COVID-19 Update: Unfortunately, we will not be having our annual Carol Sing or Christmas Eve service this year, but we look forward to welcoming everyone back for Summer 2021.
In the meantime, our organist has posted some new organ videos.

Welcome to Holy Trinity, Spring Lake
Holy Trinity, Spring Lake

Church of the Holy Trinity

Kathleen Bishop

Welcome. We are happy that you are visiting our Web site, and we hope that you will come to visit us if you are in Spring Lake this summer.

As we are a summer chapel, we usually have one service on Sundays at 9 AM in the summertime, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we are closed this year.

As we are a beach community, we want to make our visitors feel welcome and relaxed. We even want to say that we are "flip flop friendly!" After all, it is summer and you are on vacation. As you can see from the pictures on our Web site, Holy Trinity Church is a beautiful, historic building that puts you at peace. The service will refresh your soul, just as the ocean air and water will refresh your body. We are an Episcopal Church, but we are open to all, no matter what your church background may be.

And, while Holy Trinity Church is a summer chapel, we are also open for weddings and baptisms all year. The church is both air conditioned and heated so no matter what date you may choose for your special day, we can make you and your guests feel very comfortable.

So, have fun exploring our Web site, and more importantly, please come to church this summer. We would love to see you.

– The Reverend Dr. Kathleen Bishop

Annual Carol Sing

Carol Sing 2020

We are so excited to announce that our annual Community Carol Sing will happen in a safe and socially distanced way at the usual date and time, Saturday, December 5th, 5:00-6:00 PM.

The town of Spring Lake has given us permission to move our Sing to Potter Park Map and Directions by the train station for this year only.

Everyone must be masked and socially distanced.

We will be accompanied by our wonderful brass quintet with David Citron conducting, and our MC, Rob Hoffman, will be there, too. We will have disposable lyric sheets, but bring your own jingle bells and a folding chair.

Unfortunately, we will not be having our annual Christmas Eve service this year, but we look forward to welcoming everyone back for Summer 2021 once this dreadful virus is behind us. In the meantime, see you at the Carol Sing on the 5th.

Steeple Restoration

Steeple Construction

A Letter to Our Friends About Summer 2020

The year 2020 looked bright for Holy Trinity Church. We had our most successful Christmas Carol sing in December and welcomed our largest congregation yet for Christmas Eve. We had weddings lined up for the year and had committed to a full repair on our beautiful steeple with a loan from the Diocese to help us finance it. A generous friend underwrote a full repainting of the outside. We were scheduled to open on Father's Day, and our 140th summer would begin in our beautiful, historic chapel. And then our world turned upside down.

Our Board of Trustees had been vacillating between our desire to fling the doors open again and the reality of what doing that would mean in this new Covid-19 world. Between the strict guidelines we would be required to follow from both the State of New Jersey and the Episcopal Diocese, and the uptick in new cases in the country, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed for the rest of the summer. Our worst nightmare would be having someone we love contract the virus at Holy Trinity. Since no one seems to be able to accurately predict what is going to happen, this seems to be our only option.

In the meantime, we, sadly, will have no income at all. We depend on the generosity of the folks who look forward to worshipping with us each summer. Weddings, our other major source of income, have been cancelled or postponed until 2021. But we still have our bills to pay and, most of all, we now have a five year loan to pay back. Needless to say, we would appreciate any help you can give.

Please keep us in your prayers as we will you. And pray that we will see each other in our beautiful church when our world turns right side up again.

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'Church of the Holy Trinity' by June Coles