Our journey began in January 2018 when 20 people from Jubilee Church, Worthing started meeting together with the common aim of starting a church in Littlehampton. This desire to start a church came as a response to a prophetic vision given to Jubilee Worthing which would see one church becoming 5, all within an hours journey from Worthing. Trinity Church, under the leadership of Martin Garratt, is the first one to be birthed.
We gather on Sundays and midweek to worship God, pray and serve one another.
Meeting together to worship, pray and learn from the Bible helps us grow as we gain God's perspective for different situations in life and church.
God has chosen to use the church to reach and heal a broken world. Full of the Holy Spirit, we join Jesus on His mission to go and make disciples.
The church belongs to Jesus and is ultimately led by Him. Jesus is described in the Bible as husband to the Church and also as its shepherd. He has entrusted the local church to leaders who are given the task of caring and leading the church on His behalf.
Therefore, all who lead in the church should follow Jesus’ example and lead with a servant heart, motivated by grace.
Trinity is currently led by a group of 5 couples, with Martin leading the team. Once Trinity is established as a church we will appoint elders.
Martin & Tania
Martin is Headteacher of a school in West Sussex, and before moving to start Trinity Church, was an elder at Jubilee Church, Worthing. He is married to Tania who works as a debt adviser, and part-time in a secondary school. They have 4 children.
Thrilled & Motivated by Grace
We are saved by grace, sustained by grace and will be glorified because of grace. We did nothing to deserve God's saving grace, He accepts us undeservedly and unconditionally, and calls us to show the same grace to others.
Faithful to the Bible
We are committed to the faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible as our first and final authority.
Shaped by the Prophetic
We believe that prophetic input is crucial in providing ongoing direction and encouragement to us as a church.
Intentional about Diversity
We are committed to building a diverse church that includes many different cultures, languages and age groups.
Empowered by The Holy Spirit
We believe God has given the Holy Spirit to believers and to the church to empower us to serve and love, and also to receive revelation about God, the church and the world.
Devoted to Mission
We are passionate about fulfilling our calling to see the Kingdom of God extended locally and internationally. We are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus to the people of Littlehampton.
Here for one another's success
We take responsibility for doing all we can to ensure and enjoy each other's success
We are called to be servants that die to ourselves for the benefit of others. Jesus himself did not come to be served but to serve, therefore, we don't just serve to get the job done, but to imitate Christ.
Embracing the Poor
We believe the church has a mandate from the Bible to embrace those who are materially, relationally and spiritually poor as co-equal partners in sharing the love of God.
Along with gathering together each Sunday as church, you can also get connected to Trinity by joining one of our weekly community groups. As we grow, we hope to run the following groups:
Groups that gather sharing a common interest.
Groups meeting to grow in their faith.
Groups that serve others in Littlehampton, West Sussex, or the nations.
Trinity is part of a bigger family of churches called ‘Regions Beyond’ who work together under the leadership of Steve Oliver. We carry a vision to plant community-impacting churches around the world. We are currently working into Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe.
Regions Beyond is part of the Newfrontiers network of churches.