Bishop Ian T. Douglas delivers a blessing at the end of Sunday service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Milton. BZ photos

Trinity Episcopal Church in Milton received a visit from the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, the Episcopal bishop of Connecticut, on Sunday.

Douglas conducted service, chatted with parishioners during coffee hour afterwards and held court with the church’s vestry for a discussion of church matters.

The bishop’s stop at the church was part of his ongoing tour of the 160 Episcopal churches in Connecticut. He gets to each church about once every three years.

Douglas, who has been to Trinity Episcopal Church on several other occasions, credited the church’s parishioners for their steadfast commitment to their church during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person services at the church resumed on Easter Sunday after more than one year of virtual services.

Through it all, Douglas noted, the church has held together and built a strong base for its future.

The bishop serves communion and, below, conducts the service.

The bishop took a break from the service to visit with children of parishioners.

Parishioner Michelle Starr, with her husband, Bill, produced the spread of food for the post-service coffee hour.