Copyright 2017 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, NH  03842     603-926-5688     trinity55ad@gmail.com 

Life Events

Baptism at Trinity Church

Anyone who wants to join the Episcopal Church is welcome to be baptized at Trinity Church. We celebrate baptism approximately five times per year during the service on Sunday morning or during the Easter Vigil at our sister church, Christ Church, Portsmouth. Baptisms generally occur in January, at the Easter Vigil, in May, July and the first Sunday in November. As the dates change yearly based on the liturgical calendar, please call the office for specific dates. There is also a rehearsal that usually takes place the Saturday evening before the baptism you will be notified as to the specific date and time as that date/time is finalized.  If you or a family member wish to be baptized, please contact our office at 603- 926-5688, or download the baptism guidelines (link below), fill out the form on its reverse, and return it to the office one month prior to the date you will participate in. Baptism Guidelines

Marriage at Trinity Church

We at Trinity Church are pleased to share in the  joyous event of your wedding. In the Episcopal Church, the rite of marriage is a sacred event and requires the use of the Episcopal order of service for the celebration and blessing of marriage, as printed in the Book of Common Prayer. Parishioners who have been attending Trinity Church for a minimum of six months are welcome to have their wedding in the church. We do a select number of non-member weddings each year, but these generally are limited to persons who already have an Episcopal connection in another congregation but are looking for a Seacoast venue for their wedding. Ordinarily, at least ninety days’ notice is required for a wedding, which gives time for counseling and preparation.  If one or both of the persons lives out of town, then a longer time frame will be needed.  Weddings with less than thirty days’ notice cannot be performed without the Bishops’ permission in writing, and then only in exceptional circumstances. For full details on our wedding policies and procedures, please click on the link below. Wedding Guidelines

Funerals at Trinity Church

The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to the vicar. If death is imminent, it is always appropriate to call the Vicar and have him present. Please see Page 490 of The Book of Common Prayer. A preliminary meeting/conversation in person or phone with the Vicar is required before any date is set or announced.  This should take place prior to any discussion of dates with the Funeral Home. It is preferred that Baptized Christians are buried from the church rather than a Funeral Home, unless considerations of space prohibit. It does not matter whether the deceased was a member of the Church or not, or whether the survivors are members. The Church and its services are available to all. When you are making arrangements for the funeral, remember that the Prayer Book assumes that the normal service is the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. This is rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the basis of Christian hope in eternal life. Consequently, the liturgy has many references to the resurrection, such as the use of the Paschal Candle, and the use of “Alleluia” and of Easter hymns. In some circumstances the Eucharist may not be appropriate; the Vicar will advise you on this matter.

The St. Francis Pet

Memorial Garden at

our sister church,

Christ Church

Our pets bring so much joy to us, and some are as dear to us as our very own family members. In light of this we have established a pet memorial garden allowing you to express your love and appreciation for your pet's loyalty and service through the years. Choose our memorial garden because of its beautiful, natural setting. Your pet will have its ashes (cremains) interred in the grounds surrounding our beautiful statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals. It is a peaceful setting on our church grounds that you can visit and enjoy.
Hampton, New Hampshire
Copyright 2017 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, NH  03842     603-926-5688   

Life Events

Baptism at

Trinity

Church

Anyone who wants to join the Episcopal Church is welcome to be baptized at Trinity Church. We celebrate baptism approximately five times per year during the service on Sunday morning or during the Easter Vigil at our sister church, Christ Church, Portsmouth. Baptisms generally occur in January, at the Easter Vigil, in May, July and the first Sunday in November. As the dates change yearly based on the liturgical calendar, please call the office for specific dates. There is also a rehearsal that usually takes place the Saturday evening before the baptism you will be notified as to the specific date and time as that date/time is finalized.  If you or a family member wish to be baptized, please contact our office at 603-926-5688, or download the baptism guidelines (link below), fill out the form on its reverse, and return it to the office one month prior to the date you will participate in. Baptism Guidelines

Marriage at Trinity

Church

We at Trinity Church are pleased to share in the joyous event of your wedding. In the Episcopal Church, the rite of marriage is a sacred event and requires the use of the Episcopal order of service for the celebration and blessing of marriage, as printed in the Book of Common Prayer. Parishioners who have been attending Trinity Church for a minimum of six months are welcome to have their wedding in the church. We do a select number of non-member weddings each year, but these generally are limited to persons who already have an Episcopal connection in another congregation but are looking for a Seacoast venue for their wedding. Ordinarily, at least ninety days’ notice is required for a wedding, which gives time for counseling and preparation.  If one or both of the persons lives out of town, then a longer time frame will be needed.  Weddings with less than thirty days’ notice cannot be performed without the Bishops’ permission in writing, and then only in exceptional circumstances. For full details on our wedding policies and procedures, please click on the link below. Wedding Guidelines

Funerals at

Trinity

Church

The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to the vicar. If death is imminent, it is always appropriate to call the Vicar and have him present. Please see Page 490 of The Book of Common Prayer. A preliminary meeting/conversation in person or phone with the Vicar is required before any date is set or announced.  This should take place prior to any discussion of dates with the Funeral Home. It is preferred that Baptized Christians are buried from the church rather than a Funeral Home, unless considerations of space prohibit. It does not matter whether the deceased was a member of the Church or not, or whether the survivors are members. The Church and its services are available to all. When you are making arrangements for the funeral, remember that the Prayer Book assumes that the normal service is the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. This is rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the basis of Christian hope in eternal life. Consequently, the liturgy has many references to the resurrection, such as the use of the Paschal Candle, and the use of “Alleluia” and of Easter hymns. In some circumstances the Eucharist may not be appropriate; the Vicar will advise you on this matter.

The St. Francis Pet Memorial

Garden at our sister church,

Christ Church

Our pets bring so much joy to us, and some are as dear to us as our very own family members. In light of this we have established a pet memorial garden allowing you to express your love and appreciation for your pet's loyalty and service through the years. Choose our memorial garden because of its beautiful, natural setting. Your pet will have its ashes (cremains) interred in the grounds surrounding our beautiful statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals. It is a peaceful setting on our church grounds that you can visit and enjoy.
Hampton, New Hampshire