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Trinity Episcopal Church


  • Address: 14515 Church St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1690/00/00 Trinity Church site originally donated by Colonel Ninian Beall, an indentured servant from Scotland who become a member of the Maryland House of Burgess, for a Presbyterian church before 1690.
1810/00/00 Bishop Thomas John Claggett Vocation Bishop Claggett establishes Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church in a wooden Presbyterian meeting house abandoned in 1800. David Crauford III deeds the property to Trinity. A vestry is elected and Dr William Beanes becomes the first senior warden.
1812/07/16 Bishop Thomas John Claggett Vocation Bishop Thomas Claggett consecrates Trinity Church.
1814/08/23 British troops are billeted in Trinity Church on their way to Washington, DC. They stabled their horses in the old frame sanctuary and kneaded bread on the tombstones in the churchyard. Battle of Bladensburg
1814/08/25 Robert Bowie American Captive Robert Bowie, Philip Weems and Trinity's senior warden, Dr William Beanes, lock up rowdy British troops in Prince George's County Jail. Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1814/08/26 Major-General Robert Ross British General British General Ross arrest Dr Beanes, Bowie and four others for treason. After releasing Bowie and the others, Roos takes Dr Beanes back to their ship, HMS Tonnant. Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1846/12/31 Thomas Claggett VI Vestry Designed by Robert Cary Long Jr, the present brick church is consecrated on the last day of 1846.
1846/12/31 Robert Cary Long Jr Architect Designed by Robert Cary Long Jr, the present brick church is consecrated on the last day of 1846.
1885/00/00 Present Trinity Cemetery on Rectory Ln is established.
1886/00/00 On the 50th anniversary of the consecration of Trinity, the bell tower is added to the front of the church and the church is renovated.
1975/00/00 Rev W Curtis Draper Jr was the longest serving rector of Trinity Church - 28 years from 1947 - 1975.
1980/00/00 Trinity parish buys and restores a 1909 Tracker pipe organ in 1980.
1987/01/01 After a massive restoration completed in 1987, the Rt Rev John T Walker, Bishop of the Washington Diocese, rededicates Trinity Church.

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Particulars for Trinity Episcopal Church:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Historic Use Religious Property




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