Trinity-St. Paul's United Church

The Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, commonly known as 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 in the city's downtown core. The church is formed of a mix of three different former congregations and houses a fourth independent congregation within its building.

Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
43°39′58″N 79°24′20″W
Location427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1X7
DenominationUnited Church of Canada
Websitewww.trinitystpauls.ca
Administration
ProvinceOntario
Toronto Conference
PresbyteryToronto South
Clergy
Minister(s)Cheri DiNovo

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. Cheri DiNovo, a former Ontario New Democratic Party politician, became minister effective February 4, 2018.[1]

History

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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References

  1. Rushowy, Kristin (February 4, 2018). "Former MPP Cheri DiNovo leaves legislature to lead Trinity-St. Paul's parish". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 10, 2018.

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