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).

What’s on

  • Monday 23 October 2017, 2.30pm | St Nicholas

    Women’s Fellowship

    Trisha Donovan will speak to us about MV Freedom, which gives an opportunity for people with disabilities,the elderly and young people to experience a trip at sea. The charity is completely reliant on fund raising to survive and is currently raising funds for a new boat.

    New members and visitors are always welcome, so please join us on the fourth Monday at 2.30pm at St Nicholas Church each month for a friendly afternoon and a good cup of tea.

    Future Outing:

    27th November 2017: Brownsea Island with Joe Kaplonek

    Pat Reeves

  • Saturday 28 October 2017, 10.00am | Holy Trinity

    Children’s Society Coffee Morning

    Come to our Coffee Morning where we will also be starting our annual box collection.  Please bring your boxes as Val Sewry will be there to collect them.Coffee/tea, cakes, a raffle and items for sale.  CS Christmas Cards will also be available.  Proceeds from the morning will go to the local project Waves which helps troubled families and vulnerable children and young people. 

    Please come and give us your support and perhaps take a box to help the Society continue this important work.
    Pat Reeves

  • Friday 24 November 2017, 7.30pm | Holy Trinity

    An Evening with Paul Atterbury (of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow) 24th November 2017

    You are invited to an evening with Paul Atterbury (from BBC’s Antiques Roadshow) in Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth.

    Tickets at £10.00 including wine and nibbles on sale now from Janet Hall (tel: 01305 839737)

    Proceeds will go towards our fund to provide toilet facilities for the disabled.

  • Friday 8 December 2017, 5.06pm | Holy Trinity

    Advent Quiet Day at Hilfield Friary

    ADVENT QUIET DAY AT HILFIELD FRIARY. This event is provisionally planned for Friday 8th December2017.
    If you are interested then please look for further details (as they become available) either here or on the Sunday pew sheet and make your booking when instructed.  Places will be limited and you will be required to bring a packed lunch.

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Latest news

Parish Evaluation Day 7th October 2017

On Saturday 7th October 2017 over fifty members of Holy Trinity with St Nicholas churches gathered at Safewise, Weymouth for an evaluation day to begin to determine through discussion and prayer what its priorities should be for the future of their churches in Weymouth.

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Vicar’s letter for October 2017

“Some years ago I was walking in the countryside around the village of Walsingham where at that time I was leading the Cornish pilgrimage to the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. As I walked I came across a sign which read: ‘Choose your rut carefully you’ll be in it for a long time’. I love this kind of humour, so often popping up in odd places: glimpses of humanity in a world that seems increasingly regulated and standardised.”

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