about
TRINITY Cathedral

October 1787

Land given by heirs of William Penn. Recorded in Westmoreland County, the ground was originally used by Native Americans, the French at Fort Duquesne, and British at Fort Pitt, as a burial ground. Three lots were included in deeds to the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, including a burying ground (1.5 lots given to each group). There were originally 4,000 graves, and over 2,000 have been identified. Although the deed does not name Trinity, the trustees chosen to receive the land were the ones who were active in the creation of Trinity. John Ormsby, one of the trustees, had been recorded as a lay reader at Fort Pitt as early as 1762.

1805

Charter given for Trinity. Until this point, although they owned the present land, they had been meeting in homes and on the second floor of the courthouse on Market Square. They had procured the services of The Rev. John Taylor as the first rector (who was also a founder of the University of Pittsburgh), and bought a triangular piece of land on Sixth Ave. and Liberty (now the site of the Wood Street subway station). The first church was octagonal and was known as “The Round Church.” Trinity soon became the center for development of parishes in the area.

1865

The creation of the Diocese of Pittsburgh with The Rt. Rev. John Kerfoot as the first Bishop. It then included all of western Pennsylvania. In 1910, the Diocese of Erie was formed with the northwestern churches. The Bishop’s chair is carved in oak, with the seal of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in needlepoint on the cushion.

our HISTORY

our STAFF

the Rt. Rev. Ketlen Solak, DMin

Bishop

The very rev. aidan smith

dean

THE REV. CN. BONNIE-MARIE YAGER-WIGGAN

Canon for Formation and Parish Life

THE REV. DR. WESLEY HILL

ASSISTING MINISTER

DAVID SCHAAP

ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

TRACY HAMILTON

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Madison Canales

Office Manager

JAMES MOORE

BUILDING STEWARD & SEXTON

A TRADITIONAL church for NON-traditional people

SAID SERVICE | Sundays at 8:30 AM 
CHORAL SERVICE | Sundays at 10:30 AM

Events &
church NEWS

Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 22 at 12:00pm

Absalom Jones Day Holy Eucharist

Saturday, February 11 at 10:30am

Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist Services

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:15am, 12:00pm, and 5:15pm

Holy Eucharist

Weekly on Sunday, 8:30 – 9:00am

Holy Eucharist

Weekly on Sunday, 10:30 – 11:30am

Adult Formation

Weekly on Sunday, 9:15 – 10:00am

Noonday Eucharist

Weekly on Tuesday, 12:05 – 12:35pm

Staff Meeting

Weekly on Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:00am