Trinity Episcopal Church

Children are welcome to our worship anytime! We also offer nursery and church school at the later Sunday Eucharist.

Our Location

124 E. Washington Ave.
Alpena, MI  49707

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Sunday Services

Holy Eucharist Rite II

8:00 and 10:30 AM

8:00 and 10:00 AM
Memorial through Labor Day Weekends

Wednesday Service

12:05 PM

Welcome. This is Trinity under the red steeple as seen on downtown Washington Avenue. Actually, Trinity is a people, but we are spread around three counties and you are likely to find us only when we're gathered -- always on Sundays. Our building, however, is usually open for you, whether you wish to meditate or simply view.

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 29:2)

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.