About Us 

Holy Trinity with St John's is a Church of England church, belonging to Beckenham Deanery and the Diocese of Rochester. Our merger between the existing churches of Holy Trinity SE20 and St John the Evangelist Penge aims to carry the very best of what the two churches have been in the past into a present in which God is doing something new in us, among us and through us, equipping us to continue to love and serve the people of Penge now and into the future.

From the outset of the merger process, the vision has been for the two legacy churches to become one, united church, making the best use of both our historic and beautiful buildings as places of worship, welcome and community. Worship, fellowship and community activities take place throughout the week and across both our sites.


Holy Trinity Site

Holy Trinity front  Holy Trinity internal

Our Holy Trinity site in Lennard Road was built in 1878, financed by Francis Peek (of Peek Frean's biscuits) as a memorial to his parents. The building was seriously damaged by an arson attack in 1993, but was thoughtfully and carefully renovated so that the space could enhance the church's worship and work within the local community.

Holy Trinity has a long history of welcoming the community into its building through events such as the summer and Christmas fairs and auction, and especially through Living Well, the charity founded by the previous vicar, Rev. Canon Nick Read. It offers a food bank, community cafe, hot lunches, an Art Cafe, Community choir, and much more. There is also a flourishing Wednesday afternoon group for the over-50's, to which all are welcome.

Holy Trinity offers a beautiful space for quiet, reflective services, with, at certain times of the year, the added joy of watching the sunrise or sunset through the large East window.


St John's Site

St John's front  SJP internal 2

Our St John's site facing Penge High Street opened in 1850 from a Gothic Revivalist design. Edwin Nash was one of the architects of this Grade II listed building. There has been considerable reordering over the years to make the building more flexible for community use, but several original features remain, including some beautiful stained glass windows.

St John's has long been committed to community outreach and, every Sunday afternoon, is transformed from a place of worship into a fantastic playground for toddlers, who have been bringing their parents and carers to our Little Fish toddler group for many years. St John's also hosts the CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Penge Debt Centre and has longstanding and growing links with St John's School, the Church of England primary school in Maple Road.

St John's offers a variety of spaces to encourage awe and worship, from the breadth and height of the main worship area to the intimacy of the chancel and the side chapel.
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Planning your Visit

New to Church?

If you're coming to Holy Trinity with St John's for the first time, this information will help you know what to expect.

Where and When?

Our 8am service is at our Holy Trinity Site (location details here). 

Our 10:30am service is at our St John's Site (location details here). 

For more information about our different Sunday services, please click here.

What about my children?

We actively welcome families with children of all ages. If your child is a baby or a toddler, they will remain with you for the duration of the service. A welcomer will give you a Toddler Bag as you come in - these contain a variety of toys and games to entertain your child. We are aware that it can be very hard for a toddler to remain in their seat throughout the service. If your child is getting restless, there is space on the carpeted area at the back where they can move about - and don't worry at all if they make a noise!

To find out more about our groups for children and young people aged 3-18, please click here.

Midweek Activities

A variety of community activities run across our two sites throughout the week:

Christians Against Poverty
We are pleased to be working in partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), a national debt support and advice charity that works through a network of centres based in local churches. More ...
Knit and Natter
Knit and Natter
A group who like to knit and natter - they do exactly what it says on the tin! More ...
Little Fish Banner
Little and Big Fish
Our Adults' and Toddlers' Group is called Little Fish. More ...
Living Well
Living Well
Living Well is a charity founded and operating from our Holy Trinity site offering a food bank, community cafe, hot lunches and much more. More ...
Open Doors
Open Doors
A friendship group for the over-50s. More ...
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