Explore

Trinity is an evolving institution. It continually adapts in response to societal changes, the inevitable transitions among its parishioners, and the shifting needs of its greater community. Probably not much different from each of us—and you!

Because of its dynamic nature, getting to know Trinity presents a challenge. Trinity activities are as varied as the people who make up its greater community.

So that you may better understand its nature, Trinity invites you to: Explore!

By browsing the many activities, interests, groups and ministries offered at Trinity, you will likely find opportunities of particular interest to you. Sample to your heart’s content. Engage in whatever strikes your fancy. You’ll find others who share your interests.

Trinity is virtual village where you will meet like-minded people, form bonds of friendship, join in worthwhile interests and find greater meaning in life.

Below are many examples for you to consider.  For contact information, see Contact Us.

Annual Holiday Bazaar Group

The Holiday Bazaar exists to ensure that Trinity’s windows and church can be enjoyed for generations to come. The work of the Bazaar is truly a labor of love. It is not your ordinary church bazaar. More

Days for Girls Sew-a-Thon

Sew-A-Thon, Kit Assembly, and Brunch Fundraiser Learn about the work of Days for Girls (DFG) and Kenyan Health Care Initiative (KHCI) When:   Saturday, April 2, 2016 –  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where:  Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven Why:      Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. Help girls gain access… More

The Wednesday Club

Please come, and invite your friends, to join this informal group of people who meet to have coffee, fellowship and chat while doing what they are good at such as; hand sewing, knitting, wrapping, sorting, pricing. This group supports the Holiday Bazaar, Days for Girls, Prayer Shawls and other projects as we are able. We… More

Art Exhibits at Trinity

From time to time religiously informed art is exhibited at Trinity Church. This summer, the work of Tom Edwards is exhibited in the church. In 2014, Trinity hosted two art exhibits, the Clinard and Pikaart Art Exhibits. More

Sunday School

We welcome all children from infancy through high school; everyone has a place here at Trinity. Children preschool age through grade six are engaged in our Godly Play Program. Teens in grade 7 to 8 are enrolled in our Upper Room discussion and formation group. More

Trinity Days for Girls Team

Come be a part of the Trinity Days for Girls Team. The team works on providing menstrual kits and health supplies and creating a sustainable micro-business for communities in central Highlands of Kenya, where young women often miss five schooldays a month because they lack necessary sanitary supplies and related items. More

Communication Committee

The Communication Committee’s  goal is good communication both within the parish and beyond the walls of our parish.   Contact Jeff Freeman. More

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee oversees the investment portfolio of Trinity’s endowment. Members are traditionally appointed by the Rector.   Contact David Soper. More

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee organizes the annual Pledge Drive, which asks parishioners to commit support of their time, talent, and finances for the work of Trinity. More

Trinity Greens

Trinity Greens was established in November 2008. Our intention is to help Trinity Church (both building and people) become more environmentally friendly by reducing our carbon footprint through reduction of waste and energy use. More

Trinity Home

The Trinity Home Board manages a 150-year-old endowment for eldercare. It was created “for the purpose of aiding the elderly, needy and others whom the Board considers entitled to its benefits” More

Garden ministry and front steps

The garden ministry at Trinity began as an attempt to brighten up the Green with something green. And in 2012 the ministry was extended by a Mother’s Day Weekend flower sale, held an the front apron of Trinity right on the Green. More

Properties Committee

The Properties Committee plans, oversees, and sometimes performs tasks associated with maintenance, repair, and renovation of our beautiful building. More

Habitat for Humanity

Trinity members have served on construction projects for Habitat for Humanity for a number of years. Learn how you can be involved. More

Acolytes

The acolytes are some of the quiet background soldiers in the worship of our church. We welcome both youth and adults into this vital ministry, at both the 9:00 and 11:00 services. More

Altar Guild

One of the basic ministries of any Episcopal Church is its Altar Guild. The Altar Guild prepares the church for whatever worship service that is on the schedule. More

The Choir of Men and Boys

The Choir of Men and Boys of Trinity Church, New Haven, is the oldest extant Choir of Men and Boys in Connecticut, and one of the oldest in the United States. More

The Choir of Men and Girls

This choir, founded in 2003, welcomes by audition girls from grade four through high school. Alto, tenor, and bass professional singers are recruited from the area. More

Trinity Book Group

Since the early 1980s the Trinity Book Group has met regularly to talk about a wide variety of books. We meet at each other’s homes about once every six weeks, and read and discuss some seven books each year. More

Chapel on the Green Overview

Every Sunday at 2:00 pm, in almost every sort of weather — the service was only canceled once since 2008 during a blizzard — behind the church or in front when the rain makes the Green too soggy, Trinity offers a short service followed by a simple lunch. More

Trinity Players

Three or four times a year, the Trinity Players presents a liturgically integrated chancel Drama or Opera in place of the normal sermon. The work is inspired either by a scriptural passage or adapted from a classic Christian work of drama or literature. More

House Churches

Trinity’s two Monday night house churches are lay person groups. Largely self-governed, they meet weekly without a leader, much in the way the first century house churches met. More

Children in Services

There is a very strong trend dating from the introduction of the Boys Choir in the nineteenth century to involve children in the services, supplementing Sunday Schools and special events. More

Bible Study

Bible study at Trinity is offered in many forms. There are clergy-led study groups and laity led groups. Some are targeted towards young adults, some meet in an early morning group, some are for the laity in general meeting after church, and there are also laity-led evening groups (house churches). More

Adult Education

In addition to clergy led bible study and laity led house churches, Trinity often holds weekly adult education programs on various topics from 10.10 to 10.40 am (between the 9:00 and 11:00 am services) in the undercroft — known as the Sunday Forum. More

Youth Group

Youth groups are a vital part of Trinity.  Friendships made in Trinity youth groups in the 1960s last until today.  Our many outreach programs also appeal to young people committed to social action.  But modern life, with its many distractions, had made gathering youth into social groups more difficult. More

African American Read-In

Every year for the last nine years in the month of February, Trinity on the Green has hosted the African American Read-In.  Participants select books, poems, or speeches authored by African Americans, and read the works aloud after the 9:00 service on Sunday. More

Volunteer in Worship

Trinity offers a range of opportunities for volunteering in worship. Here are examples of the many options available to you. More

Conference Call

Trinity offers a conference call to our homebound parishioners.  This is a service unique to trinity, and is very much appreciated. More

Historic Stenciling Project

This unique Historic Stenciling Project has now been completed at Trinity Episcopal Church, New Haven, one of three churches on the New Haven Green, all of which are included in the National Historic Landmark District. More

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK)

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s programs serve a diverse community of New-Haven-area at-risk individuals, families and children who are “food insecure.” These programs for many are satisfying the basic day-after-day need for nourishing food. More

Columbus House

Since 1982, Columbus House, along with its core of loyal supporters, friends and volunteers has remained committed to fulfilling its mission: “To serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing shelter and by fostering their personal growth and independence.” More

Abraham’s Tent

New Haven homeless shelters do not have the capacity to admit everyone seeking shelter. Every winter, even with shelters taking in more clients than normal capacity allows, men are still turned away. More

The Parish Choir

This friendly group sings in a service twice monthly. New adult members are welcomed without audition. More