Who We Are
On behalf of the Trinity Vestry and congregation, I welcome you to our web site and invite you to be part of our community. This Episcopal parish has served the Mount Airy community since 1896. The Episcopal Church in America belongs to the world-wide Anglican Communion of churches that began with the Church of England after the Reformation in the 1500’s. There are Anglican/Episcopal churches in 165 countries, maintaining, as we believe, apostolic succession (an unbroken line of bishops) going all the way back to the first Apostles of Jesus Christ.
One of the hallmarks of our tradition is called the via media, "the middle way." We seek to worship and serve Christ by finding common ground and creative ideas among diverse groups, opinions, and approaches. The three-fold authority of Scripture, Tradition and Reason forms our faith and guides our decisions as a church and form our vision of the future. While we revere our ancient Christian heritage, we seek always to remain open to the Holy Spirit's movement among us in our own day and time.
Trinity church employs a broad-church worship that retains our ancient prayers and ceremonies in a relaxed, joyful context. We seek to spread the good news of God’s reconciling love in Jesus Christ through our worship, study groups, common prayer, community involvement, and fellowship. For us, outreach and evangelism are closely linked; we spread the Gospel by being examples of believers as we minister to others.
At Trinity, we offer Christian education and spiritual formation for all ages. The Trinity choir is talented, devoted and joyous. The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) is a supportive and fun group actively involved in worship, hospitality and outreach. Our Coffee Hour after the 10:30 service is a time to catch up with old friends and get to know new ones. The Trinity Staples food panty is well established providing much-needed groceries to our community every week. Lyn's Medical Loan Closet offers medical equipment for people in the community without cost to them. Knitters gather for fellowship while making prayer shawls and prayer squares to comfort the sick and suffering in the Prayer Shawl ministry. Sunday School (Adult and Godly Play for Children), Bible Study, Book Group provide opportunities to read, discuss, and ask questions.
If you are interested in joining Trinity or simply want information about our church, I would love to talk with you. Please contact the church office at 336-786-6067 or [email protected].
May God’s peace and blessings be with you,
The Rev. Sarah Carper Morris, Rector
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
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Role of the Vestry
Originally the word "Vestry" referred to the room where the priest would put on his vestments, at which time local laity would meet with him to discuss the affairs of the parish. Over time the name of the room came to signify the group of people who governed a parish because it was where they met. While the vestry meeting location has changed, the name has r…Read More »
Construction of Trinity Church was begun in the spring of 1896, using local granite donated by parishioner, Thomas Woodruff, president of the granite company at that time. The first service in the new building was held in July of 1896. Trinity was consecrated on October 13, 1900 and was dedicated to “…the Worship and Service of Almighty God, the administration of His Holy Sacrame…Read More »