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Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican parish church
Parish church
A parish church , in Christianity, is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches....

 in the centre of Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull , usually referred to as Hull, is a city and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary, 25 miles inland from the North Sea. Hull has a resident population of...

, East Riding of Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Yorkshire, is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. For ceremonial purposes the county also includes the city of Kingston upon Hull, which is a separate unitary authority...

, England.

History


It is the largest parish church in England when floor area is the measurement for comparison. The church dates back to about 1300 and contains what is widely acknowledged to be some of the finest mediƦval brick-work in the country, particularly in the transepts. Holy Trinity Church is now a Grade I listed building.

Holy Trinity Church is one of nineteen members of the Greater Churches Group
Greater Churches Group
The Greater Churches Network is a self-help organisation within the Church of England. There are currently 32 churches within the Greater Churches Network....

.

William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire...

, who led the parliamentary campaign against the slave trade, was baptised in Holy Trinity Church.

List of vicars

  • 1326 Robert de Marton
  • 1345 Peter de Aslaksby
  • Peter de Walton
  • 1349 Thomas de Baynbriggs
  • 1349 Robert de Thornton
  • 1362 John de Hurtheworth
  • 1364 Richard Lestebury
  • John Stayngreve
  • 1391 Richard Marke
  • 1400 John de Barton
  • 1416 Thomas de Esyngwald
  • 1420 Thomas Bywell
  • 1433 Thomas de Bewyk
  • 1444 Thomas Delyngton
  • 1455 John Harewode
  • 1467 William Meryngton
  • 1468 John Yolton
  • 1492 Robert Hedlam
  • 1503 James Cokerell
  • 1519 George Dent
  • 1522 Thomas Logan
  • 1538 William Peres
  • 1557 Thomas Fugall
  • 1561 Melchior Smyth
  • 1591 Theophilus Smyth
  • 1615 Richard Perrott
  • 1642 William Styles
  • 1689 Robert Banks
  • 1715 John Wilkinson
  • 1715 Charles Mace
  • 1721 William Mason
  • 1753 Arthur Robinson
  • 1783 Thomas Clarke
  • 1797 Joseph Milner
    Joseph Milner
    Joseph Milner , English evangelical divine, was born at Leeds and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Cambridge.After taking his degree he went to Thorparch, Yorkshire, as curate and assistant schoolmaster. Subsequently he became headmaster of Hull Grammar School, and in 1768 he was chosen...

  • 1797 John Healey Bromby
  • 1867 Richard England Brooke
  • 1875 Joseph M'Cormick
  • 1894 John William Mills
  • 1895 Joshua Hughes-Games
  • 1904 Arthur Blackwell Goulburn Lillingston
  • 1914 Louis George Buchanan
  • 1924 Cecil Francis Ayerst
  • 1927 William Seldon Morgan
  • 1937 Frederick Boreham
  • 1947 Leslie Oldfield Kenyon
  • 1956 Reginald Iliff
  • 1967 Gerald Bernard Bridgman
  • 1988 John Watson Waller
  • 2002 James Oliphant Forrester
  • 2010 Dr Neal Duncan Barnes

Organ


The organ is a large four manual instrument. The oldest parts of the organ date from 1622 by the builder John Raper. There was further work in 1756 and 1758 by John Snetzler
John Snetzler
John Snetzler was an organ builder of Swiss origin who worked mostly in England.He was born in Schaffhausen, in 1710 and died in Schaffhausen, 28 September 1785...

 and 1788 by Ryley. Forster and Andrews
Forster and Andrews
Forster and Andrews was formed by James Alderson Forster and Joseph King Andrews , who had been employees of the London organ builder J. C. Bishop.They opened the business that bore their name in Hull in 1843...

 worked on the organ in 1845, 1854, 1876, 1900 and 1908, with John Compton
John Compton (organ builder)
John Compton , born in Newton Burgoland, Leicestershire, was a pipe organ builder. His business based in Nottingham and London flourished between 1902 and 1965.-Life:...

 providing the last restoration in 1938.

A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

Organists

  • Mr. Baker ???? - 1715
  • George Smith 1715 - 1717
  • Musgrave Heighinton 1717 - 1720 (later organist of St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth
    St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth
    The Church of St Nicholas in Great Yarmouth, which is the largest parish church in England by floor-surface area, was founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich, and consecrated in 1119. It is cruciform, with a central tower, which perhaps preserves a part of the original...

    )
  • William Avison 1720 - 1751
  • Matthias Horden 1751 - 1769 (later organist of Beverley Minster
    Beverley Minster
    Beverley Minster, in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire is a parish church in the Church of England. It is said to be the largest parish church in the UK....

    )
  • John Hudson 1768 - 1787
  • Thomas Hawdon 1787 - 1789
  • George Lambert 1789 - 1838
  • George James Skelton 1838 - 1851 - 1868
  • Thomas Craddock 1868 - 1875
  • G.E. Jackman 1875 - 1881
  • Fred K. Bentley 1881 - 1921 - 1929
  • Norman Ewart Strafford 1929 - 1951
  • Peter Goodman 1951 - 1961 (previously organist of Guildford Cathedral
    Guildford Cathedral
    The Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, Guildford is the Anglican cathedral at Guildford, Surrey, England.-Construction:Guildford was made a diocese in its own right in 1927, and work on its new cathedral, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, began nine years later, with the foundation stone being laid...

    )
  • Ronald Arthur Styles 1961 - 1977
  • Desmond Swinburn 1977 - 1986
  • Julian Savory 1986 - 1991
  • John Pemberton 1991
  • Alan Dance, 1991 - 1999
  • Roland Dee 1999 - 2004
  • Paul Derrett and Serena Derrett 2005 -
  • Serena Derrett - Director of Music 2007
  • Mark Keith - Organist 2007

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