"To love God and follow Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to build the Kingdom of God."
Welcome To The
Anglican Church and Retreat House
of the Holy Trinity
Silver City, New Mexico
Celebration of the Holy Communion: 3:00 PM Sunday
Holy Trinity held its first Holy
Communion on September 5, 2008. We are a small, but growing church and
are the only Anglican parish in the Grant County area. We worship
at the Chapel at old St. Mary's, located at 1801 Alabama Street in
Silver City. Father Henry Hoffman serves the parish and Bishop Winfield
Mott is the Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of the West. Our name was
chosen because the Anglican Church worldwide is a Trinitarian church,
believing in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the creator, sustainer
and sanctifier of life.
Everyone is welcome!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO FIND AT HOLY TRINITY?
We are a traditional Anglican community. We believe in the truth of the
Holy Scriptures and the historic orthodox creeds of the early Church.
We understand that the most basic truth is the love of God for us and
for all creation and our goal is to walk in that love. Our worship is
centered in the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper, as given to us by Jesus
and in the teaching of the Gospel, or good news, of Christ. We follow
the classic worship of the church, developed in the New Testament and
used throughout the centuries as a joyous celebration of God among us.
We welcome visitors and are happy to share our worship and faith, but
we do not pressure others. We are always ready to simply talk or share
information or a prayer with anyone.
Members of Holy Trinity celebrating the first service at the chapel at St. Mary's.
WHO ARE ANGLICANS?
The Anglican Communion is an international association of national
churches. There is no single "Anglican Church" with universal juridical
authority as each national or regional church has full autonomy. With
approximately 80 million members, the Anglican Communion is the third
largest Christian communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic
Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches. The Archbishop of Canterbury,
the religious head of the Church of England, has no formal authority
outside that jurisdiction, but is recognized as the spokesperson and
symbolic leader of the worldwide communion. Among the bishops, he is
regarded as the "primus inter pares," which translates "first among
equals". The Anglican Communion is part of the One, Holy, Catholic and
Apostolic Church, being both Catholic and Reformed.
The 1998 Lambeth Conference, a meeting of all Anglican bishops held
every ten years, denoted mission as "God's way of loving and saving the
world", and the 2008 Lambeth Conference speaks of "The Church as an
instrument for mission" and a participant in "the movement of God's
love toward people [and the rest of creation], since God is a fountain
of sending love." The Anglican Communion understands mission as
primarily God's mission (Misio Dei), concerned for all human beings and
the totality of a human person; body mind and spirit. It is concerned
also for the totality of God's creation. This holistic understanding of
mission is expressed in the Five Marks of Mission: to proclaim the Good
News of the Kingdom; to teach, baptize and nurture new believers; to
respond to human need by loving service; to seek to transform unjust
structures of society; and to strive to safeguard the integrity of
creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. These are not
comprehensive in themselves but they serve as a guide and help the
churches within the Communion to live out a mission lifestyle in their
local contexts, and in variety of ways.
WHAT IS OUR WORSHIP LIKE?
The worship of the Anglican Church follows the general liturgy of
traditional Christianity. At the same time, it is privileged to use the
glorious language of the English book of Common Prayer. Visitors often
comment on the devout nature of our worship, combined with lively
singing. But first and foremost our worship is a joyful celebration of
the love of God.
The Holy Trinity Retreat House
and directed retreats are an ancient and vital expression of the
Christian contemplative life. We hope through our Retreat House not
only to contribute to the spiritual strength of groups and individuals,
but to broaden our fellowship with the wider Anglican community. Those
seeking a quiet, prayerful space will find a deeply joyful welcome from
us. We are also committed to providing needed retreat and meeting space
for our local Christian community.
We are happy to provide all visitors with access to our chapel and an
invitation to worship with us through the Anglican liturgy. In
addition, groups may request the services of our priest and/or a
certified spiritual director.
For additional information, and to book stays in the Retreat House, please contact
The Very Rev. Henry J. Hoffman at 575-313-5797 or [email protected]
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among the peoples and cultures of the Southwest.
Want to know more? We are happy to answer questions, from quick
inquiries to extensive educational research. Try us. But above all,
COME AND SEE!
Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity meets at:
The Chapel at Old St. Mary's
1801 Alabama St.
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
Priest's Office: 505-990-1299
Priest's Cell: 575-313-5797
E-mail: [email protected]
If you need the services of the priest or wish to
have more information about us or the Christian Faith, we encourage you
to phone the number above, or email…