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Holy Trinity Church, Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 2HQ

 

Holy Trinity Church Spring 2012 Image Holy Trinity Church Spring 2012
Holy Trinity Church celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018. Located in Sandgate Road, with an unusual octagonal tower, the church has a commanding position in the town of Folkestone. At Holy Trinity Church you will be greeted by a committed and welcoming congregation and you will enjoy a superb choir. Our services tend towards the traditional and include a strong element of prayer. We encourage everyone to develop a prayer routine through training and guidance, with occasional quiet days, prayer days and weeks of guided prayer. This has noticeably permeated our worship and gives us a strong foundation for future mission.An active network of home groups supports Bible study.We have a strong ministry of healing and wholeness, with a dedicated monthly service. Private prayer and the Laying on of Hands is regularly included within Sunday services.
2016 Restored Walker Organ 2016 restored Walker organ
We have a small hospitality area at the back of the church and an adjacent hall which is used every day. When not used for church purposes, it serves as a community centre for many local organisations.
 
Once a month we hold Tea and Talk on a Saturday afternoon, with interesting talks by guest speakers followed by refreshments. Lunch on Friday follows the service of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, giving an opportunity to stay for fellowship over a delicious meal.
 
Holy Trinity maintains strong links with Christ Church CEP Academy, which holds significant services in Holy Trinity Church; many choir members have been recruited from the school over the years. Folkestone School for Girls holds its Christmas service in the church and some of our members have long-term involvement in the leadership of local uniformed organisations who use our hall and attend Parade Services in the church.
 
The three-manual Walker organ was restored in 2016 and is one of the finest parish church organs in the south-east.
 
The church is a very popular wedding and concert venue with many services and events held throughout the year.
2017 live broadcast on BBCOne 2017 live broadcast on BBCOne
In 2017 a special Pentecost service with Archbishop Justin Welby, on the final day of Thy Kingdom Come, was broadcast live on BBCOne.
 
2010 saw two services recorded by the
BBC Songs of Praise series,
they were broadcast on
 

Most services are led by our choir of girls, boys and men who maintain a cathedral style choral tradition.

The Choir at Westminster Abbey August 2016 The Choir at Westminster Abbey August 2016

 

The choir, affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, nurtures its younger members.  The music follows a Cathedral style and they sing for all the major services in the church. The beautiful service of Choral Evensong is sung every week at 6.30pm (apart from the 5th). Additional Organ and Choral Scholarships are funded by the “Friends of the Music

 

In the summer they regularly take their music to cathedrals all over the country and music is very much part of our outreach, with concerts throughout the year and an annual series of summer organ recitals.

The Church is usually open at the following times

Monday, Wednesday - Friday09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:30
Saturday10:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 12:00
18:00 - 19:30
Outside opening hours you can contact us by email

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