Trinity Episcopal Church
Houston TX

77004



Who we are

Trinity Episcopal Church - Making God's Presence Real By Sharing Christ's Life-Changing Love.

Mission & Vision

CORE VALUES

WORSHIP. We offer traditional and eclectic worship authentically celebrated through music, art, and ritual.

COMMUNITY. We are an inclusive, caring community where people of diverse backgrounds are embraced and valued. We strive to embody humility, acceptance, forgiveness and respect for all.

RESPONSIVENESS TO GOD'S CALL. We are open to the Holy Spirit to bring people together into relationship to God and one another in a changing urban context.

OUR VISION

CHRISTIAN FORMATION. Opportunities for Christian Education abound for all ages, using arts, music, and activities to nurture spiritual formation, meeting people where they are in their personal journeys.

FACILITIES. Trinity creatively uses its campus and surrounding community real estate to share the Love of Christ, creating multiple venues for fellowship, education and outreach.

OUTREACH. Broad outreach is grounded in and responsive to our midtown neighborhood, building on current Homeless (Lord of the Streets, "LOTS") and Young Urban Adult (Houston Community College) ministries where Christ is brought to a hurting world.

WELCOMING. All who visit Trinity are warmly welcomed, provided information, and broadly introduced. New members are provided intentional opportunities to use their gifts in all aspects of church life.

YOUTH FORMATION. Trinity's youth community is growing and vibrant with multiple opportunities for leadership development, involvement in Parish and community life, and spirit.



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Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004
United States
Phone: (713) 528-4100
Fax: (713) 942-0117
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Church Pastor

Rev. Hannah E. Atkins Romero
Rev. Hannah E. Atkins Romero
Rector
1015 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004
United States
Phone: (713) 528-4100
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1 Corinthians 13:4

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The Rev. Hannah E. Atkins Romero became Trinity's fifteenth rector in September of 2007. To prepare herself as a third generation Episcopal priest, the Reverend Atkins Romero earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Douglass College, Rutgers University and a masters degree in divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York in May 1996, with additional studies in theology at Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas in El Salvador.

The Reverend Atkins Romero previously served as Senior Assistant Rector at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Before joining St. John's Church, she served as Director of Theological and Christian Education in the Diocese of the Episcopal/Anglican Church of El Salvador, Associate Priest at St. John the Evangelist San Salvador, Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity Church Santa Teresa in San Martin, and as Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrew's Church in Amatepec, Soyapango.

The Reverend Atkins Romero is married to Elmer Romero and they have four children (and Paco,the dog).   Edit
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Sunday - Holy Eucharist

8:00 am, Rite I, traditional language, spoken service, in the chapel
10:30 am, Rite I/Rite II, traditional or contemporary language, choir/organ music, in the church
12:30 pm, Rite III, contemporary language, jazz/gospel music, in the chapel

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Wednesday - Holy Eucharist

6:00 pm, Rite II, contemporary language, spoken service, celebrating Holy Women & Holy Men, in the chapel

Monday - Friday - Evening Prayer

5:30 pm, Rite I/Rite II, traditional or contemporary language spoken service, in the church. A sack dinner is provided after the service.

Second Sunday Concert and Choral Compline

7:30 pm, sung choral compline, led by the Trinity Choir, every second Sunday of the month

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History of Trinity Episcopal Church Houston TX

Trinity Episcopal Church of Houston has existed as a house of worship and a center of its community for over a century. As such, it has adapted to the changing nature of the city, as Houston grew from a regional town of approximately 40,000 souls to a dynamic metropolitan giant, the fourth largest city in the United States. With a congregation that grew from a few founding members in the 1890s to several thousand parishioners at its peak, Trinity Church is an example of how spiritual people have contended with the challenges presented during a city's most crucial period of urban development.

Founded in 1893 as a mission in a new residential area southwest of downtown, Trinity was a product of Houston's expansion, when distance made it difficult for the faithful to travel to Christ Church, Trinity's mother parish and Houston's initial Episcopal church. After a quarter of a century of existence in wooden buildings, Trinity parish built its present imposing structure (1917 - 1921) in Houston's South End, at the corner of Main Street and Holman Avenue. That structure, designed by some of the leading architects of their time and paid for through the hard work of the congregation, became an architectural landmark.

During the late 1910s and 1920s, Trinity entered an era of explosive growth, paralleling that of the city, and became an important center of the Episcopal faith. Always blessed with able clergy and energetic membership, Trinity came into its own. The congregation's many youth and adult activities were community events that attracted wide attention among the general populace and involved many hundreds of people. An integral part of its city, Trinity likewise maintained special relationships with Houstonians of other faiths. With a membership numbering 1,900 parishioners in 1930, Trinity emerged as the largest Episcopal parish in the Diocese of Texas and one of the largest in the nation.

After World War II, Houston's growth presented Trinity with perhaps its greatest challenge. As the city physically expanded into the new postwar suburbs, Trinity's membership began to decline. Commercial activity intruded on its immediate neighborhoods, and parishioners moved away. Rather that abandon its historic location, the congregation showed itself to be steadfast. Resurrecting itself from this period of decay, Trinity reaffirmed its mission, this time as a beacon in the inner city where, through much effort, it has become a leading institution in the heart of Houston, determined to enhance the quality of urban life for everyone. Trinity began to deal with more diversity and a larger community beset by modern problems; and in the process, Trinity has secured its place in the future.   Edit


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