Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church

Nevada City, California

Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing is held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian Friar, whose gentle compassion for animals is well known, and for our relationship with all of God’s creatures.

Join Us for Compline

Music is by Healy Wilan, Twila Paris, William Harris, Carolus Andreas,
and Jean Berger along with the omnipresent Anglican Chant.

Our Compline Choirs are open to everyone in the community.
Just come as you are, take a seat and close your eyes for 30 minutes of contemplative meditation. Your soul will thank you.

Sermons & Afterthoughts

Don’t Get in the Way of Faith

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Jump to the sermon in the recording BONUS: Jump to the Baptism in the recording Service Booklet – you will also need a Book of Common Prayer This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 38 John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ 39But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name…

The G.O.A.T.

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 18:33 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid…

Who Are You?

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:18 in the recording Apologies for the odd format of the video Service Booklet Today’s Readings Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ 28And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ 29He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered…

Unwritten Rules

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:13 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 7:24-37 24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin.…

The Five Christs Gospel Study

Join the Reverend Matt Warren from Christ the King, Quincy, for a 6-week exploration of the gospels and what makes each gospel a unique telling of the Good News.
Even if you can’t attend every week, still take advantage of this study.


On Friday, August 20th, we came together with St. Luke’s from Auburn and welcomed Bishop Megan Traquair.


Tithe and give offerings with our online giving system.

Giving is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe and give, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives, all while allowing us to be a part of the most important work in life that is spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Our Clergy

Father Brad Helmuth

Fr. Brad Helmuth

As the Rector of Holy Trinity, Brad’s role is to see that its members and the surrounding community are cared for spiritually. His favorite thing about Holy Trinity is the people that call this community home, and he values the diversity that has found its place here. Brad’s educational credentials include: California State University, Chico, 1991 – BA, Communications Denver Theological Seminary, 1997 – MDiv Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, 2013 – The Diocese of Northern California His…
Associate Priest

The Very Reverend Canon Mary Hauck

The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck is currently the Dean of the Sierra Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. She retired at the end of 2012 as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Carmichael, California, and served two other congregations prior to that ministry. Her leadership style is supportive of active, mission-minded lay ministry. She has strong preaching and pastoral skills, as well as a solid background in education.
Rector Emeritus
Fr. Christopher Seal

The Reverend Canon Christopher Seal

Christopher was the rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California August 1994-September 2017. His education includes: A.B. (Artium Baccalaureus) Occidental College 1972 M.Div. The Church Divinity School of the Pacific 1981 Ordination: Deacon 1981, Priest 1982 His previous clerical Positions include: Rector of Etton with Helpston, Diocese of Peterborough, Church of England September 1988-August 1994 Vicar of Christ the King Church, Quincy, California April 1983-August 1988 Curate, Parish of Saint Mark, Glendale, California, June 1981-April 1983…
Youth Director

Ben Mills

Ben has been Youth Pastor at Holy Trinity Church since 2005. In that role, Ben shepherds the middle and high school students of the church, holding youth group every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as well as organizing monthly events. Since taking over the ministry from their parents in 2008, Ben and his brother Scott have been co-directing Nevada County Campus Life, a branch of Youth For Christ. Ben and his wife Kacie have four children: Elijah, Caleb Levi and a little girl…

Location Details

201 Nevada Street (Church) 202 High St. (Office/Mailing Address) Nevada City, CA 95959