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 Eucharist 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 weekly stall of Traidcraft items after the 10.00 am Eucharist 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 we aim to keep it 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, and it has its own committee. 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 the Women's Fellowship.

It is also the venue for many meetings of various local community organisations and accomodates a fair few parties and receptions.

Why not hire St Nicholas for all your celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, presentations or business meetings? We charge only £10 per hour including the use of the kitchen. We have facilities for disabled visitors and ample parking. All enquiries to Philip Wise at 01305 759 484 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 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

  • Tuesday 5 September 2017, 8.30pm | Convent of Mercy, Wyke Road

    Julian Meeting

    All are welcome to attend our interdenominational meeting of contemplative prayer. Please ring Anne Dunn on 01305 770066 for more details.

  • Friday 8 September 2017, 6.00pm | 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 8 September 2017, 7.30pm | 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.

  • Saturday 9 September 2017, 11.00am | All Saints Church, Easton

    Sociable Strollers

    We plan to support ‘Ride and Stride’, visiting four churches on Portland: All Saints, Easton; Easton Methodist Church; St George’s; and the Avalanche Memorial Church (St Andrew’s), Southwell. Meet at All Saints, Easton where there will be a Rotary table-top sale, so we will no doubt spend a little time there before moving on! We will then cross the square to Easton Methodist Church, where we have been offered a brief guided tour. Coffee will be available here and we will leave time to take advantage of that! Then we will go along Reforne to St George’s, where we will have another guided tour. Then it’s off to St Andrew’s and finally back to Easton. When we’ve completed our circuit, we will have lunch at the New Inn in Easton.

    This will be a walk mainly on pavements rather than our usual country ramble, but a price worth paying to support ‘Ride and Stride’. Don’t forget to get forms from Anthony and get some sponsorship if you can!

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Parish Summer Fete

The sun shone on all those who came to our fete on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the stalls and games (and of course the tea and cakes).

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Vicar’s letter for August 2017/September 2017

Holidays or Holy Days. That’s the derivation, of course, of the word we use to describe those times when we pack up the tent and pitch it somewhere sunny, like Jonah (Jonah 4:5), or crawl off in a caravan towards the sand like Joseph after his brothers sold him into slavery (Genesis 37:25), or perhaps even go sailing round the Med like St. Paul (Acts 27:14ff), though hopefully without being shipwrecked ! ”

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