Easton Sidewalks: The Cathedral in the Hood


There something rather special about having a honest to God cathedral in the hood, even one so small that it could easily be confused with a very quaint chapel. But even with its relatively modest footprint of Goldsborough Street, the Trinity Cathedral still manifests a certain majestic quality that reminds one of the ageless Anglian churches found in rural England.

It turned out that Trinity was the dream of the first Bishop of Easton, The Right Rev. Henry Champlin Lay, who envisioned a campus on the site that would include the Diocesan offices, a library, and the Bishop’s residence around a courtyard. The building was begun in 1891 at a time when few American dioceses had cathedrals and opened its doors in 1894.

Since that time, the Episcopal Church and its members as lovingly cared for this sacred place, and the Spy was reminded of that commitment the other day as a crew was brought in to maintain the special granite that had been shipped in from Port Deposit for the cathedral’s construction.

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Letters to Editor

  1. Martha Suss says:

    What a Beautiful little cathedral. I always admire its quaint beauty. I certainly hope that it remains historically accurate and doesn’t alter it too dramically. I am still stinging
    From the hurt of no stain glass windows on the sides of Christ Church. They should have restored them. You literally have to wear dark glasses in some seats on a sunny day. That and
    No red carpet to protect the floors and tamp the acoustics. But ooh I digress…

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