When looking at the imposing structure of Holy Trinity, and observing its dynamic ministry, it is difficult to imagine the humble beginnings of the church. But the history of the Parish Church of the Most Holy Trinity can be traced back to the early 1970's, when Mr. Mackey Williams of Stapledon Gardens approached Bishop Michael Eldon requesting the establishment of an Anglican church in the area. Bishop Eldon met with thirty-five potential parishioners at the home of Mackey & Cindy Williams, and, once convinced of their commitment to the church, Bishop Eldon agreed to allow Fr. Etienne Bowleg, then Diocesan Secretary/Treasurer to pioneer in this effort.
As a result of an intense visitation programme by Fr. Bowleg and the small group of pioneers in Stapledon Gardens, Oakes Field, and Westward Villas, sufficient numbers of persons were gathered for the launch of the parish. The first service took place on Advent Sunday (December 3rd) 1972 in the living room of Fr. Bowleg's residence, off Thompson Avenue in Stapledon Gardens.
Growth was such that the parish soon outgrew the rectory, so that a series of tents, pitched outside the rectory, and rented space in the Teachers' Union Hall became home to the parish, until the church was built and dedicated on May 25th, 1975.
The stewardship of the parishioners was exemplary and the loan for the building was amortized, allowing Bishop Eldon to consecrate the church on June 13th, 1984.
The real history of Holy Trinity, though, must recognize that this tremendous growth and exemplary stewardship was due to the dynamic preaching and teaching ministry of Fr. Bowleg, a gifted and anointed man of God. His intention, as stated to Bishop Markham, at the time of his offering himself for ministry, was to be more than a "mass-saying priest". Indeed he has proven faithful to this promise in every area of ministry, and has been innovative in lay leadership training, stewardship, evangelism and renewal programmes, so much so that the church has led the Diocese in numerical and financial growth, and has aided other churches in their ministry efforts through programmes such as "Faith Alive", "Evangelism Explosion", and the establishment of Cell Groups.
Ministries that grew out of Holy Trinity, because of the leadership of laity from the parish, include "Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship", "Women's Aglow" and "Cursillo".
Music has been an outstanding feature of the Church's ministry; gifted musicians such as Donna Donaldson, Faith Finlayson, Leroy Thompson, Susan Wallace, Cleophas Adderley, Antoine Wallace, Colin Edgecombe, Darrell Hurston, Ray Saunders, Flora Simpson, Julian Darville and Pam Wood have maintained music ministry at a high standard. The church now boasts five choirs, each with its own unique style of music, that minister during the services of the church.
The Sunday morning worship services at Holy Trinity feature a unique blend of traditional Anglican and charismatic, with praise and worship, testimonies of changed lives, evangelistic preaching, hands-on prayer ministry and counseling, woven into the liturgy as prescribed the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies.
All are welcome! Come and be blessed!
Regular Services and Meetings:
Sunday 7:00 AM The Holy Eucharist, 9:00 AM The Family Eucharist, 6:30 PM Prayer & Praise with Teaching Ministry (Evensong Benediction last Sunday in each month)
Monday 7:30 PM ACM ,Third Monday of each month/ACW Last Monday
Tuesday 7:30 PM The Church at Prayer
Wednesday 5:30 AM Intercessory Prayer, 6:30 AM Mass 7:30 PM Bible Study
Thursday 1:00 PM Prayer Lunch 7:30 PM Voices of Trinity
Friday 6:00 PM Joshua Generation 7:30 PM Youth Meeting (Teens) Marriage Cell (1st Friday each month)
Saturday 6:30 AM Intercessory Prayer 7:30 AM Men's Fellowship 12 Noon Serving Choir 1:00 PM Children Choir 2:00 PM Brownies / Girl Guides /Scouts 4:00 PM New Members Class 6:00 PM Senior Choir Rehearsal/Altar Guild Preparation