Holy Trinity Church, Dubai

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Holy Trinity Church, Dubai
Orientation Inter-denominational
Associations Anglican Communion
Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Origin 5 April 1970
Branched from Protestant
Official website www.holytrinitychurchdubai.org
Foundation Stone Holy Trinity Church Dubai

The Holy Trinity Church is an inter-denominational Christian church in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1] It is part of the Chaplaincy of Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. It was founded on 5 April 1970, on the land granted by the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

The church has strong ties to the Anglican tradition, but the church compound is used by over 120 different Christian groups like Dubai City Church, with 10–11,000 worshippers attending weekly.[2]

Rev Harrison Chinnakumar was appointed as Chaplain in August 2016 and was licensed by The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, Rt Reverend Bishop Michael Lewis, who began his ministry in 2007.


The Holy Trinity Church in Dubai is situated in the area of Oud Metha, and is near the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai.


The Chaplain of Holy Trinity Church has, to date, also been the Senior Chaplain of the Chaplaincy of Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates

Rev Kenneth Ridgewell 1969-1971
Rev Canon Haydn Parry 1971-1972
Rev Phillip Sturdy 1972-1978
Rev John Paxton 1978-1981
Rev Phillip Saywell 1981-1984
Rev Canon Dennis Gurney 1984-2001
Rev Peter Roberts 2001-2002
Rev John Weir 2004-2010
Rev Canon Stephen Wright, Chaplain of Christ Church Jebel Ali (interregnum) 2010-2011
Rev Dr Ruwan Palapathwala 2011 to 2014
Rev Timothy Heaney (Associate Chaplain) 2012 to 2014
Rev Harrison Chinnakumar 2016

Panoramic view of the Holy Trinity Church Of Dubai


  1. ^ King, David C. (2008). United Arab Emirates. Marshall Cavendish. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-7614-2565-6. 
  2. ^ "In Dubai, Christians pray side by side but not always together.". Christian Today. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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See also[edit]

Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
Chaplaincy of Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates
Christ Church Jebel Ali
Mission to Seafarers
Bishop Michael Lewis