Worship at Holy Trinity, Spring Lake

Worship at Holy Trinity

Our worship service is open to all, no matter your church background. The great premise of this church is that it is joyful to be a Christian, and we try to enrich your stay here by emphasizing that proposition. We want you to return to your home church with positive thoughts in mind and with Christ in your heart.

Worship Schedule

Worship services are held every Sunday morning at nine o'clock from June 16th, 2019 through September 1st, 2019.

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Barbara Crafton

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide via email. She has served a number of churches, including historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, St. John's-in-the-Village in Greenwich Village, St. Clement's in Manhattan's theatre district, St. James in Florence, Italy and St. Luke's in Metuchen, New Jersey. She was a maritime chaplain on the New York waterfront, and served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the attack on the World Trade Center. A spiritual director, Crafton leads retreats and teaches throughout the United States and abroad. She lives with her husband Richard Quaintance, a Rutgers professor emeritus of English literature. She loves him, their children and grandchildren, her kitchen, her iPad, her garden and her hummingbirds.

Her many books include books of essays (The Sewing Room, Yes! We'll Gather at the River, Some Things You Just have to Live With), books of daily meditations (Let Us Bless the Lord (Vols 1-4), Meditations on the Psalms, Finding Time for Serenity, and several others; a book of poetry (Blessed Paradoxes), a book about the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of the World Trade Center bombing (Mass in Time of War), a book about how people of faith experience depression (Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet) and, most recently, The Courage to Grow Old.


Map to Happiness: Straightforward Advice on Everyday Issues Map to Happiness: Straightforward Advice on Everyday Issues

Father Peter K. Stimpson, our former priest, served as the Executive Director of Trinity Counseling Service in Princeton, New Jersey. He has written a popular advice column in a number of newspapers since 1983, and his book, Map to Happiness: Straightforward Advice on Everyday Issues, was published in 2008 and can be found on Amazon.com.

Chapel Liturgical Staff

The Reverend Barbara Cawthorne CraftonVicar
The Reverend Peter K. StimpsonVicar Emeritus
David CitronMinister of Music