Sunday Services

Gathering for worship

The church meets every Sunday at 10:30 and 17.30. It helps to get there 15 minutes early to get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We meet at:
Trinity Church
Park Lane
Knebworth SG3 6PD


You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, an impacting preach and a friendly bunch of people gathering to learn more about God. 

Format

Our services are a mixture of praise, through the singing of hymns and songs; of prayer; of telling the story of the things God has done in the Bible; and of reflecting - usually aided by preaching - on what it means to be people of God today. The music is a mixture of both contemporary and traditional and our preachers and leaders of worship will often use creative ways to seek to convey God's message and to enable us to make it our own. The 17:30 evening service tends to be a little more intimate and reflective in tone, compared to the 10.30 morning service.

Services are led by our minister, Steven Cooper, or by visiting preachers, or by specially-trained members of our own congregation.

On the first Sunday of the month, the 10.30 service is usually Team-led Worship, planned and led by trained lay worship leaders from among Trinity's congregation. This helps to underline for us the recognition that at our best we all bring and offer something of ourselves in worship - gathered all before God, we engage in something that is much more than a spectator sport.

Once a month (or rather twice: once in the morning, and once in the evening service) the service will be a service of Holy Communion.  This is similar in format to any other service, but includes the sharing of bread and (non-alcoholic) wine, in a tradition that is rich in symbolism, and dates back to the very beginning of Christianity. All are welcome to take the bread and the wine. In the morning (usually the second Sunday of the month) the bread and wine, in small individual glasses, will be brought to the congregation where they are seated, and you are welcome to take, eat and drink - but there is no difficulty at all if you prefer not to receive. In the evening (usually the first Sunday of the month), the congregation is invited to come forward to receive the bread and wine together at the front - and again, there is no difficulty if you prefer not to; all are welcome to the service, and to share the bread and wine, but you are equally welcome to remain seated or to receive a simple prayer of blessing if this is strange to you. The bread and the wine symbolise the body and the blood of Jesus, and sharing them in this way serves as a reminder that Jesus values humankind so much that he gave up his life for all of us; and that by his subsequent resurrection and defeat of death, he calls us now to share his life.

Five times a year (the fourth Sunday of February, April, June, August, October) the normal 10.30 service is replaced by Café @ Trinity - a different kind of service, particularly geared towards being accessible to anyone to whom church is unfamiliar.  Read more about this here.

Very occasionally, we will join with another church and worship elsewhere on a Sunday morning or evening, often in connection with our partnership in the Knebworth Family of Churches.  So please do check the Church calendar for the latest information.

Children

We have a fantastic programme for children at the church, that we call Sunday Club.

Children stay with their parents or guardians at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You are welcome to stay for the main service while your children attend Sunday Club, or to accompany them if you prefer.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the Children page.

After the main meeting finishes there will an be opportunity for prayer if needed. There is tea, proper coffee and biscuits served in the church hall.

Come and join us!

If you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with us about any other enquiry we will be happy to help. Please Contact Us for more information.