Trinity Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 617-536-0944

Activities and Schedule

Services are held on Sunday mornings as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please refer to the worship schedule on their website for an up-to-date listing of service times and activities.


Since 1733, Trinity Church has been an important part of Boston's Christian population. A prominent symbol of this strength is the very building in which weekly worship is conducted. The present church building was designed by H. H. Richardson and constructed in 1877. It is considered by many to be a masterpiece of American church architecture.
Over the years, Trinity Church has attracted many outstanding clergy. The rectors have been some of the leading Christian religionists of their eras. Phillips Brooks, rector from 1869-91, was a well-known preacher and Christian leader, and the composer of the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The Presiding Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill served as rector from 1923-30. And Theodore Parker Ferris, rector from 1942-72, was considered by many to be one of the leading orators and religious thinkers of his generation. Present church leaders write, however, that "the history of Trinity Church is not so much a story of a building or of great speakers and events, but rather a story of its parishioners."


Today, the church is guided by Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd and a team of associate clergy. The church intends to comprise "small groups of empowered Christians spreading the word of God throughout the city, state, and nation by living the word of God." A variety of activities support this vision, particularly in the areas of worship and music, outreach, education, pastoral care, and church life.