This is a special 1st anniversary edition of Thursday Doors hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.
Norm and I are posting a 2-part series on the Church of The Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto. Part 1 is Norm’s post on the outside of the church and it can be found *here*.
This is Part 2 featuring the inside of Holy Trinity.
Holy Trinity is located behind Old City Hall, and much like Old City Hall, the church was saved from demolition by the petitions from its parishioners. Now the downtown buildings surrounding Holy Trinity have virtually buried it from sight.
The church has tailored itself to support the homeless and those in need. That includes an active outreach program for the LGBQT community.
It is quite an unusual little church, unlike any I’ve ever visited before. On one hand, it is dark and somber-looking with the gravitas expected from a place of worship.
I find churches a little intimidating so I guess it’s to be expected that I could feel the weight of its age and history.
On the flip side however, it felt more like a community drop-in centre than a church.
Instead of pews, there were tables and chairs in the main body of the church with many people milling around having various conversations. I felt a little self-conscious taking photos and tried to respect their privacy.
I looked and felt rather out of place.
Without exception though, every individual who met my eyes did so with a smile and a hello.
It seems everyone is welcome at the Church of The Holy Trinity – including a curious blogger.