History

Trinity Church was formed in the 1930s and has had an eventful history. A short version is below, or you can read "Trinity Church - Growing and Going" which contains a much more complete story of Trinitys history.


Short History

1933 - Methodist meetings started in Dovecot Hall.

September 1933 - Work started on a building on Liverpool Road.

June 1934 - Liverpool Road building opened as Liverpool Road Methodist Church.

1961 - New church building erected. This was next to the original which continued in use as a church hall. The name was changed to Trinity Methodist Church.

1971 - Vandalism is first mentioned in church meeting minutes.

1976 - Evening worship discontinued due to falling numbers.

1977 - Job Creation Scheme established at Trinity.

1981 - Arson attack on the Church severely damaged the interior. Due to the repeated vandalism Trinity became the highest claimant from the Methodist Insurance Company.

1983 - Job Creation Scheme ended due to union problems.

May 1984 - Trinity's 50th Anniversary. Celebrated with an open air service and celebratory buffet.

January 1985 - Anglican Bishop of Liverpool David Sheppard visits Trinity.

1988 - Rev. Symon Beesley of St. Bartholomews and Rev. Malcolm Creamer of Trinity begin regular meetings. The idea of a joint project at Trinity is mooted.

1991 - Trinity Local Ecumenical Project starts. Church Army Captain Roger Murphy is appointed as part time community evangelist, and a number of adults and children move from St. Bartholomews to Trinity. Work starts on a new building.

1993 - Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev. Dr. George Carey visits Trinity.

September 1998 - Kidz Klub starts, reaching hundreds of infant and junior school children each week.

August 2000 - Trinity goes online at www.trinity-church.org.uk

March 2001 - TNT starts, aimed at 11-14 year olds at secondary school.

2008 - John Crawford is appointed Pastor at Trinity

2012 - Restored, a monthly contemporary evening service begins


Ministers

1934 Rev. George Parsons
1934-1936 Rev. George D. Moralee
1936-1937 Rev. Owen R. Johnson
1937-1938 Rev. Fred Jones
1938 Rev. A. Gorton Edge
1938-1945 Rev. Willie H. Carter
1945-1948 Rev. Dr. Bernard E. Jones
1948-1953 Rev. Norman A. Baker
1953-1959 Rev. Sidney Tong
1959-1962 Rev. Eric Powell
1962-1967 Rev. Norman Robertshaw 
1967-1972 Rev. Alf Shannahan
1972-1978 Rev. Kenneth Anderson 
1978-1986 Rev. Malcolm Carter 
1986-1994 Rev. Malcolm Creamer 
1992-1994 Capt. Roger Murphy C.A.
1994-1997 Capt. Kelvin Bolton C.A.
1997-2007 Capt. Philip Clark C.A.
2008- John Crawford

  
In addition, since Trinity became a joint Anglican/Methodist church, the ministers of St. Bartholomews Anglican Church and Court Hey Methodist Church have also overseen Trinity.

1991-2006  Rev. Geoff Pearson (St. Bartholomews)
1994-2003 Rev. David Nellist (Court Hey Methodist)
2003-2008 Rev. Robin Fox (Court Hey Methodist)
2008- Rev. Caroline Ainger (Methodist Circuit)
2008-2016 Rev. Tim Gill (St. Bartholomews)
2017- Rev. Kate Wharton (St. Bartholomews)

Other Church Staff

1999-2001 Jane Dunmore  Childrens Worker 
2001-2004 Richard Read Childrens Worker
2004-2008 Matthew Rowley Childrens and Youth Worker 
2005-2012 Capt. Dave Collier CA Evangelist 
2005-2010 Capt. Adrian Prescott CA Evangelist 
2010-2014 Martin Woodruff Childrens and Youth Worker
2014-2017 Leanne Kays Childrens and Youth Worker