Rhode Island Picture
Trinity Church Founded 1698
Interior View - Sent 1907
(Scroll Down For History and Background Information)
was constructed in 1701
and the present church was built in
Queen Anne Square
in downtown Newport.
The church was modeled after the "Old
North Church" in Boston. Trinity
Church is constructed
entirely of wood
and contains the only three-tiered,
wine glass pulpit in the United
States. The windows
are of Tiffany stained-glass.
The congregation first met in 1698
and the parish is the oldest
in Rhode Island. The original parishioner's included Quakers,
Huguenots and Anglicans. The church was
again in 1987.
One of the
original church preachers was the
Reverend George Berkeley, who
later became the the Bishop of
Cloyne in Ireland.