Holy Trinity now Baby Basics partner

posted 14 Jun 2019, 12:24 by John Goldring

Moses basket

Holy Trinity Church has recently become an official partner of the Baby Basics charity, joining a growing network of Baby Basics centres
Baby Basic convoy ready to sail
across the country, each staffed by a committed team of volunteers.

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. The charity started at The Kings Centre in Sheffield in the spring of 2009.

Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including, but not limited to, teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking.

Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups to provide support directly where it is most needed, Baby Basics volunteers lovingly collect, sort and package a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment as an attractive gift to new mothers.

The aim is to help these new mothers practically and generously, demonstrating the love of God through our care.

As the pictures show we have now packed several Moses baskets ready to distribute. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed items for the baskets or helped prepare and pack them.

Wildflower and Plant Identification Workshop, Tuesday 23 July

posted 14 Jun 2019, 06:46 by John Goldring   [ updated 14 Jun 2019, 06:50 ]

Holy Trinity Churchyard - meadow

This summer conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre are running a session in wildflower and plant identification in Holy Trinity Churchyard. On Tuesday 23rd July plant expert Rob Rowe will lead a friendly and informal session looking at the plants we can find and learning how to identify them. The session will run from 10.30am-1pm and is suitable for complete beginners as well as those wishing to dust off or improve their identification skills.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund places are free but must be booked. Please contact George on 01588 673041 or email to book a place.

The Beautiful Burial Ground Project

This event is part of Caring for God’s Acre’s Beautiful Burial Ground Project which aims to inspire and support people to learn about, research, survey and record the natural, built and social heritage of their local burial grounds.

This year the project will be running over eighty sessions across England and Wales in identification of various types of wildlife including amphibians, insects, lichen, plants and fungi. Social history sessions at archives and opportunities to record the built heritage of burial grounds.

If you would like to find out more about the work of Caring for God’s Acre and the Beautiful Burial Ground Project please visit our web site

An exciting new employment project for young people

posted 28 Mar 2019, 07:14 by John Goldring

Plug into your Future

Plug into Your Future is for local people aged 16 – 24 who are seeking employment whether for their first job or for career progression. It is held every Saturday from 30th March 2019 at Fallings Park Fire Station, Bushbury Road WV10 0LN from 10.30am until 1.30pm.

What can you expect at Plug into your Future?
  • a relaxed, informal setting
  • expert advice
  • visits from employers
  • list of current job opportunities
  • workshops
  • refreshments
  • use of a computer for producing CVs, application letters and job searching
  • telephone use
  • stationery
  • … and it’s all free
Whatever help you need to get future employment Plug into your Future will be there to support you, providing free expert advice on all matters to do with jobs and careers. There is a planned programme of visits by employers; workshops and personal support concerning: CVs, job applications, apprenticeship’s, successful job searching, application letters and interview skills. Every week a job board, listing current jobs, will be available.

A warm welcome awaits everyone

This programme is organised by New Park Village Activities Network, financed by a grant from the National Express Foundation and supported by Job Change Wolverhampton who provide the specialist input.

Other supporters include Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town, West Midlands Fire Service, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council and Wolverhampton Volunteers

Lichgate Restoration Appeal

posted 11 Mar 2019, 14:08 by John Goldring   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:16 ]

Holy Trinity Lichgate

The Heath Town Lichgate War Memorial in Wolverhampton is at the entrance to Holy Trinity Churchyard. It was built in honour of 225 heroes of the parish who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1919. Historic England have registered the lichgate as a Grade II listed building. If you would like to see it for yourself you can visit at any time.

This memorial is now in need of major repair to return it to it's former glory. Holy Trinity Church have won a grant to cover about half the cost, but the other half is still needed. The memorial was originally partly paid for by public subscription, and so we are once again inviting the people and friends of the parish to donate to its refurbishment in honour of the fallen of the Great War.

You can do so via the special Just Giving page.

On the Just Giving page you will find an image of the original Express & Star article from Monday 21st June 1920 entitle 'Beautiful Lichgate opened at Heath Town' which gives some background to the memorial.

Please donate what you can, and Gift Aid if possible, to help bring this memorial back to its former glory.

Thank you!

Welcome to our new Church and Community Youth Worker

posted 21 Jan 2019, 09:56 by John Goldring   [ updated 8 May 2019, 12:04 ]

Emma Hammond with Revd Richard Merrick

A big welcome to Emma Hammond who has joined us as our new Church and Community Youth Worker.

Emma was previously Children and Families Worker at St Joseph's Church, Coalway Road, Wolverhampton where she worshipped for the past 10 years. In a 'previous life', before working at St Joseph's, she worked in banking and retail.

She is married to Scott and they have a daughter, Isobel, who is 13 years old, and until recently they fostered a child. They live in Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Her hobbies include dancing, arts and crafts, drama and films.

Emma is excited about her new post her at Holy Trinity Heath Town – and so are we!

Update May 2019: We delighted that we have now received a further grant so that Emma's work with Holy Trinity is fully funded for three years. A big thank you to the organisations who have made this possible.

