FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who comes to Holy Trinity Claygate?

Over 500 people of all ages pass through our doors on a Sunday – with more at Christmas and Easter. Like the community of which we are part, they are from a variety of backgrounds. Some are clear and committed about their faith. Others are still exploring.

What happens at your Sunday services?

Though each has its own style, most include songs appropriate to the service, prayers led from the front, the Bible being read and then applied to life. Some services include communion.

Are there differences between your services?

Indeed there are – based on the needs each service is seeking to meet. To find out what each one is like follow this link.

Will I be asked to do anything during a service?

We want Holy Trinity to be a safe and unthreatening place. So although established members may play an active role in services, you will never be asked to do anything you do not want to do.

Who can take communion?

All who have made a commitment to follow Jesus are welcome to take communion, whatever their denominational background. However if you would prefer not to do so you can come forward for a blessing, or simply remain in your seat. Gluten free bread is available for those who require it.

Do you collect money during services?

We don’t take a collection at any of our services. Our members either give regularly through their bank or donate in the collection stand in the foyer.

Can I bring my children?

Yes please. Children are a very important part of our church’s life. We make special provision for them from 0 to Y6 at the 9.30am service. And for those in Y7-9 at 6.30pm. YF for Y10-13 meet after this service. Our weekly 4 O’clock Church is for those of every age. For more details on children and young people follow this link.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code of any kind. Please wearing whatever makes you feel most comfortable.

What’s parking like at the church?

Parking should never be an issue. On Sunday mornings our small car park, which includes three disabled spaces, is reserved for those with reduced mobility – permits from the church office. On Sundays everyone else uses the village hall car park next to the church or the ample street parking close by.

What provision do you have for those with hearing loss or who are partially sighted?

The worship area has an induction loop system – use the ‘T’ setting on your hearing aid and sit in the centre of the church. The church hall is also fitted with an induction loop.

Large print versions of our orders of service (8.00am & 11.15am) and weekly newsletter are all available.

Do you have access for wheelchair users and babies’ buggies?

Yes, the church, church hall and lower level of the ministry centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users and buggies. Also, an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities are available in the main building and the ministry centre.

How do I keep informed?

There’s an easy way to keep in touch with what’s happening at Holy Trinity. Just use our Keep in Touch card to receive our regular eNews.

How do I organise a wedding or a funeral?

We have an office team geared up to guide you through organising a wedding or funeral. To know more, for weddings follow this link. And for funerals follow this link.

Can my child be baptised at Holy Trinity?

Almost certainly ‘yes’. To see what’s involved follow this link.

Can I book a children’s party here?

We would love to make that happen. And our church hall is ideal for children’s parties and other functions, subject to availability. To see what’s involved follow this link.

How big is the church hall and what are its facilities and cost?

You can find answers to all this and more by following this link.