THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY


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THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY HAS GATHERED TOGETHER IN WORSHIP AND SERVICE SINCE 1857.

 

We seek to be a joyful, holy, and healing place focused on connecting with God, our neighbors, and ourselves.

We embrace the best parts of ancient Christian worship and prayer, while boldly serving the world in Jesus’ name. Whoever you are, and whatever your background, we open wide our doors to you.

Whether you belong to a church, used to belong, or are walking through church doors for the first time, we are excited to welcome you. We invite all to participate in our programs and attend services.

Please take some time to explore our website and learn more about this community.

September 2020

Visit Us Online 7 Days a Week

Our building may be closed but our website has lots going on, and our social media platforms are vibrant with community. Remember, that although we cannot yet be together in person we can worship together in spirit.         

Service Times

Church is online. Although we cannot yet be together in person, we can worship together in spirit.

 

Location

1904 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

About Us

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Contact Us

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THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY


WELCOME

We welcome everyone to participate in the life of The Church of the Holy Trinity.  You do not have to be an official member to participate in all aspects of the church.  However, if you would like to participate in the governance of this church (voting at annual meetings or becoming part of our Vestry – the church board), you will need to do a few things to become a member.

PARTICIPATION

Once you’ve become part of the church through participation, you might like to become an official member.  If you’ve been part of another Episcopal Church, just let us know and we will have your membership transferred to our church.

RITUAL

The ritual part of joining a church comes through confirmation or reception by our Bishop.  Confirmation is a service in which you renew the baptismal vows taken on your behalf by your parents (if you were an infant) or by you (if you were older).  The Bishop lays his hands on you and prays for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a way of saying “I’m a full part of this church and identify myself as an Episcopalian.” If you’ve been baptized and confirmed in a liturgical tradition like the Roman Catholic or Lutheran (ELCA) church, you can be Received into the church officially by our Bishop when he visits (see confirmation page for more information).

TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE

There is one more thing required for membership – and that is contributing to the congregation. Members of CHT contribute in all sorts of ways to the life of our community. We think of these ways of contributing as gifts of time, talent and treasure. There are no obligations, only opportunities. But as we contribute, whether time, talent or treasure, we find that we begin to “own” the church as our family, our shared mission and a part of the way in which we offer God the worship of our lives.


GIVING

Our giving is a fundamental part of our worship. Worship is about giving worth to God – and through offering our gifts to God, we express the reality that it all came from Him, belongs to Him, and that we simply offer Him what is already His. As we give, we place God in His rightful place in our lives. Giving is an effective way of countering the seductive myth that our money and abilities provide us ultimate security in this life. It reminds us that we are only stewards of the good things that God has entrusted to us.  If you’d like to make a contribution, please see the Give section of this website. 


COME AS YOU ARE

By all means we want you to come as your are. One of our main goals here is to make sure you feel comfortable. When you walk through our doors we want you to feel welcomed and loved every single time. We understand that no one is perfect. The only thing we can do is love each other and extend grace. 



THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY


OUR CORE VALUES

We open wide our doors and hearts.

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

Service to our surrounding community – from our front steps to the wider world – is important to us. We take seriously the call in our Baptismal Vows to seek and serve Christ in all people, to strive for justice and peace on the earth, and to respect the dignity of every human being.

We embrace partners and service opportunities that allow us to share God’s love – and ours – in ways that are rooted in our purpose and intention as a community. Our core beliefs extend from our faith, driving our efforts to share, feed, inspire, and comfort those in need.