What is the story of Trinity Episcopal Church?
Many remember and were nurtured on the brilliant mind and long and illustrious tenure of The Rev. Dr. Edward G. Mullen. Dr Mullen was an outstanding preacher, teacher, theologian and pastor, as well as a popular figure in the community. Serving Trinity Church as Rector from 1943 through the early 1970’s, he remained Rector Emeritus after retirement until his death in 1994. There are many “Mullenites” remaining at Trinity, and mention of the venerable old rector brings a smile to every face.
Established in 1836, Trinity is the oldest parish in the Tennessee Valley. For more information about its unique place in the Diocese of Alabama, check out Mary Holland Lancaster’s history of the parish… “Gathering Up Our Sheaves With Joy: A History of Trinity Episcopal Church 1824 – 1976, Florence, Alabama.” Copies are in the Library and are available for purchase as well.