Trinity Wall Street decides to Close Its Conference Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut

A Letter From The Rector (James Cooper)

Dear Trinity Family,

I am writing today to inform you of a decision undertaken by the current Vestry. After extensive study, conversation, and deliberation, it has been decided that the Trinity Conference Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut, will cease operations effective in November.

The Trinity Conference Center was created so that non-profit and religious organizations could have access to a first-class site for conferences and retreats at reduced and accessible rates. For countless vestries, parishioners, grassroots organizations, and non-profit leaders, the center was a place where excellence in hospitality and beautiful surroundings inspired reflection, conversation, and the kind of being together that truly brought people together….

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4 comments on “Trinity Wall Street decides to Close Its Conference Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut

  1. AnglicanFirst says:

    Is Trinity-Wall Street poverty stricken? Doesn’t it own choice income producing real estate?

    And mixing “retreat center” and “convenience” seems strange. Is a retreat supposed to be a seamless event with no isolation and no personal effort/sacrfice?

  2. TomRightmyer says:

    I did interim ministry training in the ’90s at Trinity Center. Gracious hospitality and very comfortable facitities. Tom Rightmyer Asheville NC

  3. Yebonoma says:

    “Isn’t it rich?
    Isn’t it queer,
    Losing my timing this late
    In my career?
    And where are the clowns?
    There ought to be clowns.
    Well, maybe next year.”

  4. pendennis88 says:

    I suspect it operated at a loss. I don’t think Trinity Wall Street is strapped for funds. I think they are fairly coldly efficient about their use of funds. I don’t get the comments about needing facilities in NYC, though. There are plenty of parish houses all over, not to mention GTS. Maybe they mean housing, but most of the people in the city have places and would go home at night anyway. And there are other retreat centers near the city. My cursillo years ago was at a nearby Catholic retreat center.