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On Thursday, May 14, 2015 Trinity celebrated the Feast of the Ascension and the day the Trinity Church building was consecrated in 1846. The Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California preached. At the service, the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer was instituted as the 18th Rector of Trinity Wall Street.
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On March 20, 1777, the Rev. Charles Inglis stood among the ruins of Trinity Church and placed his hand on the crumbling, scorched wall. As the vestry looked on, warden Elias Desbrosses instituted Inglis as the fourth rector of Trinity
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By Anne Petrimoulx, Archivist

On June 11th, Trinity’s Vestry called the Very Rev. Dr. William Lupfer as the 18th rector of Trinity Church. By all accounts, the process went smoothly. And usually, it does. Though Trinity has only had 17, going on 18, rectors across its 317-year history (that’s an average 18.6 years per rector, for those keeping track), setbacks have occurred.

The very first person called to be rector of Trinity church was

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The Parish of Trinity Wall Street has called the Very Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, the Dean of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, as its next Rector. Dr. Lupfer was named at the Vestry’s June 11 meeting.

Dr. Lupfer will succeed the Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper in February 2015 to become the

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“And it was a most Masterly stroke of Art

To give Fizle a Room to Act his part;

For a Fizle Restrain’d will bounce like a F---t, 

But when it Escapes from Canonical Hose

And fly’s in your Face, as it’s odds it does,

That a Man should be hang’d for stopping his Nose, 

Long Kept under Hatches, ‘twill force a Vent

In the Shape

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