Our story began as one congregation planted from Holy Trinity Platt in 2010, to share the love and life of Jesus with our community. In 2015, we multiplied into two congregations: TCC Fallowfield and TCC Rusholme. And then in 2024 we planted a third congregation: Trinity Church in Moss Side!
Across our network of churches we aim to enjoy the best of big (encouragement and partnership in the gospel) and the best of small (churches where everybody is known and loved).
Our congregations are not just three different services nor are we three long-lost friends...think of us as siblings! We share DNA, family habits, and language, but each church has different characteristics flowing from our diverse church families.
And the most important thing about us is that we love Jesus and want as many people as possible in our community to know and love Him, too!
Many people feel crushed by the chaos, complexity, and crises of our cultural moment. But Jesus offers another way: life in all its fullness! Clive Bowsher wrote that life is “resurrection reality... (and that) people who put themselves in Jesus’ hands enter life - the zone we might say, where Jesus is King, the Spirit is given, and God’s love-filled presence is known.”
Our vision at Trinity Church is Life With Jesus. This life is only possible because Jesus was born as one of us, lived the perfect life we haven’t lived, died the death we deserved for our sin, and rose again as Champion over death! He offers His resurrection life to everyone who turns away from our old lives of sin and turns to follow Him as His disciples and as citizens in His Kingdom.
Life With Jesus is enjoyed in local embassies of this Kingdom, local churches. As Church we learn how to think and live like Jesus. Following Jesus is not trying to fit Him into our way of life and thinking, nor merely adding a few beliefs to how we already think, or bolting a few habits onto how we currently live. It is dying to our old lives and rising to a completely new way of life. Life With Jesus means a new identity as sons and daughters of God the Father, those united to Jesus, and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is having purpose to our lives and embarking upon the adventure of exploring the meaning of everything. It is joining an international family of Christians all over the world. And, best of all, it will mean getting to know and love the Father, Son and Spirit now and for all eternity.
Jesus has taken His place in heaven as the King of Kings and has all authority and power in heaven and earth. He uses it to build His Church across the world and invites anyone and everyone, no matter who we are or what we have done, to receive His new life for free and to become fully ourselves as we join His Church. And one day He will return to establish His Kingdom across the whole earth in a New Creation free from sin, sorrow, suffering, disease, decay, and death!
Jesus’ first followers were commissioned to make new followers from all nations as they baptised people into the name of the Father, Son and Spirit and taught one another to obey all that Jesus had commanded. Those first followers planted churches which were foretastes of that New Creation and where they devoted themselves to Scripture, prayer, breaking bread, and a life of caring for and sharing with one another. Their identities, diaries, relationships, speech, and habits were all transformed by Jesus through the Spirit. Many others joined them and this revolution swept across the whole world pushing back on chaos, injustice, violence, greed, and darkness and filling communities with the light and life of Jesus.
Our vision is Life With Jesus and our mission is that very same mission given by Jesus to His first followers.
Come, join us!
The summary of what we believe can be found in these two ancient statements of faith.
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
The Apostles’ Creed
We believe in one God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven,
and sits on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead:
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.
And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
And we look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Nicene Creed
Sundays are the heart of our life together. We gather on Sundays to worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, rest before our working week, and serve one another with our spiritual gifts.
During our Sunday worship we sing and pray, hear God’s Word read and preached, and receive Holy Communion.
In worship, God makes us more like Jesus so that we can live and work for Him in everyday life.
We meet during the week to disciple, equip and refresh one another.
There are many opportunities to pray and study the Scriptures, eat together, serve one another and the community, and enjoy social activities during the week.
Once a week, we meet for our network discipleship training.
Church life is everyday life. We each have different roles, relationships, and responsibilities which our gathered worship and discipleship training equips us for.
In everyday life we pray for one another, our community, & the world, share our possessions & time, and care for each other pastorally.
We also have everyday shared habits and patterns which including Reading the Bible together, Daily Prayer, and The Common Rule.