Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Trinity Church, Port Burwell

Trinity Church, Port BurwellTrinity Church was built 20 years before the Diocese of Huron was formed. The Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario commemorative plaque reads:

This frame building was begun in 1836 and completed the following year. An example of simple early Gothic revival architecture this church was constructed as a result of the interest and substantial financial assistance of Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell (1785-1846). A noted land surveyor, Burwell was the founder of this community and served as a justice of the peace and a member of the legislative assembly. The Venerable John Strachan, Archdeacon of York, preached the first sermon in Trinity Church and the first resident clergyman to serve its congregation was the Reverend Thomas B. Read.

Trinity Church is in a 2 point parish with St. Luke’s Church, Vienna. It is one of the churches collectively known as the Talbot Settlement Churches