Here are some ways we are engaging with our local community.

Torch Earley (Previously ‘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.

The hub has since joined Torch, which works on the same model but operates across Reading. There is a central point of contact if you need help or would like to volunteer. 0118 380 0260  help@torchhub.org.uk

The Community Support Hub is also useful for finding out about events, activities and help that is available across Reading.

Re:Fresh Wellbeing Cafe
Every Thursday afternoon, 2-4pm. For those feeling lonely and needing company, low and wanting someone to talk to or just a space to sit quietly away from things. All ages welcome. There are puzzles, mindful colouring, a book and magazine swap, games and refreshments.

Community Lunch
Held on the first Thursday of the month, 12.30-2pm. Enjoy a hot meal and choice of puddings.
Please book on the sign up sheet by the door into the sanctuary, or contact ops.support@trinityearley.org.uk. Do let us know any dietary requirements – we are very happy to cater for your needs.
We ask for a voluntary donation of £3 towards the cost of food.

iCaf
Held of Monday afternoons (term time) 1-2.30pm, iCaf is an opportunity for people to come and practise their English speaking skills in an informal cafe setting and to learn a little about this strange, wonderful country and make some friends! Click here more info.

Toddler groups
Our toddler group is held on Mondays at 9:45am.

Who Let The Dads Out
toddler group for dads to bring their children to each month.

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.

Messy Church
Easter, Harvest and Christmas and Summer are celebrated at Trinity with a fun-filled family afternoon of crafts and activities, interactive worship and afternoon tea for all the family.

Charity drop-off point
We are also a drop-off point for Woodley Foodbank, The Cowshed and Ali’s Recycling for the Local Community, with volunteers at Trinity sorting and dropping off donations to these local charities.
This is a list of all the items that Ali currently takes for recycling – keep updated with any changes on her Facebook page. Click to enlarge!

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