Trinity Anglican Church
Saint John, New Brunswick
Trinity Anglican Church, located at 115 Charlotte St., is the oldest established Christian congregation in the City of Saint John, New Brunswick.
Founded by the United Empire Loyalists, the church has many memorials and plaques dedicated to members and descendants of this group of parishioners.
As you enter the nave, look back to see the Royal Coat of Arms made in 1714 from Boston’s Old State House during the American Revolution and salvaged from the 1791 Trinity Church after the Great Fire.
Resting above it is the porcelain figure of Queen Victoria presented to the church in 1880.
The I.O.D.E. Plaque is located on the south facing wall near west end of church.
The inscription reads as follows:
DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS
FAITHFUL ALIKE TO GOD AND THEIR KING
SACRIFICED AT THE CALL OF DUTY THEIR
HOMES IN THE OLDER COLONIES AND
LANDING ON OUR SHORES MAY 18TH 1783
BECAME THE FOUNDERS OF
THE CITY OF SAINT JOHN
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE
OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE
TO KEEP IN REMEMBRANCE THEIR
HEROISM AND DEVOTION
Loyalist descendants are also recognized.
The plaque dedicated to Alexander McMillan bears the following inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY
LIEUT. – COL. ALEXANDER MCMILLAN, DSO
1874 – 1929
OF LOYALIST DESCENT, HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING
CITIZEN OF SAINT JOHN
A VESTRYMAN OF THIS CHURCH. A GALLANT SOLDIER
FAITHFUL FRIEND AND DUTIFUL SON
WE ASKED LIFE OF THEE, AND THOU GAVEST HIM A LONG LIFE
EVEN FOR EVER AND EVER
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All photography and video on this page supplied by Brian McConnell, UE.
For additional information and pictures, please visit Trinity Anglican Church Saint John on the My New Brunswick website.