Church of Holy Trinity, York

Church of Holy Trinity, York

This evening, I am focusing on an exceptional and historic Grade 1 listed heritage church in York, England which probably dates back to the 11th century. However, little remains of the first church. The current church building has a chancel and some other parts dating from the 12th century with further work undertaken in the 15th century including the east end and tower. Here can be found some features which have survived changes in worship practice over hundreds of years.

The key aspects of this church are:

  • Rare 17th century box pews.
  • Late 15th century font.
  • Mayoral boards which commemorate the Lord Mayors of  York with connections to the parish of Holy Trinity.
  • 17th century, double-deck pulpit.
  • 13th century carved grave slab featuring a rebus or pictorial representation of the deceased’s occupation.
  • 15th century stained glass windows.
  • 17t century reredos boards which decorate the area behind the altar.
  • A rare hagioscope or angled window which permit the chantry priest to say mass in coordination with the priest at high altar.
  • A rare stone altar which has survived from pre-Reformation times.
  • Piscina, a basin south of the altar where the priest would wash holy vessels.
Rare Box Pews at Church of Holy Trinity
Rare Box Pews at Church of Holy Trinity
Stained Glass at Church of Holy Trinity

Stained Glass at Church of Holy Trinity

Church of Holy Trinity, York

Church of Holy Trinity, York

A fascinating building which is deserving of a visit when in York.

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