We are a family friendly church situated in the
South East of Basildon in
the area known as Vange. Our membership is
about 70 people of all ages and from
many different parts of the world. Our
worship is God-centred and bible-based
and celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ our
Lord and Saviour. We use both
traditional hymns and contemporary songs and once
a month in the morning, our
worship is particularly focused for all ages,
with an informal and relaxed
style. Refreshments are served after each
morning service, giving an
opportunity to chat with each other. We
also have occasional evening services
with a variety of themes.
We also have a number of joint services – with the congregations of
Paul's and Langdon Hills Methodist Churches
worship – and sharing
all the Churches Together in Basildon in 4-monthly lively
the week there are activities for different age groups –
Club for those with problems of mobility and Bible
study and fellowship groups for various ages.
seek to serve our local community through involvement in local
schools, by visiting and taking services in residential homes, by
making our premises available to local community groups and by
individuals volunteering to work at St Luke’s Hospice and the local
The service plan for all our circuit Churches can be found
Sunday Club /
Something on Sunday
During our Sunday morning services, we provide
fun activities and teaching for children. There is also a crèche for
children under 3 years old.
time for greyheads?
about the future?
doesn’t just preach about life after death, it’s about life before
we like to celebrate Age.
believe in evangelism among the Elderly, to let them know they have a
full-time Carer for life (Isaiah 46:4).
the disabled elderly, transport is arranged to bring them along to a
weekly Disabilty Club, where there is a variety of entertainment,
talks, films, outings and services.
those who can’t make it to church but live in sheltered
- in the ‘Courts’ around Vange, and the Abbeyfield homes
– the Church goes to them in the form of a monthly service, with
opportunity to receive Holy Communion.
believe that people of all ages – young, old and everything in
between – are valuable in God’s sight and so valuable to our
So we want all to come and join us and
feel they belong, to celebrate God coming amongst us and to
have fun in his presence.
New Town was established in 1949 and within a few years numerous houses
and other buildings were springing up all over the town.
The first Methodists to arrive began meeting in 1953 in the home
of a Mr. Newman-Brown, an architect with Basildon Corporation, and were
led by Rev. Donald Shaw, a probationer minister sent by the Home Mission
grew the congregation moved first to Hillview, an empty bungalow in the
middle of a waterlogged field, and then decided to amalgamate with the
Free Church fellowship who met at Gordon Hall, Clay Hill Road and
Basildon Methodist Church came into being.
1957 the members had decided that they needed a proper church building
and work began just across the road. In 1959 Trinity Methodist Church
was opened at its present site on the corner of Bardfield and Clay Hill
continued to grow and a Youth Hall was added in 1966 and a new Welcome
Area in 1999. To complete
the circle the Rev. Donald Shaw was invited back to preach at the 40th
Anniversary Celebrations of Trinity in the summer of 1999.
content to sit still for long the members are continually updating the
premises and the current project includes altering the premises to make
them more suitable for those with difficulties of mobility.
Steve Nice Tel: 01268 545907
Basildon Children's Worker:
Mark Lake Office: (Trinity)
01268 559059. Work mobile 07925838117
Tuesdays 7.00 – 9.00 pm
We provide an
evening of family fun activities including craft suitable for all
ages, board games, table tennis and table football. We have a short
time of worship midway through the evening, before having
refreshments and livelier more active games in the youth hall, such
as football, basketball, volleyball, donkey, handball and dodgeball.
The aim is that parents spend time together with their children
engaging in these activities.
Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30 am
We have open,
flexible sessions where it’s a safe environment for parents to bring
their pre-school children to join with others to play and meet other
parents and children. There are a variety of suitable toys and
crafts, as well as suitable refreshments for the children and hot
drinks for the parents.
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