“The Chapel is not just a building: it is an expression of human striving for the spiritual perfection that is beyond any of us.” - Peter Grant
An extraordinary example of neo-Gothic architecture on a college campus, the Trinity College Chapel is the architectural icon of the college, a landmark building in the City of Hartford, a center for religious and community life, and a venue for music and the arts. It houses worship services, college occasions, student programs, the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life, and the outstanding Chapel Music program.
Preeminent American neo-Gothic architect Philip Frohman designed the Trinity College Chapel with the intention that it ‘lift up our hearts.’ More than eighty-five years later, the building stands as the a visual symbol of the college’s highest aspirations for creativity, inquiry, expression, and the embrace of persons across difference to build a free and just society.
Modeled on English collegiate chapels, this chapel is the third to serve the college community. Its construction began in 1932, and its restoration, furnishing, and ornamentation constitute ongoing creative work.
A consecrated Episcopal chapel rooted in the American liberal arts context, this sacred space reflects the Anglican tradition of the college’s founders. The tradition invites transformative education, inspires transcendence, and affirms pluralism and diversity.