Welcome to the Lilias Trotter Legacy website! It is a joy to present this comprehensive online resource of the life and work of Lilias Trotter. This website represents the contributions of countless individuals who have preserved Lilias’s work and kept her vision alive over the past century. It also realizes a goal set four years ago by the Lilias Trotter Board (ABOUT US) to “explore broader venues to present the unique legacy of Lilias Trotter.”

Lilias wrote, “A flower that stops short at its flowering misses its purpose. We were created for more than our own spiritual development; reproduction, not mere development is the goal of matured being – reproduction in other lives.” Lilias lived a productive life –both in her homeland of England and then for forty years in North Africa. Her amazing work – art and words – used masterfully for ministry among the people in her own life, likewise has potential to speak to people today and in years to come.

We invite you to scroll through the various pages of this website and become acquainted with her rich and varied story: her work among the needy of London and Algiers… her pioneer spirit and intrepid travels in rugged terrains… her heart as revealed through her writing and her art… the development of methods and materials to reach her beloved Arabs with the light and life and love of Jesus…

Take time to pause and view the trailer for the film Many Beautiful Things, the stunning visual presentation of her life. Consider setting up a screening in your own community. Ponder some of the Lilias quotes. Browse the link to our SHOP and order books by and about Lilias or prints of her exquisite scenic and floral watercolors. Click on our FEATURES page to see what we are currently highlighting – and come back often to see what’s new!

Keep in touch with us as we continue to refine and update this site with Trotter-related features, events, and materials. Visit the CONTACT page to give us feedback with your ideas or questions.

We are glad you have stopped by. Stay for a while and visit often. We hope that the life and legacy of Lilias Trotter is an inspiration to you and that you will find food for your soul on these pages.