Trinity Episcopal Church

Our Mission: to know Christ and make Him known. Tariffville, CT
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church

Plan Your Visit

Address
11 Church Street
Tariffville, CT 06081

Phone
860-651-0201

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

Trinity is an active, friendly, growing Episcopal parish with a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching, music, children and youth, healing, outreach, and service. Our members come from Tariffville, Simsbury, Granby, East Granby, Avon, Suffield, Windsor and other surrounding towns.

The center of our parish life is our Sunday worship, and we offer three services each Sunday plus two during the week, each including careful attention to the Word of God and the celebration of Holy Communion.

We have active children and youth programs, and music is led by our three choirs: the traditional choir, the children's choir and the contemporary worship team. Various classes and bible studies meet weekly at the Trinity, and retreats on and off site are held periodically. Trinity also provides a Counseling and Spiritual Direction Center, and has an active healing ministry.

Trinity offers many opportunities for hands-on volunteering. We sponsor a medical mission in Kaduna Nigeria with our prayers, financial contributions, and yearly work trips, and thousands of people are able to receive medical care there each year. We serve lunch monthly to homeless in Bushnell Park and also prepare a dinner for a local shelter. We send teams to build houses with Habitat for Humanity and collect food for local food banks. We have an active veteran's ministry, nursing home ministry, teen ministry, and prison ministry.

Please join us in serving, in worship, or just stop by to say hello.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Lively, Young families, Historic

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Chanting, Praise and Worship, Psalms a capella

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1848

Our Services

What are services like?
Sunday 8:00am service is quiet, contemplative, with no music. Sunday 9:45am service includes Sunday School for kids ages 3-high school, and music is provided by the traditional choir, children's choir, and the contemporary worship team. Sunday 5:00pm service in the chapel is a small, shorter service, with music led by music team members playing the piano, guitar, or harp.

What is the community like?
The church is a warm, friendly community who is there for each other in friendship and prayer. Whether gathering for a whole-church potluck dinner, meeting in a small group in someone's living room, playing laser tag, knitting prayer shawls, singing around a campfire, or just chatting at the weekly coffee hour, Trinity members, new and long-time, feel a sense of family at Trinity.

What if I'm not a Christian?
No matter where you are in your personal journey, you are welcome to come explore your faith at Trinity. Come worship with us, seek blessing, ask questions, attend a Bible study or class, and see where God leads you.

Leadership View all

Thomas Furrer

Thomas Furrer

Father Tom spent his early adult life working in the construction business and beginning a family. Following his conversion to Christ in 1977, he felt that God was calling him to ordained ministry. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1981 with a degree in American History and received his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 1986. He was ordained a Deacon in June of 1986 and a Priest in December of 1986. He has served in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut ever since. He has served as rector of Trinity in Tariffville since 2000. Before that, he was rector of St. Paul’s in Huntington from 1988 to 2000 and was the assistant pastor at Trinity in Tariffville from 1986 to 1988. In recent years, he has devoted much time and energy to raising support for mission projects in two African dioceses. In recognition of his efforts, he was named honorary Canon of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Kasulu, Tanzania in 2002. In 2004, he was formally installed as statutory Canon in St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kaduna, Nigeria by Archbishop Josiah Fearon. Father Tom is President of Kateri Medical Services, a non-profit corporation which funds and facilitates basic medical care to the rural poor in Nigeria (www.katericlinic.org), recently published his first book, The Living Word of the Living God: A Beginners Guide To Reading and Understanding the Bible, with all proceeds going to support the Kateri Medical Services. He and his wife, Maryjane, have been married more than 35 years, have raised three adult daughters, and have two grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, hiking and jogging.

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