The Church of The Holy Trinity
381 Main Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
April 16, 2018
To our Next Rector,
On behalf of the parishioners of The Church of The Holy Trinity, we thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Rector for our church. During the past several months we have asked our Lord to guide us as we study our church its people, activities, and outreach as well as our strengths and challenges.
We are proud of our historic church located in the center of downtown with a long history of service to the community. Our large building hosts a variety of community programs, many of which serve those most in need, such as a warming center which provides a safe haven for the homeless during the winter months. Our members are diverse in race, age, education, socioeconomic standing and theology. We have a number of devoted lay leaders who assist with liturgical duties, pastoral care, teaching Sunday School, working with our youth group, preparing for the annual church fair, and caring for our building. We have a broad liturgical style and we offer a praise band and youth participation services monthly.
During the past eight years we have been able to raise money to clean and restore our beautiful stained-glass windows, repair the bell tower so the church bells chime again, and to install an elevator so more people can attend activities on the second floor of the parish hall.
Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College are near-by and the beautiful Connecticut River flows just a block away. Our downtown offers a distinct mix of retail shops, restaurants, service organizations, entertainment, and cultural activities.
With our Lord’s help we will continue to carry on programs already in place while we hope and pray that more families and individuals will join us. We are eager to have you with us to teach and guide us as keepers of our church. With your help and with the love that we share as a congregation, we will move forward in positive ways.
The Church of The Holy Trinity Transition Team
P.S. Interested candidates should review our Office of Transition Ministry profile and contact The Rev. Lee Ann D. Tolzmann, Canon for Mission Leadership, Episcopal Church of Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org