Welcome to Saint Hilda's House
St. Hilda's House is a residential young adult discernment program devoted to spiritual formation and urban ministry while living in community. It is sponsored by Christ Church New Haven in partnership with Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Trinity Church Wall Street's Trinity Grants Program as part of the Episcopal Service Corps.
Saint Hilda's in the News:
"New generation explores intersection of faith, service, community"
Episcopal News Service
“So much of what I was learning in the classroom didn’t mean very much unless it had some practical application in my everyday life,” she said. “I was learning so much about what it means to be in community with others and to serve the poor and to serve in solidarity with the poor. It’s not that easy to do that when you’re going to a private, liberal arts university in a wealthy suburb. There was more to the world than what I had experienced.”
Her desire to put those lessons into action led Trumble to spend a year as an HIV counselor with homeless youth through the Episcopal Urban Intern Program in Los Angeles. She then became an urban intern at Saint Hilda’s House in New Haven, Connecticut, spending a year doing parish administration at Christ Church and now dividing her time between a community soup kitchen and a food pantry and clothing closet.
The unique setting, in the heart of Yale University and New Haven, gives interns access to a diverse range of service, educational, and spiritual resources.
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." Revelation 22:14