Church Life at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Church is the home of a lively Christian congregation, part of the Knaresborough Anglican Team Ministry which comprises also St John the Baptist, Knaresborough, St Mary the Virgin, Goldsborough, St Paul and St Margaret, Nidd, and St John the Baptist, Brearton: all part of the wider Christian community in the town and surroundings.

Here the heart of our spirituality is the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, the re-enacted memorial of the  final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest, and eventual crucifixion.

We use the words of Jesus who took bread and wine, gave thanks, and passed them to his twelve closest followers; and who said Do this in memory of me.

In the thanksgiving we embrace all that God has done and been for us in Jesus Christ. Here we encounter for ourselves God’s promise of freedom from the slavery of sin and the gift of eternal life.

Metaphorically, physically and spiritually through the bread and wine we put ourselves in touch with the God who takes our lives, blesses them, breaks us and remakes us.

Then God sends us out to live and work to his praise and glory, not in our own power, but in His.

Our aspiration is to be an out-going, loving people sharing God’s love. So members of the congregation seek to serve God through our daily work, in our local community, through involvement in civic life and voluntary organisations, as well as keeping in mind issues of justice and peace in the wider world.

At Holy Trinity we have Trinity Teddies for toddlers, we are the base for the Knaresborough Food Bank, and we host a variety of social and fund-raising events.