Trinity Lime Rock

Offering companionship along the Way Lakeville, CT
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock
Trinity Lime Rock

Who We Are

We're an Episcopal parish located in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut that is in the process of growing out of the "small" category. We have more going on here than you'll find at churches twice our size -- or larger. Our parishioners come from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts and our visitors come from all over the world -- sometimes when visiting Lime Rock Park, the auto race course right across the street, or the area's many boarding schools and sports and cultural venues. We're especially proud of our young people, our music, our service to the community, and in joyously trying new things.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Casual, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational, Creative, Down to Earth

Programs
Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Choir, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1873

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
488 Lime Rock Road
Lime Rock
Lakeville, CT 06039

Phone
(860)824-0640

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Our services follow the Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church. On Sundays, our 8 AM Holy Eucharist is according to Rite I, our Sunday School (sports program for the kids in summer) convenes at 10:15 AM in the chapel, and our 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist is according to Rite II, with choir (year-round) and organ. Check our website for lots more information about our worship!

What is the community like?
We're multi-generational and multi-cultural. Our parishioners come from many religious traditions and all walks of life, and many drive some distance to get here. Our founder built Trinity Lime Rock with the understanding that workers in his mines and foundries would be every bit as welcome here as Senators and Presidents -- and we've never wavered from that. We're not afraid to try new things. Whether it's a new way to serve our larger community, or a musical discovery (our music director is a recognized Early Music expert), or a new program for the kids (the middle school of our Sunday School recently conceived, wrote and acted a video based on two Bible stories they had selected, and will be doing a follow-up in the spring on prayer in various world religions), expect surprises at Trinity. Yet we value tradition, too. This December will mark our 70th Christmas Pageant. Our Rector chants portions of the Holy Eucharist, and our choir presents rarities from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. We know our history, and we cherish it.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are very welcome here. Our motto "Offering companionship along the Way" recognizes that we all follow our own individual paths of spiritual growth and development, and that we all can learn from the religious experiences of others. "Deeds before creeds" is a favorite expression of our Senior Warden!

Leadership View all

Heidi Truax

Heidi and Philip Truax moved to Sharon with their four sons (Aaron, Toby, Hans and Luke) in 1981. They started Sharon Computer in 1982. As computers themselves evolved over the years their computer business grew and changed. Heidi was always very involved in church life at Christ Church Sharon serving as treasurer for eight years, vestry member, choir member, and whatever else needed doing. As the boys were finishing high school at HVRHS, Heidi began to realize that maybe she might be called to do more to serve God. She attended MEEP from 1997-99 and after a period of discernment applied for the priesthood. She began seminary at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2000 and during her time as a student worked as an intern with The Rev. Christopher Webber in Canaan and Cornwall. She did a second internship at Trinity Hartford and then was ordained to the transitional diaconate in 2005. She then began her three year curacy at Trinity Southport and was ordained to the priesthood in January of 2006.   Because Heidi led several mission trips to Honduras while she was at Trinity Southport she became more and more interested in the possibility of doing longer term mission work in Honduras. When the Bishop of Honduras came to visit at Trinity Southport he invited Heidi and Philip to come and work for him for a time in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. Heidi and Philip packed up the dog and the cat and moved to Tegucigalpa in the fall of 2008. While there Heidi worked in the cathedral leading services in Spanish and English. She also taught Christian Education at the bi-lingual school associated with the cathedral. Philip worked on a housing project that proved to be a daunting task. When the school year ended this spring, Heidi and Philip came back to Sharon and brought with them a great deal of gratitude for the work that was done, and the lessons learned. (We also brought the dog and cat back home too.) Jupiter now speaks some Spanish as do Heidi and Philip. “¡Siéntate, Jupiter….buen perro, buen perro!”

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