Annual Church Meeting and Elections

Annual Report Highlights

New PCC members

In prayer and through offering their experience and gifts, the members of the PCC support Andrew Blyth and the Leadership team in discerning God’s vision and strategic priorities.  The PCC also serves as the Trustees of Trinity as a Registered Charity to oversee our work.

Rachael Gill

Proposed by Jenny Mattholie and Seconded by Sarah-Louise McCrea

I first visited Trinity in 2002 during my gap year. I had moved from London and was away from family and friends but Trinity made me feel so at home.  During this period I met my husband, Martyn in Cheltenham and we’ve been married for 12 years and have a daughter, Olivia, who is 7.

Over the years, Trinity has been a great support and a place where I’ve grown in my relationship with God.  I’m a member of a life group and I volunteer with Kids church.

I have a Chemical Engineering background but I have worked in the construction industry for many years, in a variety of roles and projects. I would like to use the opportunity to be able to give back to Trinity through my personal and professional skills.

Tom Johnson

Proposed by James Clapp and Seconded by Alex Metcalfe

I have been coming to Trinity for over 15 years, firstly as a teenager, and now with my wonderful wife Lucy and our two boys.

During this time I have been involved in many aspects of serving the church, both as part of Trinity, and joint projects in communities in Cheltenham, across Gloucestershire and as part of the wider New Wine network.

As well as serving on Healing On The Streets, Cluster Leading and Youth teams over the years, I am currently part of the worship and production team.

I would like to stand for the PCC in order to be a positive enabler for the vision and mission of Trinity. Also, to offer my experience gained both inside a church context and via the workplace, to create a loving, efficient and impactful environment so Trinity can be best placed to follow the Lord’s prompting and direction.

Harry Steven

Proposed by Dave Lee and Seconded by Andrew Whittaker

Harry Steven (62) has been a member of Trinity, with Sandy his wife, for 19 years. He has previously served for 5 years as a Director of TCT (mutually exclusive with being a member of the PCC) and then after retirement as Churchwarden and Operations Director.  

His passions in ministry are ‘Prayer Ministry’ and ‘The Kenya Partnership’.  Before retirement he was Engineering Director at Magnox Ltd and has extensive professional experience in Risk Management, Health and Safety, Operations, Project Management and Financial Control.

Take part – join our Electoral Roll

Only church members who are signed up as members of the Trinity ‘Electoral Roll’ can take part in the annual meeting and vote for new Churchwardens, Deanery Synod members and PCC Members. If you have been worshipping at Trinity for more than 6 months we would love you to join in helping to shape all that God is doing here - click below for the on-line form or speak to Julia Thomson.

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Serving as a Churchwarden, member of the PCC or the Cheltenham Deanery Synod

Our church family relies on many different people being led by the Holy Spirit to share their time, gifts and experience in a wider variety of voluntary and paid roles.  Our two Churchwardens act as a key link between the church family and senior leadership team.  The members of the PCC appoint and support our staff team to ensure good governance and wise management of church life in line with God’s vision for us.  Our representatives on the Cheltenham Deanery Synod link with and help to shape the priorities of the wider Diocese of Gloucester.         

If you think God might be calling you to serve in one these roles please see the information sheet below which helps to explain the responsibilities and commitments involved.  Please do also have an informal chat with one of our Pastor’s team on a Sunday or via Kerry Mattholie