Adapted from announcements by Trinity School for Ministries

A new 31-room Cobblestone Hotel in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, will help people find lodging near Trinity School for Ministry while attending meetings or extension classes. A groundbreaking ceremony on October 7 drew borough officials, contractors, and the Rev. Laurie Thompson, a Trinity professor and investor in the hotel.

“In years past, the Harmonists, a religious society that founded the town that would eventually become Ambridge, were known as a community of hard work and welcome,” Thompson said. “I yearn to see Ambridge renew that passion for hospitality and hope the Cobblestone Inn will be a key part of that.”

The Cobblestone Hotel will be located at the corner of New Economy Drive and 11st Street, between Trinity and a Bottom Dollar grocery store.

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On another front, Trinity has formed a new partnership with the Charles Simeon Institute at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, Florida. Through this partnership, students, clergy, and lay people can take classes taught by Trinity’s faculty during the 2015 Jan Term.

The first two classes offered will be Worship’s Silent Partner: Anglican Church Architecture, by the Rev. Arnold Klukas and Foundations in the Old Testament by Sarah Hall. January Intensives will be held January 19-24, 2015. Registration is now open.

The Charles Simeon Institute for the Formation of Deacons and Priests at St. Peter’s Anglican Church exists for the purpose of providing support and opportunities for seminarians who are seeking either to discern a call to ordained ministry or receive further formation for parish ministry.

Charles Simeon (1759-1836), a priest in the Church of England, served as vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge from 1783 to 1836. During his long ministry in this parish, Simeon undertook an extensive and influential ministry among Cambridge undergraduates, a ministry that resulted in many young men seeking ordination. Simeon also worked to support and guide newly ordained clergy as they began ministry.

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