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 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 the Women's Fellowship, and 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 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 from the Parish Office, 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
Monday 27 March 2017, 2.30pm | St Nicholas
Mary Millard will speak on her visit to Rwanda.
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 March 2017, 5.30pm | St Nicholas
Junior Youth Club
Are you in Years 3 - 6 (KS2)? Then why not come along to our Junior Youth Club on two Tuesday evenings each month from 5.30 - 7.00 pm at St Nicholas. Cost 50p a session. Come and enjoy various activities such as table tennis, Scalectrix, board games, Twister, table skittles, crafts etc, but you can also bring your own games, phones, cards etc. Squash and biscuits will be provided towards the end of the evening, and a short spot called ‘Something to think about’.
There will be no club meetings during the Easter holidays and we shall meet again on Tuesday May 2nd and 16th. Contact Marion Symmons on 07952 489756 for more information.
Wednesday 29 March 2017, 11.00am | St Nicholas
Lent Study Course
The fifth session of our Study Course on “Receiving Christ”. All are welcome to remain for a Lenten lunch of soup and bread after the session.
There will also be an evening session at 11 Kempston Road at 7.00 pm.
Monday 3 April 2017, 4.30pm | St Nicholas
Teen Drama Group
Are you in secondary school and interested in drama, plays and acting? Then come and join us each Monday afternoon in term-time. You’ll enjoy it!
We will be running our successful Easter Club at St Nicholas again this year from 10th - 14th April. Craft, drama, stories, planting, hat parade and egg hunt - plus a coach trip to Moors Valley on Wednesday 12th.
See the poster on the next page for further details.
“In the first chapter of his book ‘Being Disciples’ Rowan Williams writes:
Discipleship is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.”