Please note: All in-person activities at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel remain suspended as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. We ask you to keep in your prayers all who have been affected by this pandemic and those who care for them. If you need assistance during the pandemic, please visit our resources page. To stay in community and support one another during this time, we will continue to live-stream our daily service at 12:05pm Monday-Friday and Sunday at 11:15am. Additional resources and online get-togethers are also shared on our events calendar, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Trinity Commons

Where everyone is welcome

76 Trinity Place, New York, NY
Opening 2021

Envisioned to be New York City’s "spiritual family room," Trinity Commons welcomes individuals from all walks of life to rest, reflect, connect, and grow. Guided by the core values of Trinity Church Wall Street: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship, Trinity Commons is a safe, inclusive space offering rest, intellectual development, and advocacy for a stronger New York, nation, and world.

Trinity Commons

Trinity Commons hosts a variety of activities and events to enhance the wellbeing of our congregation and community, including movie nights, book talks, family game nights, art workshops, academic support for youth, community conversations, and more. For now, these free programs are available online to due to the pandemic. Once Trinity Commons reopens to visitors in 2021, we will offer programs in-person. Guests do not need to be a member of Trinity Church or have a religious affiliation or practice to enjoy access to our programming.

Examples of virtual programming include:

  • Speaker Series: Trinity hosts leaders who share stories and educate us on the pressing social issues of our time. The enlightening roster of speakers includes choreographer Judith Jamison and Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project.

  • Knowledge Bites: These lunchtime talks offer accessible and engaging conversations and learning opportunities for all ages on a range of topics, such as immigration, education, mindfulness, and healthy aging.

  • Youth Social and Academic Enrichment: Opportunities for youth include tutoring, weekly advocacy calls, group art projects, writing classes, trauma-aware mindfulness programs, SAT prep and college/career readiness opportunities. 

Learn more and register for online events here.


Once we are able to welcome parishioners and all come together in our new space, Small Group Ministries, including Trinity Knitters, the Movement Choir, Trinity Men, Trinity Youth, and New Beginnings, will begin meeting regularly in Trinity Commons, and our 9:15am family service will move to Parish Hall. Get up-to-date information about Small Group Ministries here. Trinity Commons has a variety of spaces to meet the needs of our community:

  • Full-court gymnasium
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Art and dance studios
  • Over a dozen private meeting rooms
  • A large hall for weddings, conferences, and other special events
  • Dedicated space for teens

Putting our Core Values to Work

Trinity also advocates for the wellbeing of everyone by challenging unjust systems that oppress and harm the most vulnerable in our society. Civic engagement is a key component to creating a just society, and Trinity regularly participates in and hosts advocacy campaigns, such as Faith Leaders for Just Reentry, a campaign with a three-pronged strategy for building a supportive system for those released from Rikers Island.

Since 2009, Trinity’s Outreach team has served New Yorkers free, nutritional meals through its grab-and-go Brown Bag Lunch program. Before the pandemic, the program was offered midday at St. Paul’s Chapel, seven days a week. Today it’s offered throughout the day, seven days a week, to drop-in guests at Trinity Church. Trinity also donates Compassion Market groceries to our partner, the Community First Food Pantry.

Trinity’s Outreach team assists guests further by connecting them to city resources such as housing, legal aid, and mental health services, and works with them to enroll in benefits such as SNAP. Resource hours are virtual for now and available by appointment.

Volunteering at Trinity is another way we serve our community. When social distance protocols are lifted, we will once again invite volunteers to support our Outreach programs in person, which include packing and serving meals and a food pantry. Currently, at-home volunteers are making masks for COVID Courage, sharing random acts of kindness, and writing notes of support to our Brown Bag guests.

Learn more and get involved.


Stay in Touch

Please send any questions you have to commons@trinitywallstreet.org and share your ideas with us in this survey.

 


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See a video rendering of what the building will look like once completed.

 

Community Conversation

Trinity Church Wall Street invited parishioners, staff, Trinity partners, and members of the Lower Manhattan community to take part in a community conversation about the mission of Trinity and its impact on a new parish building at 76 Trinity Place. The results of that process and the design for 76 Trinity Place were unveiled on October 22, 2016. Learn more about these charettes.