We welcome students and the campus community into worship, music making, community service and social justice, and practices that foster wellbeing and belonging.
Each Sunday of the academic year there is a Service of Holy Communion in the Episcopal tradition at the Trinity College Chapel. The service occurs at 4:30 p.m. on most Sundays. You can find a detailed schedule below.
On a typical Sunday, The Chapel Singers offer choral elements of the service and student leaders serve as acolytes and greeters. Often throughout the semester, guest preachers are invited to campus to give the sermon. They include alumni who have pursued divinity school or other priests from Connecticut and beyond. The 4:30 pm service is followed by Community Supper, a time for gathering to enjoy a meal catered by one of Hartford’s restaurants.
Sunday Fall Chapel Worship Calendar
services marked with an asterisk (*) begin at a time other than 4:30 pm
|September 3, 2023*||11:00 AM||Trinity College Chapel|
|September 10, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
|September 17, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
|September 24, 2023*||11:00 AM||Talcott Mountain State Park||Trail Chapel|
|October 1, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
|October 15, 2023*||11:00 AM||Trinity College Chapel||Homecoming Sunday|
|October 22, 2023*||11:00 AM||TBD||Trail Chapel|
|October 29, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel||PRIDE Mass|
|November 5, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel||All Saints’ Sunday|
|November 12, 2023*||11:00 AM||TBD||Trail Chapel|
|November 19, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
|December 3, 2023||4:30 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
Wednesday Evensong Calendar
|October 4, 2023||5:15 PM||Trinity College Chapel||Francis of Assisi|
|October 25, 2023||5:15 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
|November 15, 2023||5:15 PM||Trinity College Chapel|
What is Trail Chapel?
In short, it’s a church service…on the trail. We invite you for a meditative and reflective hike on one of the many trails in & around Hartford, Connecticut. We’ll travel to a trail and share a brief service of Holy Communion in the woods before sharing a picnic and time for fellowship. This is a great opportunity to reconnect to yourself, the earth, one another, & God. Contact Chaplain Halley for more information on how to sign up ([email protected]). All are welcome!
Other opportunities to connect with Protestant Christian life on campus in its various expressions are the weekly meetings of student organizations under our umbrella. These include Chapel Council, the Trinity College Gospel Choir, and FIST (Faith Inspired Students at Trinity). These organizations are student-led with support from advisers in the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life. Learn more about them here.