School Life

Chapel and Spiritual Life

Trinity's Spiritual Life Mission Statement

Trinity's spiritual heritage is rooted in the Episcopal faith as expressed in Scripture, tradition and reason.  We encourage every member of our community to discover his or her spiritual path.  We strive for open hearts and open minds and seek to affirm and learn from everyone whom God has placed within our school family.  Some specific aspects of our spiritual life in action include chapel, community service, religion courses, spiritual life groups, and our daily interaction with one another.

The Weekly Chapel Program

Each Monday the school gathers together with a guest speaker, faculty member or student speaker to engage with issues around spiritual life, societal participation and character development. Guest speakers from a broad range of spiritual traditions are invited to create opportunities and inter-faith education and dialog. Students, teachers and guests share their experiences in the world, from community service to mission travel to meditation and mindfulness.

Chapel explores and reinforces Trinity community's values, including citizenship, stewarship, gratitude, honor, service. The Chapel program involves all members of the Trinity community. Strong student, faculty and parent involvement binds Trinity's community together in a spirit of fellowship, learning and discovery.

Twice a year, the community gathers for a Eucharist service, following the Episocpal liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. As with all Chapel programs, students are welcome to participate and engage at whatever spiritual level is most comfortable for them.

Trinity's Episcopal Identity

Trinity's a long history of partnership with the Episcopal Church dates back to its inception, when many of its founding members were closely associated with the Episcopal Church. Trinity believes in involving students in the Episcopal experience, holding weekly chapels with students, faculty and staff.

Trinity’s Episcopal identity is one of spiritual inclusion, as articulated below:
  • God is love.
  • God loves all people.
  • God is active in our daily lives and in the world. 
  • Our community strives to operate in grace.
  • Our community strives to embrace all students.
  • Trinity engages religious pluralism. (We explore multiple faith traditions, not just the Episcopal tradition)
  • Trinity promotes the use of Episcopal liturgy as articulated in The Book of Common Prayer.

Visiting Speakers

Chapel Schedule

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  • A Prayer for Trinity

    Almighty God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom:  we thank You for Trinity Episcopal School, and for the learning and growing we enjoy here.  Bless all who are connected with this school.  Grant us curiosity in the classroom, sportsmanship and camaraderie on the playing fields, and integrity and compassion in all our dealings with others; and further grant, we pray, that those who teach and those who learn may continue to find Your love, glory, and truth revealed in all of Your creation; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Guide.  Amen.
  • August/September 2019

    August 26
    Head of School Address - Mr. Short 

    September 2nd 
    Labor Day - No Chapel

    September 9
    Honor Chapel (Dress Up) 

    September 16
    Small Group Chapel #1 

    (Wed.) September 25
    Eucharist (Dress Up) - Rev. Bill Queen

    September 30
    Mr. Griffen 
  • October 2019

    October 7
    The Gideons - Col. Barton Campbell 

    October 14
    Columbus Day - No Chapel  

    October 21
    Rev. Angelo V. Chatmon - Virginia Union 

    October 28
    Faculty Meetings - No Chapel 
  • November 2019

    November 4
    Junior Work Week Chapel - Students & Mr. Childress

    November 11
    Small Group Chapel #2

    November 18
    Ms. Prillaman 

    November 25
    Community Engagement Chapel 
  • December 2019

    December 2
    Rev. Moses Joshua

    (Wed.) December 11
    Eucharist (Dress Up) - Rev. Penny Nash 

    December 16
    Christmas Music Chapel - St. Michael's Choir
  • January 2020

    January 6
    "Live Your Bold" - Will Turner 

    January 13
    Honor Chapel II 

    January 20
    MLK Day - No Chapel

    January 27
    "Our Story" - Mr. Decker 
  • February 2020

    February 3
    CAA Chapel 

    February 10
    Mr. Griffen

    February 17
    Faculty Meetings - No Chapel 

    February 24
    Side by Side (Sponsored By Unite Club) 
  • March 2020

    March 2
    "Resilience" - Mr. Hamlin  

    March 9
    Spring Break

    March 16
    Small Group Chapel #3

    March 23
    "Mindfulness in Prisons" - Helen Landry (TES Parent) 

    March 30
  • April 2020

    April 6
    Holy Week Chapel - Griffen 

    April 13
    Easter Monday - No Chapel 

    April 20
    Earth Week Chapel - SEA Club 

    (Wed.) April 27 
    Senior Chapel (Dress Up Day) 
  • May 2020

    May 4 
    Reducing Exam Anxiety - Ms. Mauck 

    May 11

    Advisee Meetings

    May 18
    No Chapel - Extra Tutorial Time 

    May 25
    Memorial Day 
  • Chapel Feedback

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    Brian Griffen 

    Religion Teacher; Chaplain
    (804) 327-3120