is set in the centre of Porthcawl, a seaside town with a
population of approx. 17,000.
It is within 3 miles from the M4 corridor, junction 37,
and from here, Cardiff and
Swansea are a half an hour’s drive.
Therefore there are many commuters living in Porthcawl.
A high percentage of the population are retired, and there
are many Residential Homes in the area.
The location of the Church is excellent,
on the corner of the two main streets, and within
walking distance of the sea front and the many fine beaches
in the area.
modern Sanctuary can seat up to 300 people.
The building has been altered and extended extensively
to accommodate the very active social outreach work of the Church
are 9 rooms/halls, most of which are in continual use day and
evening, by Church groups and outside organisations.
Please contact the office re: enquiries about rooms to hire.
Minister’s study and a Church office, which
deals with the day to day administration.
There is modern computer/ media and printing equipment to
cater for all forms of service.
Excellent kitchen and toilet/shower facilities are
available for all the groups.
On average 2,000 people use the building weekly.
is a vibrant Church, both spiritually and socially.
It is a people’s Church, meaning that the people are involved
at all levels and with all aspects of
Trinity is of the liberal tradition, neither charismatic nor conservative
There is an ‘open door’
nonjudgmental policy with regard to Baptisms, Weddings
Many would look upon Trinity as the community Church.
are 11 am and 6 pm Services every week, average numbers 80 in
the morning, plus 10-30 children, and 30 adults in the evening. Communion
is the first Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. and the second Sunday
at 6 p.m. There is also a monthly 8 a.m. Communion Service, There
are also very active Support Groups within the Church for Action for Children (formerly National Childrens Home), carers and young people with learning difficulties (Trinitycare & Support) and Traidcraft. Trinity
is now a Fairtrade Church where all church groups attempt to use
fairly traded produce, tea, coffee, sugar etc. in all events.
Church organisations are led by Teams, all of whom have a representative
on the Church Council/Elders Meeting which is chaired by the Minister.
are the Managing Trustees of the Church.
was formed in 1984 when the local Methodist (Wesley) and United
Reformed Church (Highfield) joined.
The basic responsibilities of the Minister are:-
care of Trinity/Gilfach Goch- membership 158/10
part of an ecumenical Circuit/Area with other churches.
There are two other full time ministers, 9 supernumeraries,
and 12 lay/local preachers.
The four largest Churches are joint ecumenical Methodist/United Reformed Church
ventures, one of which is also Baptist.