"Whoever you are; wherever you come from, everyone is welcome here”
The people of Horfield Parish Church try to make these words come alive by example. We are a community gathered in the Church of the Holy Trinity with St. Edmund, and part of the community of Horfield, Bristol.
Our worship is centred on the Eucharist and the sacramental life of God’s church, that we may grow as people who witness, live and experience God’s love at work in the ordinary rhythm of daily life. We worship in the liberal, inclusive, catholic tradition of the Church of England
You will find a warm welcome in our church from people who strive to follow Jesus through prayer, fellowship and service to the wider community. We understand church is not the place to be given firm answers, but a safe place to ask searching questions, find reflective space and be ourselves before God who is love.
We seek to honour the diversity that strengthens us and enhances and enriches our common life. Our church is a place where we have the opportunity to continue our journey towards God together, young and old, encouraging and supporting one another and welcoming the visitor and the stranger with a hospitality that assures no one need travel alone.
WORSHIP AT HOLY TRINITY DURING LOCKDOWN #3
In response to the Prime Minister’s recent public announcement, the pattern of public worship at Holy Trinity, as permitted by HM Government and endorsed by the Diocese of Bristol, will be the celebration of Holy Mass on:
TUESDAYS at 12 noon; THURSDAYS at 10 am; FRIDAYS at 6 pm and SUNDAYS at 10 am.
The recorded YouTube Mass published on our YouTube channel (Holy Trinity Church, Horfield) will continue, but if it is not possible to record a Mass for any reason, then the link to the Bristol Cathedral Mass will be posted.
The church will not be opened for the two hours prior to the Tuesday and Friday Masses at this time.
We are permitted to be open for public worship under strict Covid-19 mitigating guidelines. No one is allowed to mingle with anyone from another household or support group either inside or outside the church.
DURING MASS please ensure that you maintain social distance; use the hand-sanitiser provided; wear a face covering and follow the directions of our churchwardens when you come up to receive Holy Communion.
LEAVING CHURCH AFTER MASS In order to ensure Covid-19 safety for each other, please do not leave your pew until directed by a Churchwarden. This will be immediately after the clergy have retired to the sacristy. Dismissal will begin from the front pews. Make your way to the Baptistry door. Please do not remain in church and have conversations.
Thank you for your co-operation – The Rector and Church Wardens