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 10:00 am Parish Communion service in the Organ Transept at Holy Trinity. We are a Fairtrade church and have a weekly stall of Traidcraft items after the 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
Saturday 25 February 2017, 10.00am | Holy Trinity
Traidcraft Big Brew
Following last year’s successful event we will be holding another Traidcraft Big Brew from 10.00 - 3.00 pm where you can enjoy a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee and a slice of delicious home-made cake while supporting the work of Traidcraft Exchange.
There will be a wide range of fairly trade food, cards and gifts available with many gifts and jewellery at much reduced prices. Also jewellery and bags to support the Dorset/Murugi Community Projects in Kenya.
The money raised will help people to boost their skills, work together with their peers and dramatically increase their incomes. Lifting people out of poverty in this way enables them to feed their families, keep their children in school, and get healthcare when they’re ill.
Monday 27 February 2017, 2.30pm | St Nicholas
Today’s meeting will be an illustrated talk by Charlotte Wheeler on Chesil Beach and the Fleet Nature Reserve.
New members and visitors are always welcome, so please join us on the 4th Monday each month for a friendly afternoon and a good cup of tea.
Tuesday 28 February 2017, 6.30pm | St Nicholas
Shrove Tuesday: Pancake and Beetle Party
Tickets are now on sale for this popular event for £1.50 from the parish office, or from Pauline Guest at Holy Trinity on Sundays. Please speak to Lin Deremaux if you are able to make pancakes. Please bring donations for the raffle prizes to the parish office.
Wednesday 1 March 2017, 11.00am | St Nicholas
Lent Study Course
The first session will be held this morning at 11.00 am following our Holy Communion service. This year’s theme is “Receiving Christ” with reference to the statement in St John’s Gospel that ‘To all who received him … he gave power to become children of God.’ (John 1.12.).
As well as hearing the views of some leading theologians on a CD there will be plenty of time for discussion and exploring the Gospel’s implications for our day-to-day lives. There will be a Lent lunch of soup and bread after the session with the money raised donated to a charity chosen by the group. We are looking for volunteers to provide soup each week so please let Janet Hall know if you are able to help.
There will be further sessions each Wednesday morning during Lent.
Now is the time for the annual update of the Electoral Roll. If you have not completed a form within the last 5 years, are baptised, are over 16 and either live in the parish or have been worshipping at Holy Trinity or St Nicholas for the past 6 months please fill in a form.
“There is a wonderful biblical passage from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, 29: 11-13 which says:
‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come to pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’