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Holy Trinity
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52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722Coordinates: 52°30′30.21″N 1°54′8.18″W / 52.5083917°N 1.9022722°W / 52.5083917; -1.9022722
Location Birchfield, Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication Holy Trinity
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Architect(s) J. A. Chatwin
Style Victorian Gothic
Completed 1864 (1864)
Specifications
Length 117 feet (36 m)
Width 48.5 feet (14.8 m)
Materials Hollington sandstone
Administration
Parish Birchfield
Deanery Handsworth
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

Holy Trinity Church is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Birchfield, Birmingham. In 2018, the church was placed on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register due to its poor condition, particularly the roof.

History

The foundation stone was laid on 26 May 1863, and the church was built by the architect J. A. Chatwin and builders Briggs & Son of rock faced red sandstone with white limestone bands and dressings. It was consecrated on 17 May 1864, by John Lonsdale, the Bishop of Lichfield. It was built for a congregation of 612 people. The building is 117 ft long, 48.5 ft wide.

The church has a good collection of stained glass by the best Victorian manufacturers including Clayton and Bell; Heaton, Butler and Bayne; John Hardman; and Alexander Gibbs of Bedford.

A parish was assigned in 1865 out of St Mary's Church, Handsworth. In 1926, part of the parish was taken to form a parish for All Souls' Church, Witton.

Organ

The church contained an organ dating from 1866 by Banfield. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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