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At Trinity Presbyterian Church we're a community of ordinary people trying to faithfully follow Jesus.

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Who We Are

We invite you to visit us and participate in our weekly activities for adults and youth as well as our Sunday morning service.

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Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hamilton has been formed by the amalgamation of the congregations of: Eastmount, St. Enoch and Chalmers Presbyterian Churches. These three congregations have been strong Christian faith communities in Hamilton for decades using their God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure to build up the Kingdom of God.

During 2005, St. Enoch was into its 80th year of worship in downtown Hamilton.  In March of this same year, Eastmount celebrated its 50th year on the Hamilton Mountain. These Churches brought together a strong commitment to Christianity and to the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

On April 1st, 2005, Trinity Presbyterian Church was established through the amalgamation of the Eastmount and St. Enoch congregations. The Presbytery of Hamilton officially constituted the new congregation on April 3rd and inducted the Rev. Dr. Philip Wilson as its first minister. Under the leadership of Dr. Wilson, this new congregation was recognized as an exciting and vital Christian community ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Following the retirement of Dr. Wilson, we continue to serve the community under the leadership of Rev. Matthew Lingard.

In 2017, after 112 years of worship on their east mountain brow location, the congregation of Chalmers realized that they would need to look towards a new future.  Amalgamation discussions began with Trinity in the spring of 2018 as the two congregations began worshiping together.  The Presbytery of Hamilton officially approved the amalgamation of the Trinity and Chalmers congregations on March 31, 2019 under the leadership of Rev. Matthew Lingard.

 
 
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Our Personnel

Minister
Rev. Mathew Lingard
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Matthew Lingard feels incredibly blessed to be Trinity’s new minister as of April 2017. Prior to being ordained and called here, Matthew served as pulpit supply and as a family pastor at a number of churches in the Hamilton Presbytery.

 

He completed his B.A. and B.Ed. at Brock University, his M.T.S. at St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto), and his M.Div. at Knox College (University of Toronto).

He is married to Lisa, and they have two beautiful daughters, Evianna and Adelyn, who are new additions to the Trinity family. Matthew is passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others and he looks forward to the exciting things God has in store for Trinity and the neighbourhood that it serves.

Organist & Choir Director
Gordon Cleland
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Gordon bring many years of experience to Trinity, providing music for our traditional service.

Praise Leader
Stephanie Deshane
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Shephanie provides music for our contemporary service.

Office Administrator
Gail Williamson
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Gail keeps us all on an even keel by faithfully attending to all our administrative needs in the church office.

Custodian
Bill Murphy
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Bill keeps our facilities clean and in good working order. He also makes sure preparations are made for weddings and funerals at the church.