Who's Who?

Tim Sanderson   Vicar

Tim is the Vicar at Holy Trinity Church.  He is married to Steph and they have two grown up children.  He has a particular interest in how the church can engage with and serve the community. 


Alison Edwards   Operations Manager

Alison works from the church office and is the first point of contact by phone, email or in person. Alison is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of events, programmes, HR and administrative systems. She also looks after hall and church bookings. 

Steph Sanderson                                                      Children's and Family Outreach Worker

Steph leads our monthly Messy Church initiative and is also responsible for co-ordinating our children's work on Sunday mornings. She co-leads our parent & toddler group Trinity Tots, and is part of the local Open The Book team. 

Emily Emmerson-Finch                                            Youth and Outreach Worker

Emily oversees our youth work at Holy Trinity. Part of her role is also to explore how we reach those who are not currently connected with Church. She is married to Luke and was brought up on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast! Emily is a trustee of The Bus Stop, a youth work charity she founded back in 2015. You will most likely find her enjoying a flat white in one of Newcastle's many coffee shops. 

Adam Dixon  Parish Worker

Adam leads our student ministry, helps co-ordinate our worship team and works throughout the week in a wide range of church and community contexts.  A recent Architecture graduate, Adam is now part of the Newcastle diocesan pastoral assistant scheme, but is based at Holy Trinity.   Adam has lived in Newcastle and surrounding areas for the past 16 years; make no mistake though; he’s still a Yorkshireman at heart!

Dot Lee    Discipleship Co-ordinator

Dot oversees our small group network: supporting and resourcing current groups and encouraging new ones. She has recently retired from a busy and varied teaching career in a number of North East secondary schools and was also the Scripture Union Tyneside Schools Worker in the 90's. Dot is a keen golfer and SAFC fan.

Abby Grogan

Abby has just finished her A levels and is taking a Gap Year before going to university. She is completing a placement at HTJ which is partnered with a year out programme run by Youth For Christ. This programme involves training in evangelism and discipleship along with times of worship and prayer. She is a keen badminton and golf player and also loves playing the piano. Abby is very excited to get to know more people this year and get involved with different aspects of church life.

David Scott   Church Warden

David is one of our Church Wardens with responsibilities including safeguarding, church grounds, evening services and lead warden contact for the Evening Service. He is part of the Messy Church team and a regular preacher at Holy Trinity.

John Clarke  Church Warden

John’s roles and responsibilities include being lead warden for the morning service and the care of the church buildings and fabric.  Originally from Derby, he has lived in Newcastle and worshipped at Holy Trinity for most of his life. Outside church, he enjoys swimming, diy, gardening and visiting National Trust and English Heritage properties.

Steve Booth   Caretaker

Steve is our part-time caretaker and verger. His main role is to ensure everything is ready for worship and other special events at Holy Trinity, and to support the staff and wardens in taking care of our buildings. Steve has been involved as a member of Holy Trinity for several years.


Colin Smith   Supporting Minister

Colin is a retired ordained minister who supports our ministry in various ways, largely by assisting with leading Sunday services and pastoral work but also through his ministry to those who come to our Vintage Lunch for senior residents. Colin is a skilled photographer and keen cyclist.


Liz Cook  Parish Safeguarding Officer

The care and protection of children, young people and adults in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church. If you have any concerns about safeguarding issues in relation to Holy Trinity Church, please contact Liz in the first instance. In the case of an emergency, our Diocesan Safeguarding officer is Ruth Rogan who can be contacted on 07825 167016. If there is immediate danger please contact the police on 101.