We strive for ecumenical and shared ministry that invites and affirms the participation of all who gather in our community. All are welcome to take part.
The root meaning of the word companionship (cum panis or “with bread”) infuses all aspects of our ministry—worship, meal sharing, and fellowship—with opportunities to nurture our bodies and our souls while in relationship with others.
Just as a shared meal is at the heart of the Christian eucharist, so too is a shared meal at the heart of our community. We offer a simple meal immediately following and as an extension of our worship together. Roles of guests and hosts are not firmly fixed: those who come to give may also receive and those who come to receive may also give.
Our founding was inspired when members of the Trinity Church youth group returned from a trip to common cathedral in the summer of 2007, looked around Trinity Church at the New Haven Green, and wondered aloud whether we could offer the same ministry for and with people in New Haven.
Since our first gathering, we have embodied a ministry of hospitality and companionship grounded in outdoor worship and a shared meal for all - every Sunday afternoon, no matter the season, no matter the weather.
In the Fall of 2016, we started a peer-support group Spiritual Fellowship. Since then, it's grown rapidly from 8 to 60+ members who gather regularly to seek and give encouragement to one another.