Sunday, November 18, 2012

Trinity Church, come right on in.....!

I'm not sure what I was expecting when we approached the Trinity Uniting Church sitting amongst the highrise office buildings along St. George's Terrace. Stepping through the side door with it's invitation for all who might need a quiet moment was a little like stepping back in time. The original Trinity Church on William St. was built in 1846, as the coffers expanded a second church was built in 1865 on St. George's Terrace (last shot below) and this the present church was built in 1893.The combination of green trim, pale pink and cream walls, along with the intricate fretwork lining the balcony is 'heavenly'!
If you look at the top shot and follow the stairs up, they lead to this the original church (below), now used as a Hall and classified by the National Trust. Again the pale green walls with the rose coloured stained glass window, such a pretty church oui! This hall is used for so many things, one being a 'school for seniors'. Anyone is welcome, whether it be to have a cuppa made by the volunteers while you eat your lunchtime sandwiches or just to come in from the city madness to have a quiet five minutes.....
The decorative Romanesque facade, with it's Victorian turrets, elaborate stonework and impressive double doors is no doubt an unexpected sight to see here on the terrace, but it was definitely the interior that won me over! I'm not a church goer myself, but I could be tempted haha! Trinity Church is part of Heritage Perth weekend. It's heating up in Perth, tomorrow I'll show you a fun new addition to Forest Chase, a way for city goers to cool off!! Happy Sunday, take care.....



37 comments:

  1. What a wonderful ceiling in that hall. Love old wooden rafters. I think it is great when churches leave their doors open...Janey

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  2. I think it's great they don't sell these properties in city centres to developers, to be torn down for another highrise.

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  3. It can be so helpful to have a refuge like your church in the big city. May they always be able to keep their doors open.

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  4. Wow, wonderful pictures, Grace.
    I think, the atmosphere you show us is surely even better than in reality.
    Really great "Sunday shots".

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  5. What a gorgeous church! Thanks for the tour.

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  6. Very unusual to european eyes, but so beautiful!

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  7. beautiful church looks like the heart of concrete jungle!
    have a great weekend!

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  8. Such lovely old churches and how great to have them in that "heart of concrete jungle", as Juliana wrote! Wonderful post and captures for the day as always, Grace! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  9. Wonderful facade and so peaceful inside, Grace.

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  10. Beautiful shots, Grace. Looks very tranquil!

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  11. It is a handsome building with great symmetry.

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  12. That's such a lovely surprise! So much light! I can't resist entering churches!

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  13. I thinkI might be tempted to use this as a refuge on many occasions. It is very beautiful. And an incongruous sight in the last picture!

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  14. Colour can make or break a building ... This colour combination is gorgeous and certainly encompasses the quiet, serene ambiance it sets out to achieve.

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  15. Great photographs, Grace. The church should ask permission to use them in its literature. I kind of like the effect you have used for the first three images.

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  16. very colonial Anglican Romanesque - and so well shot!


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  17. Beautiful church. I like the last shot best.

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  18. Very nice building and well photographed. You must have enjoyed your moments there!
    have a great Sunday..

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  19. Beautiful wee church - keep them coming :)

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  20. A magnificent structure and a very sacred place.

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  21. Lovely effects for these shots.

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  22. These photos looks so beautiful as if they were printed on satin.

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  23. I enjoyed my visit and your photography.

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  24. The building is amazing! Lovely shots of the interior.

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  25. You got some great photos of this beautiful church.

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  26. Oh my goodness!!!! How neat - we both have a 'Trinity' church. What a lovely tour you have given us. Wonderful building that is being used to the full and is comfortable amongst those modern buildings....same idea as the church in Manhattan, New York (which just happens to be 'Trinity Church'.

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  27. I like the backroom where people can get together. Those spaces are the most interesting to me when I actually visit a religious building. Several of these buildings have tunnels etc that are hidden from their congregations. And that fascinates me.....what secrets are they hiding? Or is it where wine is stored?:)

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  28. What a lovely building! I visited the church website and was particularly struck by their forthright commitment to being a vital part of the city, rather than a community solely unto itself.

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  29. Oh that light and that space, what gorgeous photos! You captured the wonderful tranquility, I'd love to step right into this place.

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  30. What an appealing interior! As some of your other visitors have noted, it's impressive that the doors are open when so many churches these day are little more than 'buildings'.

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  31. Very beautiful! I loved how you captured the church.

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  32. I must have missed this. But thank you. It's a beautiful structure. If you had asked me about a greenish interior for a church I would have probably not thought it a good idea. But your photos changed my mind. These are delicious photographs of a wonderfully attractive church building.

    Re your question on The Villages: I really don't know if the locks work. Probably not. I'd guess they, like most everything else, are just for show. But they add something a little special to the place! :-)

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