The historic cemetery at Trinity is as old as the church itself. Many of its early parishioners are buried here, as well as sailors, ship captains, and several members of the Burwell family. You can learn much of the history of earliest Port Burwell during a stroll through this tranquil churchyard. Some of the oldest graves are unmarked. In 2011, on the occasion of Trinity’s 175th anniversary, the congregation erected a memorial to the settlers and sailors who rest here in unmarked graves.
If you are seeking information about your own ancestors, the Cemetery Transcript completed by the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society may be of help.
This tranquil and beautiful churchyard is an active cemetery for the whole community, lovingly maintained by the Property Committee of Trinity Church, and open to all, regardless of church affiliation. Perpetual care is provided. To inquire about plots and burials at Trinity, please contact the Church Wardens by email.