Holy Trinity is open again for Sunday’s 8am said Eucharist (first Sunday of the month) 10am Sung Eucharist and Wednesday 10am said Eucharist services!
Sunday Services will continue to be live streamed on our YouTube channel, and accessible through our Facebook page and this Website.
Welcome to Holy Trinity Leverstock Green. We are a vibrant and warm church at the heart of village life; a church that is open to the whole community, and works in partnership with other village organisations to serve their needs; a church with prayer and worship as the bedrock, where individuals at all stages are encouraged to grow in their faith.
Attending Worship at Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green, during COVID19
What To Expect!
Welcome back! We look forward to worshipping in our church again. Clearly this will not be for everyone, as some are more vulnerable and keeping up their isolation. Please don’t feel any pressure – you know what’s right for you. We are working hard to help one another stay safe, so if you expect to attend, please take note of the following guidance. Thank you.
Before you arrive:
- As masks are mandatory in church (unless you are exempt) we can accommodate 80 people at 2m spacing. We will operate on a first come, first served basis, and there is some overspill space in the Trinity Room.
- We ask you to consider your own risk of attending an indoor gathering. While we will be taking a number of steps to keep you safe, we cannot make this risk-free. You might want to look at the NHS information and be guided by their advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher- risk-from-coronavirus/
- We ask you NOT to attend the service if you have: A new cough – A temperature – Lost your sense of smell or taste
- You are welcome to bring your own hand sanitiser, though gel will be provided at sanitising stations.
- Pew cushions have been removed, so you may wish to bring your own cushion if you need one for your own comfort.
When you arrive:
- Access is only via the main porch doors. You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival, and follow the one way system. Go straight to a designated pew. Please sit apart from others.
- A collection will not be taken during the service, so your offering by cash or card can be made as you enter or on the way out.
- The porch doors will remain open to allow some ventilation so you may notice it is a little cooler than usual.
- The sidespeople will take some contact details which will be kept for 3 weeks and given to Track and Trace if someone later tests positive for coronavirus. They won’t be used for any other reason and if not needed they will be securely disposed of after 3 weeks.
During the Service
- You will be given an Order of Service and at the end of the service, it should be dropped into a box by the door for quarantining.
- The service will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel but those watching at home will only be able to see those in the chancel i.e. the priest, the reader and the person leading the prayers. For those worshiping at home, some elements of the service may be adapted to ensure it does not run too long, eg there will be only 2 of the 3 readings.
- We will be singing with masks on.
- When we share the peace, we cannot move from our places – we will simply gesture a sign of peace to one another. Please do not raise your voices.
- During the distribution of communion, only bread will be shared. The priest will wear a mask and sanitise her hands before distribution.
Go up the central aisle, keeping your distance, and receive Communion standing in front of the priest. Return to your seat via the side aisle.
- If you do not wish to receive communion for any reason, that is absolutely fine. You are welcome to come forward for a blessing or to remain in your pew.
- Children are, of course, most welcome but they must remain in the pew with their families and not wander around as younger children will not understand how to keep their distance.
- Only one toilet is in use, and this is accessible by going out of the porch and in the Trinity Room door. If there is a queue, please keep a 2m distance.
At the end of the service
- After the priest has processed out, the sidespeople will ask you to leave a row at a time, starting at the back, so please be patient until you are asked to leave.
- Please take all your possessions home with you, and be careful not to leave masks or tissues.
- Do not stop to chat while leaving the building, and sanitise your hands on the way out.
- Once in the churchyard you are welcome to talk in small groups.
- If you test positive for coronavirus up to three weeks after the service, please let us know.
The Rector and Church Wardens.
Sunday at 10am at church and on our YouTube channel. Download the service sheets via the links on the right.
