From the vicar

Welcome to Holy Trinity with St John's!  We are a new church community in Penge forming from the merger of two established churches - Holy Trinity SE20 and St John the Evangelist, Penge.  This is an exciting time for us as we get to know both each other and the God who has called us together better, and as we seek to share the love of God in serving our community.

My name is Jessica Smith and I am the vicar of Holy Trinity with St John's. You may well have spotted me, usually walking much too fast down the High Street or across Alexandra Rec, Penge Rec or Cator Park, or you may have bumped into me running across the railway bridge between our two church buildings!

We are a diverse, friendly church community of all ages and from all walks of life. When you come into either of our buildings, whether on Sunday or during the week, you can be sure of a warm welcome, usually a cup of coffee and, very often, cake! We seek to be a safe space where we can bring the whole of ourselves - our joys and sorrows, our answers and questions, our faith and doubts - into the presence of the God who created us, saved us and loves us with an everlasting love.

At the heart of the merger process was the desire to come together as one united church, whilst continuing to use both our buildings as places of welcome, worship and witness for our community. You will therefore find reference to activities on either our Holy Trinity Site or our St John's Site throughout this website. There is plenty to get involved in, on Sundays and throughout the week.

If you'd like to find out more, or simply to chat, please visit the contact us page, or come to one of our Sunday Services and say hello.

If you would like to message me direct, please fill in this contact form.

With my best wishes


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Rev. Jessica Smith, Vicar
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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