WHO WE ARE
The vestry and congregation of Trinity Anglican Church are excited and looking forward to relocating the parish's ministry to the Franklin Lodge building at 25 Green Street in Lebanon, NH.The parish has, until recently, rented worship space at the Seventh Day Adventist church in West Lebanon, but, as our hosts have themselves relocated to Plainfield, we have been obliged to move as well.
We have already established a fine working relationship with the Franklin Lodge and look forward to a growing ministry in downtown Lebanon. We invite any and all seeking a place of authentic Anglican worship and Biblical preaching to join us.
Trinity is a growing parish in an ancient Church – a part of Christ’s Holy Catholic Church born over nineteen centuries ago. Specifically, we are a part of the nearly 80 million member Anglican family of churches within the Traditional Anglican Communion which had its origins in the British Isles in the early centuries after Christ. This Church’s heritage was carried around the world wherever English settlers were to travel.
Through faithful witness carried out both in its corporate life and the lives of the individual members, Trinity strives to proclaim the Christian faith in all its fullness: That Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior Who suffered, died, and rose to bring us God’s gift of salvation, ETERNAL LIFE!
Our mission is two-fold:
WE ARE A SACRAMENTAL CHURCH
From the beginning Christianity has been a sacramental religion. Jesus Christ ordained two preeminent sacraments for all his people:
WE ARE A BELIEVING CHURCH
The Holy Scriptures are our rule of faith and the historic Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds summarize all the essential articles of Christian belief. The Anglican Church has always believed and taught as essential doctrine only what can proven through the Scriptures and what was believed and taught by the Church in its original undivided state. Traditional Anglicanism has no novel or separate doctrine of its own and it holds fast to that which it has received from the early Church.
WE ARE A TEACHING CHURCH
The mother church of Traditionalism Anglicanism, the Church of England, was a pioneer in translating the Bible into the language of the people and putting it into their hands, their homes, and their lives. The Traditional Anglican family of churches throughout the world is truly a teaching Church, encouraging and promoting among its people the study not only of Holy Scripture, but of truth wherever it is revealed – in history, philosophy, and science.
WE ARE A WORSHIPING CHURCH
In the corporate worship of the Anglican Church the congregation is made up of participants, not spectators. When the historic Book of Common Prayer is properly used all worshipers are brought completely into the service. The Book of Common Prayer, which is scripturally based, has been recognized by literary experts as well as church scholars as a literary masterpiece. With its beautiful and lofty language it helps direct our souls to the worship of Almighty God and helps to strengthen us in our daily life of prayer. This ancient and lovely form of worship is an offering of our best to God. The building, vestments, music, and liturgy of the Church express not worldly pomp but our hearts’ desire to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
WE ARE A CHURCH OF SPIRIT AND SERVICE
As a Church of Spirit, the Anglican Church emphasizes primarily the nurture of the individual soul in the new life with Christ. But the Church recognizes that love for God is unreal unless it is manifested in love for neighbor. Therefore it is a Church of service to others, keeping its members ever mindful that we are the hands and feet of our Lord today on earth. It is a Church of fellowship for we must live our love for God in the world through people. Laughter and happiness are gifts from God to be freely enjoyed as we share our faith. We also pay particular attention to pastoral care, and we will make every effort to have our priest visit you or your family members in times of need, sickness or loss. The role of the priest is to serve the parish family and he is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We cordially invite you and your family and friends to worship with us. We invite you to come and grow spiritually with us and to serve the Lord by works through faith.
We are a warm, happy fellowship dedicated to Christ’s Great Commission to us… “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
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