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