“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 Engineering, 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.”

Revd Dr Steve Birkinshaw

School Chaplain

 

Christian Unions – Lunchtimes in the School Chapel

Christian Union are currently taking place in the Chapel in year groups on different lunchtimes through the week. Christian Union is a place to come and explore faith & life in a fun way … please also bring along your lunch.

Monday Y10 1st lunch 12:20pm

Tuesday Y7 1st lunch 12:20pm Y8 2nd lunch 1:20pm

Thursday Y11 2nd lunch 1:20pm

Friday Y9 2nd lunch 1:20pm

 

2020-21 Eucharists

Eucharists are not taking place at the moment. Other acts of worship are taking place in school. Please speak to Dr Birkinshaw for details.

 

Taize Pilgrimage 2021

In partnership with other CE High Schools, and run by the Diocese of Manchester Board of Education, students from year 10 t0 13 have the opportunity to go on pilgrimage for a week at the Taizé Christian Community in France.

The Taizé Pilgrimage (Manchester Diocesan School’s Pilgrimage) is provisionally set for Friday 25th June – Saturday 3rd July 2021.

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

Contact Revd Dr Birkinshaw for further details.

Office: The School Chapel

Email: office@trinityhigh.com

Phone: (0161) 212 1900 (ext 139)

 

Year 7 ‘Exploring Christianity’ Retreat

‘It was great to explore my relationship with God in a fun and active way.’ This is a quote from one of our year 7 students who participated in the Year 7 ‘Exploring Christianity Retreat’

Year 7 students are invited to head out to the YHA in Edale for two days of activities, groupwork and fun experiences. The feedback from students is overwhelmingly positive: ‘Really enjoyable – lots of fun’, ‘I learnt a lot’, ‘Our Exploring Christianity sessions were great and were able to connect us with Jesus’, ‘It challenged me and now I’ve tried something new that I love.’

Sarah Bradley, the Youth and Children’s Minister from Holy Trinity Platt, – who also help with Christian Unions in the school – is our guest speaker. The ‘Exploring Christianity’ sessions enable students to explore their understanding of God and their Christian faith, and the YHA provide physical and teamwork tasks in the form of high ropes, canoeing and climbing. The retreat finishes with a challenging walk from Edale to Castleton … and ice cream at the local shops provided a well-earned reward!

 

The Exploring Christianity Retreat is provisionally booked for Friday-Saturday May 7th – 8th 2021.

Contact Revd Dr Birkinshaw for further details.

Office: The School Chapel

Email: office@trinityhigh.com

Phone: (0161) 212 1900 (ext 139)

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

Nov 20, 2020

Rob Cornick

At the start of this week, the Trinity community was shocked and saddened to hear that one of our English teachers, Mr Rob Cornick had passed away. The news was completely unexpected, with Rob playing a full role in school last week, and indeed even featuring in last week’s newsletter making phone calls for Year 11 […]

Nov 20, 2020

Provisional Term Time and Holiday Pattern for 2021/2022

The below term time and holiday pattern for the 2021/2022 academic year has been proposed and is due to be approved later this half term. The pattern broadly matches the Local Authority pattern, who also consult with other authorities within Greater Manchester in order to provide consistency. INSET days are yet to be confirmed, and […]

Nov 20, 2020

Presentation of GCSE Certificates

The smiling faces below and on the back page are just a few of our Year 12s who received their GCSE certificates last Friday. In what has been a very difficult and challenging year, it was a delight to present students with the qualifications that they worked so hard for during their time at school. […]

Nov 20, 2020

Next Friday

Please note, due to the traditional Trinity ‘long weekend’, the school will be closed to all students on Friday, 27th November, 2020. School will resume as usual on Monday, 30th November, 2020.   Read more in our newsletter…