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Some people think that if you have enough faith, life will be plain sailing for you. But this is not so. The fact that we can swim doesn’t prevent us from being knocked about by the waves. In the same way, faith doesn’t shield us from the hard knocks of life or death. What, then, does faith do? It gives us bearings and thus enables us to live in a topsy-turvy world without getting lost or giving in to despair.
Just as swimmers trust that if they don’t panic, and if they do a few simple things, then the power of the sea will uphold them, so believers entrust their lives to a power greater than themselves, a power greater than us all. This power is the power of God, who brought his Son, Jesus, back from the dead. 

Fr Flor McCarthy sdb


























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Faith, Compassion, Inclusion, Justice

Holy Trinity is an Anglican Church, which aspires to be a compassionate and inclusive faith community, regardless of race, sexuality, or gender. Over many years, our life has been greatly enriched by our first peoples, both Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.
So, we welcome diversity and new thinking. We are open to change and the wisdom of others. For us, thinking, debate, and diversity are signs of a vibrant spirituality. We are not perfect, but we are seeking to be faithful, cultivating mutual trust and transparency, working together for justice in the Church and the world.

Since 1856, Holy Trinity has been worshipping, working, and serving in the Valley. As such, our Church is in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism, which is grounded in the mystery of God’s love, honouring a rich sacramental, liturgical, and musical tradition. The church was constructed in 1876/77. The hall and rectory replaced earlier buildings in 1891/1892.

We are presently considering proposals to transform the rectory into the Trinity Community Centre, as well as landscaping the whole site, so that it becomes something like the Trinity Common, an elegant, green, and welcoming oasis, in the middle of urban life.

In faith and hope
Dr Steven Ogden
Rector, Holy Trinity





Page reviewed 13 April 2017 




The Reverend Dr Steven Ogden
0408 817 147

Parish Office
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
(07) 3852 1635

Church Wardens
Katharine Philp
Phillip Rule
Helen Tranter

Director of Music
David Webster

Robert Dearness B.Mus., FTCL, L.Mus.A.

Hall bookings and parking
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