Holy Trinity Parish

Holy Trinity Parish


The church's mission is to open hearts to God and doors to the community.


The church is a downtown Decatur parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta with about 500 members.  The church is a fairly traditional parish, with programs for all ages, weekly celebration of Holy Communion, outreach to neighbors and to the world, and education opportunities across generations.

Unique Opportunities for Service

The site offers an opportunity to work in a traditional mainstream parish with spiritually mature, healthy lay leadership, and a collegial clergy and lay staff that operate well together.

Site NameHoly Trinity Parish
Location TypeUrban
Worship Attendance235
Worship Times

Sunday: 8 am and 10:30 am; Wednesday at 10 am

Distance from CandlerApproximately 3 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Acessible via public transportation?Yes
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday:
    • Holy Eucharist: 8 am and 10:30 am
  • Wednesday:
    • Healing and Holy Eucharist: 10 am
    • Youth Gatherings: 6 pm

Holy Trinity Parish houses the headquarters for Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministries (DEAM), helps run Hagar's House, takes annual mission trips to New Orleans and Nicaragua, nurtures a community garden, participates in the Decatur Arts and Book Festival, completes major renovations to a Decatur home each Martin Luther King Day of Service weekend, hosts vibrant preschool with weekly chapel services, and regularly worships with the Church of the Common Ground in downtown Atlanta.

Meeting the Five Areas of Ministry

Administration: The student will attend weekly staff meetings, monthly finance and vestry meetings, help in stewardship campaign, and attend quarterly worship committee meetings.

Liturgy (Worship and Preaching): The student is expected to be formed in Episcopal worship, to participate in liturgy as lector, intercessor, eucharistic minister, preacher, and to be present at the altar. Preaching assignments will vary according to the strengths and desires of the student. Typically, students would preach regularly at the preschool chapel and Wednesday healing service, and would preach once or twice a semester at both Sunday services.

Mission and Outreach: Students will be expected to help organize or coordinate in outreach ministries. Starting new ministries would be welcomed, but is not required.

Pastoral Calling and Congregational Care: Students will accompany lay and ordained members on pastoral calls and eucharistic visits.

Teaching: Students will be invited to teach components of Christian formation classes and to seek out other opportunities to serve the parish and further their own training.

Holy Trinity Parish
Rector Greg Tallant
515 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404.377.2622 ext. 23

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