Holy Trinity Church, Lenton

Coordinates: 52°56′54″N 01°10′35″W / 52.94833°N 1.17639°W / 52.94833; -1.17639

Holy Trinity, Lenton
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DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipEvangelical
Websitewww.lentonparish.org.uk
History
DedicationHoly Trinity
Administration
DioceseSouthwell and Nottingham
ProvinceYork
Clergy
Vicar(s)Revd Dr Megan Smith

Holy Trinity Church, Lenton is a parish church in the Church of England.

The church is Grade II* listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest.

HistoryEdit

Holy Trinity was designed by the architect Henry Isaac Stevens and opened in 1842. It was consecrated on 6 October 1842 by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln (the Right Reverend John Jackson D.D.).

The architectural style is early English. Built in stone with a high pitched roof, it consists of a nave with clerestory, aisles to north and south, a chancel, vestry, organ-chamber, and a west end pinnacled tower. The chancel screen was designed by John Rigby Poyser and installed in 1935.

Its dimensions are 123 feet long and 57 feet wide. When opened it had seating for 660 people.

FeaturesEdit

Holy Trinity is famous for its twelfth century font which was originally built for Lenton Priory and was given to the church by Severus William Lynam Stretton in 1842.

MemorialsEdit

List of incumbentsEdit

  • George Brown MA 1840 - 1886
  • Percy Edward Smith MA 1886 - 1893
  • Allan Hunter Watts 1893 - 1917
  • Felix Asher BD 1917 - 1922
  • W. Aden Wright 1922 - 1928
  • Rainald J.R. Skipper, CF, 1929 - 1954 (died in the pulpit of Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square)
  • G. Hill (killed in a bicycle accident)
  • R.P. Neil MA, 1957 - 1962
  • L.L. Abbott, 1963 - 1967
  • R.G. Dunford, 1967 - 1980
  • David Williams MA, 1981 - 1987
  • Lloyd Scott, 1989 - 2003
  • W Robert Lovatt MA, 1994 - 2004
  • Martin Kirkbride, 2005 - 2011
  • Megan Smith, 2012 -

Clock and BellsEdit

An eight-day church clock was built in 1844 by Samuel Holland of Barker Gate, Nottingham. It was 3 ft 4in wide and 3 ft 6in high, with a dead beat escapement.[1]

The tower has a set of eight bells. The church was originally only provided with one bell, but five more were added in 1856. In 1902, two more bells were added, given by the brothers Frederick Ball and Albert Ball. The latter was the father of the First War War ace Albert Ball.

OrganEdit

The organ was built by Messrs. Bevington and Sons, and was opened on 22 October 1846,[2] and was moved and enlarged by Charles Lloyd in 1870. A new organ by Brindley & Foster replaced this and was opened on 31 May 1906[3] at evensong with a recital by F.E. Hollingshead, organist of St Andrew's Church, Bath.

OrganistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lenton New Church Clock". Nottingham Review. England. 16 February 1844. Retrieved 4 December 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Lenton Church". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 16 October 1846. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "New organ for Lenton Church". Nottingham Journal. England. 1 June 1906. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Mr. F.M. Ward". Stamford Mercury. England. 21 July 1865. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Local Happenings". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 22 March 1924. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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