Being an “Open and Affirming” church means that we publicly declare that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are welcome in our full church life and ministry.
Trinity Church is a multi-denominational ministry that includes:
United church of Christ
Sunday: 8:30 am - Eucharist
10 am - Service with child care
Wednesday: 11 am contemplative Bible study, Listening to the Gospel
2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays: Community Clothes Closet 11 am-5 pm at Cowell Gym
Friday: 5:30 pm - Free Community Meal
Our beautiful church was consecrated as Emmanual Episcopal Church. The Gothic building, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Montgomery, was typical of country church’s in Montgomery’s native England. Among Trinity’s outstanding features are the hand-carved woodwork, magnificent brick arches, Tiffany-era west window, and beautiful Hook & Hastings tracker organ (1885).
Trinity Fellowship was formed when the local Baptist and United Congregational churches joined to worship in the Episcopalian Church on Severance Street.
United Methodist Church members joined Trinity Church. Today, the former Congregational Church is the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center, and the former United Methodist Church (part of the Trinity in 1971) is now the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Baptist Church at Main and Water streets is no longer standing, but the green is used for the seasonal farmers’ market, fall Cider Days festival, and numerous other community events throughout the year.
In addition to our weekly Friday Night Community Meal at 5:30 p.m., we provide a space for Alcoholics Anonymous (7 p.m. Thursday), a Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School pre-school playgroup, a martial arts group on Mondays, and a Tai Chi class on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m..
We also host the free Community Clothes Closet at Cowell Gymnasium, open when the West County Emergency Food Pantry is open there, which is from 12-5 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month.
As the village Protestant church, we feel it’s important that our sanctuary is open to all. Many baptisms, funerals, and marriages take place here. We host the Hilltown Harmony Chorus and other concerts and offer open Bible study, lectures, and symposia.
Our Trinity Men’s and Women’s groups are involved with numerous fundraising events, including annual Easter and Thanksgiving bake sales, and fund many opportunities for charitable giving
Our church is physically accessible to all. Services are broadcasted weekly on Falls Cable Corporation’s local television channel 17.
Join us this Lenten season
Ash Wednesday service - Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
Palm Sunday service - April 5 at 8:30 and 10 a.m. followed by annual brunch
Holy Thursday Tenebrae service - April 9 at 7 p.m. preceded by soup and bread supper at 6 p.m.
(Tenebrae is a service characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles,and by a "strepitus" or "loud noise" taking place in total darkness near the end of the service)
Good Friday service - April 10 - our sanctuary is open for quiet music and contemplation
EASTER SUNDAY - April 12
Sunrise service - arrive at 6 a.m. for 6:14 a.m. service in the field next to the church
One service in the sanctuary at 10 a.m.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you and look forward to connecting with you.