8:00 and 10:00 AM
Memorial through Labor Day Weekends
Welcome. That's Trinity under the red steeple
as seen from Alpena's boat harbor. Actually, Trinity is a people, but we
are spread around three counties and you are likely to find us only
when we're gathered -- usually on Sundays. Our building, however, is
usually open for your viewing pleasure.
Our building is Victorian Gothic, and dates from 1883. We
have just completed capital repairs and improvements that will preserve
and enhance its peculiar beauty. Many visitors attest that it is a place
where people can worship God in the beauty of holiness. (Cf. Psalm
As an Episcopal parish church, Trinity is part of the worldwide Anglican
Communion. We are part of a tradition that is both catholic and
reformed, and that has sometimes been called the via
media — the "middle way" between Roman
Catholicism and Protestantism.
Located in the heart of town, Trinity has been serving the community
since 1864. We are certified as a "National Jubilee Center" for
our outreach to those in need. We open our doors and arms to the hungry,
the abused, and the addicted. Since we also serve as a periodic venue
for performing arts, we think of ourselves as a “village church” true to
our Anglican heritage.
We practice “Eucharistic hospitality,” inviting all persons to the
Lord’s Table. Please join us there, and then, next door after the
Service for refreshment and fellowship. We are delighted that you have
visited our website, and would be delighted to meet you in person. You
are always welcome either way.
As with many Episcopal church buildings, Trinity's doors are red. The color is said to symbolize, among other things, the blood of the Passover lamb painted on the lintels of the doors of Hebrew households so that the "angel of death" would pass them over. It thus carries the connotation of sanctuary, and in the Middle Ages, the property beyond the red doors was a literal (if temporary) refuge for those fleeing danger.