About

I would like to welcome you to the Trinity “e-Piscopal” Church website, but would much rather see you in person at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Trinity Episcopal Church

We are a church that wants to help you deepen your relationship with Christ, and would love for you to join us in order to help us do the same.  One of 70 parishes (churches) of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, we are in the heart of downtown Morgantown, right down the hill from the Downtown Campus of WVU.  Our ministry is focused on knowing and making Christ known, with three focus areas:

We are a downtown parish church – Through worship services, Christian Education, fellowship, and in many other ways, we seek to affect the lives of our members and the wider community for Christ.

We have a connection with WVU – Through our Canterbury and other programs, we are about making Christ known to the students, faculty, and staff of the University.  See the Canterbury link above for more information about college ministry.

We are involved in outreach – Through our support for and the housing of a daily soup kitchen and many other ways.

Our Sunday Services are at 8:00 (no music) & 10:30 a.m. (with choir and contemporary music).  Our Sunday services are all celebrations of Holy Eucharist (Communion) and any Baptized Christian is welcome to receive Communion.  Sunday School is a part of the 10:30 service for children, and we have evening programs for Adult Christian Education on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

We live out our commitment to Christ in community and would love to have you visit or join us if you do not have a church home.  Please contact us, or better yet drop by on a Sunday if you have any questions.

In Christ,

Mike Hadaway +, Rector

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion, a collection of 38 national or regional churches who take themselves back to Jesus Christ through the Church of England.  For that reason we can either be called Episcopalians or Anglicans.  We believe what is taught in the Bible and the historic creeds of the Church.  We strive to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome.  Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be as followers of Christ.  Episcopalians and Anglicans rely on Scripture, tradition, and reason to encounter God’s will in our lives.

Like all Christians, we believe the Bible contains everything necessary for salvation.  For two thousand years, The Church has, as a worshiping body of faithful people, amassed experience of God and of loving Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. What Christians through the centuries thought about the Bible is critical to our understanding of it in our own life and times. The traditions of the Church in interpreting Scripture connect all generations of believers together, and give us a starting point for own understanding.  This is the Great Cloud of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 12 — the whole of God’s church standing together.

Yet, we still believe that every Christian must build an understanding and relationship with God’s Word, and to do that God had given us intelligence and our own experience.  Relying on the text of the Bible itself, and what Christians have taught us about it through the ages, we then must sort out our understanding of it as it relates to our own lives.