Church boasts flower power
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.