Holy Trinity Weymouth with St Nicholas

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About Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity and its daughter church St Nicholas are Church of England churches in the Diocese of Salisbury. Since the 1830s we have sought to represent God’s presence in this part of his world.

We offer a wide variety of Worship Services, including a relatively traditional Parish Communion and an all-age act of worship each Sunday. We have Iona and Taizé services from time to time, Bible Study Groups, a School Club at the affiliated Holy Trinity Primary School and social events, all of which are open to anyone who feels that they would like to join. Everyone is encouraged to share tea and coffee after each Sunday service in the Organ Transept at Holy Trinity. We are a Fairtrade church and have a twice monthly stall of Traidcraft items between the 9.30 and 11.00am services.

We have a liberal Catholic tradition with an emphasis on accepting people as they are and endeavouring to see the presence of God in everyone. We hope that people in the parish and the wider community of Weymouth see Holy Trinity as ‘their’ church and to that end it is kept open most weekdays. We try to help nurture people’s faith and support them on life’s journey. Holy Trinity sees itself as an affirming and inclusive church in every sense. 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.

St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church has been on Buxton Road since 1894. The current building was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury on Palm Sunday 1964. St Nicholas plays a full part in the life of the parish, having its own thriving worshipping community which gathers on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Being a dual-purpose building, church and hall, it also provides a venue for many of our social activities, some of which take place on a regular basis, such as Women's Fellowship and the Film Night.

It is also the venue for many meetings of various local community organisations and accomodates a fair few parties and receptions.  St Nicholas has its own committee and is the base for the Parish Office and our printing facilities. The windows have recently been double glazed.

Why not hire St Nicholas for all your celebrations - birthdays, anniversaries, presentations or business meetings?  We charge only £10 per hour which includes the use of the kitchen. We have facilities for disabled visitors and ample parking.  All enquiries to 01305 774597 or email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Lady Chapel

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 a choir performing regularly during services. Read more about music at Holy Trinity

History

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 repositioning 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 by Geoff Pritchard is available from the Parish office, price £1.50.

Holy Trinity Primary School and Nursery Unit

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The school and nursery provide a Christian environment in which every pupil is recognised as a unique individual to be nurtured in mind, body and spirit. 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

  • Sunday 14 February 2016, 4.30pm | Holy Trinity

    Messy Church

    We are back today for more activities, prayer and food in 2016.!

    Families and people of all ages welcome.  For further details please contact Janet Hall on 01305 839737 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • Monday 22 February 2016, 2.30pm | St Nicholas

    Women’s Fellowship

    All are welcome to our monthly meeting.  Speaker to be announced.

  • Monday 22 February 2016, 2.30pm | St Nicholas

    Women’s Fellowship

    Our speaker today will be Liz Williams who will give an illustrated talk on “Jewels of the Baltic”.  All are welcome to our monthly meetings. 

  • Tuesday 23 February 2016, 6.30pm | St Nicholas

    Youth Church Goes Fun

    All in Years 5 - 8 are welcome.  We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in term time.

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Latest news

Licensing of Philip Elliott

There was a full house at St Laurence with St Nicholas School on February 1st at Philip Elliott's licensing by the Bishop of Salisbury.

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Vicar’s letter for February 2016

“In my ministry I’ve quite often been confronted by people who accuse Christians and the church in general of hypocrisy. They do this for a variety of reasons but one reason they cite is that the church is full of people just going through the rituals. ”

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