Since its beginning as a suburban church in 1899, Holy Trinity has grown with the South Granville neighbourhood of Vancouver from Pine to Hemlock. From 1912 to 1993, the church was located at 10th and Pine. Congregational growth in the late 1980s led to the decision to move into a larger facility. Our historic (1911) Chalmers site at 12th and Hemlock became Holy Trinity’s new home in 1994.

The Chalmers Building was designed by Samuel Buttery Birds (1871-1960), who was asked by the church’s building committee to produce a church “in keeping with the fine residential section of the city.” The cornerstone was laid on 14th October 1911. The building’s style, as best seen off 12th Avenue and Hemlock Street, is ‘neo-classical.’ Features include the porticoes, pediments and Corinthian columns on the Hemlock Street frontage. In addition to a large sanctuary with extensive galleries, which was capable of seating 2,000, the building included a gymnasium, swimming pool, library, classrooms and men’s and women’s ‘parlours.’



Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
27 Mar 2017, 20:29