Here are some ways we are engaging with our local community.
Earley Hub Help
The Earley Help Hub was set up by 7 churches in Earley and Lower Earley including Trinity, with support from Earley Town Council and Wokingham Borough Council, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earley Help Hub links volunteers with those in need of shopping, collecting prescriptions, a friendly chat, prayer or a listening ear. The hub proved to be helpful to the community and the churches saw an opportunity to continue partnering through lockdown and into subsequent phases of the pandemic, as an expression of one church loving its neighbour.
The aim is to find ways to continue serving the community in respect of local needs and to develop how the churches work together.
Holiday clubs for younger children
Messy Fun Club is a 3-day club, usually held in early August, which welcomes 5-11 year olds from the local community, regardless of faith, denomination, ability or culture.
We explore different themes through stories, characters and situations from the old and new testaments, focusing on life principles and choices. We use hands-on fun and often very messy teaching activities to enjoy team challenges, arts, crafts, games, cooking and interactive worship.
Each day concludes with afternoon tea for the whole family and on the final day family members are invited to join us for a short worship time and to see or experience some of the activities we have shared.
Two weekly toddler groups
Our toddler groups are held on Mondays and Thursdays, at 9:45am in the Trinity Church Hall.
Who Let The Dads Out
A toddler group for dads to bring their children to each month.
A monthly ‘Open Saturday’
In support of different charities and developing relationships locally.
Volunteer and financial support to RE-inspired
A local (and now national) project helping to creatively deliver the RE curriculum in primary and secondary schools.
Support to young people in secondary schools
Through locally joined up youth work under the title Just Around the Corner.
Chaplaincy/pastoral support to the local ASDA and leisure centre
Through a community chaplaincy team run with volunteers from local churches.
Opportunities to be involved in a local community allotment
This is something Trinity initiated a few years ago.
The Chalfont Group
A weekly senior group with a speaker (refreshments provided).
Easter, Harvest and Christmas are celebrated at Trinity with a fun-filled family afternoon of crafts and activities, interactive worship and afternoon tea for all the family.