- Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn
Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn
Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn, from the south
Coordinates: OS grid reference SJ 516 831 Location Runcorn, Cheshire Country England Denomination Anglican Website Holy Trinity, Runcorn History Dedication Holy Trinity Architecture Status Parish church Functional status Active Heritage designation Grade II Designated 31 October 1983 Architect(s) Joseph Hartley Architectural type Church Style Gothic Revival Groundbreaking 1838 Completed 1857 Specifications Materials Red sandstone, slate roof Administration Parish Holy Trinity, Runcorn Deanery Frodsham Archdeaconry Chester Diocese Chester Province York
Holy Trinity Church is located in Runcorn, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Frodsham. Its benefice is combined with that of All Saints, Runcorn. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.
The church was built in 1838 as an evangelical alternative to the parish church of Runcorn. The cost was met by public subscription, with John and Thomas Johnson, soap and alkali manufacturers, being the principal subscribers. It was designed by Joseph Hartley, a local architect, and the church was built by William Rigby, a local builder. The original chancel was short and a longer chancel was added in 1857.
The church is built in red sandstone with a slate roof. Its plan consists of a west tower which is partly embraced, a five-bay nave and a chancel. The main entrance is through a door on the west face of the tower. Above this is a three-lancet window and paired louvred bell-openings. The summit has pyramid pinnacles and a crenellated parapet.
The reredos is made from marble. The altar and pulpit are oak, the latter being on a stone base. The choir stalls are carved with poppyheads. At the west end of the church is a wooden gallery on round cast iron columns. The stained glass in the east window probably dates from the 1860s, and is probably by William Wailes. The three-manual organ dates from 1908 and its building was assisted by a grant from Andrew Carnegie.
- Listed buildings in Runcorn (urban area)
- ^ Runcorn, Holy Trinity, Church of England, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/runcorn-holy-trinity/, retrieved 13 October 2009
- ^ a b c d "Church of the Holy Trinity, Runcorn", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1130441, retrieved 23 April 2011
- ^ Starkey, H. F. (1990), Old Runcorn, Halton: Halton Borough Council, p. 98
- ^ Hartwell, Claire; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 560, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6
- ^ Runcorn Holy Trinity, British Institute of Organ Studies, http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/BOASearch.cgi?Fn=GSearch&boa_ref=13698&, retrieved 24 April 2009
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