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Sanctuary

"I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord!"

The sanctuary is the heart of our life here at Trinity.  It is where we meet God in worship, celebrate the weddings of husband and wife, baptize our children, take comfort in God at the time of death, communion with God in Holy Communion and enjoy our common fellowship together in Christ.  It is a place set apart for our most important of activities – adoring the beauty of God.

In addition to being the heart of current life together, the Sanctuary of Trinity Presbyterian Church has a long and storied past.  It was built in 1915 in the Greek revival style when the Church moved to Hull and Felder from downtown Montgomery.  In 1951, a fire destroyed the Sanctuary and two firemen lost their lives while fighting the blaze.  The original walls remained, however, and the Sanctuary was rebuilt within them, this time in classic Georgian architecture.  It was designed by world-renowned architect Harold Wagoner and completed in 1952.

The split Chancel (where the choir, piano, and organ console are located) reflects a return to the classical designs of European architecture.  The Pulpit (on the right) is adorned with nine wood carvings of ancient Christian symbols.  The Cassavant organ was installed in 1985.