New to Holy Trinity?

Welcome to HTC. We are Claygate’s parish church and have a range of Sunday services to suit different tastes, but in all of them we aim to hear what God has to teach us through the Bible. We welcome and make special provision for children and young people. And we have lots of other things going on as well.

I hope you enjoy our website and find what you are looking for. If you have specific questions contact the church office. Better still, come and visit us. We welcome all to our services and look forward to meeting you.

Patrick Bateman,


The Latest


Sun 27 Jan 8:00am
Sun 27 Jan 9:30am
Sun 27 Jan 11:15am
Sun 27 Jan 4:00pm
Sun 27 Jan 6:30pm


Baptism preparation course
Sat 9 Feb: Max Sinclair on 'Investments for life'
Jonas Centre - two visits to choose from
Sat 9 Mar: Cakes, bakes and faith - Martha from 'Bake off'
Find out about new opportunities to serve at HTC


Ada Rugg
Stuart Sadler
Staff Team
Richard Rugg
Patrick Bateman

Real Stories




"Our move to Claygate in 2011 was inspired by the great community spirit we felt whenever visiting here. I've always believed that church is at the heart of a community and our attendance at HTC, slow to start, became more regular.

"With the arrival of our daughter, we joined the baptism course. The promises I was required to make as a parent really got me thinking and I realised that despite growing up as a regular church-goer, as an adult I was no longer religious and had many questions. After the course I read a lot of books and scoured websites either defending, promoting or (dare I say it) against Christianity. Over 6 months later, we baptised our daughter and whilst it was a wonderful day of celebration for her, I also felt a huge sense of personal hope for the future; restoring my own faith and improving my own relationship with God.

"Alpha was the next part of my journey. It presented a relaxed and informal setting, a way to meet likeminded people, to understand more, to listen to others and to share thoughts. No questions felt awkward to ask and I’m grateful to have met some really lovely people. Sessions on Grace and the Holy Spirit were ‘winners’ for me, reminding me of the unconditional love God has for me. Also, the cross and all it stands for now means far more to me now. Long may my journey of faith continue."




“The Alpha Course scuppered that age-old notion that religion is a topic best avoided over a good dinner in civilized company. Being served a delicious meal to share felt like an indulgence and provided the opportunity to make new friends. What soon became clear was how well this set a relaxed, confident frame of mind that especially rewarded our talk in groups. I found it a great boost to be able to share questions and listen to others' beliefs in an atmosphere that invited us to ask the imponderables.

"The talks by Philip and Sarah filled many gaps in my knowledge, inspired new ideas and suggested useful practical steps to help develop one's faith. Just as the course avoided defining a singular approach, the key lesson I took was that a Christian life isn't prescribed but begins by putting Jesus at the centre. It really felt like our talks kickstarted the habit of thinking through that prism. If our attempts to mine the big questions didn’t always reach a final conclusion, they always provided a cliffhanger till the following week and - now the course is finished - fuel for the journey.”