History of Grace and Holy Trinity Church
In 1858, at the corner of Foushee and Main Streets in the "near west end", Grace Church was planted. In about 1870, Holy Trinity Church was planted a bit farther west, just across from Monroe Park, in what was then the "far west end". Holy Trinity (originally called Moore Memorial Chapel) was established as a memorial to Bishop Richard Channing Moore. He was responsible for the revitalization of the Episcopal Church in Virginia in the 19th century.
In 1924, Grace Church and Holy Trinity merged to form Grace and Holy Trinity Church. Since that time, Richmond has grown to become a large metropolitan area and Grace and Holy Trinity Church finds itself in the heart of the City. We enjoy the challenges and opportunities that this strategic location offers.
A strong music ministry and an abiding commitment to service and outreach have long been hallmarks of our church. The church unites people from all across the metropolitan area as they come for worship and education each Sunday, as they enjoy each other's company over a hot breakfast, and as they work together in a variety of ministries throughout the week.
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Save your people, O Lord, and bless your inheritance..
The Murals Behind the Altar: For more than eighty years, the walls at the back of our chancel (behind the altar) have been graced with four murals. Painted in Gothic Revival style, they depict (from left to right) the Annunciation to Mary, the Nativity, the women at Jesus’ tomb, and the Ascension. To read more about them click here.