Tuesday and Thursday Morning Prayer at 9am for 30 minutes on Zoom – Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 816 8502 8333 Passcode: 303496
Wednesday at 10am in church
If you need support, please call the Team Rector, Rev Lizzie Hood on 01442 264860
What's On @ Holy Trinity
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for Holy Trinity, not least financially, as the footfall has been drastically reduced. Your giving allows us to keep our church flourishing and growing, and helps us to continue working to support our parishioners and the local community. We will be very grateful for your support.
With grateful and prayerful thanks, Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT HOLY TRINITY
For more details please click on the following link and download our brochure Children and Young People at HT
NEW CHURCHYARD WALK LAUNCHED
In these challenging days of lockdown, do come along to the churchyard for a peaceful walk. Pick up a leaflet from the porch, follow the white marker posts, and spend some time reflecting with words of scripture. Lots of autumn beauty to enjoy too. You are all most welcome. Click on this link for more information. Holy Trinity Churchyard Walk
Protecting your Mental Health
During this difficult time is vitally important and to help with this you can find guides to supporting your mental health by clicking on the links below.
A journey for the soul on your doorstep. St Alban Pilgrim Way.ou can find more information about St Albans Pilgrim Way by clicking here.
Life Events @ Holy Trinity
Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in – the prayers, promises and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond. You can find more information by clicking here.
Once you’ve decided to marry in church your first contact is our church administrator Norma Howie 01923 266596 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be very pleased to help you.
Anyone can get in touch with a church to find about having their child christened. During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. You can find more information by clicking here.
If you wish to arrange a christening please contact our church administrator Norma Howie 01923 266596 email@example.com who will be very happy to help you.
Congratulations on wanting to explore confirmation with the Church of England. Confirmation can be an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ. You can find more information by clicking here.
If you would like to discuss getting confirmed contact our Rector, Revd Lizzie Hood 01442 264860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lizzie’s rest day is Friday.
If someone you know and love has died, or dies within the next few days, of whatever cause, a small funeral, led by a Church of England minister can still be held in a church, or by a graveside, or at a crematorium. You can find more information by clicking here.
If you wish to arrange a funeral please contact is our church administrator Norma Howie 01923 266596 email@example.com who will be very pleased to help you.
Events @ Holy Trinity
Safeguarding @ Holy Trinity
As part of the Diocese of St. Albans in the Church of England, we are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. This means taking action as a church to promote a safer culture where the welfare of children, young people and adults is paramount, to prevent abuse occurring, to protect those at risk and to respond well to those that have been abused. We will always take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and act accordingly.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is – Mrs Pauline Lindsey who can be contacted about any safeguarding matter at 01442 269507 / 07855 731523 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Mr Jez Hirst who can be contacted at 01727 818107 / 07867 350886 email@example.com
Please use the links below to download our Safeguarding documentation.
Regular events at Holy Trinity
Sunday 10am Common Worship Eucharist & Junior Church
2nd Sunday 8am Said Prayer Book Eucharist
3rd Sunday 6pm – 7.30pm TYG – the Youth Group
Occasional 3pm Children’s Praise
2nd Monday 7.45pm Trinity Readers
Tuesday 9am Morning Prayer on Zoom
3rd Tuesday 10am Music & Meditation
Wednesday 10am Holy Communion (with prayers for the Mothers’ Union on 3rd Weds)
2pm Craft Group
Thursday 9am Morning Prayer on Zoom Term times
10am Toddler Church
3rd Thursday 8pm Trinity Women’s Group
4th Thursday 3pm – 5pm Friendship Tea
Friday 7pm Choir practice
Saturday 10am-12 noon Coffee shop (& Traidcraft stall 1st Saturdays)
1st Saturday 10am-12 noon Churchyard Gardening Party
For more information about Leverstock Green C of E Primary School visit https://www.leverstockgreen.herts.sch.uk
Contact us @ Holy Trinity
The Revd. Lizzie Hood
The Revd. Jos Perris
Holy Trinity Church
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Karan Ball 07970 790588 (Key Holder)
John Walker 01442 268095 (Key Holder)