In September 2013 the Methodist Churches at Radstock, Westfield and Writhlington united together to become:
Trinity Methodist Church
Trinity Methodist Church has an active congregation, and holds an important presence at Radstock, Westfield and Writhlington. Serving within the community is a priority, with involvement in Churches Together, WhitFunDay and the local Foodbank project. Additionally church members get involved with other causes further afield, such as; Christian Aid and the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal for disadvantaged children abroad. Church buildings are also used regularly by local groups.
The two churches that make up Trinity Methodist Church (Writhlington was closed 31st April 2016) all lie close together in an area with a strong mining heritage. Trinity at Westfield was the first to open in its present form in 1869 in what is now the Hall (previously Sunday school room), this was followed by the current main church building which opened for worship in 1898.
Four years after this and further down the hill in Radstock, building work had just been completed on another church. This new Methodist church in the centre of Radstock had its official opening ceremony on Wednesday 27th August 1902, starting with a luncheon in the previous church building in Coombend, before officially moving into the present building.
Then eleven years later in 1913, at the top of another hill to the south; a group of miners in Writhlington were in the process of finishing construction on another Methodist Church to replace the ‘tin chapel’ that they had been worshipping in since 1878. The tin chapel was then used as a Sunday school room. This building has now closed for Methodist Church purposes (April 2016).
Mission at Trinity
We collect for the local Foodbank that has been set up in our area by the Somer Valley Foodbank, which is associated with the national group known as the Trussel Trust. (please note we are not a distribution centre)
Our regular team of volunteer collectors work hard each year to raise money in aid of the current year’s Christian Aid project.
Operation Christmas Child - Shoeboxes
We regularly support this charity, with many of our congregation putting together shoeboxes of gifts which are sent abroad to children in poverty.
Minister for Trinity Methodist Church - Revd Jan Tate
Trinity at Radstock:
Address: The Street, Radstock, Bath, BA3 3PL
Services are held every Sunday at 10.30am and 6pm, with other services and meetings taking place during the week.
Trinity at Westfield:
Address: Wells Road, Westfield, Radstock, BA3 3UT
Services are at 10.30am each Sunday. Special services are at other times as announced.
EVENTS AT TRINITY
Takes place at Trinity Radstock
Messy Church on the fourth Sunday of the month, 4 - 6pm
We meet in the Coffee Bar for creativity and family fun, and finish with tea - all the family are welcome to join us!
Crafts - Bible Stories - Activities - Tea
Takes place at Trinity Writhlington
Every Tuesday, 2pm - 3.30pm at the church
Beginners welcome as experienced members will teach
Young mums with children welcome
- NESB Methodist Circuit
- Midsomer Norton Methodist Church,High street
- Midsomer Norton
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