New Vicar Announcement
We are delighted to announce that Revd Charles Trefusis has been appointed as our new vicar.
Charles is currently vicar at Christ Church Purley and will be moving here with his wife Kate. He has been Vicar of Christ Church for the past 23 years. Like Holy Trinity, Christ Church is a lively bible based and charismatic church, with a strong commitment to New Wine.
The installation service with Bishop Alan will take place here on Wednesday 25th April.
Charles loves meeting new people and is passionate about seeing individuals come to faith and grow as followers of Christ. Over the years, Christ Church has grown in spiritual renewal, developed its children and youth ministries, undertaken a large building redevelopment project (including a coffee shop) in order to reach out to the local community in word and social action. Charles leads the Croydon area New Wine Network and loves to support and invest in others in ministry. He believes in every member ministry where all are able to grow and use their individual spiritual gifts.
Although his roots are in the West Country, Charles has spent most of his life around London. He was brought up in a Christian home and made a commitment to Christ in his teens. After university, he spent a couple of years working as a parish assistant in a south London church as well as a variety of other jobs, before training for the ministry at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. Following his training, he spent two years working as Assistant Pastor at St Mark’s Battersea Rise, shortly after it was planted by Holy Trinity Brompton before a four-year curacy at St John’s Blackheath.
Kate is a teacher, at present teaching in a primary school, having previously taught an A-level. She headed up Christ Church’s children’s ministry for several years and is currently leading the prayer ministry.
Charles and Kate have three daughters and a son. Harriet and Charlotte are working in London, Eleanor and William are at university. They love spending time as a family, and Charles enjoys walking, running, mountain biking and sailing.
Charles says: “Although we will be sad to leave Christ Church, and the many friends that we have made in Purley, we are really looking forward to joining Holy Trinity and meeting everyone over the coming months. We are excited by the strong sense of God leading us to Holy Trinity and all that He will do during the next phase of the church’s life.”