Welcome to ‘Trinity Grace Church website’
We hope you enjoy your visit and return again.
Whatever your age and background, and wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there is material here to interest you and help you on your way.
Try visiting our Sermon page, where you can hear God’s word on your computer, or download onto your portable MP3 device. Just click on the button and follow the instructions.
God’s Glory Our Joy
The Annual Conference is to be held on Saturday 10th to Friday 16th October in Warrington and the theme is “Preparing for Persecution”. Please click on this link to see the Programme, (in PDF Format).
Bonfire Night Party!
Our annual Bonfire Night Party takes place on Saturday 7th November from 6pm onwards. It’s a free event and everybody is welcome to join us. There will be free refreshments, burgers, fantastic fireworks and a bonfire message.
It’s at 6 Sheep Hey, Leaches Rd, Ramsbottom BL0 0ND. We look forward to seeing you there!
See the flyer here
Family Education Trust
Our friends at the Family Education Trust do sterling work in keeping us informed of the trends in our society that relate to marriage and family life. In so doing, they warn us, direct us and encourage us through many of the challenges that we face. Please click on this link to see their latest bulletin, and browse the website more extensively to find out more about their work.
The Art of Encouragement
Recently, my friend and colleague here at TGCR, Tony Flanders, led us in a series of three Bible Studies entitled “The Art of Encouragement.” His words of sound Biblical counsel and exhortation were a great blessing to the church. You can listen to the messages on Sermonaudio, and you will find a summary of his points on our Text Messages page. May the Lord fill our churches with much-needed “Sons of Encouragement”. Pastor Oliver.
Read The art of Encouragement here
A letter to our local MP – July 2015
A letter from our pastor to local MP, David Nuttall, regarding the sanctity of human life and the need to oppose the forthcoming bill legalising euthanasia.
Read the letter here
Mercy in Our time of Failure
Is prayer a gift granted to some Christians, but not others?
Is prayer answered on the basis of our good performance, or God’s good grace?
Is prayer for those who have earned a hearing with God, or for those who know they will never earn anything from God, least of all answers to our prayers?
Is prayer something we need to ration and limit because God might run out of patience with our requests, or run out of resources to answer us?
Is prayer to be offered up hesitatingly and doubtfully, wondering if we will be heard, or confidently and with assurance in Christ’s name, knowing that He will answer?
Let Leith Samuel answer these questions in the word of his hymn:
Mercy in our time of failure,
grace to help in time of need:
this sure promise of our Saviour
is a word that we may plead.
He has passed into the heavens,
He is seated on the throne,
ever for us interceding,
always caring for His own.
There is none He will not welcome,
no request He cannot meet;
let us not be slow to ask Him,
lay our burdens at His feet.
We can never come too often,
never with a need too great,
never with a prayer too simple;
only fear to come too late!
Daily on our pilgrim journey
praise Him for His matchless grace,
live for His immortal glory
till in heaven we see His face.
c Mrs E Samuel
Pilgrim Bible Notes
Now Available Online
Many of us have found Alec Taylor’s Bible Notes to be a great blessing over the years. We warmly commend them to all our readers. We print a number of copies for our own church members and would be happy to send you hard copies – just email us using the contact button on the homepage and we’ll let you know the cost. Alternatively, you can access present, past and future notes on the God’s Glory Our Joy website at http://ggoj.org.uk/pilgrim-bible-notes/download
Trinity Grace Church
The Beliefs page, here you can find out what we believe either in brief or in full. For the brief version look at our doctrinal basis, or if you want a more comprehensive statement, read our church constitution, or access a copy of the 1689 Confession. Alternatively, you will find answers to key questions such as, “What is a Christian Church?”
Testimonies, On this page you can read how the lives of real people in our church have been transformed through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you click on A to Z, you will be taken to a page containing many quotations from the Bible on issues that we all face in our lives day by day. Finally, you could try our Community page. Here you can read about our pastoral care programme for both young and old; our youth and children’s ministry; and our outreach into the local community.
Above all, contact us, talk to us, visit us, and allow us to serve you in whatever way we can, all FREE OF CHARGE. Since the Lord Jesus has loved us with an everlasting love, we want to share that with you; we want to bless you in His name.
Do something today that might change everything forever.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Hope to see you and your family in the church very soon!
With every blessing, Pastor Oliver.