Saturday, August 19, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

I found this in my drafts folder from 2013!! I looked back and found a post from 2015 where I had gone inside.

October 2013 - Toronto ON

The Church of the Holy Trinity is an Anglican church in downtown Toronto, Canada at Trinity Square.

This church sits in the shadow of the ugly massive shopping mall (shudder) Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto. The square that surrounds the church is a mecca for the homeless and the smokers from the surrounding office towers.

Also nearby are two courthouses. The church motto on its website is "offering justice in the heart of the city".

It offers a sanctuary from the bustling commercial surroundings. 

The Church of the Holy Trinity opened in 1847 following the gift of an anonymous donor (later revealed as Mary Lambert Swale of Settle, England). Mrs. Swale had stipulated that all pews were to be free and unreserved, a tenet of the High Church party in England at the time.

Located behind the Eaton Centre, adjacent to Holy Trinity Church, can be found 6 Trinity Square which was , the home of the Reverend Henry Scadding between 1862 and 1901. The historic plaque on the building reads: "Scadding was born in Devonshire, England in 1813, and came to Upper Canada in 1821. Educated at Upper Canada College and Cambridge University, he was ordained to the Anglican priesthood at St. James Church, Toronto, in 1838, and the same year became Master of Classics at Upper Canada College. In 1847 Scadding was appointed first rector of the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity, where he served until 1875. He lived in this town house, which complements the church and was designed by William Hay, from its completion in 1862 until his death. Here Scadding, a noted scholar, wrote numerous religious, literary, and historical works, including his best-known books, 'Toronto of Old'(1873) and, in collaboration with J.C. Dent, 'Toronto: Past and Present' (1884)."


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