If you're reading this,
the chances are that you're coming to Lime Rock Park, the most beautiful automobile racing
facility in the world. You're a driver, crew, or spectator, or a family member or a guest of one. You're a race fan; probably a fanatic!!
If you've been
to Lime Rock Park before, you've probably noticed that we're conveniently located right across
Route 112, directly opposite the Outfield Entrance. Perhaps you've even
parked in our field (off Dugway Road). Our Rector, the Rev. Heidi
Truax, offers the Invocation at most major Lime Rock Park events.
here to read her invocation
for the July 4 weekend,
Photo courtesy of Philip
Lime Rock Park's
history contains year after year of memorable, and sometimes
extraordinary race events -- we saw
great ones in 2011. We hope you will visit
Lime Rock Park for one (or more) of the races this coming summer -- and come see us too!
worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and you are invited to "come as you are" for either
service -- even if you're camping in the infield and didn't bring your
"church clothes"! Holy Communion at Trinity is open to all baptized Christians, regardless
of age or denomination, and a blessing is always an alternative for anyone who
has concerns or reservations about Communion in an unfamiliar church.
here, we hope you will stop in at whatever special event we're having
that particular weekend. For example, the ladies of the parish
host a tag sale on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and our annual
art show is open for viewing -- and purchasing -- during all of Labor Day weekend.
On Sundays, we have refreshments after the 10:30
service, and we're always glad to welcome Lime Rock Park guests then, too!
(Our coffee hour is also a great chance to check out our building,
and also to check out Trinity Field in the event you've never parked here.
It would be an unusual Sunday if you didn't find at least one intense
discussion of motorsports in progress during coffee hour as well.) If
you've brought your kids, consider our Summer
on summer Sunday mornings for them, too!
Birthday, Lime Rock Park!!
Trinity greatly appreciates the generosity of Lime
Rock Park in opening the track for our Walk - Talk - Pray group to walk
there on Friday mornings before the racing action begins.
Did you know that we
at Trinity (and the entire Lime Rock community) enjoy excellent
cell phone reception due to the generosity of Lime Rock Park? It's
true. While cell phone service everywhere else in the Town of
Salisbury is spotty at best, Lime Rock Park provides
excellent service here. Thank you, Lime Rock Park!
Even if you cannot join
us at church, you should still know that we at Trinity Lime Rock remember the drivers, the pit crews, the staff, and the spectators at Lime Rock Park in our prayers at both services each Sunday of major race weekends.
Here's a video from our front lawn of the start of the 2012 Vintage Race
Car Parade. The cars are coming out of the Outfield entrance of
Lime Rock Park and passing Trinity Lime Rock.
The two great
photos of the American LeMans Series race at Lime Rock Park in 2005
courtesy of Lime Rock Park. That's us in the background in both
conveniently located right across the street from Lime Rock Park's
outfield entrance. We believe that we are the closest church (of
any denomination) in North America to a major racing venue.
p.s. If you would like
more information about our Parish, click any of the links in the column on the
left hand side of the page or view our
If you came to our website while looking for
Lime Rock Park's attractive and informative new website, here's a link to the
There you can see the track schedule, purchase tickets, and get lots of
information about track activities. Godspeed!!
We hope Trinity Lime Rock is the
church you'll think of first when visiting Lime Rock Park. We are an inclusive
parish, and you are welcome here regardless of your religious background -- and
yes, a fair number of us are race fans and a few are more involved in motor sports than that.
do understand that your personal needs may require a house of worship other than
ours. Regardless, we're still your neighbors while you are here,
and as neighbors we can still be helpful to
you in finding the house of worship that's perfect for you. We have compiled a comprehensive list of houses
of worship of many denominations that are located in our Tri-State area (CT,
NY and MA), within driving distance.
If you find any errors, please let our webmaster know so he can fix them!
p.p.s. Have you heard tales
of acrimony a half-century ago between the Track and the Church? We
heard about it, and have been investigating. Nobody who is active in
Trinity today was involved "way back then" so it is sometimes hard to separate legend
from fact. We all here in Lime Rock,
Church and Track alike, work together very smoothly and comfortably now, and
have done so for decades, regardless of what you may have heard otherwise.
We've got some
previously unpublished material from our archives and from the
Vestry minutes (as well as some material about racing in our immediate area even
BEFORE Lime Rock Park). We urge you to read it, particularly if you've
heard stories about "the old days". If you have
first-hand knowledge of those times in the late 1950s, or if you have any
documents relating to the difficulties, please contact the webmaster. We would
like to know all we can about the history of those bygone (and unfortunate)
years so we never risk repeating those mistakes.