HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTT COUNTY

 

1836    First Episcopal service in Iowa

 

1841    Trinity Parish organized, worshipped in the residence of Dr. John Emerson, 219 E. 2nd St. First church building of Trinity Parish on northwest corner of 4th and Main Sts.

 

1852    Second church building of Trinity Parish on southeast corner of 5th and Pershing Sts. The first pipe organ in Iowa is installed. Pine Hill Cemetery is purchased

 

1855    St. Luke’s Parish organized

 

1864    Christ Church, a mission church of Trinity Parish, is built at 3rd and Pine Sts.

 

1867    June 27 – cornerstone laid for Grace Cathedral, named after the parish in New York City whose members provided much of the funding

 

1873    June 18 – consecration of Grace Cathedral

 

1879    Clarissa C. Cook Home for the Friendless established

 

1884    St. Katharine’s Episcopal School for Girls (now Rivermont Collegiate)

 

1893    St. Luke’s Hospital established (now part of Genesis Hospital)

 

1909    Trinity Parish and Grace Cathedral begin worshipping together

 

1910    Grace Cathedral renamed Trinity Cathedral to preserve the name of the original parish

 

1928    Christ Mission Church merged with Trinity

 

1941    Cancel and Sacristy remodeled to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Trinity Cathedral

 

1960    St. Alban’s Church organized by members of Trinity Cathedral

 

1966    St. Peter’s Church organized by members of Trinity Cathedral

 

1979    New tracker organ installed in the Cathedral by Hellmuth Wolff of Quebec

 

1983    Sacristy remodeled (after old organ was removed)

 

1984    Bell tower memorial; the cathedral is finally finished after 117 years!

 

1991    Trinity Cathedral celebrates its Sesquicentennial

 

1993    October 10 – Haines Parish House dedicated and consecrated

 

1994    Positive Parenting at Trinity established