What We Believe
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
A welcoming, progressive Episcopal Church in the heart of Ashland's historic district, Trinity is a vital community of service, mutual support, and outreach. Our Sunday morning worship is blended catholic and protestant liturgy with Communion, with rich musical and visual adornment further fostering and expressing our prayers. We have Sunday evening Centering Prayer (on zoom) and monthly contemplative or Celtic Eucharistic worship.
Trinity has many opportunities for fellowship. Among the groups that meet regularly are:
Sewing Women at Trinity (SWAT)
If you are new to Trinity the Friendship dinners are a great way to get to know people. Over the course of a year 8 people meet several times for a potluck dinner.
The SWAT group meets on Tuesday mornings in the Parish Hall.
The Men’s Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 7PM in the library. The Women’s Breakfast meets at a restaurant on the second Thursday of each month.
Parishioners may call the emergency Pastoral Care number at any time in the event of a pastoral crisis. Our clergy are available to counsel all parishioners and their families who:
Are sick, hospitalized or near death
Are seeking spiritual comfort
Are experiencing distress or grief
Desire to discuss theological matters
Have cause to celebrate, such as the birth of a child
Our clergy makes every effort to provide pastoral care in-person and in a comfortable setting - at home, in hospital or on the phone. Please let us know if you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care - we have a large congregation so don't assume that "someone else" has called.
Trinity's Outreach Committee extends the support of our Parish to the wider community. Through dedicated fundraising, we support:
St. Nicholas Gifts - support to Jackson County Child Welfare
United Thank Offering
Winter Sheltering - supporting sheltering for those experiencing homelessness in Ashland by providing volunteers and supplies to emergency shelters
Additionally, we have dedicated exceptional efforts towards pandemic and fire relief since 2020.
Music is central to our worship and common life in the church. We are blessed to have multiple talented musicians led by Dr. Paul French.