About Holy Trinity Church


       An East India Company merchant called Samuel Sawyer was stationed in Palayamkottai where he prospered. He donated sufficient money to a group of Christians converted by Raja Clorinda (Miscellany, March 8, 2010) and who had settled south of the River Tamprabarni in the South Tiruchendur Taluk. In the face of difficulties there they wanted to move — and so they used Sawyer's donation to buy 150 acres ten miles southwest of Tuticorin and north of the River Tamprabarni in 1814.
       A settlement of persecuted Christians on land provided by one Mr. Sawyer, an Anglo-Indian layman in the employ of East India Company, who was very friendly with SPCK missionaries. The village thus formed in 1814 was gratefully named after him as Sawyerpuram. When Sawyer died the next year, the villagers named their settlement Sawyerpuram. And it was to this village that the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) sent Pope on his first assignment soon after arriving from England.
       The Christian settlers quickly organized themselves, and as early as in 1838 had built for themselves a small church and a school attended by 10 children. It was, however, with the advent of intrepid young Dr. G U Pope in 1842 that Sawyerpuram shot into prominence in the annals of missionary history. He established in 1844 the renowned “Sawyerpuram Seminary”, which for a long time was the nursery of hundreds of Indian clergymen, teachers and catechists. The esteem in which this reputable center of learning was held can be seen from the fact that the Oxford University contributed to the formation of a suitable library within its walls.
       Dr. G U Pope’s efforts were equally directed to the extension of the Church. He carried the light of the Gospel into every neighbouring village, and stationed catechists trained by himself in Christian doctrine to minister to the needs of the congregations. He built the All Saints Church at Subramaniapuram enduring extreme hostility and insult. The lovely red-brick Holy Trinity Church at Sawyerpuram was built by Rev. Huxtable and Rev. Sharrock and dedicated on 11th November 1877 by the Most Rev. Johnson, Metropolitan of India. Sawyerpuram was also the venue of the SPG’s first experiment in “Medical Evangelism”. From the small beginning of a clinic set up in 1854 there sprang up St. Raphael’s Hospital, which became increasingly popular and did signal service during the outbreak of epidemics following the famine of 1877-1879. The hospital came under Indian leadership when Dr. A Joseph assumed charge of it and served faithfully till 1896.
       It is significant that Dr. Pope’s Seminary blossomed into a College and was affiliated to the University of Madras in 1880. Rev. Sharrock was its first Principal. Bishop Caldwell thought it good to shift the College along with the High School to Tuticorin, leaving Sawyerpuram with a Middle School in 1883.
      Again the school got developed and at present it is a Higher secondary school with a history of more than 160 years. Many educational institutions were also developed and Sawyerpuram is well known in southern districts of Tamilnadu for its educational institutions. These include; the Holy Trinity Church, the Martin School, the Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School, Popes College, Dr. G.U Pope Engineering College , St. Mary's Girls' Higher Secondary School and Dr. G.U Pope B.Ed college.


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The Holy Trinity Church — Sawyerpuram is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.

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We proud of its commitment to quality liberal arts education and public service. As an independent CSI institution, the institution remains committed to its belief in the spiritual.

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Together, we're striving to become the kind of church described in The Word-a church, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassioniate care for those in need

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Today's God's Word


Psalm 150

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Amen


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Lent Days Programme

Lent Days Service Order and Programme Start from 10-02-2016 to 27-03-16 . . .
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Regular Convention

Second Week of Every Month Convention Progromme is conduct on Saturday & Sunday . . .
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Compline Service

During lent Days compline Service at 9.00 P.M. Join us in Daily Compline Service Prayer . . .
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Dr.G.U.Pope Family Member

Fifth generation of Dr.G.U.Pope Family Members Visited Our Church and Our Institution on 11 - 02 -2016 . . .

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Church Built

In this 2016 Year We Planned to Construct a New Church at Vishwavani Field . . .

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Jesus Calls Programme

Inconnection to Bicentenary Celebration Prayer Meeting Was Organized by Dr.Paul Dinakaran & Family . . .
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Our Church Service Schedule


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Regular Service


Every Day Morning 7.00 A.M
First Bell 6.30 A.M
Second Bell 6.45 A.M
Third Bell 7.00 A.M
Every Day Evening 6.30 P.M
First Bell 6.00 P.M
Second Bell 6.15 P.M
Third Bell 6.30 P.M

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Sunday Service


First Service
First Bell 6.30 A.M
Second Bell 6.45 A.M
Third Bell 7.00 A.M
Second Service
First Bell 9.00 A.M
Second Bell 9.15 A.M
Third Bell 9.30 A.M

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Holy Communion


Every First Day of the month
First Bell 5.00 A.M
Second Bell 5.15 A.M
Third Bell 5.30 A.M
Every Sunday First Service
First Bell 6.30 A.M
Second Bell 6.45 A.M
Third Bell 7.00 A.M

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Holy Communion


First Sunday of the month
First Bell 9.00 A.M
Second Bell 9.15 A.M
Third Bell 9.30 A.M
Every Thursday
First Bell 6.30 A.M
Second Bell 6.45 A.M
Third Bell 7.00 A.M

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