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Trinity Church Rejuvenation

Trinity Church Wall Street is in the final stages of an almost two-year rejuvenation project to enhance the overall worship experience, make spaces accessible and welcoming, upgrade technology and infrastructure, and address deferred maintenance. Although the nave, or main body, of Trinity Church is now open for worship on Sunday for Holy Eucharist at 9:00 am and 11:15 am, the space remains closed to the public at all other times while the work of rejuvenation is completed.

Trinity's Chapel of All Saints has remained open during the rejuvenation project and the following services are held there:

Morning Prayer Weekdays at 8:15 am and 9 am
Midday Eucharist Weekdays at 12:05 pm
Evening Prayer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:15 pm
Evensong Thursday at 5:15 pm

Holy Eucharist on Sunday 8 am and 9:15 am, as well as Compline Sundays at 8 pm take place at St. Paul’s Chapel, up the street at Fulton and Broadway.

Trinity offers live streaming of the Sunday 9:00 am and 11:15 am Eucharist and the midday Eucharist each Monday through Friday at 12:05 pm.

Please enjoy the photos, stories, and videos below for a closer look into our rejuvenation project and the exciting history we are uncovering as we work to preserve this historic building for generations to come.


A Tour in Photos


Trinity Church Rejuvenation

By:
James Melchiorre

The Chapel of All Saints, in Trinity Church Wall Street, is next on the schedule for rejuvenation.

Beginning Monday, February 3, 2020, the chapel will be closed for a period of approximately six months.

During that time, lighting in the chapel will be enhanced, especially in the area of the crucifix near the ceiling, new cameras will be installed to improve live-streaming of worship services, and some adjustments will be made in the floor levels to increase accessibility. As

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Rejuvenation closed the nave of Trinity Church from May 2018 until Christmas Eve 2019. Colin Winterbottom photographed the entire process and invites us to watch 19 months of work displayed in a video that runs a little more than a minute.Read more

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James Melchiorre with Photos by Colin Winterbottom

The rejuvenation of the nave of Trinity Church Wall Street, now in its 19th month, includes two of the church’s more memorable features, the High Altar and the wall behind it, called the reredos, which date back almost 150 years.

A creation of architect Frederick Clarke Withers, the reredos is 35 feet wide and about 20 feet high and spotlights many characters from the Bible and the history of Christianity, their dramatic appearance now embellished by the work of the rejuvenation

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James Melchiorre

The rejuvenation of the Trinity Church nave will include installation of a canopy along the southern facade of the 173-year-old church building.

The first step toward accomplishing that task is lifting, with the help of a crane truck, the large "trees" that will support the canopy. 

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The High Altar of Trinity Church Wall Street dates back more than 140 years, but has not been used for worship for almost half a century. When it returns to New York after rejuvenation, the altar will be placed in a new position in the Trinity Church nave, utilized regularly for liturgy, and draped with altar cloths that are now being designed. Read more

Since the rejuvenation of the church began fifteen months ago, scores of people have visited for brief tours to view the progress of the work. In July, members of the New York chapter of the Commercial Interior Design Association stopped by and, as you might expect in a 173-year-old building, some fascinating details emerged.Read more

By:
James Melchiorre

The project of rejuvenating the nave of Trinity Church is now into its fourteenth month.  This is the first major refurbishing of the interior of the historic 1846 building in almost 75 years and the process has shifted from demolition to the stage of rebuilding.

The high altar is perhaps the prime example. Dating back almost a century-and-a-half, the altar was de-constructed in the summer of 2018. Read more

When rejuvenation work on the nave of Trinity Church revealed a burial vault beneath the pews, a visit to the the Trinity Archives uncovered the story of the McVickar family, whose vault was originally located just outside of the second Trinity Church building. The Rev. Phillip Jackson, Vicar, told the story of a parish family of the past to today's congregation members on a recent tour of the church interior.

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Among the challenges of rejuvenating the nave of Trinity Church are the sheer size and height of the interior space in the 173-year-old Neo-Gothic structure. Construction team members figured out a way, through a complex structure of scaffolding, to inspect and repair the ceiling and the high windows and walls, and recently gave Trinity Vicar, the Rev. Phillip Jackson, a “high-level” tour.Read more

By:
James Melchiorre

Trinity Church Wall Street is rejuvenating the nave of its 173-year-old church building.  It’s the biggest internal renovation project in 75 years.

One of several goals of the project is to bring more light into the church, considered both an example of Gothic Revival architecture as well as the masterpiece of the 19th-century architect Richard Upjohn.

Trinity Church features clerestory windows on the north and south sides of the building. The rejuvenation includes fabricating

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