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
Healing Prayer Service
Noon
7 PM
2nd Wednesday
4th Tuesday

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

Rev. Ann BroomellThis month we welcome The Rev. Ann J. Broomell, D.Min, who will celebrate Sunday services with us while our Rector, Sharon Gracen, continues to be on sabbatical.

Monday, August 1
4:00 PM Trinity Serves Dinner at Columbus House

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.

Monday, August 8
Trinity's Institute for Applied Neuroscience & Spirituality (TIANS) is holding their first summer camp for Trinity's children! This week-long camp from 9:00 AM - 1:00PM daily, invites children aged 4 – 12, to explore their spirituality through mindfulness, storytelling, art, music, and nature. Contact Jen Zehler @ jen.zehler@tians.us.

Sunday, August 14th
Trinity Scholarship Sunday
. Recipients of Trinity Scholarships will receive their scholarship gifts at both services. It’s time to sing and celebrate and wish all our college students the best college experience they can have.

And, at 11:30 AM Conversation With The Congregation
How do we plan for our future? We have an idea. Come hear it and give us your feedback.
How can we better serve our local community? How might we be relevant to the millennials? Our collective input will define and focus our strengths. Trinity needs your help to answer these questions and more. Three sessions will be offered to accommodate all schedules. The other two August dates are: Friday, the19th, 10:00 AM and Thursday, the 25th, 6:30 PM. Meetings are in the air-conditioned Guild Room.

Sunday August 21
1:00-5:00 PM Godfest, on the Green.
A spirited Summertime Song Festival. Enjoy music from six Branford area churches. Bring a picnic lunch.

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28
Canning for The Annual Trinity Church Fair


Trinity's Farmer’s Market is canning and preserving veggies and fruits! Tomatoes are ripening – how about helping to make salsa and chili? They sold out fast last year so we vowed to make a LOT more this year. Everybody knows how to chop! Join in the fun and learn how to stock your own pantry from some expert canners! If you have a garden and want to donate veggies, that's welcome too!

Tuesday, August 23
7:00 PM Compline, Guild Room


Prayers for healing, peace, and non-violence. Wonderful music by Bill Bray.

 

 

 

 

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