Holy Trinity Church, Lenton
|Holy Trinity, Lenton|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Southwell and Nottingham|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Dr Megan Smith|
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.
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.
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.
The organ was built by Messrs. Bevington and Sons, and was opened on 22 October 1846, 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 at evensong with a recital by F.E. Hollingshead, organist of St Andrew's Church, Bath.
- Mrs. Cooper 1846 -
- Francis Marshall Ward 1865 - 1867
- Charles Rogers 1867 - ???? (formerly organist of St Mark's Church, Nottingham)
- Fred Harvey 1883 - 1919
- Vernon Sydney Read 1919 – 1922 (afterwards organist of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham)
- Charles Pickard 1924 - 1951 (Formerly organist of Hucknall Parish Church. Afterwards organist St. Andrew's Church, Nottingham)
- W. Harry Bland 1951 - 1982 ?
- "Lenton New Church Clock". Nottingham Review. England. 16 February 1844. Retrieved 4 December 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Lenton Church". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 16 October 1846. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "New organ for Lenton Church". Nottingham Journal. England. 1 June 1906. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Mr. F.M. Ward". Stamford Mercury. England. 21 July 1865. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Local Happenings". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 22 March 1924. Retrieved 1 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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