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1971-Present - Plymouth-Trinity United Church


Plymouth United Church and Trinity United Church came together to form Plymouth-Trinity United Church, after each congregation voted and Presbytery approval was received.

The Plymouth congregation, as a former Congregationalist church, relinquished its rights as to property and accepted the regulations as laid down by the United Church of Canada in the Model Deed of 1925.

The Trinity buildings were sold and demolished, after bringing to the Plymouth building the rose window and War Memorial tablet.  Two back-lit frames containing the dedication inscriptions from all the memorial windows were also made and hung on either side of the main door.  The Trinity memorial chimes became part of the Plymouth organ.

The first service of the combined congregation was held on September 12, 1971.  The Rev. J. Cedric Arnold and Dr. R. Graham Barr served together for one year until Dr. Barr retired on June 30, 1972.  This is the bulletin of the first service (click for full-size image).


In June 1974, Trinity Memorial Chapel was dedicated, with sections of windows from the Trinity building as well as the pulpit, communion table and baptismal font.


Church Council and Commissions replaced the session, stewards and Official Board.

The quarterly publication P-T News was started by Charles Rublee.


Regular issues of Update replaced P-T News.


150th Anniversary Celebrations took place on October 19-20, 1985.  An Anniversary supper followed by entertainment and a special service of Sunday worship were held.  The Trinity Bell on the lawn outside the church building was dedicated (click for full-size image).


The Casavant organ was rebuilt and restored to create a brighter sound.  Click here for more information.


The exterior of the Plymouth-Trinity building was classed as a Historical Monument by the Quebec Government.


The front pillars outside the church were restored.


Plymouth-Trinity welcomed its first woman minister, the Rev. Jane Aikman.


An elevator was installed linking the main hall and the sanctuary, and was dedicated on March 24, 1996.


The main halls of the church were renovated and repainted; the old stage curtains and wallpaper were removed.


The Memorial Chimes were restored and rededicated, and exterior speakers soundedthe chimes for the first time in over thirty years.


The kitchen was gradually completely renovated, bringing it up to modern standards.


After roughly two years of discussion, the congregation of Plymouth-Trinity voted to approve same-gender marriage.


The congregation of St. Peter's Anglican Church, which had been worshipping in the building directly across the street from Plymouth-Trinity, worshipped in the Plymouth-Trinity chapel.


The church received many upgrades in response to greatly increased use of the building. The parking lot received line markings; all available storage areas were cleared or upgraded; and new storage areas were built in previously unused corners of the building.


The previous system of Church Council and Commissions was replaced by the Mission Board and Teams, no longer requiring fixed two-year elections of members.

Next Sunday

March 25, 2018

Palm/Passion Sunday

9:00 AM (French)
10:30 AM (English)

News & Events

Friday, March 23, 2018

Education and Outreach (cancelled): Education and Outreach meeting rescheduled to April 6.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Passover Seder/ Seder de Pâques: We will host a special Passover Seder on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. It will be a potluck; please refrain from bringing leavened bread or desserts, and no pork or shellfish. The gathering will be led by guest Rabbi Laurence Edwards of Chicago. Please RSVP to 819-346-6373 or email plymouthtrinitychurch@gmail.com so we know how many to expect. Children welcome!

Il y aura un Seder ecuménique à 18h le jeudi, 29 mars. Il s'agit d'un repas-partage; n'oubliez pas d'apporter des plats sans levain, et pas de porc (pas de jambon, etc.), ni de crustaces. Notre invité d'honneur est le rabbin Larry Edwards de Chicago. Veuillez confirmer votre présence au 819.346.6373 ou plymouthtrinitychurch@gmail.com. Les enfants sont les bienvenus!

UCW Spring Fundraiser

Spring Bake Sale and Tea Party

Saturday, April 28th 2 – 4 p.m. Come and shop for your favorite baked treats, and we invite you to stay for tea and sweet breads for only $5.00.

Samedi, le 28 avril, de 14h à 16h. Venez nous rendre visite et retrouvez vos gâteries préférées! Nous vous invitons à rester un peu plus longtemps afin de savourer une tasse de thé et des pain-friandises pour seulement 5,00 $.

Children at P-T

Join us at Plymouth-Trinity for a family-friendly worship experience. We have a children's corner in the sanctuary with craft supplies and helpful volunteers. Some Sundays there is also a 30-minute children's programme during worship-time for kids of all ages.

Les enfants sont les bienvenus à Plymouth-Trinity! Nous avons un coin pour enfants dans le sanctuaire et des bénévoles. Certains dimanches, il y a aussi un programme de 30 minutes pendant la période de culte pour les enfants de tous les âges.

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