Holy Trinity Ettingshall


Welcome to the Website for The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Ettingshall.

A Pastoral Letter from the Clergy  of Holy Trinity, Ettingshall, St Martin’s, Rough Hills and St Stephen’s Springfield.

Churches reopening for worship

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

You will be aware that, as from Saturday 4 July, our churches can once again be open for public worship. How we have missed coming together, gathering around the Risen Christ, and being nourished by him in Word and Sacrament. You will know, because it has been stated often, how much we have missed the regular coming together of our worshipping communities. The last four months have been difficult in so many ways! We wish to return to the sacred spaces of our churches, and to receive the sacraments – which are so vital to our life as Christians.

The Mass is vital. It is the very gift of God’s own self. It is our partaking in the life of God, and without it we are impoverished as Christians.

Given the amount of preparation involved we are recommending that we re-commence public worship on Sunday, 12 July. Whilst this may appear to be a week of delay, This enables us to contact and keep as many people as possible in the loop.

The circumstances in which we will gather will, however, have changed markedly. Our gatherings come with strict conditions. Firstly, our bishops have kept in place the dispensation from attendance at Sunday Mass. This means that anyone who, for any valid reason feels unable to attend, should be free to stay at home.

People in the following circumstances should not attend church.

  • Anyone with symptoms or suspected symptoms of Covid -19.

  • Anyone who has been in recent contact with someone with Covid – 19 symptoms

  • Anyone in a vulnerable or shielding category

  • Anyone who is self-isolating.

In order to attend Sunday worship, it is really important to ‘book’ in advance. This is primarily so that we can easily limit the congregation to safe numbers. (The limits for each church are as follows: Holy Trinity: 35 St Martin’s: 30 St Stephen’s 35). This is a matter of Government Regulation.

We are asked to collect simple contact details for all who attend. This will enable us to make contact should any member of a particular congregation contract Covid – 19.

In practical terms:

  • There will be hand sanitiser, and clear signs to ask people to use it.

  • Our orders of service will be single use only, and must be taken away by the worshipper and destroyed afterwards.

  • For the time being there can be no congregational singing.

  • There will be no common cup and no exchanging of the peace.

  • Communion will be received in one kind standing at the chancel step, in the hands, with arms outstretched

  • No collections will be taken. There will be plates for cash, but please note, cash poses a risk of infection, not least for those who must handle and count it. (Ideally as many people as possible should switch to standing order.) Collections will need to be quarantined.

  • There will be no gathering before or after the service (though of course, if the weather is fine, there is nothing to prevent a socially distanced chat in the grounds – but not in groups of more than two households or six individuals!)

  • Regrettably it will not be possible to offer lifts to and from church for the time being.

  • There will be no public toilets (The Mass will taken no longer than 40 minutes)

Our Sunday Services will remain as follows:

Holy Trinity, Ettingshall: 9.30 am

St Stephen’s, Springfield: 11 am

St Martin’s, Rough Hills: 11.30 am



Sunday Masses will be virtually identical, simple said Mass with music.

To indicate if you wish to attend, telephone:

Holy Trinity: 01902 478679/07949 570387 – please leave a voicemail.
St Martin’s 01902 373145 – please leave a voicemail.
St Stephen’s 07484 121109 – please leave a voicemail

Please make sure you ring by Friday 12 noon each week.

We will continue to live-stream Evening Prayer every weekday at 5pm. Further worship will depend on capacity.

It should be noted that we are having to respond very quickly to new sets of advice. We will not be fully functioning as we would like until at least September, and very possibly after that, but what you have read represents our first swing at this.

We look forward – more than we can say – to seeing you at worship. Even if you are not able to be present, we shall be offering mass and praying with and for you all. If anyone would like to be particularly prayed for – or would just like a chat, please do ring.

Please remember! As with everything to do with the pandemic, things can change very quickly!

This comes with our love, prayers and good wishes for all.

Fr Damian Feeney                                                                      Fr Adam Edwards

Fr Roger Gilbert                                                                         Fr Tony Hutchinson

Fr Ross Brooks


We hope you find what you are looking for as you visit.

Evening Prayer is celebrated, and live streamed, every weekday at 5pm This can be accessed via our Parish Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MHTEttingshall/

Who are we?

We are a community of Christians whose life centres on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We are friendly, welcoming and try not to take ourselves too seriously. We gather together every Sunday morning at 9.30 am to celebrate, to pray, to reflect upon our lives and on what God might be doing with them.

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity serves the Parish of Ettingshall which lies to the south of the city of Wolverhampton. The church building was consecrated in 1961 and along with our Parish Hall provides a flexible, modern building in which both worship and a variety of community projects are able to work side-by-side to serve God and his people amongst whom we live and work.

Holy Trinity is a church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, proclaiming Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament.  We are part of the Diocese of Lichfield, under the Episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.  At the heart of our lives together is the regular celebration of the Mass throughout the week, most particularly on Sunday mornings (0930). We do our best to offer to God the very best worship we can, and as we are fed by the Word of God and his Sacraments we are sent out to live transformed lives in the service of the local community and the world beyond.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available to all by arrangement with the parish priest.

Arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings and for the reading of Banns of Marriage can be made through this website – please use the ‘Enquiry’ form.

We hope you will find this website useful and informative but if you require any further help please contact us on 07949 570387.

Please contact us tGood Frichildren1hrough this website if you would like to know more about the Christian faith, and do let us know if there is something missing from this website which should be here. In the meantime, please be assured of our prayers and of a warm welcome should you visit us!

Fr Damian Feeney SSC

Parish Priest