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Trinity Parish is Seattle's Downtown Episcopal Church, located on First Hill, near Seattle's prestigious hospitals, Seattle University, and senior residences.

Parish News  

The Boar's Head Dinner -- Friday, January 4, 2019

Registration is now open for Trinity's beloved Boar's Head Dinner! Please register using the box below.


 ~posted October 2018

Choral Evensong

Join us for Choral Evensong at Trinity every 3rd Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. (through May 2019)


~posted  October 2018


New Family Area in the Church!

Children belong to God’s family and they belong with us here at Trinity. We have created what we hope will be a more comfortable place for families to worship together, up front, with easy access to the downstairs restrooms and nursery. The space has a soft rug, cushions, pillows, felt boards and other quiet toys. We want worship to be inclusive for all parishioners and visitors, so if you have other ideas on how to further this goal, please let Fr. Jeff or another member of our staff or vestry know.


In addition to creating a space, we are developing an events and communication program to help foster faith practices at home, which we hope will be applicable for all parishioners. We hope that while everyone can attend church as often as possible, this can help integrate “Sunday” and home a little more, and help when church attendance isn’t possible.

Worship: Helpful Hints for Parents

  1. Choose the worship schedule that works the best for your family. Bring snacks, coloring books, or other quiet toys or use ours.
  2. Try to leave whatever happened that morning, or that week, at the door. You are here to worship God together, and you want your child to remember church as a time of pleasant intimacy, of belonging. 
  3. Teach your child that holy places have special behavior. We treat everything in the sanctuary and the chapel with respect. We talk about church things when we are in church. We whisper and walk carefully. We are respectful of others saying their prayers. 
  4. Step out if you need to! The nursery and family restrooms are located downstairs (through the doors across from the family area). The garden near the family area up front, or the courtyard garden are also open to you and your children. 
  5. If something is not working, please talk with Fr. Jeff after the service.
~posted July 2016

Trinity's 1st Quarterly Community Service Project

Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse 

Thanks to all who participated in Trinity's first Day of Service at Northwest Harvest's warehouse in Kent on Saturday, June 25. Special thanks to Heidi Eckman for getting us organized! Watch for upcoming announcements about future opportunities to join in. And see how many of your fellow parishioners you recognize in their hairnets!

service project volunteers 



~posted July 2016


RSVP for Trinity Parish Service Project: Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse

June 25, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

For the first quarterly Trinity Parish Community Service Project we will be volunteering with Northwest Harvest at their Kent Warehouse on Saturday, June 25 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. We have reserved a spot for 30 volunteers, and need a fairly accurate headcount to pass along to Northwest Harvest (it is a popular place to volunteer and they usually have volunteer teams on a wait list, if we are not able to fill our 30 spots). If you would like to volunteer at this project, please contact so that she can coordinate the headcount with Northwest Harvest. We hope you are able to join us!  

~posted June 2016

March with Trinity in the Seattle Pride Parade

Sunday, June 26 following the 10:30 a.m. service 


We'll meet in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, June 26. Wear your walking shoes, and bring a bottle of water with you. Hat and sunscreen will also come in handy. All LGBTQ persons and friends and allies are welcome to join in the march. Feel free to bring a friend!

More information about the parade can be found on the Seattle Pride website.

~posted June 2016 

Pick-up Choir

July 10, August 7 (Sundays)

Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to sing in the choir? Now here is your chance! All are welcome to join the pick-up choir on these Sundays: 7/10, 8/7. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. and prepare a simple anthem along with the hymns for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Please contact Choir Director with any questions.

~posted June 2016 

Vocal Coaching

July 14, August 4 (Thursdays) 

Want to improve your singing or sight-singing? Our Choir Director, Markdavin Obenza, is offering vocal and musical lessons on these Thursdays: 7/14, 8/4 from 7:30pm-8:00pm. Learn about basic vocal technique and tools to help you read music. Please contact if you are interested.

~posted June 2016 

Presiding Bishop Reflects on First Six Months

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks about the Episcopal Church and his first six months as Presiding Bishop in an interview with Judy Woodruff on the PBS NewsHour.   

 ~posted June 2016

Trinity is now on SoundCloud!

Trinity now has its own SoundCloud page for archiving audio recordings of sermons and other special events. You may listen from your computer, or download the SoundCloud App to your smartphone, iPad, or other compatible electronic device.

You may also sample the features below directly from our website.


~ posted October 2015

Thank You for Making a Difference

Each week Trinity serves many people in the surrounding community and beyond. This thank you message was left on display in the Memorial Garden courtyard this morning. It reads:

“To Episcopal Church: Thank you!!! God’s Blessings to You!!!
–From one of the many you’ve helped.”

Thank You


~posted July 2013

Would You Like to Know?

Would you like to know what our bishop is up to, or interesting events happening in churches across our diocese? Would you like to hear about fresh ideas and exciting ministries? Great things are afoot in the Diocese of Olympia, and we'd like you to know. Please go to to be added to the email list for the information you select. 

Many of you have wondered what happened to the diocesan hard-copy newspaper The Voice. Signing up for the email lists you select will help keep you informed of diocesan-related news and events now that The Voice is no longer in print. 

You can unsubscribe at any time, and your information will not be used other than the ways you authorize. 

~posted June 2013

Trinity Parish Profile

The Parish Profile is available online.

This document was prepared by the Vestry and approved by the Bishop in March 2012 during Trinity's search for a new Rector.

~Posted March 2012 (Updated September 2012)