Holy Trinity Anglican Church

What to Expect

Visiting Holy Trinity

We love having visitors and want you to feel welcome. Here are some basic notes that will help you know what to expect when you visit.

The Service

On Sunday afternoons, we worship in the sanctuary of Faith Presbyterian Church at 1307 Blanco Woods (on Blanco, just inside Loop 1604) at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

As you enter the church, a greeter will welcome you and give you a booklet containing the order of service. The booklet has brief explanations of each part of the service, so you’ll be able to follow along even if you aren’t familiar with the Anglican liturgy.

20140824_173836Our worship service follows the traditional Anglican liturgy from The Book of Common Prayer, and includes a sermon and Holy Communion. The music is mostly traditional hymns accompanied by organ.

A collection is taken, but the church is supported by the tithes and offerings of its members. Visitors are not expected to contribute. We are simply glad you are here!

Holy Communion is open to all baptized Christians who wish to renew their relationship with Jesus in the sacrament of the bread and the wine. You do not have to be a member of Holy Trinity or be Anglican to receive Communion. A gluten-free option is available. Please indicate to the priest if you desire the gluten-free bread.

If you do not wish to receive Holy Communion, you may come forward with the rest of the congregation and receive a blessing from the minister (simply cross your arms over your chest). Or you may remain seated, if you prefer.

What to wear?

You’ll see a wide variety of attire at Holy Trinity – everything from Sunday best to jeans, or even shorts during the hot San Antonio summer. The priest and other clergy wear formal liturgical vestments, but the congregation tends to dress mostly “nice casual.”

Children

Children are an important part of our church family. We welcome children of all ages to join us for worship. Small activity kits are available in a basket as you enter the church. Older children are welcome to serve within the service as acolytes, crucifers, and readers.

Beyond Sunday

Holy Trinity has several activities and groups that meet throughout the week, including a weekly fellowship and a weekly book discussion on Zoom. Check the Calendar page of this website for details. You can also sign up to receive periodic email announcements.