Message from the Rector


Welcome to Holy Trinity Manila

We give you a warm Mabuhay! Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Forbes Park, Makati, Metro Manila. We are part of the Central Diocese of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

We are the Anglican Expat Church in Manila and if you are visiting this country or have just arrived as a resident or potential resident, then please contact us. Whether you are of the Anglican/Episcopal Church Faith or you are looking for a spiritual home in Manila, please come to visit us! Most drivers know where we are situated at 48 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, in Makati opposite San Antonio Plaza. We have a blue sign at the front entrance. Just enter the driveway and keep coming to our beautiful church!

If you have any enquiries please call Ms Claire Agustin at the office at 817 9440.

Holy Trinity in Makati began mainly as an expat church. It has since expanded to include many Filipino members, and a distinctive Chinese congregation within the 7:30 AM Service. That service is a traditional Prayer Book service with resounding hymns. The Chinese look for clear biblical teaching and not too much change in the liturgy! Everyone of course is welcome to this first Eucharist on Sunday. Please come if that time suits best. The 9:30 AM Eucharist is a mixture of cultures and nations. The service is clearly Anglican, the preaching is biblical, and the pastoral care is personal and non-intrusive. We have a dedicated choir and excellent music.

Many people comment on the warmth of the welcome which it is extended to them when they come here. This welcome is especially accorded to children in the Sunday school and in the services. The Women’s Group (ECW) welcomes new members.

The Reverend Fr. Peter Chilver

The Reverend Fr. Peter Chilver

I feel blessed to have recently come from Australia to Manila to be the Rector of Holy Trinity Church,Makati. The home town I was raised in was a country industrial community which drew many different nationalities and cultures from overseas for employment, bringing along a variety of foods, languages and different ways of viewing the world.

I have enjoyed different fields of work and places, construction plumbing, hospital theatre work, and prison and police chaplaincy. I am fascinated with people's diverse life stories and walks of life. I was ordained after a journey of discernment and study. I believe worship is a way to integrate the story of Christ's self giving love with my own and others differing life situations.
I often find words as good as they are, can take us so far, then in worship the language of God's Spirit journeys deeper, along and with music, silence and sacrament, to translate any language with ritual and narrative. I am married to Rev. Mary who is a supportive and loving part of my own story.

At Holy Trinity we aim to provide a safe place where whoever we are and wherever we come from we find a common language of unity and dignity which speaks to encourage abundant and celebratory lives. If you think the faith community here might be a spiritual home for you, please be assured of a warm welcome.

The Reverend Deacon Mary Chilver

The Reverend Fr. Peter Chilver

I value the opportunity to come and live and with my husband Peter and support him in his ministry, whilst continuing the journey of my own ministry. I find this like a lotus flower, rare, exotic and with a scent that is both challenging and defying. I am honoured to be part of this journey and to continue my discipleship of Jesus amongst sisters and brothers from many and varied cultures and worlds. Within a loving and accepting ministry in the service of Christ we aim to welcome people into the life of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity.

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