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ABOUT US

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.

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Our Parish

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 chanted morning prayer each day, and Sunday evenings said evening prayer, or contemplative or Celtic Eucharistic worship.

Fellowship

Trinity has many opportunities for fellowship. Among the groups that meet regularly are:

  • Sewing Women at Trinity (SWAT)

  • Women’s Breakfast

  • Men’s Group

  • Friendship Dinners

 

Of course many of these are on hold or virtual during the COVID restrictions.  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 weekly in the Parish Hall. 

 

Watch the weekly Trinity bulletins for resumption of the Men’s Group meetings (previously monthly in the evenings in the Parish Hall and the Women’s Breakfast. 

Pastoral Care

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.

Outreach

Trinity's Outreach Committee extends the support of our Parish to the wider community. Through dedicated fundraising, we 

  • 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

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.