839 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, N.J. 08108

856-858-0491 / holytrinity1@verizon.net


He will not forget your work and the love you have shown

Vestry Meeting

The Holy Trinity vestry meets monthly in the second-floor Vestry Room.

Members are: Ron Woods, senior warden; Rob Staszewski, junior warden; Sharon Wolfgang, clerk; Theresa Chattin, Craig Burgess, Ralph Slim, Bob Wolfgang, Sue Verzella, Steve Kreal, Ron Woods Jr., Karen Sobota, and Joe Sirak.


Holy Trinity supports the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council, which works to address the needs of the homeless men in Camden County.

For many years, IHOC has striven to change the lives of the homeless and get them off the streets permanently, even though the pandemic has made those efforts difficult to accomplish.

Churches from the South Jersey area offer financial support, provide shelter to the men on a rotating basis, and serve them meals.

Thanks for your support. Here is the latest newsletter.


Put Manger Mania 2023
on the Dec. 9 Calendar

The tradition returns Dec. 9 as Holy Trinity presents Manger Mania 2023.

The event starts at 11 a.m. in the Great Hall, and will feature a display of mangers as well as a "Christmas Mart," with handmade knitted items and treasures at bargain prices

Then, at 7 p.m., we move to the Plaza for the tree-lighting, carol singing and hot chocolate.


Deborah Cruz is church treasurer; Charlotte Sink is parish secretary, and Cynthia Chattin is organist/choir director.

Parishioners and friends join for the singing of Christmas carols on the plaza. We head inside for hot chocolate and cookies afterward.


Theresa Chattin is verger of the parish, and handles planning for Sunday worship and coordinates outreach events with Carol Staszewski. Pat Penney is head of the Altar Guild. Theresa and Pat also are in charge of Sunday School.

St. Francis Day

Fr. Martin Gutwein blesses Joe Sirak's pup for on St. Francis Day, which was held Sept. 30.

Porchfest on the Plaza

The Arcadians, a band from Philadelphia, perfomed at Holy Trinity during Collingswood Porchfest festivities on Sept. 30.

Crowds gathered outside the fence on Fern Avenue to listen to the band, one of dozens performing around the borough.

Inviting you to all fund-raising events at Holy Trinity is our mascot, who has presided at a variety of events over the last two years.

Carol Staszewski and her volunteers have raised thousands of dollars through yard sales, used-book sales, and auctions to help the church and its work in the community.


Give gifts that make an impact on children in poverty. For example, a $100 gift of goats means a family can have milk, which they can both consume and sell to earn money for other necessities.

Please give generously.

Urban Promise continues to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.

Please continue to support its work.

Changes Are Due
for Food Pantries

The Collingswood Food Pantry, which has been run by and housed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, is moving to the First United Methodist Church on Dayton Avenue.

Ibn addition, Holy Trinity will be collecting food for the Oaklyn Food Pantry, located at the Oaklyn Baptist Church on East Bettlewood Avenue.

Check the Oaklyn website for information. More information soon for the First United Methodist site.

Paul and Sharon Wolfgang deliver our donations to the food pantry for Holy Trinity.

Reaching Out

The parish continues to deliver lunch, typically once a month, to the Collingswood Fire and Police Departments, a ministry begun during the pandemic.

The Rotary Club has been participating in this effort with us.

Volunteers help deliver the meals.

We welcome contributions to offset the cost.

Please send donations marked “Feeding First Responders.”