Welcome to the official Trinity Church Yard Cemetery Association website. The Trinity Church Yard Cemetery Association is made up of a Board of Trustees who oversee and manage the cemetery grounds and Church. This property was deeded to the Association in 1854 by Arthur Livermore Jr. His father, Samuel Livermore, was one of the original proprietors of the Town of Holderness and had the Trinity Church constructed in 1797 on his land holdings. It remains the second oldest Episcopal church in New Hampshire and has a rich history. The Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and remains available for weddings and services. Nearby Holderness School (which opened in 1879 with a sermon given in the Church) continues to hold an annual service there.
The 12.4 acre Cemetery surrounding the Church also has a rich history and hosts members of the Livermore family as well as a Medal of Honor winner. The Cemetery remains available for burials per criteria outlined in Association Rules. A new section near Mill Brook was laid out in 2012. Trinity Church Yard Cemetery remains a private cemetery.
Please explore this site for information about the Church and Cemetery's history; a list of Trustees and their contact information to arrange for services, weddings, and burials; By-Laws and Rules of the Association; a map of the Cemetery; a plan of the layout inside the Church; membership information, an alphabetical list of lot owners*, and minutes of Proprietor and Trustee meetings.
Please visit our historic New England location and take a self-guided tour of our grounds. The address is 926 NH Route 175 in Holderness. Take I-93, Exit 25 to Holderness Road, then left up the hill, past Holderness School, and then on your immediate left past the tennis courts you will see the Church and wrought iron fence and entry to our Cemetery. Stop by the Tool House next to the Church to see a posted map of Cemetery lots and owners and Rules. Please respect our historic grounds as you enjoy your viewing.
Note: * This is an ongoing effort and currently incomplete