Welcome to the Trinity Benefice situated on the beautiful Southeast coast of Kent, The benefice consists of three parishes offering a diverse variety of services and Christian activities to suit all tastes.
As a benefice, we seek to provide a welcome and to offer opportunities for all from any church tradition or none. As you may see, services in the benefice range from Sung Eucharist to non-liturgical, from holding hymnbooks to using PowerPoint, from traditional Cathedral style worship to less formal Cafe Church. Whatever labels might be used our focus is always the same: to grow in our relationship with God, to show Jesus to the world, and our unity in Christ both within and beyond the Benefice.
The oldest of our church buildings is St. Paul’s in Sandgate which dates from 1849. The building started life as a small Episcopal Chapel built by the Earl of Darnley in 1822 and is located in an elevated position on Sandgate Hill.
Moving up the hill towards Folkestone town centre you will find a striking Grade II* listed Major Parish Church, this is our 2nd oldest building dedicated to The Holy Trinity. The church dates back to 1868 when the Earl of Radnor pursued his elaborate plans for the development of the West End of Folkestone. It is a vast Gothic Victorian building with an unusual octagonal tower.
The youngest of our churches is St George’s in west Folkestone. This can easily be found, situated opposite the newly refurbished Folkestone west railway station. The church was opened in 1938 originally as the daughter church of Holy Trinity, It acquired its own status as a parish and was enlarged in 1968 and 1982 to serve the growing population.
We are a thriving community welcoming baptisms, weddings, concerts and many other special events throughout the year. Having a great selection of services, groups and other activities means that we are confident we can cater for almost any tastes. Our aim here on this website is to provide you with useful information about our Benefice, its staff, facilities, groups and friends. Feel free to browse the site and if you have any comments or questions, or simply need more information then please contact us.