Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

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Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church is a church belonging to the United Church of Canada in Toronto, Ontario. It is located at 427 Bloor Street West, just west of Spadina Avenue. The church is formed of a mix of three different former congregations and houses a fourth.

Today, Trinity-St. Paul's has a reputation for being an activist church on a number of social justice issues. The church has strongly advocated for same-sex marriage, fair trade and improved conditions for the homeless. Former United Church moderator and noted activist Bill Phipps was minister from 1974 to 1983.

History

The church began as Trinity Methodist Church and the current structure was completed in 1889. With church union it became Trinity United Church in 1925. In 1980 it merged with St. Paul's-Avenue Road United Church, which was itself a merger of St. Paul's Methodist and Avenue Road Presbyterian.

Other occupants
  • Bathurst Street United Church - Minister: Rev. Ralph Wushke. In 1985 nearby Bathurst Street United decided to relocate to the Trinity-St. Paul's United building, but remains a separate congregation.
  • Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir also uses the building for their facility.

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via Annotator
  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings updated a digital reference and added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com