Church of England Diocese in Europe

About Us

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We hope you will join us very soon at a service.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located in the centre of Geneva between the lake and the main railway station. We are a church in the Archdeaconry of Switzerland  within the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe.  Holy Trinity Church is a lively Christian community worshipping and encouraging one another in faith, with a ministry and mission made possible by the energy and creativity of its members. We are growing and learning, and seeking to serve God and others better in this very special city and region.  Services are held in English, and the congregation comes from many different nationalities and backgrounds

We welcome you and any new ideas you may have about how best we can be the people of God in this place. There are all sorts of ways of getting involved, and we hope you find us warm and welcoming. You’ll find details on our Services and information about our various Groups and the Music and Youth Ministries on our website.

Holy Trinity is a lively community and there are all sorts of ways of getting involved but joining us for refreshments after the Sunday morning services is a great way to meet new friends and find out what is going on.

A summary history of Holy Trinity Church, Geneva

Our church in Geneva proudly traces its origins back to the Marian exiles, a group of Protestant refugees fleeing from persecution during the reign of Mary, the Tudor Catholic Queen of England, in the mid 16th century. Amongst their considerable achievements whilst they lived and worshipped in Geneva was to publish a book of Psalms in English and, in 1560, the Geneva Bible. Many returned to England to play an important role in the development of the Anglican Church under Queen Elizabeth I.

Since that time there has been a fairly continuous English-speaking Protestant presence in Geneva through each ensuing century until the present day. The worship has taken place in three principal locations, namely Calvin’s Auditoire, the Hospital Chapel (now the Palais de Justice in the Bourg de Four) and finally the present building, Holy Trinity Church, consecrated in 1853 on a site donated by the State of Geneva but whose construction was entirely financed by private subscription.

Holy Trinity continues to the present day to be entirely self-supporting financially. By contrast its congregation is now much more diverse. It can claim to be ecumenical in outlook and serve a truly global congregation. Above all the community has maintained its long tradition of a caring ministry to English-speaking people in Geneva.


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