In response to God’s grace, the Trinity Network of Churches exists to plant a growing and healthy network of disciple-making churches and ministries across Adelaide and South Australia and to send disciples into the world, for the glory of God.
Origins of the Trinity Network of Churches
The Trinity Network has its origin at Holy Trinity Church Adelaide.
Holy Trinity Church Adelaide was established in 1836 as the Pioneer Church for the new colony of South Australia and is closely associated with the early history of the state.
The Rev’d Charles Howard, an Irishman from the Diocese of Chester, travelled to South Australia on HMS Buffalo and commenced duties as the first Anglican minister. He brought a prefabricated church building funded by the South Australian Church Society, but having suffered damage on the voyage, it was useless. He had to use temporary facilities for some time. The South Australian Church Society received the right to a Town Acre from Mr Grenfell and the foundation stone of the permanent building was laid by Capt. John Hindmarsh, South Australia’s first governor, on 26 January 1838.
Since that time the site at the corner of Morphett Street and North Terrace, Adelaide, has been the venue for an uninterrupted Christian ministry to the greater city of Adelaide.
While Trinity is thankful to God for its past, the focus of its vision is to the future. In the 1990s, Holy Trinity Church Adelaide (now known as Trinity City) decided that planting new congregations across Adelaide was the best way of reaching new people. As a result a number of churches have been planted.
A vision for planting healthy churches and ministries
The Trinity Network of Churches has grown substantially since its beginnings. In 2000 we were one church located on North Terrace in the CBD. Since then God has graciously gone before us and enabled us to plant churches in Aldgate, Hove, Modbury, Mount Barker, Colonel Light Gardens, Victor Harbor and Golden Grove.
Along the way it became clear that a network was needed to coordinate the various churches and shared ministries. The Trinity Network of Churches was formed with a vision to plant many more churches and ministries around Adelaide and South Australia for the glory of God.
Remembering and celebrating God’s grace is the motivation at the heart of all Christian ministry and it lies at the centre of the Trinity Network. Our prayerful desire is to see a movement of God transforming the hearts and minds of the people we live in the midst of. We want to do this in partnership with other like-minded believers and churches around us.