We are Christians who have faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.
We believe that through Jesus we can have life in God for now and eternity and a freedom to be the people we were made to be.
Wayne Clarke is our pastor at Trinity Baptist Church.
Wayne has been pastor of our
church since January 2018. He is
married to Val who works at the
local Oasis project and they have
two grown-up children.
Wayne has been a Baptist minister
for more than thirty years, and
has pastored churches in
Hartlepool, Liverpool and Huddersfield. His passions include music, writing, the history of Christmas and uses of technology.
For eleven years Wayne worked for the BBC as a radio producer and presenter and won national awards as a religious broadcaster. You can still hear him on radio from time to time. His Christmas podcast is The Christmas Alphabet.
Wayne has a passion for the Bible as the living word of God. He loves to encourage people to live out the Christian faith in every part of their lives. He believes that we are here to make a difference in this world, to be "missionary disciples" everywhere we go.
If you would liike to contact Wayne, email him on:
The word "deacon" means a servant, someone who ministers to or serves others. At Trinity the deacons work with our pastor, Wayne, to lead and support the church in advancing the Kingdom of God.
Trinity Baptist Church currently has six Deacons looking after various interests within the church. Geoff Beckingham (church secretary), Felix Kabutey (Treasurer), Mike Gurney (Deacon for safeguarding) Rachel Bawden (Designated person for safeguarding), Kwaku Adjekum, David Oluleye.
Our Ministry Assistant
Our church employs
Matthew-Luke Ratcliffe as a
Ministry Assistant. He works
within the church and
community in sports work,
youth and children's work
and in other areas of church life.
The Children's Work team
Trinity Baptist Church has a Sunday morning youth and children's work called "Energise". This is a loving and safe environment developed to allow our young ones to learn the love of Jesus through the Bible and Christian activities. Energise is made up of Livewires (2-5yrs), Activ8 (6-11yrs ) and Connect (11-16yrs). Please contact Val Clarke if you'd like more information about Energise at Trinity Baptist Church.
The Worship group
We have a well-established worship group with a commitment to the development of music and worship during our church service.
The worship group meet every Thursday to party and practise. The group is made members of the congregation who are a blessing to the entire church. If you would like to join the group or know more about what they are doing, please contact Carol Iddon or Wayne Clarke.