Holy Trinity Weymouth with St Nicholas

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About Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity is a Church of England church in the Diocese of Salisbury. Since the 1830s we have sought to represent God’s presence in this part of his world.

Holy Trinity church is the civic church of Weymouth and is used for many of the town’s special occasions where Church and State are represented. But we hope that people of our parish and the wider community will see it as their church.  The liturgy in our church is traditional and catholic and the Eucharist forms the basis of our church life together. Everyone is welcomed to our services which emphasise the importance of accepting people as they are and endeavouring to see the presence of God in everyone. The Vicar would be very happy to talk to you about any requests for baptisms, weddings, blessing’s and prayers for all occasions. We exist to support everyone whatever their journey.

Holy Trinity has a weekly Sunday school which meets at 9.45am in Holy Trinity church crypt and during the Eucharist the young people join the rest of the church for worship and share with everyone their Sunday contribution to the liturgy. Everyone is welcome to bring their children along. Parents are particularly welcome to stay.

Every Sunday after the Parish Eucharist everyone is encouraged to join us for tea and coffee in the organ transept at Holy Trinity where there is an opportunity to talk to each other and meet our vicar Canon Andrew Gough.

We are a Fairtrade church and have a weekly stall of Tradecraft items after the 10.00 am Parish Eucharist.

It is with regret in recent months that we have had to keep Holy Trinity church closed because of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.  However, we do aim to be open at certain times.  Please see the church notice boards.

Our church hosts several social events, bible studies and weekday services which are open to anyone who feels that they would like to join us.

We try to help nurture people’s faith and support them on life’s journey at Holy Trinity Church. We also seek to witness to God’s love for all people and especially those in need. Many members of the church are involved in social and charitable work in Weymouth and beyond.

Canon Andrew is available for confession and /pastoral counselling by appointment.  He is also available to visit you along with the ministerial staff team. Please do contact us.

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church (NOW CLOSED) has been on Buxton Road since 1894. The current building was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury on Palm Sunday, 1964. St Nicholas played a full part in the life of the parish, having had its own thriving worshipping community which gathered on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Being a dual-purpose building, church and hall, it provided a venue for many of our social activities. The building and land are scheduled to be sold.

The closure service at St Nicholas Church took place on Sunday 4th March 2018 and was a joint Service of Thanksgiving with the Holy Trinity choir and congregation. The service was led by Canon Andrew assisted by the Reverend Ruth Milverton with the address given by The Very Reverend Alan Woods

The photo above shows from left to right the Revd Ruth, Canon Andrew and the Rt Rev Alan Woods officiating at the Thanksgiving and Closure Service


Our mission

The foundation of our life in the Church is worship and prayer, as we support each other on the journey of faith. In the power of God’s spirit we are sent out to make Christ known in the communities he has called us to serve.

Music at Holy Trinity

The musical life of the church is very active, with the choir performing regularly during services. Read more about music at Holy Trinity


In 1834, Rev George Chamberlaine, Rector of Wyke Regis, offered to build a new church for the people of Weymouth at his sole expense. The site selected, the southern end of the Town Bridge, was well chosen and used to effect by the architect Philip Wyatt, who designed an imposing building in the late Gothic style. It was consecrated on 6 August 1836 by the Bishop of Winchester, and Thomas Payne became the first vicar.

Originally the church faced east as is the custom, but by the mid-1880s a growing congregation prompted an extensive enlargement which included reorientation of the interior and re-positioning of the high altar to its current site. A remarkable feature from the beginning, the large crypt – easily accommodated within the sloping site – has served many purposes. It was a place of burial until the 1862 Burial Act, an air-raid shelter during the Second World War, was converted for use as a parish hall in 1979, and continues to be a meeting place for community groups.

A detailed church guide and history of “The Church by the Bridge” by Geoff Pritchard, revised to celebrate the 170th anniversary in 2006 of the foundation of the church, is available, price £1.50.  Brief guide booklets in French, German, Italian and Spanish, as well as English, are available in the church for visitors.

Holy Trinity Primary School and Community Nursery

The school, the largest primary school in Dorset, and nursery provide a Christian environment in which every pupil is recognised as a unique individual to be nurtured in mind, body and spirit. It occupies superb new buildings which were dedicated in 2008 by the Bishop of Sherborne. It has a garden, which includes a memory garden for spiritual and quiet reflection and is used by the pupils as part of their RE lessons. You can view the school's website or contact the school on 01305 783 200 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

What’s on

  • Saturday 24 March 2018, 2.00pm | Holy Trinity

    Community Easter Event 24 March 2018

    Due to schools not breaking up until Maundy Thursday this event replaces the Holy Week club which was previously run in this parish for children. Both Janet Hall and Jenny Keates felt that it gave them the opportunity to try something different - hence the idea of a Community Easter Event. It will be free and run from 2pm to 4pm with lots of activities and of course refreshments.

    Help would be welcome with the following:

    Serving tea, coffee and cake and washing up etc. Provision of Easter cupcakes

    Would you please let Janet (01305 839737) or Jenny (01305 788136) know if you can assist with the teas and coffees (they will provide) and a list will go up in the organ transept for the provision of cupcakes. If you would like a flyer to help promote the event then please ask for a copy.

    Thank You.

  • Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm | St Paul's Church, Weymouth

    Stainer’s Crucifixion

    A performance of The Crucifixion: a meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer is an oratorio composed by John Stainer in 1887. It is scored for a Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass choir and organ, and features solos for bass and tenor.

  • Sunday 15 April 2018, 11.30am | Holy Trinity

    2018 Annual Parochial Church Meeting

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held after the 10am Parish Eucharist. (Agenda to be published).

  • Saturday 21 April 2018, 10.00am | Hilfield Friary

    Parish Quiet Day

    There will be a Parish Quiet Day at Hilfield Friary from 10am to 4pm on 21st April. Flyers will be available from 18th March.

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Latest news

Change is Always a Challenge

Most of our readers will know by now that, by the time you read this, St Nicholas church will have permanently closed and the site will up for sale. Change is always a challenge for us all. But it can be exciting too. The Church in every generation and in every era of its life has always had challenges to face because of the changing circumstances in which she finds herself. Our present age is no different.

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Vicar’s letter for March 2018

“In a vivid adage, coined I think by the Swiss theologian Karl Barth, the life of the Christian community is perfectly defined - The Church gathers for worship and scatters for mission.The picture described by Barth is worth remembering.”

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