The mission of Trinity United Reformed Church is by word and action to live the Good News of Jesus in the Church and in the world
The United Reformed Church (URC)
Our tradition has been around for a few hundred years but in a different guise. The URC, formed in 1972, comprises three different church traditions: Congregational, Presbyterian and Churches of Christ.
Trinity URC Lancaster
We began when several local Congregational and Presbyterian churches joined together. Though meeting in two locations, High Street in the City centre and Bowerham, south of the City, together they function as one church. Follow links to the history of the High Street Centre and Bowerham Centre. We are part of a shared pastorate (named FLAG), our sister churches are Garstang and Fortan. Trinity is in the North Western Synod of the URC.
We are an inclusive church, welcoming all people, celebrating Holy Communion monthly at each Centre. We have regular church meetings and an elected body of ordained Elders who, with our minister, share pastoral and leadership responsibilities. We seek to develop ecumenical relationships, being active members of Lancaster Churches Together.
- Sunday worship is generally traditional, with members and young people taking an active part. There is Junior Church who leave for their groups part way through the worship.
- We welcome all residents and visitors to the area to join in our worship. Communion is normally celebrated on the first Sunday morning and third Sunday evening of each month.
- Music for worship is resourced both from our hymn book Rejoice and Sing and from a wide range of other sources from early to contemporary.
- Sunday Morning Worship 10.30-11.30am with Junior Church is at High Street Centre and followed by refreshments.
- Sunday Evening Worship 6.30-7.30pm is at Bowerham Centre.
- Thursday Afternoon Worship 1.00-1.30pm at Bowerham Centre. Preceding worship is a light lunch from 12noon-1.00pm.
- Worship for Christian Healing and Wholeness is held bi-monthly usually on the last Tuesday evening of the month - see diary
Both church buildings have the following facilities
- Loop System - for those using hearing aids
- Toilets including disabled toilet
- Large print orders of worship, readings and hymns
- Wheel chair access
- Hall and Kitchen (hire facilities)
Pipe organ At our High Street Centre we have a Conacher and Co Pipe Organ