Who's Who?

Tim Sanderson   Associate Minister

Tim is the Associate Minister at Holy Trinity Church.  He is married to Steph and they have two teenage children.  He has a particular interest in how the church can engage with and serve the community. During our vacancy as we seek to appoint a new Vicar, Tim is managing the day to day running of the church.


Alison Edwards   Administrator

Alison works from the church office and is people's first point of contact by phone, email or in person. Alison is responsible for ensuring the administrative side of things runs smoothly. She also looks after hall and church bookings. Alison is also passionate about developing people's prayer and spirituality and is one of the national Renovare Team.

Sally Hunter  Youth Worker

Sally has responsibility for overseeing and developing youth work (11-18's) at Holy Trinity. She recently completed her degree in youth work and theology. Sally is originally from Leyland, Lancashire although loves to visit many other parts of the world. She loves sports, both partaking and watching, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food.

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. When not at Holy Trinity, Steph works as a primary school supply teacher. She is married to Tim and has two teenage children.

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.


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.

Adam Dixon  Student Co-ordinator

Adam engages with our students at Holy Trinity. When he’s not socialising with his fellow undergrads and post-grads; you’ll find him playing bass in the music group. Adam is currently reading Architecture at Northumbria University but don’t worry he bears no grudges to those studying at Newcastle. Adam has lived in Newcastle and surrounding areas for the past 15 years; make no mistake though; he’s still a Yorkshireman at heart!

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.


Justin Burdon    Alpha Co-ordinator

Justin works as a GP having previously served overseas with Tearfund. He coordinates the Alpha Course at Holy Trinity and is part of our preaching team.