Trinity Church Porthcawl

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



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Rev Prof Teddy Kalongo. 

Telephone (Manse) 01656786070.      Mobile is 07484853067


The minister is Reverend Professor Teddy Kalongo. He has been with us for 7 years as our regular minister and is also responsible for the other churches in our Area. Services may be led by a variety of lay preachers. Sadly Reverend Kalongo will be leaving this post at the end of August 2022.

He is responsible for the pastoral care of Trinity and Superintendent minister 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.


Subject to agreement of the Methodist conference, Reverend Kalongo has accepted an invitation to be the next superintendent minister of the Bristol and South Gloucestershire circuit from 1st September 2022.

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.



Reverend Richard Gillion and his wife Lesley met with the invitation committee on 18th November and have accepted the invitation to be our next Superintendent in September 2022. This is subject to the agreement of the Methodist Conference.