Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

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Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
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Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
43°39′58″N 79°24′20″W / 43.66611°N 79.40556°W / 43.66611; -79.40556
Location 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1X7
Denomination United Church of Canada
Website Trinity-St. Paul's
Administration
Province Ontario
Toronto Conference
Presbytery Toronto South
Clergy
Minister(s) Rev. Judith Gilliland, Interim Minister

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church is a church belonging to the United Church of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 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.

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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.

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Coordinates: 43°39′58″N 79°24′21″W / 43.666071°N 79.405741°W / 43.666071; -79.405741