Welcome to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dorchester. Holy Trinity has origins as far back as the 11th Century and the present building is a beautiful 19th Century Grade II listed church that is a constant source of inspiration for both visitors and regular worshippers. The parish is part of the Dorset Deanery pastoral area of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth and it serves the town of Dorchester and the surrounding area. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is celebrated twice on the Sabbath and on most weekdays, is the source and summit of all Catholic life and ministry. We hope that in exploring our website, you will be encouraged to become part of our parish life and worship
The mission of the Catholic Church, and therefore of our parish, is to profess our belief in the Triune God, Father Son and Holy Spirit. To proclaim our faith in word and deed and to make Jesus Christ known as the Son of God and Saviour of the world to people of all ages. We attempt to accomplish this through worship, prayer, catechesis, sacramental preparation and participation, education, social activities and care of those in need. Within the parish there is a D.S.F.S. Convent (Daughters of St. Francis de Sales) with three religious Sisters of the Congregation in residence. We have a Catholic First School, St. Mary´s, and we minister to the local prison, Dorset County and other hospitals. We also have a number of Catholic Groups that minister within the parish to enhance its spiritual and community life and to care for the poor and those in need
Our parish is here to assist all who wish to know, to love and to serve God with their lives. We are interested in helping you, your family and friends come to know Jesus Christ through the One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith. If you are visiting the Church for the first time please feel free to make yourself known either to one of our team of welcomers or to Father Barry or Deacon Nicholas. Times of Holy Masses and parish news can be found in our Newsletter online or at the Church.
May the love of Christ which is the source of our faith fill you with joy.
~ Father Barry Hallett