THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY


A MESSAGE FROM OUR CLERGY,

We are so glad to connect with you online, and hope you find helpful information on this website.

 

As a community of faith, we open wide our hearts and our doors, reflecting our core values of being Joyful, Fearless, Embracing and Engaged.

 

As life continues to change and shift, what we do at the church will reflect these changes. At this moment in time, the way we live out our mission as Trinity Church are as follows: 

 

Our doors are open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. You are welcome to explore our historic sanctuary, take a moment of rest in our sacred space, or offer or ask for prayers for those on your heart. Sometimes you might be lucky and get a sneak peek at the music for Sunday. We want you to feel at home in our space and to find a connection with the sacred, no matter your background.

 

On Sundays, we open wide our doors for our services in person and online at 11:00 am. All are welcome to join us. Our music and preaching offer uplifting messages that fill us for the week, while the constancy of our liturgy offers continuity and stability.  


The Revs. Rachel and John Gardner

 

After church, we gather together for snacks and conversation in the back of the church or outside if the weather is nice. Classes for adults often happen around a book or discussion topic of the day. We also have classes about the Episcopal Church, for those who are new to our tradition. We call our gatherings “Connections,” because learning together is more than just gaining knowledge, we also form community and friendships.

 

On Tuesdays and Sundays, people from all over the city come to our space to volunteer and to receive care and necessities at our Open Hearts Café. We serve food and offer seasonable clothing and shoes to all who come seeking care. Our staff and volunteers live into their vocation as they to create community and get to know the people they serve.

 

We invite you to join us at the church to get to know us more, and to explore online.

 

Blessings,

The Revs. Rachel and John Gardner, Rectors


God loves every human being with an immeasurable and unchanging love. As we come to more fully understand God’s love for us in Jesus, we learn to reflect him through our own lives and love.  

 

We are open for prayer, for community, for fun, for fellowship, and for quiet reflection no matter where you are from, what you look like, what you are looking for, or why you came.



THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY

WHAT WE BELIEVE


WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE

We share our love with everyone, extending beyond the walls of our church and the lines of our neighborhood. Those who feel left behind, forgotten, struggling, in pain or in need have a place in our hearts and our community.


WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF JOY

We sing, jump and dance our way through life – always active, never passive – optimistically advocating for the good of a stronger and enriched community.


WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LEARNING

Empathy for others is born from knowledge and understanding. The more we know and can teach, the better we can serve our community. We challenge ourselves and each other to find new ways to learn, adapt, and share what we know.


WE OPEN WIDE OUR DOORS AND HEARTS

Our home sits on the northwest corner of Rittenhouse Square, but our energy and love radiates through our doors, across the city, and beyond.



We are called to open our hearts – to find connection with others, to offer meaning to them in their lives, and to provide transformative experiences when they are in our space. Open hearts connect us with God, with our neighbor, and with the parts of ourselves we have neglected. Open hearts draw us into the love of God and give us the opportunity to share it with those who come into our midst.