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Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss a new community event at Trinity Anglican Church (1230 Bank Street at Cameron Avenue). We’ll be holding a plant sale – annuals, perennials and herbs – from 10 am till 2 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022. This is an opportunity to shop local and perhaps discover something new for your garden or kitchen windowsill.

While checking out our greenery, please feel welcome to pop inside the church to see what lies behind the red brick exterior. Trinity is again participating in Doors Open Ottawa as one of our city’s architectural, historic or cultural gems being showcased in the twentieth edition of this event.

For more than 140 years, Trinity has been a vital community hub in Old Ottawa South. It was the first Anglican church in this area, established to serve several small hamlets south of Ottawa in the horse-and-buggy days. Its opening in 1879 attracted people from near and far who were hungry for a faith community and a social gathering place. Trinity grew with the neighbourhood and became a favoured place of worship as well as an important venue for sports and social groups. That tradition of community engagement continues in step with evolving needs.

Trinity has a rich and interesting history serving Old Ottawa South and environs. Do you remember our food tent at the annual Exhibition at Lansdowne Park? Have you been dazzled by the amazing acoustics at one of the musical events featuring our Casavant pipe organ? Did you watch the dramatic mural on our Bank Street wall reveal itself as the artists shared their vision? What memories of Trinity do you have to tell?

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Doors Open at Trinity on Saturday, June 4 (10 am to 4 pm), and Sunday, June 5 (12 pm to 4 pm). And don’t forget to pick up something for your garden on Saturday!

Lindsay Whillans is resident of OOS and a member of the Trinity Anglican Church congregation.

Featured in the May 2022 OSCAR.