Where is the Church? Trinity is located at 440 Main St. in Shrewsbury, MA. If you are driving into town from the west we are on the right just after St. John’s School. If you come from the town center, we are on the left approximately .2 miles from the center.
New to the area? Here’s the map!
What should I know about the worship services? We invite you to
worship with us for Holy Eucharist on Sundays at 9 AM. Any baptized Christian
is welcome to receive Communion. The Service follows the Book of Common
Prayer (copies are in the pews). We sing from a variety of hymnals. Readings
and page references are printed in the service bulletin that you receive upon
entering. Feel free to sit anywhere.
Please sign our guest book, located in the Narthex (lobby), before you leave.
All are welcome to join with the community at coffee hour in the Narthex for
refreshments and fellowship.
Where do I park and enter the building for worship? Is it handicapped
There is ample parking in the church parking lot. We have a circle drive that
provides easy accessibility to the entrance. Enter the church through the main
double doors under the portico. This entrance is handicapped accessible.
We also have a chair lift for access to the church office and parish hall which
can be found at the entrance to our parish hall.
How will I know when to sit or stand or kneel? Episcopalians move around
a bit in worship, as we pray with our bodies as well as our words. Generally we say that we stand for singing, sit for readings and the sermon, and kneel for prayers, but don’t worry, we’re just happy to have you with us and we don’t mind if it takes some time to pick up on the rhythm of the liturgy.
What is available for children? Nursery care is available during the 9 am service for infants and young children, and Christian Education classes (using Feasting on the Word) for children, K through 6th grade during the school year. Our ushers can help you locate the classroom or nursery. Children are ALWAYS welcome to stay in church with their parents; we have busy bags in the Narthex (lobby) to the right of the main church doors. We also ask that you allow them to move as they need to move so that they can learn to be comfortable in church.
Where are the restrooms? There is a handicapped-accessible restroom with baby changing table just outside the Narthex (to the left through the double doors). Restrooms are also located on the lower level. The ushers will be happy to help you find them.
Does your church practice policies and procedures to keep children safe from abuse? Yes, we practice Safe Church Policies at Trinity. The aim of this approach is to make our Church a safe place, safe for those who worship, safe for those who minister, safe for those who come in need, safe for children and safe for all who seek or serve Christ. We believe that this policy helps us live out our Baptismal covenant to respect the dignity of every human being.
Will I fit in? We’re sure you will! We are a diverse community, made of up people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds (a number coming from other countries), with a variety of views and opinions. At Trinity all people are embraced as children of God, regardless of age, race, ethnic background, educational background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
How should I dress? Dress is informal to professional, whatever you feel comfortable in. We’re just happy to have you join us!
Will I be singled out? No. We will not ask you to introduce yourself during worship or single you out during announcements or any other part of the service.
What is the church office’s phone number if I have other questions? The office phone number is (508) 842-6040. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm with voicemail checked in the off hours.