Who We Are
We are a part of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, which was officially founded in 1875 and is now home to more than
25,000 people in Southern Ohio. We are part of a larger, global community. The Episcopal Church has its roots
in the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Communion. There are about 2.4 million Episcopalians
in the United States and more than 70 million Anglicans worldwide.
Trinity Episcopal Church was founded in Troy, Ohio in 1831 and met on the second floor of the new courthouse until 1835 when the small congregation opened its doors at their new church on the corner of East Franklin and South Walnut. Trinity thrived and grew. In 1955 plans began for construction at our present location at 60 South Dorset Street.
We are liturgical, meaning we pray together
following the Book of Common Prayer.
We are sacramental, meaning we receive the real presence of Jesus
in the form of bread and wine (communion).
We are evangelical, meaning we believe the Bible
is God’s word for all people.
Trinity's mission statement is to offer Christian community for the realization of God's presence through worship, relationship, and
outreach. Trinity’s parishioners promote active outreach within the church but have historically provided vital leadership and initiative
in programs and mission within Troy and the Miami County region.
ALL ARE WELCOME
INCLUSIVE OF ALL
We use the Book of Common Prayer in our worship service.
The first Book of Common Prayer in 1549 allowed us to celebrate
the mass in English. Even though our prayer book has been revised
many times, our current Book of Common Prayer reflects a
tradition dating back centuries.