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  • Preaching to farmers and Indians

    Christ Church Tashua had its beginning as an offshoot of the first Church of England branch in Stratford, Connecticut. In those colonial days a priest would ride to Tashua (Trumbull) every fourth Sunday to preach to farmers and Native Americans living in the area.

  • Celebrating the 150th Anniversary

    One priest wrote to the Anglican Venerable Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in England that the residents of Tashua had built a rough-hewn wooden church, and the Society responded by sending financial support, as well as a large,elegant Bible and a Prayer Book, both dated 1760. These treasured books are on display at the rear of the church today.

  • The present church building was erected more than 170-years ago, in 1846

    It’s a beautiful building and as can be seen, the Carpenter Gothic exterior as well as the handsome interior architecture have been well-maintained over the years. In 2001 Christ Episcopal Church Trumbull was honored by being named to the National Register of Historical Places, which noted that the church is virtually a time capsule of early Victorian ecclesiastical taste! Refurbishment and repair over the past 173 years has been faithful to the distinctive original.

  • During 2008 we dedicated the Edna Ives McLean building

    An addition (or annex)  constructed to provide necessary room for our growing Sunday School, as well as to accommodate parish offices, a library and a parish hall. The new building, designed by the architect to complement our antique church, also enabled us to upgrade our utility systems and become fully handicapped-accessible. We now have elevator-access to the church, as well as ramps, providing much easier access from the parking lot. 

  • You will find Christ Episcopal Church Trumbull is a very welcoming place!

    As we continue the worship and work of generations past, we are ever aware that this is our time of stewardship for generations to come. We welcome all who seek the Spirit in their lives for we have found that the experience of God in Jesus Christ is enhanced in community. We affirm the right of all to seek God and welcome you whoever you may be to God’s table. You will find Christ Episcopal Church Trumbull is a very welcoming place!