Parish Center Closing and Meeting Location Changes

Lynn Goswick

In October 2019, Trinity’s lease for the Parish Center will expire and the Parish Center will close. Until Trinity Commons opens on March 1, 2020, regular congregation meetings will change locations, meet less frequently, or go on hiatus. Trinity clergy and staff have held in-depth planning meetings to determine the impact on each program currently hosted at the Parish Center and have determined the following schedules.


October 15, 2019 Parish Center closes
December 13, 2019 Choir Room and Vestry Room open at Trinity Church
December 24, 2019 First services held at reopened Trinity Church
December 22, 2019 Final day at 14 Vesey Street
January 1, 2020 Chapel of All Saints closes
January 2020 Nursery, 2nd floor spaces, and Greenwich lobby open to Trinity congregation


Sunday Groups | October 15, 2019-March 1, 2020

  • Nursery will be available in the Vestry Room when Trinity Church opens on Dec. 24, 2019 and will move to Trinity Commons on Jan. 2, 2020.
  • Whole Community Learning will be held in St. Paul’s Chapel, 10-11am, January-February.
  • Locations to be determined: Gospel, Times, Journal, and You; Foundations
  • On hiatus: Breaking Bread

Weekday Groups | October 15, 2019-March 1, 2020

  • New Beginnings will meet in the Parish Center on October 10; a meeting location for October 17 and 24 are to be determined; from October 31-December 12, and beginning January 9, 2020 the group will meet in Trinity Commons.
  • Scripture, Reflection, and Compline Bible Study will be held in Chapel of All Saints from Oct. 15 until Dec. 31, 2019, and then in Trinity Church.
  • Resource Open Hours (Wednesday afternoons) and SNAP sign-up (Friday afternoons) will be held in the 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance.
  • Online: 5 Reasons to Meditate
  • On hiatus: The Broad Way Bible Study; The Family Table; Married Life; Trinity Cares

Optional meeting spaces

To provide meeting times for various congregational groups and committees not listed above, St. Paul’s Chapel is being reserved for congregational use from 6-9pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The dates are as follows:

  • October 14, 2019
  • October 28, 2019
  • November 11, 2019
  • November 25, 2019
  • December 9, 2019
  • December 23, 2019
  • January 13, 2020
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 10, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 9. 2020
  • March 23, 2020

Groups meeting on these dates include:

Trinity Knitters; Achieving Racial Equity; Poets Corner; Task Force Against Racism/Prison Ministry; Kianga House Project; LGBT Concerns; Environmental Justice Group; Congregational Arts Leaders; Education Standing Committee and Subcommittees; Hospitality & Community Committee.

If you have questions about these arrangements, see your staff representative, your group leader, members of the Congregational Council, or contact Lynn in the Communications & Marketing office.