Trinity South Coast is part of a larger network of churches across Adelaide, called the Trinity Network of Churches.
The Trinity Network of Churches
In 1836, Holy Trinity Church Adelaide (now known as Trinity City) was founded as the pioneer church for the colony of South Australia. The building still stands on the corner of North Terrace and Morphett Street and has a strong and growing community.
While Trinity is thankful to God for its past, the focus of its vision is to the future. In the 1990s, Trinity City decided that planting new congregations across Adelaide was the best way of reaching new people. As a result, a number of churches have been planted.
- 1836 – Trinity City (Adelaide)
- 2001 – Trinity Hills (Aldgate)
- 2006 – Trinity Bay (Brighton)
- 2010 – Trinity North East (Modbury)
- 2010 – Trinity Mount Barker (Mount Barker)
- 2013 – Trinity Inner South (Colonel Light Gardens)
- 2015 – Trinity South Coast (Victor Harbor)
- 2016 – Trinity Grove (Golden Grove)
- 2018 – Trinity Church Unley (Unley)
The Establishment of Trinity South Coast
Over a few years Trinity Mount Barker had increasing numbers travelling from the south coast to attend church each Sunday. This caused Clayton Fopp, Senior Pastor of Trinity Mount Barker, and the leadership team at Trinity Mount Barker to start a Bible study group at Middleton on Sunday nights in June 2014. The group met in the Middleton Pioneer Hall, growing to include two adult small groups, a youth group and a children’s program.
Before long it became apparent that God was giving us a great opportunity to start a new church, so that more people from across the south coast might come to know Jesus, and be built to maturity in him. Clayton started a conversation with Duncan Andrews and Cameron Munro at Trinity Hills about the possibility of Duncan Andrews becoming the founding pastor for a church plant on the south coast. This developed over the second half of 2014 with the public launch on Easter Sunday 2015. It is a joy to see this organic process result in the planting of a new church.
Trinity South Coast partners with the Church Missionary Society (CMS). We’re keen to see the gospel shared across the whole world. We’re also aware that we have a great opportunity to give generously to support gospel work in countries with a desperate need for Jesus; so we encourage all our regulars to dig deep in support of our CMS missionaries.