Trinity’s History


Historic Trinity Church

Worship services of the Episcopal Church were first held in Centreville, Pennsylvania (now known as Buckingham) in the summer of 1837.  Tradition says that they were held outdoors at the site of the present Historic Trinity Church Building. That winter, Haslet Gibson offered the use of his coach house in Centreville. The citizens of Centreville, seeking a change from the Quaker and Baptist services then available, within three years organized and raised enough money to build the main part of what we see today. The building (less the side addition) cost $1300.


Historic Trinity Church & Parish Cemetery

From late 1800 until the Depression of the 1930s, Trinity Church experienced a slow but steady growth and became a typical rural parish. For about ten years, during the Depression, the congregation had to accept financial help from the Diocese of Pennsylvania to remain in operation. From the Second World War to the present there have been dramatic changes in the nature of rural and suburban communities. These changes helped to bring a steady growth in membership and need for additional worship, educational, and meeting space.


Pierce Hall and the Old Caretaker’s House

Trinity has always been a parish family of diverse backgrounds and interests. The artists of the are represented in our historic church stained glass windows and in other artistic works such as the liturgical hangings displayed during the various seasons of the church year. The congregation is generous in offering financial and volunteer help to people who are less fortunate then we…the Outreach Program attracts new people who want to take part in sharing the Good News of the Gospel by following Our Lord’s teaching to help those in need. Our Ministry is extended to other parts of Bucks and Philadelphia counties, Latin America, Haiti, and in many other parts of the world where the Church’s work is being done.


Faith Hall

In the 21st. Century, Trinity Church, Buckingham has built all the buildings it can fit on our land, and is concentrating on meeting the growing spiritual needs of the old members, the new members (many with young children) and the surrounding community. We attempt to look upward to find God as our Guide…to look outward to where our ministry may be…and to look inward to prepare ourselves for service to God through Jesus Christ who calls us to worship and work together as a church family.