Contact us:

Address:  Holy Trinity Church, Church Hill Street, Smethwick B67 7AH

General enquiries:                       

Vicar: Revd David Gould
0121 558 0373 or 07787 199998                      


Associate Priest: Revd Nick Ross
07881 825319

Holy Trinity Church, Church Hill Street, Smethwick

Who are we?

Holy Trinity Church is a broadly based Anglican church at which people from a wide range of different backgrounds come together to worship and to serve the community.

The congregation of Holy Trinity Church (or the Parish of the Resurrection as it is more formally known) was formed from the bringing together of five churches in Smethwick: four of which were no longer viable as the faith base of the local population changed. Together they represent almost all the traditions that make up the Church of England. To this has been added a vibrant collection of Anglican Christians who have come to Smethwick from congregations across the Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

The church is led by a Parish Church Council which reflects the diversity of our congregation, and, on most Sundays, the leadership of the service involves both ordained ministry and lay members of the congregation.

We have a growing number of children on a Sunday at Holy Trinity. They are an important part of our congregation, participating in services and having their own activities in age groups ‎

Lay Chair of PCC

Church Wardens.


Ordained Ministry Team

Our History

St Chad visited Smethwick at some time around 650. There has been a church on this site since 1838.
It was originally part of the ancient parish of Harborne. Holy Trinity became a parish in its own right in 1842. Smethwick grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and in 1888 a larger church was built to seat 800 people. When Smethwick was an independent County Borough, the church held a yearly Civic Service and still hosts civic celebrations such as for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A major re-organisation of the church building in 1975 saw a reduction in the seating and the provision of a parish hall, church office and foyer, and kitchen and toilet facilities.

In 1978, the parishes of Holy Trinity and the neighbouring St Alban’s were united. In 1992,
the parish was further enlarged by the addition of St Pauls Parish, West Smethwick and in 1998,
St Stephen and St Michael’s joined Holy Trinity to form the Parish of the Resurrection.

This last amalgamation resulted in a second reorganisation of the church. The pews were replaced by flexible (and comfortable) seating and the side chapel separated from the main church by a glass screen, which features stained glass brought from the churches which amalgamated onto this one site.


For more History of the Building Click here