About the Parish
Faithful, Engaging, Hospitable, Inclusive - read our vision statement
The Parish of Holy Trinity and St Mary's Guildford is a thriving community in the centre of Guildford with Guildford Methodist Church at St Mary's. We are a member of the cluster group with St Nicolas' and St Saviour's Guildford.
The churches of Holy Trinity and St Mary's have a long tradition of witness to Christ's presence in the community of Guildford. For more than ten centuries they have preached the Good News of Christ to the town, welcoming those in need or in search of spiritual help. Holy Trinity and St Mary's provide the focus for friendship, personal growth, service and nourishment. The central place the two churches hold in our town is underlined by their active involvement with the broader community in worship, cultural activity and charitable work. We are very fortunate to be part of this remarkable community of faith.
Safeguarding is at the heart of the gospel. We are called to welcome and show compassion to the oppressed and vulnerable and be a voice for the voiceless victims of injustice. Safeguarding good practice in church helps us to do this and to develop a culture of care underpinned by God’s unconditional love and welcome for all.
If you have any concerns about the well-being of children or vulnerable adults, please raise these with our Parish Safeguarding Officer.
Contact: Sarah Stewart
Children and Families Co-ordinator
Our Children and Families' Co-ordinator acts as a focal point for delivery of activities for young people at Holy Trinity with creative involvement in planning the activities, teaching and leadership.
Contact: Pippa Mitchell
Parish Office & Property Manager
Parish Office Managers:
Michèle Lyon (Mon-Wed) and Corinne Jones (Wed-Fri)
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Property Manager: Rob Munro
08:00-13:00 - Mon-Fri
The Parish Office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 09:30-13:00 during term time. Its responsibilities include producing the weekly newsletters and all service sheets for Holy Trinity and St Mary's, updating the website and notice boards, booking baptisms and weddings, maintaining the parish registers, managing bookings in the Trinity Centre and both churches for a wide variety of uses, keeping the Parish diary, welcoming a frequent flow of visitors to the office and dealing with a wide range of enquiries and correspondence.
Holy Trinity: 'Tricia McIntosh and Stephen Marriott
St Mary’s: Mary Howard and Steve Palmer
There are four Churchwardens for the Parish of Holy Trinity and St Mary's, elected to serve for three years. Churchwardens have specific responsibilities under Canon Law of the Church of England including representing the Bishop in the parish and being responsible for the church buildings and contents.
On the less formal front, the Churchwardens have a stage-managing role, ensuring that all is set up and ready for the regular Sunday services and other additional civic services and celebrations. Attending meetings of the PCC and other parish groups and working with the clergy team and members of the PCC brings a rich agenda of projects and plans.
Charity Registration No: 1128313
The PCC of Holy Trinity with St Mary is the governing body of the parish made up of clergy members and lay members. Together they are responsible for the overall wellbeing, practical as well as spiritual, of their church, the church members, and the church buildings. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community. For further details click here.