Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

A nonprofit organization

Who are we?

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church was formed as the result of a merger in 2008 of St. Philips, St. Thomas and Epiphany Episcopal Churches.  The combined history of these three churches dates back to 1898 which included a strong presence in the Rondo community of St. Paul and South Minneapolis. Holy Trinity continues the outreach work for which each church was known for in the past. Located in the Hamline-Midway area of St. Paul (1636 Van Buren Avenue), our congregation, is the only predominately African American Episcopal Church in Minnesota. In past GTTM years you gave donations that helped us with much needed renovations to our church built in 1904 (see pictures in our photo gallery). 

Why Contribute to ‘Give to the Max’?

In 2017 Holy Trinity started a conversation series to foster meaningful dialog dealing with race, ethnicity, and inclusion. Our goals included fostering greater understanding, education, and advocacy related to these issues. These ‘Community Conversations’ utilized a unique format that brought community members together to learn from subject matter experts and each other. We shared stories, asked questions, and discussed ways to make positive change and foster greater understanding among our neighbors and the community at large. We were joined by several ecumenical partners and dealt with issues such as microaggression, historical trauma, institutional racism, homelessness, and more (see the event flyers posted in our photo gallery of past ).  We have continued these conversations and along with our 'partner churches' formed the 'Community Conversations Ecumenical Consortium'.  This year our church has joined the Episcopal Church of Minnesota's Faithful Innovations initiative.  This initiaitive encourages us to reach outide of the church's traditional walls  to meet and learn directly from the community we seek to reach. As a result of this effort we have sponsored programs that included 'sidewalk concerts' featuring local musicians, and more.  Additionally, Holy Trinity's Guild of the Black Madonna gives an annual  Thanksgiving donation for low income families to Halle Q. Brown (St. Paul)  and Sabathani  (Minneapolis) community centers.  Contributions from YOU  can help us continue this value community effort. Through the ‘Give to the Max’ program you can help us continue these important ‘Conversations', our Faithful Innovations intiative, and maintain our Thanksgiving donations to Halle Q. Brown & Sabathani.

Organization Data


Organization name

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

other names

formerly St. Philips, St. Thomas, Epiphany (before merger)

Tax id (EIN)




BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




1636 Van Buren Avenue