Trinity Church is a family of people, centred around Jesus, working together towards a common vision and mission. It was formed by the uniting of three congregations on the High Street of Gosforth in 2000 and has grown into a vibrant and welcoming community. We have roots in both the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church and come together to create a unique expression of the church. We seek to honour those roots as we help people to explore spirituality in new and creative ways.
The Trinity community is served by our building on Gosforth High Street, which is not only a physical presence and a gathering place for worship, but also a focal point for the whole of the surrounding community through the provision of a Community Centre and Cafe.
Trinity is a community of people committed to ‘transforming our communities by the love of God.’ We believe that transformation is at the heart of the message of Jesus and that relationships are key to connecting people with that message.
With transformation as our aim, and with relationships as a key focus, all that we do at Trinity is built around helping people to ‘Meet God, Make Friends, Live Life’.
These are the three areas of focus that Jesus invites us to have in balance as His followers. We find them expressed in words which have come to be known as ‘The Greatest Commandment’ and ‘The Great Commission’.
- Meet God– ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength.’ Matthew 22: 37
Jesus invites us to meet God and to live our lives in relationship with Him. God invites us to put our trust in him and to live lives which honour him in every way. This gives our life an ‘upward’ dimension.
- Make Friends– ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Matthew 22: 39
Jesus is saying that when we love God, loving our friends should follow on. He talks here about building quality relationships with people around us, honouring them and serving them. This gives our life an ‘inward’ dimension.
- Live Life– ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.’ Matthew 28: 19
Jesus leaves His followers with a task…to help others to follow him too. This gives our faith and relationships an outward focus, always seeking to live in such a way as to make a difference in the world. This gives our life an ‘outward’ dimension.