme: Gladness & Generosity

(2 Corinthians 9)

Cheerful Giver

This month our theme was gladness and generosity – a time to remember all the wonderful things that we have and how we can share that with other people.  We had another excellent session with a lovely atmosphere, several old friends and a new family coming to join us.

A smile is one of the gifts you have and is so important, if someone smiles at you then usually you return it – so we hope during the week you will think of the gifts you have and how you can share them with other people.  

Our first session of the new Methodist Church year took place on Sunday 8th September.  Our theme this month was "Toilet Twinning", the charity which we are supporting at Harvest Festival this year. 


Loo Roll Piggy Banks and Decorated Loo SeatOne of our craft activities was making loo roll money boxes to take home and "spend a penny" and say a "Thank You" prayer when you use the loo.

  Loo Roll Piggy Banks


Twinning Arrangements            The Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah reminds us that   God has plans for our welfare (Jeremiah 29 : 11), and helping to provide somewhere hygienic for 2.3 billion people who don't have such facilities demonstrates Christian charity in action.






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.  

Weekly activities

Brownies 6:00pm 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.  We now have four groups which meet on a regular basis the 2nd and 4th week of every month with a break for August - on Monday mornings at Eastgate House,  led by Josie Keys and David Wakeford at 10:30pm, on Tuesday evenings at different members' homes from 7:30pm led by Supernumerary Minister Rev Vaughan Tong, plus two Thursday groups.  The Thursday morning group meets at 10:45am at Trinity, whilst the Thursday evening group meets at different members' homes at 7:30pm.  Our Thursday groups are led by either Rev Vaughan Tong or Rev Val Spencer.

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), Tai Chi, Exercise Classes.

Rooms are available for hire, suitable for societies, business meetings, etc.  Further information can be obtained from our Property Booking Secretary, Chris Spencer.  Email: trinitybse.bookings@gmail.com

TREATS - Trinity Railway Enthusiasts' & Travel Society

Bullet Train

Trinity Railway Enthusiasts & Travel Society meets on the second Saturday of the month at 7:30pm during the darker months of the year.  Our next session this Autumn will be a film show on Saturday 9th October, 7:00pm for 7:30.  All welcome - all aboard!

Trinity Occasional Catering Team (TOCT) 


Our Catering Team can provide meals for groups at Trinity of up to 50 in our hall, or 20 in the lounge.  TOCT can cater for all manner of special events (e.g. weddings, birthdays) at Trinity or, if you prefer, at a local venue of your choice.  You are most welcome to visit us to check out the location and facilities.

For further details please see website, or contact:

Anne Dean  01284 861766

Email: deansbse@talktalk.net





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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