Holy Trinity Weymouth with St Nicholas

Church of England

Skip to navigation

Change is Always a Challenge

Most of our readers will know by now that, by the time you read this, St Nicholas church will have permanently closed and the site will up for sale. Change is always a challenge for us all. But it can be exciting too. The Church in every generation and in every era of its life has always had challenges to face because of the changing circumstances in which she finds herself. Our present age is no different.

The decision of the Church Council to ‘go for change and challenge’ has not been taken lightly.  I am grateful to the members of the PCC and the congregation of St Nicholas for the way they have thought about, prayed and importantly realised that, like many organisations, we have to restructure and step out in faith to move our mission to the centre of town based at Holy Trinity church. This will mean another challenge as we seek to look at ways in which we can best serve our community through our church building. This may mean transforming parts of Holy Trinity church inside to fulfil that mission.
Whatever challenges there may be, we always need to remember that it is God’s Church; we serve the Lord of the Church and the Church will prevail.

It is with much gratitude that we thank the Gracewell Community at Cross Roads who have allowed us to continue to worship at the far end of the parish every Wednesday with our Eucharist at 10am followed by our Lent Course as from the 7th March.  Also on the Third Sunday of each month at 8.30am - starting on Sunday 18th March when I will be pleased to celebrate the Eucharist.  Please come along to Gracewell where the cinema will become our chapel for these occasions and we shall be taking some of the precious symbols of St Nicholas with us. There will be an additional service at Gracewell on Easter Day 1st April at 8.30am.

We are not in the business of success but of faithfulness.  We are all called to be good stewards of all that God has provided and He himself with our cooperation will bring it to fulfilment.

Canon Andrew

23 February 2018

Other news

  • 15 July 2018

    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST

    Holy Trinity Parish Church, Weymouth seeks a DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST in this traditional, inclusive, liberal and welcoming church with a good musical tradition. Salary in line with RSCM rates plus opportunities for weddings /funeral fees. Please contact the Vicar: Canon Andrew Gough at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01305 760354

    More

  • 8 June 2018

    Holy Trinity Church Roof

    All the scaffolding is down and we can report that the roof is now, as far as we are aware, waterproof. This of course came with a huge cost but needed to be done. We are now applying for grants to see if we can cover more of the cost of £40.000 to pay for it. Last December we received £10,000 from the Muton Trust for which we are extremely grateful. Any kind donations thankfully received! We are about £12,000 short of our target.

    More

  • 10 May 2018

    Holy Trinity Church Chorister Bursaries

    Holy Trinity Church is pleased to introduce a limited number of chorister bursaries for young people joining the church choir. Holy Trinity Church will contribute towards the cost of private singing lessons during school term in return for singing in the choir at our Sunday and festival services. Further details can obtained from our Director of Music, Derek Griffiin, who can be contacted via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    More

News archive

Vicar’s letter for July 2018/August 2018

“God doesn’t have a holiday!

Working through a desk groaning with paper on a glorious sunny summer morning, I just happened to wish out loud that I was on holiday. However, I was soon reminded by a parishioner of the wonderful truth that God doesn’t have holidays.

Continue reading

What’s on

  • Sunday 19 August 2018, 6.30pm | Holy Trinity

    Songs of Praise 19th August 2018

    There will be a special Songs of Praise on Sunday 19th August at 6.30pm which will be followed by wine and cheese and raffle. All proceeds will go to the church restoration appeal. Please choose your favourite hymn. Further details will be published nearer the event.

More events