The new pastor and his family are on there way
“Our goal in Connersville is to create nothing new, but simply to be faithful to the tradition which brought the truth of Christ to generations of faithful American Christians. We seek to build an embassy of Christ’s love by providing an ordered way of life which encourages community and solidarity in exchange for nihilism, materialism, and despair. We pray others will join us in this endeavor, either by providing fervent prayer, financial assistance, or even by moving to Connersville to find some peace and solidity in this mad, fallen world. There is work to be done and incredible challenges to be overcome, but we take solace in St. Paul’s words to the first Roman church plant: “…if Christ be for us, who can be against us?”
Trinity was consecrated by Bishop George Upfold in 1859. It was designed by notable architect Frank Wills, who may be best known for having designed “The Little Church Around the Corner” in New York. A parishioner at the time had a connection “back East”, and that’s how the architect was secured.
It has had several different organs, but the current pipe organ dates from the 1980s. We are really excited to hear it play all the great Anglican hymns. One of our outreach events will be hosting hymn-sings with guest organists.
Speaking of organists, if you know anyone in that region who might be willing to direct us to an organist, that would be very helpful. Do keep this in your prayers as well.
Trinity Rectory has been receiving some much needed repairs. To start, we are having the exterior wood siding repaired and painted. This hadn’t been done in many years and was affecting the overall health of the structure. It was built at the same time as the church (1859) but was converted to a parish hall in the 1960s. It will now serve a dual purpose as both rectory and parish hall. We truly want to make it an embassy of Christian hospitality and love with coffee hours, Bible studies, soup dinners, and more all happening in the parish home.
Here are some photos of the exterior work after one coat of paint, and some photos of the untouched interior. The kitchen is spacious enough to provide parish meals, and even includes a large griddle, perfect for pancake suppers. The other photos are of the main room downstairs which is generous and which will be a lovely place to gather with our parish family.