Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

225 West President Street (Near Telfair Square)
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 233-4766

Tours: Call the office at (912) 233-4766 to arrange a tour. Office open 8:00a - 1:00p Monday -Thursday.

Trinity Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist church in Savannah. The cornerstone of Trinity Church was laid February 14, 1848 and the church was completed in the fall of 1850.

The land had been the garden of the Telfair Family. The solid masonry walls were built of Savannah gray brick finished with stucco and built in the Greek Revival style. The interior of the sanctuary was similar in design to the Wesley Chapel in London, England. The McIntire Educational Building immediately west of the sanctuary was constructed in 1927.

During the Civil War (1861-1865) the Trinity Methodist Church remained open even as Union soldiers camped in the square.

In the early morning hours of October 7, 1991 a fire broke out completely destroying the McIntire Building, built in 1927. The blaze swept swiftly through the building. Because of the timely response of the Savannah Fire Department the sanctuary was spared destruction. The sanctuary was damaged by extensive smoke and water damage and was unusable for almost two years, until August of 1993. Now, 15 years after the "Great Fire", the Trinity Church is a thriving congregation