Holy Trinity still active during lockdown

posted 7 May 2020, 08:07 by John Goldring

Holy Trinity Church, Heath Town

We are now six weeks into the lockdown arising from the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. Like all organisations Holy Trinity has had to adapt quickly to the new situation as, following Government guidance and advice from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, we cannot meet in the church building or hall at present.

However we can still worship and pray together as our vicar, Revd Richard Merrick, has written recently:

'Our church building as significant as it is, is not the Church, neither are the archbishops, bishops and priests, at least not alone. We together are The Church, The Body of Christ! When we meet together to pray and to worship and praise The Living God, there is He in midst of us, even online. As we worship and pray together, even when we separated physically we are united in the Spirit as we worship in spirit and in truth. Be encouraged and know that the Lord is present with us at all times, and rejoice in this Easter season; for the Lord is Risen. He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!'

There is a lot still going on as you can see from the panel, and for those of the congregation who are not online we keep in touch by phone and a regular delivery of material on paper.

(posted 7/5/20)

What's on at Holy Trinity during lockdown?

Sundays, 10.30am, Holy Communion via Facebook livestream

Wednesday, 6.45pm, Evening Service via Facebook livestream

Daily Bible verse, reflection and prayer via Facebook

Weekly prayer meeting via Zoom

Bible study groups via Zoom or Skype

Occasional socials via Zoom

Other meetings via Zoom

Please phone or email for more details of any of these.

Easter Services live stream

posted 9 Apr 2020, 05:11 by John Goldring   [ updated 9 Apr 2020, 05:11 ]

Easter services

You are invited to join us for our Easter services live streamed on Facebook and also available here on the website home page.

Maundy Thursday 9 April, 7.30pm: A short reflection and prayer

Good Friday 10 April, 10:30am: Good Friday worship

Easter Sunday, 12 April, 10.30am: Holy Communion

Celebrate 25 years of Fairtrade

posted 10 Feb 2020, 12:12 by John Goldring   [ updated 10 Feb 2020, 12:12 ]

She deserves Fairtrade

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT is coming soon: Celebrate 25 years of Fairtrade with us at our services on Sunday 23rd February 2020.

Find out what it means for us to be a Fairtrade church. Hear inspriring stories of Fairtrade producers. Ask: why choose Fairtrade? Taste some Fairtrade chocolate. Browse Fairtrade products and see what your supermarket has to offer that’s Fairtrade.

During Fairtrade Fortnight, 24th February to 8th March, look out for Fairtrade displays and promotions in your supermarket.

For more on Fairtrade see

Ablaze 20: Engage, 31 January

posted 11 Jan 2020, 09:23 by John Goldring   [ updated 11 Jan 2020, 09:26 ]

Ablaze20: Engage

Ablaze20 is a FREE festival coming to West Park, 5 – 6 June, 2020 where churches with gather with the Wolverhampton community for a weekend festival to bless our city and declare the good news of Jesus Christ.

In preparation for this Ablaze20: Engage on 31 January at 7pm at All Nations Church, Temple Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AQ will be a powerful night of prayer and worship with teaching by Josh White from Door of Hope Church, Portland, Oregon.

Download the flyer or see for full details.

A stable of hope in an unstable world

posted 3 Dec 2019, 09:27 by John Goldring   [ updated 16 Dec 2019, 10:44 ]

Manger scene
‘So the Word (Jesus, God’s Son) became human and made his home among us.’ (John 1:14 in the Bible)

At Christmas, Christians celebrate that over 2000 years ago God stepped into history – when Jesus was born in a Bethlehem stable, in poverty and obscurity. In so doing, God demonstrated that he wants to be with us, to keep company with us, sharing our joys and sorrows, our hopes and fears.

God loves us so much that, in Jesus, he came to be with us, so we can have hope in our unstable world.

We wish you a happy Christmas and invite you to join us at our celebrations.

Revd Pippa Goldring (Associate Minister)
and everyone at Holy Trinity Church

This Christmas message and an invitation to our Christmas services is being delivered to homes around the parish in our church Christmas card. You are welcome to join us over Christmas or at any time.

Photo by Julia Freeman-Woolpert from
Christmas Services at
Holy Trinity Heath Town

Wednesday 18th December
6.45pm Quiet Christmas
A time of peaceful reflection in the midst of the Christmas rush

Sunday 22nd December
9.30am Traditional Holy Communion with carols
11.15am Praise and Worship
An informal service for all ages

Tuesday 24th December: Christmas Eve
4pm Christingle
A wonderful Christmas celebration for all the family
11.15pm Midnight Communion

Wednesday 25th December: Christmas Day
10.30am Christmas Celebration
for all ages, with Communion

Eco Church launch actions

posted 14 Oct 2019, 12:16 by John Goldring   [ updated 14 Oct 2019, 12:19 ]

Eco Church

At the Eco Church launch services on 13 October 2019 we announced that Holy Trinity is aiming to achieve a Bronze Award by September 2020. Here are the initial actions we will take to get there.

We will:

  • Ban the use of harmful chemicals in the churchyard (except for paths and non-native invasive weeds)
  • Organise a Climate Change event
  • Have hymns, songs & liturgies which celebrate God’s creation
  • Work to reduce use of plastic disposable plates & cups
  • Set up a Swap Shop for recycling and reuse of stuff
  • Switch to LED lighting in church
  • Pray for environmental issues at least monthly
  • Encourage people to support the Tearfund Rubbish Campaign tackling plastic waste in developing countries
This is just for starters and builds on what we have already been doing. But there's a lot more to be done. In coming months we will post more of what we doing to become achieve an Eco Church award.

Eco Church

Eco Church is ‘An award scheme for churches who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth’.

It is run by Christian conservation charity A Rocha UK and backed by the Church of England, Christian Aid, Tearfund and other denominations.

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!

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