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.

Holy Trinity church is the civic church of Weymouth and is used for many of the town’s special occasions where Church and State are represented. But we hope that people of our parish and the wider community will see it as their church.  The liturgy in our churches is traditional and catholic and the Eucharist forms the basis of our church life together. Everyone is welcomed to our services which emphasise the importance of accepting people as they are and endeavouring to see the presence of God in everyone. The Vicar would be very happy to talk to you about any requests for baptisms, weddings, blessing’s and prayers for all occasions. We exist to support everyone whatever their journey.

Holy Trinity has a weekly Sunday school which meets at 9.45am in Holy Trinity church crypt and during the Eucharist the young people join the rest of the church for worship and share with everyone their Sunday contribution to the liturgy. Everyone is welcome to bring their children along. Parents are particularly welcome to stay.

Every Sunday after the Parish Eucharist everyone is encouraged to join us for tea and coffee in the organ transept at Holy Trinity where there is an opportunity to talk to each other and meet our vicar Canon Andrew Gough.

We are a Fairtrade church and have a weekly stall of Tradecraft items after the 10.00 am Parish Eucharist.

It is with regret in recent months that we have had to keep Holy Trinity church closed because of anti-social behaviour and vandalism.  However, we do aim to be open at certain times.  Please see the church notice boards.

Our churches host several social events, bible studies and weekday services of which are open to anyone who feels that they would like to join us.

We try to help nurture people’s faith and support them on life’s journey at Holy Trinity and St Nicholas churches. 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.

Canon Andrew is available for confessions/pastoral counselling by appointment.  He is also available to visit you along with the ministerial staff team. Please do contact us.

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).

Latest news

Celebration of the £10 Talent Challenge

Today we celebrated the £10 Talent Challenge! Janet thanked all who participated and all who gave their financial support. The challengers brought their proceeds to Janet who, in turn, brought them to the altar for Father Andrew to bless. Watch this space once the donations have been counted.

More news

Vicar’s letter for December 2017

“A Christmas Message Many of us who may worship together normally Sunday by Sunday are not normally together at Christmas! Rightly, we are involved with family and friends, and that takes us away from where we live. Sometimes it’s good to be with other church communities at Christmas, so that our experiences gain a wider perspective.”

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