Most people know us as the pretty stone church on the Hill. We are so much more!
When you visit Trinity, you’ll quickly find that we are a warm, receiving group, and we laugh - a lot! Friendship, faith, food, fun, and service are what our fellowship is made of.
Sunday 8:00 am - This is a service of Holy Communion that is one hour long, with no singing, a shorter sermon, and no incense. Sundays 10:00 am - This service is about 1 and 1/2 hour long, it features a choir that sings parts of the service and leads the congregation in singing hymns, provides a 25 minute sermon, and includes a modest amount of incense. Wednesdays 9:00 am - This is an intimate chapel service of Holy Communion that is one hour long,
Children We provide care for your toddlers and a Sunday school class during the service for your young children. Our team of experienced and dedicated mothers are there to provide carefully considered, fun and age appropriate religious instruction.
What is the service like?
Style When you visit you'll notice that our style of worship is thoroughly Anglican - the emphasis is on prayers, reading scripture and holy Communion. Beauty and dignity is our worship language, We are not overly formal and you can attend in normal street clothes, but we do encourage people to dress tastefully. Our liturgy (pattern of service) follows the Book of Common Prayer and Anglican Missal. You can follow the service from the Prayer Book, but we also provide a bulletin and the Missal Guide in the Pew with a Guide to the Actions of the Mass.
Approach Our approach to the liturgy is to create a sense of sacred mystery while still feeling comfortable. You will find at times that we kneel and make the sign of the cross. We chant a little, in the olde English way, light candles, sing hymns and you may smell incense. We listen to a bible-based sermon lasting about 20-30 minutes. We pray together, but there are times the priest prays for us. This provides time for quiet contemplation as we prepare to receive Communion. We receive Holy Eucharist in bread and wine at the altar rail, kneeling. If you are unsure whether you should take Communion, ask the priest. If you are not receiving Communion you may still come to the rail and cross your arms in front of you to receive a blessing. Communion is followed by concluding prayers and dismissal.
Music Because we believe that Holy Communion is the pinnacle of worship, our music is intended to maintain our focus on God and the mystery of the incarnation. In keeping with a traditional Anglican setting we chant some parts and sing hymns. We may perform other classical pieces of music, feature a soloist, or sing Taize music. This music is meant to move the soul through the substance of the themes and beauty of the voices, to inspire the intellect and heart, and through these our emotions.
Coffee and Refreshments are provided after the services.