Christmas Shoppe ministry
Created for children to help children!

Each year, on the second Saturday of December, children between the ages of 3 and 12 can purchase gifts for $3.00 with the help of an "elf" and have them wrapped for a surprise on Christmas morning. There are gifts for moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, teachers, and even the family pet.

Children in all walks of life benefit from your donations. The donations we receive are used to purchase the gifts that we sell at the Christmas Shoppe. The proceeds from the shoppe are used to benefit many local children's charities, including:

Children's Museum of Virginia

Edmarc Hospice for Children

Help and Emergency Response [HER] Shelter for Domestic Violence

Oasis Social Ministry

Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition (PARC)

Portsmouth Police Department and Safety Town

The Child Nutrition Program at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Wesley Community Service Center, Inc.

If you wish to contribute to this ministry, in any way, you are invited to contact the standing committee for Missions & Outreach.

The Christmas Shoppe is open on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 11 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. (There is no gift-wrapping on Sunday.)  Please join us!

Last Published: November 15, 2016 4:28 PM

In the name of God we welcome you to Trinity Episcopal Church.

We are pleased that you have found our website.   We are a group of people who strive  to  love the Lord our God and and one another. We  seek to be God’s ministers in the Church and in the world.   We come from a variety of different backgrounds but what binds us together is our commitment to becoming better followers of Jesus Christ.  As Episcopalians our worship is shaped by the Book of Common Prayer. We firmly hold that what we pray is what we believe and this shapes how we live.

Like Christians everywhere, we believe in Jesus Christ, as expressed in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. We believe in the Holy Scriptures, understood through  tradition, experience and reason. We believe that the Sacraments, including Baptism and Holy Communion, are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual graces. These beliefs are held in common by Episcopalians. The  Church also values a holy curiosity.  

If there is something you would like to know about Trinity do not hesitate to phone us at 757-393-0431. We hope you will join us.            





Trinity Episcopal Church
500 Court Street                                                                                   
Portsmouth, VA 23704                                                        
757.393.0431 Office                                                                     
Office Hours:
9 AM. to 4 PM, Monday-Thursday 
9 AM to Noon on Friday