PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Trinity Presbyterian Church has unveiled plans to build a new church on a 6.5-acre site on Anderson Hill Road in Purchase at a Harrison Planning Board meeting.
The plan calls for using he 6,800-square-foot 1927 Tudor manor home that already exists on the site as well as building a 19,200-square-foot addition where church services and religious instruction will be held.
“Since Trinity Church first came to the Harrison-Rye area over 15 years ago, we have been meeting in rented space while looking to establish a permanent home. We’ve explored a myriad of options and locations in the Sound Shore area but none have proven suitable," Rev. Craig Chapman said in a statement. "We finally concluded that building our own church is the best option. By adaptively reusing an existing home and designing a new addition in keeping with the architectural style of the residence, we are able to create a plan that accommodates our needs while minimizing new development.”
For the last 17 years Trinity Presbyterian Church has been holding its worship services at the School of the Holy Child on Westchester Avenue.
Chapman said an average of around 200 parishioners including families with small children, attend the 90-minute Sunday services.
During the week the property will house the Church’s administrative offices and be lightly used for youth and fellowship programs.