Trinity Church Rejuvenation

Trinity Church Rejuvenation

Trinity Church Wall Street is conducting a two-year rejuvenation project to enhance the overall worship experience, make spaces accessible and welcoming, upgrade technology and infrastructure, and address deferred maintenance. As of Monday, May 7, 2018 the nave, or main body, of Trinity Church has been closed to the public.

During the rejuvenation, the 8 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am, and 8 pm Compline services are taking place at St. Paul’s Chapel, up the street at Fulton and Broadway.

Trinity's Chapel of All Saints remains open during the closing of the nave and the following services are held there:

Sunday Worship at 9 am
Morning Prayer Weekdays at 8:15 am and 9 am
Midday Eucharist Weekdays at 12:05 pm
Evening Prayer Weekdays at 5:15 pm

Webcasts of the Sunday 11:15 am Eucharist and the midday Eucharist each Monday through Friday at 12:05 pm continue during the rejuvenation.

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

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

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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Jeffrey Murphy, architect and founding partner, MBB

The rejuvenation of Trinity Church Wall Street offers a case study consistent with one of Trinity’s six Core Values: attention to stewardship. The project’s design team, led by MBB Architects and including a wide range of designers, engineers, and specialists, has been working with Trinity for years to examine and address all the facets of rejuvenating this 172-year-old landmark.

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The nave of Trinity Church Wall Street closed six months ago for rejuvenation so tour guides have been concentrating on the church exterior when escorting tourists in Lower Manhattan. Because tour guides are Trinity’s neighbors, on November 7th they received a tour inside the church, and a preview of what’s to come when rejuvenation is complete.Read more

The two-year rejuvenation of the nave of Trinity Church will eventually extend to the Chapel of All Saints, but one venerable fixture of the chapel has already received some love and attention. Steve Leavitt is the artist who recently repaired the tapestry, and Leavitt has traveled a remarkable career path.Read more

The rejuvenation of the nave of Trinity Church Wall Street has now moved into its fifth month and the work has continued to unveil chapters of the three-hundred years of parish history. Trinity’s Vicar, the Rev. Phillip Jackson, explains some of the intriguing new discoveries of the rejuvenation, and the creative architectural solutions to current challenges. Read more

The rejuvenation of the Trinity Church nave is offering clues that help recall the view people would have had from the south churchyard more than a half-century ago. It’s a reminder that the past often lies just one or two layers below the present.Read more

Music is both a tradition and a ministry at Trinity Church Wall Street so the two-year period of rejuvenation of the church nave will include the first completely new organ since the current church building was completed in 1846. Choosing, building, testing, and installing a new pipe organ are complex tasks, as Julian Wachner, Trinity’s Director of Music and the Arts explains in this video segment, and the benefits to Trinity’s neighborhood will continue for decades.

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Lynn Goswick

Years after the hit movie National Treasure was released, Trinity docents are still asked if there is treasure under the church. Usually the answer is no, but Trinity’s rejuvenation efforts may cause tour guides to adjust their scripts.

At a recent tour of the rejuvenation work in Trinity Church, Senior Construction Project Manager Luke

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