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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry

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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, is a parish church of the Church of England located in Coventry City Centre, West Midlands, England.Above the chancel arch is probably the most impressive Doom wall-painting now remaining in an English church.HistoryThe church dates from the 12th century and is the only Medieval church in Coventry which is still complete. It is 59 metres (194 feet) long, and has a spire 72 metres (237 feet) high.The church was restored in 1665–1668, and the tower was recased in 1826 by Thomas Rickman. The east end was rebuilt in 1786 and the west front by Richard Charles Hussey in 1843.The inside of the church was restored by George Gilbert Scott in 1854.Doom paintingThe doom painting was painted above the tower arch in 1430s. It was discovered in 1831, covered by a lime wash, and was then restored and varnished over by a local artist, David Gee. In the years following, the varnish darkened and hid the painting from view again. In 1995, conservation and restoration work was begun and the painting was revealed 2004.
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  • This is beautifully preserved 12th century church that gives you a feel of what the medieval cathedral would have been like. The Doom painting is wonderful. Helpful and friendly guides were an unexpec...  more »
  • I was touched by the genuinely warm welcome I received. It is a beautiful mediaeval building. It has a Doom painting which is very unusual as most were destroyed during the Reformation. There are free...  more »
  • A great example of a 12 centuary Church building located in the heart of the city and next door to the Cathedral. The Stain glass window at the front of the Church is amazing.  more »
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  • Hugs and kisses to squirrels living there. You're lovely guys!
  • Love this church, so peaceful and has great atmosphere
  • It's a large church; it's often open; it does not charge for entry - compare and contrast with the nearby cathedral. If you are looking for a place of quiet reflection or prayer in the middle of the day - this is a very good choice.
  • Holy Trinity Church is a fascinating place, but ... Google places Holy Trinity where the Cathedral Dean's house is. In fact Holy Trinity is at 52.408462,-1.508819 - off Trinity Street, not surprisingly!
  • Large, clean, full of art church.