Church boasts flower power

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

Holy Trin­ity and St Barn­abas’ Church looks bloom­ing lovely this week­end.

The Pais­ley church is host­ing a flower fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate its 200th an­niver­sary as a con­gre­ga­tion of the Epis­co­palian Dio­cese of Glas­gow and Gal­loway.

Trin­ity Chapel was first es­tab­lished in Novem­ber 1817 by the Rev Wil­liam Wade – later Dean of the Dio­cese of Glas­gow and Gal­loway – very close to the cur­rent church’s lo­ca­tion at Back Sned­don Street, says cur­rent rec­tor the Rev Dr Tom Wil­son.

Trin­ity was the first Scot­tish Epis­co­pal Church con­gre­ga­tion es­tab­lished in the west of Scot­land af­ter the eas­ing of the pe­nal laws in 1792, and the re-es­tab­lish­ment of the Epis­co­pal church in Pais­ley since 1688, he added.

The cur­rent church was built in 1833 and be­came an amal­ga­mated con­gre­ga­tion of Holy Trin­ity and St Barn­abas’ churches in 2004.

Doors to the fes­ti­val are open to­day, from 10am to 4pm; and on Sun­day, June 18, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

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