Welcome To The
Anglican Church 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 meet 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.

Every Sunday during Lent, our 3:00pm service will be followed by a "Soup and Bread" dinner. Please join us!

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.

Dos Manos is deeply grateful to St. Augustine's Anglican Church in Deming, Anglican Holy Trinity in Silver City, and the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest for their special help in bringing in "big beans" to address the humanitarian hunger crisis at the Mexico border this 2013. A 45,000 pound donation from a generous farm family in Nebraska, the aid of Diaz Farms and the Diaz family in Deming, New Mexico, who joyously donated warehouse space and forklift labor, and the generosity of you who donated the 2500.00 truck freight to get the semiload of beans from Nebraska to Deming, NM made it possible. Beans have now been distributed to twelve humanitarian organizations who are addressing the crisis on the Mexico border, in Juarez, Palomas, Agua Prieta, Douglas and Nogales.

Father Henry Hoffman, rector of St. Augustine's and Anglican Holy Trinity, met with volunteer workers picking up their beans for transport.

The chapel at the Palomas Outreach building.
St. Francis, painted by St. Augustine Anglican Church member Mary Lillie.

On April 5, Jueves Santo, Holy Thursday, Father Henry Hoffman visited the Palomas Outreach building just across the border in Palomas, Chihuahua -- New Mexico's only populated Mexico bordertown neighbor, which has suffered greatly during the ongoing crisis in Mexico.

Father Henry performed la Santa Misa, or holy mass, outdoors in the courtyard of the building complex. He also met with Palomas Outreach director Esperanza Lozoya, U.S. humanitarian worker who started her work in Palomas eight years ago, and who has expanded her efforts to include rural Chihuahua, where large numbers of Palomas residents have fled.

A huge project to serve the children of Palomas with new Easter shoes was underway that Thursday when Fr. Henry visited. Thanks to the generosity of many donors and the hard work of tireless Palomas Outreach volunteers, hundreds of children were fitted with new shoes, and provided with boxes of crayons and spiral notebooks.

The chapel.                                                              Curtain with notes of prayer and thanks.                     Virgin of Guadalupe, donated by one of the
                                                                                                                                                               senior citizens the Outreach serves.

Fr. Henry Hoffman celebrates the Eucharist.             Holy Communion vessels, gift from Fr. Henry.             Part of the congregation who gathered for the
                                                                                                                                                                        Holy Thursday mass.

Osvaldo, in the chapel.                                            Waiting for new shoes.                                            Girl with new shoes.

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.

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]