Pictured: Emma with our vicar, Revd Richard Merrick

Christmas Services and Events

posted 8 Dec 2018, 09:32 by John Goldring

Christmas silhouette

Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at these services and events.

8.00pm Carol Singing at the Golden Lion, Cannock Road

6.00pm Carols in the Community
meet at Harvest Temple, Wednesfield Road to leave at 6:00 pm. Followed by refreshments in Holy Trinity Church Hall.

6.45pm “Quiet Christmas” A time for peaceful reflection

9.30am Traditional Holy Communion
11.15am Praise & Worship

4.00pm Christingle. A short family Christmas Service
11.15pm Midnight Communion

10:30 am Christmas Celebration for all ages with Holy Communion

Church and Community Youth Worker Vacancy

posted 28 Aug 2018, 06:51 by John Goldring   [ updated 28 Aug 2018, 06:52 ]

Holy Trinity Heath Town

Great news - we have been awarded a grant that will part-fund a new Church and Community Youth Worker for three years. So there's more fund raising to do but this grant does mean that we can go ahead and recruit someone for this key role at Holy Trinity, to start in January 2019.

Do you know someone who might be suited to the job? Someone with a firm Christian faith and a heart for young people? If so then please tell them about the job and send them a link to the job description at the bottom of this page.

The closing date for applications is 19 October 2018.


posted 13 Dec 2017, 11:54 by John Goldring   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 11:55 ]


God with us. Such a simple tagline. Three little words which have transformed human history and which have the power to transform every life on earth! No wonder this is the title of the Church of England's 2017 Christmas campaign.

Contained in those three simple words is the most incredible rescue mission the world has ever seen, a mission carried out by God himself to save the people he loves. Not just religious, especially good, or 'holier than thou' people. God loves every one of us so much, that he simply had to act.

And what a rescue mission it was – Operation #GodWithUs – born a baby in Bethlehem, living a life of love and service, dying for love of us, rising to life, beating sin and death once and for all.

And so it's done – mission complete. In Jesus, God has opened the door to real life – a life loved! At Holy Trinity Church each week we question, we search, we pray, we explore what it means to live loved by God, a #GodWithUs. We certainly don't have all the answers but we would love you to join us in asking the questions. If you're able, do join us at one of our Christmas services or at any of our regular weekly services.

May you know God's love and blessing this Christmas.

Revd. Rosanne Wilshire (curate)
and everyone at Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town

This message and invitation are included on the Holy Trinity Heath Town Christmas Card which is being delivered to home in the parish.
Christmas Services and Events

Sunday 17 December
6pm Carol Service
joint service at New Testament Church of God at 173 Wednesfield Road, WV10 0EN

Wednesday 20 December
6.45pm Quiet Christmas
a time for peaceful reflection

Christmas Eve (Sun 24th)
10.30am Christmas Celebration
a service for all ages
4pm Christingle
a short family Christmas service
11.15pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day (Mon 25th)
10.30am Christmas Celebration
for all ages, with communion

Wednesday 27 December
6.45pm Christmas Reflections
a service of music and reflection for Christmas

A new opportunity for midweek worship

posted 26 Sep 2017, 04:24 by John Goldring   [ updated 6 Feb 2018, 05:45 ]

Holy Trinity Heath Town

Do work or family commitments make it difficult to get to church on Sundays? Would you like to meet for worship and fellowship during the week? Then our new midweek service is for you.

The service, which will last no more than 45 minutes, will follow a different format each week of the month, so hopefully there will be something for everyone! Please let us know any feedback you may have by speaking to our curate Revd Rosanne Wilshire or emailing

Here is the monthly pattern of service formats:

1st Wednesday – Simple Evening Holy Communion

2nd Wednesday – Taize style Evening Prayer

3rd Wednesday – Celtic Evening Prayer

4th Wednesday – Common Worship Evening Prayer / Compline

5th Wednesday – Service of Healing

Complete the survey. Help the churchyard.

posted 4 Jul 2017, 06:10 by John Goldring   [ updated 11 Jul 2017, 02:07 by John Goldring ]

Community Garden

Holy Trinity Churchyard is a big place, seven acres in total. It is also very diverse with dozens of trees, a meadow, a wildlife garden, a community garden with seating and flower beds and lots and lots of grass. This all means lots of mowing, strimming, weeding, edging, pruning and litter picking to keep it looking its best - and all done by volunteers.

To help us make best use of limited resources and maintain the churchyard for the many people who visit for a variety of reasons and for wildlife we have applied for churchyard charity Caring for God's Acre to develop a new churchyard management plan for us. We are grateful to the Lichfield Diocesan Community Fund for the major part of funding this work .

Harriet Carty, Director of Caring for God's Acre, will be carrying out an on site survey of the churchyard and consultation with us later in July, but before that we would like to find out what you think so that your views can inform the new management plan. So please take a few minutes to complete this online survey before 30th July. Thank you.

(Paper copies of this survey are available from the church if you prefer - but please do not complete both online and on paper.)

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