About Us

Rev. Marguerite Sheehan is pastor of Trinity Church, which, in 1951, was formed as a grand experiment in the spiritual life of Shelburne Falls and the surrounding hilltown communities.

The Church is fully physically accessible and has a commercial-grade kitchen and dining hall, available for public rental.

Parishioners are constantly revitalizing programs — dinners, films, concerts, discussions, workshops, guest speakers — to better serve our community both by feeding them spiritually and literally, and by raising funds to meet other pressing economic needs identified as we work with local businesses, schools and elder services.

Trinity Church continues to participate in missions locally and farther from home, including the Christmas Adopt-A-Family program, fall Crop Walk for Church World Service and our own weekly Friday Night Community Meal, a real-life loaves and fishes story now past its 30th year. We have also participated in Tools for Hope, Blanket Sunday, the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk and historically step up when disaster strikes — here after Tropical Storm Irene and far from home after Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Japan. Since 2015 we have also lovingly maintained a free community clothes closet which is located at the Cowell Gymnasium on Maple Street. We also are home to a weekly parent/child playgroup that is run by our local public school and a weekly AA meeting.

Special services are held on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and at Easter sunrise. Baptisms/weddings and other special services may be scheduled as requested.

The doors to Trinity are open to everyone seeking spiritual nourishment. We are a church that not only seeks to deepen our own spiritual lives, but also to enrich the lives of those in our community.

Mission, Purpose, and Open and Affirming (ONA) Covenant of Trinity Church

Voted November 20, 2016

The mission and purpose of the people of God gathered as Trinity Church of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts is to GATHER as God’s people, to GROW in faith, love and service and to GO into the world as disciples and apostles.

We, an ecumenical shared ministry church, welcome all people to be part of this fellowship. We seek to reach out beyond our walls to our neighbors everywhere. In our life together, under the grace of God, we strive to live out the challenge of the prophet Micah to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8)

As a fully open and affirming church we affirm that each individual is a child of God, deserving of our love and our companionship. We promise to walk together in faith recognizing that we are called to be like one body with many members. We seek to know and love God and our neighbor and as ourselves in covenant with others of every race, ethnicity, creed, class, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as together we journey together toward the promised realm of God.