Pastor's Welcome

We’re glad you’re visiting Trinity Church in the Central West End’s website, and we’d be even happier if you’d come visit us in person. At Trinity, you’ll find a community that worships God in a classic Christian style, makes a difference in the world through acts of service and justice, and grows into a deeper relationship with God and neighbor. No matter who you are, you’re invited to stop by anytime and experience for yourself the love of Christ practiced at Trinity Church.


Jesus summed it up best when he said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
This is what we believe at Trinity, the rest is details.

Sunday Worship Times
    Quiet Service without music 8:00 AM
    Main Service with choir 10:30 AM
    Family Service 9:00 AM (2nd Sunday of the Month)
    Compline 7:00 PM (3rd Sunday of the Month)
Weekday Worship Times
    Monday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM
    Tuesday: Holy Communion 7:30 AM
    Wednesday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM; Holy Communion 12:10 PM
    Thursday: Holy Communion 6:30 AM
    Friday: Morning Prayer 7:30 AM

Sunday School
  (Beginning 9/20/15)

Pre-K through 12th Grade 9:00 AM
    Adult Forum 9:20 AM (Childcare provided)



We have two parking lots. The lot on the north side of the church is accessible via Euclid Ave. The lot behind the church is accessible via Washington Avenue and the alley just north of the church.

Child Care

Child care is available during the Sunday School program from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM (except on 2nd Sundays during the Family Service). Children of all ages are welcome to worship with their parents/guardians during all liturgies. A “soft spaced” designed especially for families with small children is available in the sanctuary for the comfort and convenience of children and their parents. During the sermon at the 10:30 AM service, children grades Pre-K through 3rd grade are invited to attend Children’s Chapel where they hear the biblical story in a more accessible and kid friendly manner.


The church is wheelchair-accessible through both the North and South Parish Halls.

Service Leaflet

You can view a PDF of this Sunday's service leaflet by clicking HERE.

Weekly E-Times Newsletter

Our weekly parish newsletter is available HERE.

Fellowship and faith formation are important parts of our life at Trinity, and beginning this June, Trinitarians will have the chance to grow in their faith through fellowship in small groups. This summer's groups (June – August) are described below. 
Contemplative Prayer

  • Bibliography is available here.
  • Graphic of The Tree of Contemplative Practices is available here.
  • Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating is available here.

Facilitators: Mary Taylor and Eric Bablinskas 

Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Chapel beginning June 17th through August.

Theology on Tap 
Young Adult  

Join a group of folks in their 20s and 30s. Some of us are members of Episcopal churches around St. Louis, but not all of us. We gather on the first Tuesday of each month for good food and good conversation. Theology on Tap seeks to create a "low pressure" environment for Episcopalians and not-so-churchy friends to have conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.

Facilitator: Jon Stratton  

1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at Dressel's Pub (Euclid Ave)

RSS Feed For RSS feed of Trinity sermon audio files click here    

 Podcast iTunes users may subscribe to the podcast of Trinity's sermons here.


The Rev. Jon Stratton, August 30, 2015
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
By age 30, Julius Caesar had already accomplished much in his life.


The Rev. Jon Stratton, August 23, 2015
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
In the faith tradition that I grew up in, the Pentecostal church, demons, Satan, Principalities of the air, and evil forces were a real life thing, a very literal thing.


The Rev. Jon Stratton, August 16, 2015
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
This is the first sound that I heard my daughter Alice make.


The Rev. Beverly Van Horne, August 9, 2015  (PDF only)
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Today, we hear David’s grief for his son, Absalom, as if the loss happened yesterday. “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom.”



The Rev. Jon Stratton, Rector
314-361-4655, Ext. 3

The Rev. Beverly Van Horne, Associate

The Rev. Harry Leip, Deacon
314-361-4655, Ext. 4

Lay Staff

Bill Ader, Parish Administrator
314-361-4655, Ext. 5

Kathy van Bakergem, Church School Director

Jeff Nall, Choirmaster and Organist
314-361-4655, Ext. 8

Adrienne Fly, Food Ministry Coordinator
314-361-4655, Ext. 7

Barbi Click, Food Ministry Manager
314-361-4655, Ext. 6

Darryl Hines, Sexton

Trinity's Arts Committee organizes two or three exhibits each year that debut with wine and cheese receptions in the North Parish Hall.  We also create occasional installations in the sanctuary to add visual interest to a specific season of the church year.  All are invited to join us!

Trinity Art Brochures

Guide to Art and Design
2006 Stations of the Cross
We Believe:  A Creative Look at the Nicene Creed



Watch this space for late-breaking schedule changes and event cancelations.