Licensed Ministers

Please find below an introduction to our vicar, licensed ministers and office-holders.
Jessica   Ian
Rev. Jessica Smith - Vicar   Ian Baldwin - Church Warden and Pastoral Assistant
Jessica came as the first vicar of Holy Trinity with St John's in October 2021 and is loving the joys and challenges of serving this diverse, friendly and vibrant community of Penge.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys music, reading and long walks.   Ian is Penge born and bred and has been a member of the church for many years. Currently a Church Warden, he also helps lead and preach at services.  Since retiring, Ian has loved working with the Little Fish group.  Spending time with family and friends is important to him.
Kemi   Russ
Kemi Ogundipe - Licensed Lay Minister   Russell Jones - Licensed Reader
    Russell is a long-time member of the church and has been a lay Reader for more than ten years. He loves the Bible, cookery, wine and chess.
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Janice Bessant - Licensed Reader   Hopeton Reid - Licensed Funeral Minister
    Hopeton was licensed as a Funeral Minister in October 2022 and feels privileged to be able to draw alongside people in their time of need. He loves walking in the woods, chilling on a beach or exploring old buildings, and enjoys old stories, whether in print or on film.

If you need to contact the Church then please visit the Contact Us page.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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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 ...
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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 ...
Get in touch with us if you have any further questions
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

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