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 each Sunday, with an all-age communion on the first Sunday of the month. 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 the Communion service in the Organ Transept at Holy Trinity. We are a Fairtrade church and have a weekly stall of Traidcraft items after the 10:00 am service.
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.
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
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 Church of England Primary School and Community Nursery
Thursday 8 December 2016, 5.00pm | Holy Trinity School Garden
Carols by Floodlight: Joy to the World
The school choir will be singing and members of the Church Club will read Christmas stories. There will be a voluntary retiring collection for the school’s chosen charities - one local and one national.
Don’t forget to bring a torch!
(If wet the event will be held in the school hall)
Sunday 11 December 2016, 4.30pm | Hope Square
Light Up a Life
Remember loved ones or absent friends at this service of readings and carol singing. During the service the Christmas tree lights will be illuminated. You can dedicate a light on the tree by calling Weldmar Hospice on 281800 or go to http://www.weld-hospice.org.uk
Monday 12 December 2016, 2.30pm | St Nicholas
Our Christmas meeting, when we look forward to welcoming the Holy Trinity School Choir, readings and carols, followed by tea and mince pies.
Tuesday 13 December 2016, 6.00pm | Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity School Carol Service
The Church has once again thrown its support behind the Surviving Winter appeal, which raises money to help older and vulnerable people stay warm and well in the UK’s coldest months. Last year it helped 130 older households in Wiltshire and 80 in Dorset survive the coldest months.
“Advent is the season of the church year when we look both backward and forward. The Advent readings reach back to the Old Testament promises of the Messiah and ahead to the coming rule of Jesus Christ, bringing together the intertwining themes of promise and fulfilment, mercy and judgement.”