Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester: Chaplaincy
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Trinity High School Chaplaincy

Mr BirkinshawMeet the Chaplain!

Hi, I’m Steve Birkinshaw, the School Chaplain.

As School Chaplain it’s my privilege to help students and staff explore and develop faith in a safe, relevant and encouraging environment, and help us celebrate what it means to be a faith community with a Christian ethos.

The school’s chaplaincy offers several connection points throughout the life of the school: weekly Christian Unions for upper and lower school, monthly Eucharists (attendance is on a voluntary basis), informal counselling, a spiritually-reflective thought for the week, spiritual retreats, and a variety of special events in school and around Manchester.

You’ll see me around the school, in assemblies, in RE lessons, teaching maths, and on some school trips. I love the outdoors, football, music, travel, and good food (in no particular order).

I'm very approachable, so please say 'hi', and if I can help you in any way I will.

Christian Unions - Every Tuesday

The Christian Union is every Tuesday. It’s a place to come and explore faith & life in a fun way ... please also bring your lunch along.

Lunchtimes in the School Chapel


2016 - 2017 Eucharists

All Eucharists are from 8.30am-9.00am, and take place in the Main Hall (Drama Studio). Parents and friends of the school are most welcome to celebrate with us.





Start of Year Eucharist (Students)

Monday, 12 September, 2016

Revd John Hughes, St John’s Trafford.

One World Week Eucharist

Monday, 17 October, 2016

Revd Mark Hewerdine, St Chad’s Ladybarn.

Advent Eucharist

Monday, 21 November, 2016

Revd Mark Glew, Holy Trinity, Platt (Fallowfield).

Christmas Eucharist

Monday, 19 December, 2016

Right Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton.


Epiphany Eucharist

Monday, 16 January, 2017

Revd Ben Edson, St Peter's Chaplaincy, University of Manchester.

Candlemas Eucharist

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

Revd Prof Peter Scott, University of Manchester & St John’s Old Trafford.

Start of Lent Eucharist

Monday, 6 March, 2017

Revd Peter Matthews, St Bride’s Trafford.

Passion Eucharist

Monday, 27 March, 2017

Very Revd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester.


Easter Eucharist

Monday, 24 April, 2017

Revd Dr Paul Mathole, Holy Trinity Fallwofield.

Pentecost Eucharist

Monday, 22 May, 2017

Revd Matt Calladine, St Margaret’s Burnage.

Trinity Eucharist

Monday, 12 June, 2017

Revd Pete Horlock, Chaplain to the Manchester Business Community.

End of Year Eucharist

Monday, 17 July, 2017

Revd Falak Sher, St. Werburghs Church Chorlton, & The Church of the Ascension Hulme.

Dates are subject to change; please check back regularly

See the Eucharist photographs in our Gallery

Taize Pilgrimage 2017

In partnership with other CE High Schools, and run by the Diocese of Manchester Board of Education
Sat June 24th - Sun July 2nd, 2017 (Confirmed Dates).

Those who have attended in previous years have always spoken of the trip as a hugely enjoyable and formative experience.

Contact Mr Birkinshaw for further details.

Year 7 'Exploring Christianity' Retreat

On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April, we had the opportunity to visit Edale for our annual Year 7 Exploring Christianity Retreat.

The overnight retreat saw students exploring their Christian faith in the inspiring surroundings of the Peak District and having a lot of fun participating in adventurous activities.

Students’ confidence and agility was stretched on the high ropes, aim and concentration tested at archery and strength and teamwork challenged in canoeing.

Feedback from the children was very positive; some asking when they could go on a similar retreat again and others going home more confident in understanding how their faith shapes their lives.

The retreat ended after a demanding walk over Hollins Cross, and some much welcomed ice cream in Castleton!

Thank you to all parents and staff, and the Trinity Charitable Trust
Fund, who helped in making this retreat enjoyable and worthwhile.

See the photographs in our Gallery

This year's Exporing Christianity Retreat is booked for Friday 19th May - Saturday 20th May 2017.

Contact: Revd Steve Birkinshaw

Office: The School Chapel


Phone (0161) 212 1939 (ext 139)

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