WORSHIP

All visitors are welcome to our historic church in Napier's central city.

Weekly Sunday services at 10am.

Jazz Vespers - 3rd Sunday of month, Nov to April. 

 

CONTACT

32 Clive Square East, Napier

Postal address: P O Box 4088, Marewa, Napier 4143, New Zealand)


Phone: 06-835 8163

 

office@trinitynapier.org.nz

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The Mission of Trinity Methodist Church Napier is 

 to demonstrate God’s unconditional love through friendship, outreach and service in the community.
As of 21/3/2020 the Methodist Church of NZ has requested all services of worship to be suspended until further notice. 
See Worship page for service sheets for current services held in home.

Pastoral Message 4

8 April 2020

 

Dear Trinity Church friends,

I was moved to tears this morning when I heard a YouTube rendition of this beautiful hymn. (the link is chant de C. Gibson CMM PA2015)

 

1.Nothing is lost on the breath of God,

      Nothing is lost forever;

God’s breath is love, and that love will remain,

     Holding the world forever.

No feather too light, no hair too fine,

    No flower too brief in its glory,

No drop in the ocean, no dust in the air,

    But is counted and told in God’s story.

 

2. Nothing is lost to the eyes of God,

      Nothing is lost forever;

God sees with love, and that love will remain,

    Holding the world forever.

No journey too far, no distance too great,

  No valley of darkness too blinding,

No creature too humble, no child too small

  For God to be seeking and finding.

 

3. Nothing is lost to the heart of God,

     Nothing is lost forever;

God’s heart is love, and that love will remain,

  Holding the world forever.

No impulse of love, no office of care,

  No moment of life in its fulness,

No beginning too late, no ending too soon,

  But is gathered and known in its goodness.

Colin Gibson in Faith Forever Singing.

 

For a few moments I remembered people and places and moments of significance in my life. I felt sorrow for what has been lost, anxiety for the present, and uncertainty for the future. I also felt thankful for the richness of relationships, opportunities, and experiences that have come my way, and that renewed my flagging optimism.

 

It’s not that I’ve fallen into a slough of despond. Holy Week and the onset of autumn always seem to coincide, with all the symbolism of letting go, of dying down, of longer nights and less daylight. It’s compounded this year by the impact of Covid-19.

For some of you, this might be the first Easter in which you haven’t gone to a church building. For me, this will be only the fourth time in almost 40 years of ministry that I haven’t been physically present at Easter with the congregations in the parish to which I’ve been stationed. It feels a little strange, and I imagine it does for you also, especially if you don’t have the technology for receiving digital communications.

 I hope that you have family and friends with whom you are in contact, and that when we get to Easter Day you may feel once more a sense of resurrection hope- that love is not destroyed by death, and though we are changed for ever by sorrow and despair, new life takes shape as surely as the kowhai will burst into bloom before winter is over.

Grace and peace be with you

Lynne Frith

Presbyter

Welcome

Welcome to Trinity Methodist Church located by the beautiful Clive Square Gardens in central Napier, Hawke's Bay, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Built in 1876, Trinity is now the only city-centre church to pre-date the 1931 Napier earthquake.

 

It is a fine example of colonial wooden church architecture. The historic organ was built in 1910 by

J E Dodd (of Adelaide, Australia); its mechanical ‘tracker action’ has been retained. The church interior was remodelled in 1956, with minor alterations since.

 

We seek to demonstrate God’s unconditional love through friendship, outreach and service in the community. We are an inclusive faith community (irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or culture); where faith can be explored, our spirituality nurtured, and engagement in discipleship and social service within the Napier community.

 

We host performances, weddings and other special events.

 

We are part of the Methodist Church of New Zealand.

Our listing on the Methodist Church of New Zealand website

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Worship Service: 10am Sundays

All visitors are welcome.

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