Trinity Church (Cornish, New Hampshire)

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Trinity Church
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Trinity Church (Cornish, New Hampshire) is located in New Hampshire
Trinity Church (Cornish, New Hampshire)
Location

833 Route 12A

Cornish, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°28′00″N 72°23′06″W / 43.46667°N 72.38500°W / 43.46667; -72.38500Coordinates: 43°28′00″N 72°23′06″W / 43.46667°N 72.38500°W / 43.46667; -72.38500
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1803-1808
Architect Philip Tabor
Governing body Trinity Church
NRHP Reference # 78000419[1]
Added to NRHP July 31, 1978

Trinity Church is an historic church located at 833 Route 12A in Cornish, New Hampshire, in the United States. It began in 1793 as the Episcopal Society and became Trinity Episcopal Church in 1795. Instrumental in its establishment was Philander Chase, son of one of the three founders of Cornish and then a student at Dartmouth College. Chase later became the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Illinois, and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Construction of the church began in 1803 and was finished in 1808. On February 1, 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Its historic graveyard is known as Trinity Cemetery. After decades of being vacant, the church was reopened in 2004 as Trinity Anglican Church.

Early history[edit]

It began in 1793 as the Episcopal Society and became Trinity Episcopal Church in 1795. Instrumental in its establishment was Philander Chase, son of one of the three founders of Cornish and then a student at Dartmouth College. Chase later became the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Construction of the church began in 1803 and was finished in 1808.[2] Originally part of what is now the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, it became part of newly formed Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 1811.[3]

Recent history[edit]

After being listed on the National Register in 1980, Trinity Church was reconstructed in 1984-1985 by Peter Hoe Burling. After decades of being vacant, it was reopened in 2004 as Trinity Anglican Church,[2] a parish in the Diocese of the Northeast in the Anglican Church in America.[2] Services are held in the church except during the winter when they are held at the Grange Hall, 1071 Main Street (Route 12A) in Plainfield.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Trinity Church
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2004: Harrisburg: More House Publishing, p. 274
  4. ^ Trinity Anglican Church website

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