The Church is a group of friends whose lives have been changed by the love of Jesus
- Come along and make new friends and discover Jesus for yourself. We are not perfect
but Jesus is.
Sunday morning services, which are family services, start at 10:45am.
We are all together in church for the first part of our worship and then, on most
Sundays, any young people go to their room for their own activities. Parents of toddlers
are welcome to go with them if they wish. Tea, coffee and squash are served after
the services. You are welcome.
We seek to offer and extend the love of God in Jesus Christ, spiritually, emotionally,
supportively and caringly to all people and by doing so to make a positive difference
to our neighbourhood and the wider world.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he left that part
of the country. He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the
synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power
to do miracles?” Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary,
his mother, and his brothers—James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. All his sisters live
right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” And they were deeply offended
and refused to believe in him.
Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honoured everywhere except in his own hometown
and among his own family.” And so he did only a few miracles there because of their
In Ecclesiastes 3:1, we read, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every
activity under the heavens” (NIV).
After two years of being cared for, encouraged and educated by you all (in one way
or another), the time has come for me to say good-bye. As I write this, I do not
yet know for certain where I am going – apart from obviously Haydock! However, I
do have an inkling - a hope - as I am in conversation with a couple of churches.
I will keep you informed via Chris and the elders.
I also want to say thank you. I have enjoyed my time with you. You really are an
amazing group of people. You are more courageous than you realise, more loving than
you believe possible, and more generous in ways too numerous to count! I am excited
for you as you go through the LMMR process and take the time to stop and reflect
on where you are as a church and consider where you would like to be. Yes, there
are real challenges that quite a few churches like Trinity URC are facing. But I
want to urge you to see this LMMR process less as a chore to do, but rather as a
journey to enjoy.
Journeying together is exciting at times, scary at times, uncertain, yet full of
possibilities! As you journey together, as you consider the role of Trinity URC
in Wigan and your future, and as you consider the route you want to take together
under God’s guidance, try and keep a couple of things in mind:
- Be good ‘travel buddies’. Keep an eye on each other. People travel at different
paces. Be aware where everybody is at. Some days a person may be excited and run
ahead. Some days a person may be a bit nervous or even reflective, and walk at a
- Talk to each other. If you are ‘falling behind’ and are worried of keeping up,
let someone know. If you are charging ahead with excitement, remember to stop and
look and see where the others are. Wait for people, double back if necessary.
- Keep an eye on the “tour guide”. Think of Jesus walking with you carrying a big
yellow flag, guiding you through the ‘crowds’ of ideas to the place He is calling
you to be.
I truly pray that God blesses you, and that you continue to be a blessing to others.
With sincere thanks for the blessing you have been to me and my family,
Angela Rigby (student minister)
For her leaving gift, the Trinity family presented Angela with a card, a cheque (donations
from the church congregation) and a Holy Communion set which has been designed for
taking the sacrament to the sick and housebound. The card contained numerous fish
each with a personal message to Angela and her family written on the back.