Trinity Episcopal Church
500 Court St. • (757) 393-0431
When Col. Crawford, the founder of Portsmouth laid out the town in 1752, he named one of the blocks “Church Square.” Trinity Church was built on Church Square in 1762. It continues as a vibrant Christian witness on Church Square some 250 plus years later. Trinity is a proud part of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia which is a diocese in The Episcopal Church.
Trinity Churchyard was a public cemetery from 1762 until 1835. In the graveyard you will see the sarcophagus of Commodore Barron with the graves of his grandchildren that died in infancy beside it. Several Revolutionary War soldiers are also buried here including Bernard Magneon, the aide to General Lafayette. The churchyard is open to the public during the day.
The church features six superb windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany as well as hand-painted and stenciled windows on the High and Court Street sides of the nave. Trinity is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you would like more information or a tour of the church, please call the church office at 757 393-0431.
8 am & 10:30 am
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 4 pm