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Holy Trinity, Lenton
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Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Evangelical
Dedication Holy Trinity
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York

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

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


Holy Trinity Church

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.


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.


List of incumbents

  • 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 bells

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.


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