Trinity Church Porthcawl

  • Trinity Methodist and The United Reformed Church
  • John Street
  • Porthcawl
  • Bridgend
  • CF36 3DT



 Reverend Richard Gillion is the Minister for Trinity.    

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 He and his wife Lesley have recently joined us and hope to be settling into the manse during November 2022.

He is responsible for the pastoral care of Trinity and Superintendent minister (Co-Chair) for the Bridgend United Area. This is a part of an ecumenical Circuit/Area with other churches.  The four largest churches are joint ecumenical Methodist/United Reformed Church ventures, one of which is also Baptist.

Theologically, Trinity is of the liberal tradition, neither charismatic nor conservative evangelical. There is an "open door" nonjudgmental policy with regard to Baptisms, weddings and Funerals.

The Church organisations are led by Teams, all of whom have a representative on the Church Council/Elders meeting which is chaired by the Minister. They are the managing trustees of the church.


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Originally from Herefordshire but living in Australia since early childhood, Paula is a dual national British citizen and Australian. She has served in the Newport area of South Wales since 2012 and also spent time in Derbyshire and Grimsby after returning to the UK in 1996.

She joined our Bridgend United Area in September 2022 as our URC Minister. She will be working alongside Richard who is our Methodist Superintendent and will alternate in taking services, together with a selection of visiting ministers.


Although the Co-Chair of our Area together with Richard, he is also the URC National Synod of Wales Officer for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.

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Services may also be led by a variety of Supernumerary Ministers or Lay Preachers.

Trinity's Mission is:

To Spread the Good News of God's love in the world.

To encourage people's growth in spirituality and in their understanding of their relationship with God.

To play a caring, serving role in our community.

To actively encourage Christians, from all traditions, to work and worship together.