Ours is a busy church with lots of activities that make up our congregational life and service to the wider community. Below are some of our regular groups which are always open to new members.
Salcombe Community Gospel Choir
Salcombe Church Choir
Icon Writing (Painting) Group
Ecumenical Bible Study Group
Barnabas New Monastic Fellowship
Thursday Church Cleaning Team
Friends of Holy Trinity
Salcombe Flower Club
In addition, there are plenty of ways to volunteer. We are after all the biggest volunteering society in the town.
Public readers for services
Sidesmen and Sideswomen (Welcomers)
Leaders of intercessions prayer
Pastoral team visitors *
Special ministers at the Eucharistic (chalice bearers)
Please do ask if you want any more information about joining or volunteering for any of these groups and activities.
*Diocesan and parish police hold that some of our activities where vulnerable adults or children are involved require interviewing, safeguarding training and police checks (DBS) before permission is granted.
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering us to play a part at the beginning of your marriage. Holy Trinity is a popular church for weddings and we receive many inquiries every year for such celebrations. We hope that the following information will help you in considering an application to be married here. We have also included accompanying downloads with relevant information and an application form.
Marriage is a wonderful vocation and as such the clergy team and keen to promote both the day and the importance of the vows. A wedding service is an act of worship and therefore needs considerable preparation and thought. To do this we meet with couples two to three times and also hold a rehearsal. In addition, we ask couples to come to one of our marriage preparation seminars - usually, an afternoon run by one the clergy and an experienced married couple who are part of this congregation.
To be able to marry in a Church of England parish couples must qualify by law under residency. Local couples living in either the parish of Salcombe or the parish of Malborough with South Huish (this includes Hope Cove and Galmpton) do this automatically and would qualify by having banns of marriage read in church on three Sundays. For couples who are not local, we are able to guide you through the process of applying to the Diocese of Exeter for a Common License or via the local civic registrar at Totnes. You can also qualify by association where one of you happen to have lived here or worshiped at this church regularly. For more information about the actual regulations, you can visit www.yourchurchwedding.org or speak to our administrator on 01548 842626 during office hours.
It is possible to get married in church Couples where one or both partners are divorced but this at the discretion of the priest who would be conducting the wedding. Please feel free to ask to see one of the clergy team to discuss this.
The current information sheet PDF has contact numbers and the standard Church of England fees list.
The Organist has provided a list of organ bridal processionals and recessionals that are possible.
We ask couples to please read and sign the policy document before meeting a priest.
OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION
Please book organists, bell ringers, florists, etc. yourself and ensure that is done early.
All four local churches have a policy of no weddings on a Sunday.
The Salcombe Community Gospel are fabulous but in great demand please ensure you book them soon if required.
Live Broadcasts from Holy Trinity Church
Since January 2018 we are broadcasting the sermons live at 10.20 (ish) on the Holy Trinity Salcombe Church Facebook page. These sermons are also archived on Youtube under the 'cybervicar' channel. The response we have had has been tremendous and it is not limited only to local viewers but has reached people as far a New Zealand.
Join us in Lent
Lent is a special time of the year where Christians prepare for the celebration of Easter with forty days of prayer and fasting. The model in all of this is Jesus who spent forty days in the Judean wilderness, and although we cannot hop over to the Holy Land and presume to do the same we can nevertheless use this time for personal renewal. There are plenty of things to do this Lent in this parish and our neighbouring churches in the benefice locality.
There are two study groups that meet on Wednesdays. The afternoon group meets at the church in Salcombe at 2pm for an hour and half. Another group meets at St Peter's House in Malborough (www.stpetersfoundation.org) at 7pm for the same period. Both groups are looking at the book Walk the Extra Mile which was written by Father Daniel and explores the basic milestone for living to a Christian rule of life.
Soup lunches in aid of the Shekinah Mission for the homeless are on offer on Wednesdays at 12.30pm during Lent. At Malborough Church, a similar arrangement is available at noon in the meeting room.
At Salcombe Church midday prayers are said in the side chapel by a group of volunteers. Please feel free to come and join us for 10 minutes of quiet reflection and reading.
Deepening in Prayer
Holy Trinity Church is open from 9am to 5pm every day for visitors. The chapel of the Good Shepherd is especially dedicated to prayer and visitors are welcome to write prayers and leave them on our prayer tree. Volunteers from the congregation quietly read the prayers out on a weekly basis.
Prayer is at the heart of being a Christian and Bishop Robert has made deepening in prayer a major priority for our diocesan family.