Join us this Christmas at one of our locations or online. Whilst all our services are scheduled to take place live in one of our locations, a number will also be shown live on YouTube and on our website at www.trinitylewes.org.live.
There is no need to book for our services but we are requesting masks be worn until seated and encouraging attendees to take a lateral flow test for peace of mind prior to attending.
Through the pandemic TRINITY is working together to support members of the church community and the wider parish. We are working closely with Lewes Coronavirus volunteers which has gathered a network of volunteers available to support those in need.
If you are happy to volunteer to help, please CLICK HERE for more info and fill out the form.
If you are in need of support or help please fill in the form HERE and LCV will endeavour to help you as soon as possible.
As part of this support work we are running the ‘Food Hub’, an emergency food distribution centre and overflow for the existing Lewes foodbanks at TRINITY St John sub Castro. We are working closely with local agencies, the foodbanks and Lewes Open Door to make sure that no one in financial need goes without food. Referrals can be made via local agencies, or direct to the hub using the request help link above, or if you know of someone in need who needs a referral please contact Rev Jules Middleton.
We are accepting donations of non-perishable food to the hub and these can be dropped off when we are open from Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10am-12noon (NB: from August we will NOT be open on Wednesdays). Key items that are always in need are tinned meat of any kind.
Financial donations for the hub can be made direct to TRINITY, being marked for the Food Hub. Please contact Rev Jules Middleton for further information.
If you are a member of the TRINITY church community and need support from a member of clergy please do get in touch with the leadership team.
At such a difficult time particularly, we are aware that many people are exploring prayer or may have needs they wish to be prayed for. We’d be more than happy to pray for you, please send any prayer requests to us via the church office.
With the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we just don’t know what the next few weeks or months will hold. For some of us we’ll be self-isolating for our own health reasons, some of us may get sick, and for now we will not be gathering to worship together physically as we usually do. Who knows how long all this will go on for, so let’s not forget our spiritual wellbeing too!
Spending time with God or with other Christians can help to boost our faith and remind us of the truths that we do know, even in difficult times. To help you feed yourself here’s a list of resources that might be useful. There’s lots to choose from so find what works for you and maybe try something you haven’t done before? Many of these suggestions are online so if you know of someone who can’t access the internet maybe you could consider printing some bits out that could be delivered to them.
We’ll add to this list as we find other things that might be useful, so do share your suggestions with us by emailing Jules.
Daily prayer and bible reading
Your daily routine may be different to usual but do try and find some time in each day to pray and read your bible. If you need some encouragement there are various organisations that offer commentary with readings, for example:
Scripture Union do daily bible readings with commentary online and you can sign up with TRINITY or Scripture Union to have them emailed to you daily
Bible in One Year is available online/ via app or emailed to you, and also has an audio option so you can listen rather than reading.
If you want something a bit deeper Tom Wright’s ‘For everyone’ series of commentaries are excellent and easy to follow. They include passages of scripture and then the commentary so are self contained and divided up into smaller chunks, so could also be used daily. Most are available for kindle/digital editions. For info you don’t need an actual kindle to get Kindle books – you can download a free app from apple of Android. But if you want an actual book do order it from your local bookshop which probity needs your custom right now!
Lectio365 from 24/7 prayer – is a free app based on Lectio Divina
The Church of England has a prayer of the day (also in audio) which you can find on their social media or online.
They also have a selection of prayers and worship at home resources to download.
If you want something more substantial the liturgy (ie: the words) for Morning and Evening prayer (a set pattern of prayer that many clergy pray each day) is also on the Church of England website which you can pray through yourself. It includes bible readings and takes about 15-20 mins.
This is also available on a free app called ‘Daily Prayer’ and available for apple or android from Aimer media.
Jules will be leading this live in our Facebook page on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8am.
Obviously not everyone is online or digital savvy, if you know of those who aren’t going to make it online why not print something out and drop it in to them (with clean hands, of course!). Several churches have already designed some printable resources for this and are happy to share, here’s a few:
The Bible & Theology
NT Wright online – website of the brilliant forenamed. Download a free ebook on Paul, John’s Gospel or Acts 15, or just read some of his articles
TRINITY is delighted to be taking part in South Downs Awakening a prayer walk across the South Downs, as we seek spiritual awakening in the south east.
As you might imagine, plans for SDA have changed somewhat due to the Covid19 outbreak. All the latest information is on the SDA website, here and new resources will be added at the beginning of July.
What does SDA look like now?
- It covers two months – July 1st – August 31st 2020
- One focus – the South Downs Way
- You can plan your own routes when and where you choose
- Take one walk, or many, over the two months
- Walk a little or as much as you wish – cover one part of the South Downs Way, or several, or the whole thing!
- Start and finish where you like, using the information we will provide to help you with access, parking, transport, etc
- or, drive to a parking place on the South Downs Way and pray in your car
- or, join us in prayer from your home
- Join a group prayer walk (see the schedule HERE)
- Use the online resources to inspire and guide your prayers (see the SDA website and our local Lewes area prayer blog http://www.michaelrobson.org/wordpress).
Watch the latest video update from the SDA team by clicking here.
For further info on TRINITYs involvement please email us HERE
We’d love to encourage you to be praying for the event now, whether from the comforts of your own home or if you are up on the downs by praying as you walk. Let’s be sowing seeds of prayer into and over our land, building on the decades of prayer and prayer walking that has gone before us. Please be praying for the locality, for the love of God to reign, for transformation of communities in God’s name.
If you feel you have a prophetic word that you’d like to share with us (especially if it is specific to the eastern part of the walk) please email it to us