"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
Everyone is welcome!

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 in 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 and Bishop Mark Zimmerman is the Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest. 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.

A Social Hour follows the service on the first Sunday of each month.

See the news story from The Grant County Beat (grantcountybeat.com) about the ceremony held on June 28, 2014 to transfer ownership, and the 'light' of the St. Mary's property from the Sisters of St. Joseph to Holy Trinity Anglican Church.


Father Henry's "Sermon in a Sentence"

October 26: Jesus assures us that all the wisdom that we need to know is summed up in two commandments:  That we love God and that we love our neighbor.

November 2- The Unexpected Blessings from Jesus.
November 9-  Preparing for the best
November 16- Christ calls all of us to use what He has given us in His service.
November 23- Doing Something Special for Jesus
November 30- Jesus warns us to be ready for His second coming

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.

                            Labrynth walk

Members of Holy Trinity celebrating the first service at the chapel at St. Mary's.            Workshop participants walk the labyrinth behind the chapel.

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.

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

Silent 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]

Related Links:
The Anglican Church in North America
The Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) is an Anglican church in the United States and Canada and a founding member of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
The Diocese of the West is a Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, covering the western states. Includes parish locator, news and resources.
St. Andrews Academy is a private, K-12 Christian preparatory school located in the Lake Almanor area of Northeastern California. Fr. Brian Foos, Headmaster.
Andrewes Hall is a theological seminary in Arizona, founded in 2002 to provide ministry formation to future church leaders, both clergy and lay persons from 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… [email protected]