Welcome! All are welcome!

We’d like to offer you the warmest of welcomes to Holy Trinity Church because, in the end, this is your church. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for a community, or simply curious, you will find at Holy Trinity a warm group of people who are genuinely glad you’ve come.

Walking through the doors of a church can be a big step for anyone. Please be assured that there are no requirements to join in further than you’re comfortable with, and there will be no pressure. Whatever journey you may be on, we invite you to come at your own pace, enjoy our hospitality, and see if we may not find a place among us that’s shaped like you are.

Frequently asked questions

Who are you? Where are you?

We are the Church of the Holy Trinity, the historic parish church of Christchurch village in Newport. We are a part of the (Anglican) Diocese of Monmouth and a member of the Beechwood Ministry area, a grouping of six local churches in and around Newport and Caerleon. 

We are located right at the centre of Christchurch, at the top of Christchurch Road, and across from the Greyhound pub.  We’re almost impossible to miss. 

Are my children welcome?

Oh, yes. Absolutely. We welcome human beings of all ages to our main worship service. Additionally, both of our clergy — Father Glen and Father. Will — have been both fathers and step-fathers; we get it; we’ve been there. Whatever a kid might do in the service, we promise you: we’ll be fine with it. Kids learn by doing, and that includes church. 

What if I come on my own? Will I feel left out?

We’ll do our best to ensure you don’t feel left out. It may be that you want to be left alone and quiet, in which case we’ll respect that. But it may be that you’re looking for some company and a friendly face, and we can provide that, too. We’ll do our best to take it at the pace you want to set. 

What about taking Holy Communion?

In the Church in Wales, the only requirement for taking Holy Communion is baptism with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That’s it. If you are a communicant member of your own church, you’ll be welcome at the altar here. Confirmation is  not a requirement any more, nor should it be. 

If you feel unable for any reason to take communion, you are still most welcome to come forward with your hands folded to receive a blessing from the church. Whatever the case, let no one go away hungry for God’s love. 

Do I need to join anything?

Nope. There’s no pressure here. You may be invited to one of our events or social clubs, but you don’t have to come and no one will push you. 

You are welcome just to come to any service you please, and take it from there. If you should wish to become a part of Holy Trinity in a formal way, you might eventually sign on to our Electoral Roll. But you can be one of us without doing that, and you can test the waters for as long as you like. 

Do I need to wear my “Sunday best”?

Dress codes here are not a thing. Come as you are. It’s that simple.

Can I attend and just sit quietly in the back?

Yep. Some of the best journeys start out just that way. (Truth be told, when Father Will isn’t leading a service, even now he just sits quietly in the back!)