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.
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 and two music groups performing regularly during services. New members of any age, instrument and ability are encouraged to join. 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 Primary School and Nursery Unit
Monday 27 April 2015, 2.30pm | St Nicholas
Mrs Di Gilliver will speak on the work of The Samaritans. New members are always welcome at our meetings.
Friday 1 May 2015, 5.15pm | St Nicholas
Rainbows - the youngest member of the Guiding family
Our Rainbows group for girls aged 5 - 7 meets every Friday evening in term time, before the Brownie pack meeting. For more information contact 01305 766395
Friday 1 May 2015, 6.30pm | St Nicholas
1st Weymouth (Holy Trinity) Brownies
Everything a Brownie does is an adventure - it’s a world of excitement. We meet every Friday evening in term time. For further information, please give Brown Owl a call on 01305 766395.
Friday 1 May 2015, 7.30pm | Holy Trinity Crypt
We meet every Friday in term time from 7.30 - 9.30 pm.There’s table tennis, darts, pool/snooker, air hockey, board games, scalextric etc., but most importantly a safe place to chill out in God’s presence. Any teenagers who’d like to join us are very welcome. Please use the door in the Chapelhay side of the church.
Did you know that Frederick Treves (the doctor who treated the “Elephant Man”) was born in what is now Costa Coffee in Dorchester? Or that the Churchill family had a town house near County Hall?
“Are you a tactful person, or do you put your foot in it from time to time? Vicars tend to have to be fairly tactful, to try to keep people on board. We don’t always succeed! In the years after Jesus’ death, however, the first followers of Jesus were not particularly strong on the tact front. ”