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Holy Trinity Church, York

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Despite its unimposing exterior appearance, Holy Trinity Church boasts a rich history dating back to the 11th century. Benedictine monks from Normandy established a priory on this spot in 1089, replacing with their own structure an older Saxon church. The current building dates mostly from the 15th century and stands in a secluded churchyard near one of York's busy shopping streets. To reach the atmospheric old church, pass through an 18th-century archway that once housed local artisans' workshops. Once inside, take a close look at the eastern windows, which feature exquisite stained-glass from the 1470s. A visit to Holy Trinity Church represents just the start of the adventure when you use our York trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • Stumbled across this small church as its tucked away behind shops, in a small garden and I initially only saw the blue plaque for Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) and it intrigued me. The volunteers...  more »
  • I love this little place. Make a point to visit every time i'm in the city. its out of the way, quiet and beautiful.  more »
  • Easy to miss this quaint little church. Lovely old 'puritan' wooden pew boxes. Very informative & helpful guides.  more »
  • Fantastic place to view. You can feel the history. I’m not a church goer so I didn’t visit for that but was drawn in to see this fantastic authentic old church. Definitely worth a visit. Ring the bell when your there. The sound from it is awesome.
  • It took me a while to find this church which is well hidden behind a row of very old shops on busy Goodramgate. Entering it was like stepping back in time. The church has no electricity so is lit by candles and the stone floor is very uneven. Some beautiful stained glass windows that let in some light and unusual box pews. The volunteers who look after it were very welcoming. The churchyard is a lovely place to sit, so tranquil and secluded with the towers of the Minster rising up behind.
  • Charming little church hidden away close to York Minster. A little oasis of quiet amongst the bustling city of York. It has box pews, a rare thing in churches these days. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful and original. Lovely atmosphere and friendly volunteers. Well worth a visit. (As seen in Gentleman Jack)
  • Fabulous little church tucked away in central York. I loved the peaceful gardens and calm green space. The church is really interesting - has the partitioned seating which apparently is quite rare. The volunteer was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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