Trinity Branford

Worship at Trinity

Sunday
8:00 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II
with music and choir
9:45 am
Sunday School and
Nursery Care
Compline/Healing Prayer Service
7 PM
4th Tuesday
10:00 AM
Holy Eucharist with Music

Trinity’s 10 am Worship Service is televised on Branford Cable Access Channel 18 and AT&T Channel 99 each Sunday at 7 pm.

Everyone is invited.

Welcome!

The people of Trinity Church welcome you.  We are a congregation that embraces all people, from all faith traditions or those who are new to a journey of discovery.  We celebrate our diversity.  We are a church community worshiping and exploring the mystery of God, deepening our spirituality, and caring for each other.  We reach out to those in need in Branford, the region and in the world, practicing love for our neighbors. We welcome you.

On these pages you will find information about worship, descriptions of ministries, programs, and activities available to all at Trinity. You may also call the church office or email us to obtain further information that’s helpful to newcomers.  A warm welcome to you!

An invitation.

For those who identify themselves as "spiritual but not religious," once you look around this website, you will see the many wonderful things that this congregation believes in, hopes for, and accomplishes. But words and images on a website cannot tell you what it feels like here or what you might experience. Only coming through the red doors and spending some time with us will do that and so we invite you. We invite you so that we may be a blessing to you. And we know that in so doing, we will also be blessed. We do not promise easy answers. Instead we commit to being joyful companions on the journey.

Through The Red Doors

A bit of history… The congregation now known as Trinity Church was founded in the 1700s. Our iconic white church on the town Green was built in 1852, in English Gothic style.  Trinity’s bell, weighing 2,500 pounds, was cast in 1869 and also served as Branford’s first fire alarm until 1925. The sanctuary is beautifully embellished with striking stained glass windows, three of which are from the Tiffany studio. In 1916, the Parish Hall was erected and served as a hospital for the Town of Branford during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.
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Through the Years

Trinity’s purpose remains steadfast. We are members of the Body of Christ, worshiping together in an inspiring setting, with meaningful liturgy and uplifting music, all informed by our passion for a transformed world of justice and peace. From the Branford Food Pantry to the mountains of Haiti, Trinity Church is committed to loving our neighbors.


Sermons

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 1 – Ash Wednesday
Noon and 7:00 PM, Imposition of Ashes

Thursday, March 2
World Day of Prayer 2017 - Written by the Women of the Philippines.  Promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration.  Details at http://www.wdp-usa.org/.

Sunday, March 5
9:00 AM First Sunday Breakfast   Come and be fed!  Fellowship and good food, what could be better? Thanks to Sally Monroe, we will be serving a selection of her homemade baked delicacies, along with scrambled eggs and bacon.   Also juice (V-8 and Orange), and coffee or tea.  $3.50 adult, $2.00 children, $10 max per family.   Middle school youth will assist the First Sunday Breakfast crew to serve breakfast and cleanup. 

9:45 AM Middle School church school, in the Guild Room.

Monday, March 6
4:00 PM Columbus House Ministry     Each month, your donations of Dinty Moore beef stew, noodles, and canned green vegetables help to feed over 80 people. Volunteers take a turn baking cake for dessert, or providing salad ingredients, or serving in the kitchen. This is your chance to let team leader Bobbe Otis know how you can help.

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 PM  Trinity Book Group  Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie,   Alexie’s celebrated first collection of short stories is the basis for the award-winning movie Smoke Signals, and remains one of his best loved and widely praised books twenty years after its initial publication.  Against a backdrop of addiction, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between men and women, Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, and, most poetically, modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
 
Wednesday, March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5
Lenten Bible Study, 7:00 PM in the Guild Room    The Gospel of Matthew is our Lenten study challenge. We will dive into this first book of the New Testament. Any translation will do, although, the King James version is not recommended. Assignment for the first week is to read the chapters 1-4.

Tuesday, March 14 
7:00 PM Compline/Healing Service at Zion Episcopal Church, North Branford
Members of Trinity and Zion pray together for peace and healing.

Saturday, March 18
9:30 – 2:00 PM, The Episcopal Church Women Open Board Meeting @ All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Wolcott, CT.  The speaker is The Rev. Ellen Kennedy “Seeing Christ’s Beauty in Nature”, a creative activity with shells.  Please RSVP to trinitychurch@trinitybranford.org by March 9th.     

Sunday March 19
4:00-6:00 PM  Middle School Youth meet in the Guild Room.  Our topic is St. Patrick and we will cook some traditional Irish food.

Thursday, March 23  
7:00 PM Compline/Healing Prayer  
If you, a loved one or friend is in need of healing, or if you want to offer up healing prayers for our broken world, please join us.  This is a quiet time to pray for healing, peace, and non-violence.  Join with others to pray together for people listed on the weekly community prayer list.  Please invite family, friends, and neighbors.

Friday, March 31
4:00 PM  Trinity’s Closet Setup.  Volunteers are needed to help setup the tables of household products, hang clothing, etc.  Contact Ellen D’Agostino at trinitycloset@trinitybranford.org.  Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, March 28
7:00 PM Compline/Healing Prayer
If you, a loved one or friend, is in need of healing, or if you want to offer up healing prayers for our broken world, please join us.  This is a quiet time to pray for healing, peace, and non-violence.  Join with others to pray together for people listed on the weekly community prayer list.  Please invite family, friends, and neighbors.

First Week of April
Saturday, April 1
8:30 AM - Trinity’s Closet:   Once again, we will open our doors to local individuals & families who are having a hard time making ends meet.  They are pre-identified by community service organizations.  Each person will be able to choose up to 5 items from a selection of household & personal items – and then they are free to ‘shop’ (no cost) our tables for gently used clothing/bedding. 

Your help is needed to make our spring event a success… time and/or donations:

  • Help to offer hospitality pre-opening, and/or service our guests as they shop
  • Donate any of the items below. 
  • Household cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, dish washing soap, Fantastic, Windex, etc. 
  • Personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant. 
  • Paper goods such as toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels
  • New pillows (watch for those white sales!)
  • New or gently used blankets, sheets, towels
  • New or gently used spring/summer clothing

Donations can be left on the designated table in the undercroft hallway.  If you have any questions please contact Ellen D’Agostino or Dru Dodd.

Saturday, April 1
ECCT’s 5th Annual Spring Training & Gathering
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Lincoln Middle School, 164 Centennial Ave, Meriden, CT
This is an opportunity for all Episcopalians in the Episcopal Church in CT (ECCT) to learn and grow in God's Mission.  For descriptions of all the workshops, please go toplease go toctepiscopal.org and search for Spring Training. Register Early! Last year over 300 people attended and this year more are expected.

Sunday, April 2
9:00 AM First Sunday Breakfast   Come and be fed!  Fellowship and good food, what could be better? Chef’s surprise!  Also juice (V-8 and Orange), and coffee or tea.  $3.50 adult, $2.00 children, $10 max per family.   

Wednesday, April 5
The last of the Lenten Bible Study series.

 

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