Christ & Holy Trinity Church

An Episcopal Church in Westport, CT Westport, CT
Christ & Holy Trinity Church

Who We Are

Christ & Holy Trinity is a strong and vibrant parish of more than 700 active members. Our parishioners come largely from Westport and Weston, but quite a few also come from Fairfield, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Greenwich, New Canaan, and other areas in Fairfield County. With over 30 ministries in which to be involved, and two Sunday and three Wednesday services from which to choose, there is a place for everyone here. Our mission, “Christ & Holy Trinity Church welcomes all persons seeking God’s love; we follow Jesus Christ as faith-filled stewards, through worship and service to others”, indicates not only our desire to be a community that nourishes our own spiritual lives and Christian formation, but also our desire to reach out and serve our community and those in need.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Inclusive, Historic, Young families

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Adult Education, Preschool

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1835

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
75 Church Lane
Westport, CT 06880

Phone
203-227-0827

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Sunday Service Schedule (September 16, 2012 through May 12, 2013): 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I 9:30 a.m. Family-Friendly Eucharist Babysitting Available, ages infant to 4 years, staffed by 2 professional babysitters, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Weekday Schedule in the Chapel: Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 7:00 a.m. and Holy Eucharist and Service of Healing 12:00 Noon Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. (will resume after Labor Day) At Christ & Holy Trinity, we celebrate two services on most Sundays between September 16 and May 12, and the two services have a distinctly different character: 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I - This service is celebrated using the more traditional language and includes an organ prelude and congregational hymns twice a month. On the other Sundays, many who attend this service enjoy the opportunity to spend time in prayer and silence. 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II - This is what we call our “Family- Friendly Service.” Most families with young children choose to attend this service, as it is geared somewhat more to a child-length attention span. The liturgy uses modern language, always includes hymns, and except during the summer includes participation by one of our four choirs. Those in leadership make a point of concluding the service on time, in order to help children get to Church School at 10:30. Children through grade five are invited to process from church into Children's Chapel at the time for the sermon. They return after the sermon for Holy Communion with their families. Childcare for children through age 4 is offered at this service. Children are also always welcome in worship! In fact, our readers for this service are often young people.

What is the community like?
May all visitors feel more than welcome at Christ & Holy Trinity. We warmly greet and help introduce visitors to parish members, church leaders, and any CHT ministry of interest. It is through our consistently heartfelt greeting and hosting that we are known as a truly open and growing community. As we meet one another, we hope to encourage participation and engage people to share their talents and presence with our gracious community.

What if I'm not a Christian?
May all visitors feel more than welcome at Christ & Holy Trinity. Our goal is to offer all who attend one or many worship services a spirited and thoughtful reception.

Leadership View all

The Rev. Bennett Brockman, Ph.D.

The Rev. Bennett Brockman, Ph.D.

Ben and Linda, native South Carolinians, met as undergraduates and then continued studying together as newlyweds at Vanderbilt University, where Ben earned a Ph.D. in English literature while Linda taught high school English and earned two Master’s degrees. Ben then took a position as a professor in the English Department at UConn in Storrs, where he taught for 25 years, specializing in medieval English literature, Shakespeare, religion and literature, and literature for children. After ordination in 1987, Ben served as a curate at St. Michael’s parish in Litchfield while continuing to teach at UConn. During these years, as their two sons were growing up, Linda went back to school and earned her doctorate in education administration at Harvard. Ben became rector of St. Paul’s, Fairfield, in 1993 and served there until his retirement in 2008, while Linda taught ethics at Fairfield University, retiring from that position in 2009. Having begun his tenure here as Interim Rector on July 23, Ben says, “I have really enjoyed meeting and beginning to work with the staff and parish leaders at Christ and Holy Trinity Church. They are a wonderfully talented and committed group of people. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the people of this parish, and I am excited about working together with the parish and its leaders to further the historic mission of this parish church, as that mission gets refined and expressed in ways that address the realities of the intersection of the Church and the surrounding culture”.

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