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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.
 

Some key information about the church...

 

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 11.15am for our Sunday Service.
In addition on the first Sunday of every month there is an 8.00am service of Holy Communion - which is where we gather at the Lord's Table to share. 

Aim to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and take your seat in time for the service to start. (See below about the coffee)

 

Parking

Holy Trinity is right on the A26, and so parking right outside is not advisable.
We do have our own car park. This can the found by turning into Warren Farm Lane, just by the bus stop, driving along the church yard boundary until you come to our car park on the right, just before the field.
Aim for the back of the churchyard and you'll find it. There is a notice board to tell you that you have found it.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from the Sidesmen on duty who will be able to answer your questions and help you. 
If you find that you don't understand any of the words we use, don't worry. You will not be the only one. Just ask someone afterwards if you have any questions. 

We sing hymns (usually at least three) and pray, and there will be readings from the bible and a talk. Most services last just under an hour. In some services we stand for one of the readings. 
There is always a service sheet to follow, which will say when to stand and when to sit, so you don't need to know anything before you come. 
Coffee and biscuits are served both before and after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What happens to the kids at church?

We love it when children come to church . We do not run a Sunday Club in Eridge, so children remain with their parents. If that is taxing for the youngest members of the congregation, we have some childrens' books they can amuse themselves with. 
Parents - PLEASE don't worry if your children make a noise during the service, or wander around - they won't get lost and we will all enjoy having them with us. We would rather that everyone enjoyed the experience and you felt you could relax and join with the worship. 

There are Sunday clubs for children of various ages at the 9.30 am service in our sister church, St. Alban's in Frant. 
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
In the winter our church can be cold, our central heating is well past its prime. So we do recommend that you dress to keep warm. We even have blankets in the pews that are there precisely because we want you to keep warm while you worship with us. Just wrap them round you. 
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! 
You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

Are there toilets ?

Sadly our little church has no toilet facilities. The pub two door down is open nearly all day and you can pop in there. 
 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us. If you want to know who to call, check out our Who we Are page