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Address: 70 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 613451
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Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a...

Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind, tucked away behind Goodramgate - one of York's busiest shopping streets. To visit, you pass through an 18th-century archway tacked on to buildings that served as artisans' workshops in the 14th century. The church itself is full of character. The floors and arcades are charmingly uneven. Light filters through the windows, illuminating honey-coloured stone. The east window especially has marvellous stained glass that was donated in the early 1470s by the Reverend John Walker, rector of the church. On sunny days, transient gems of coloured light are scattered on the walls, and various Medieval faces stare out from the windows.

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Loved this church. It was simply beautiful. The stained glass, the wood work. I felt as if I was in another time. Got to speak with the parish priest for several minutes. He... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this church. It was simply beautiful. The stained glass, the wood work. I felt as if I was in another time. Got to speak with the parish priest for several minutes. He gave us all kinds of stories.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came across a sign pointing to it and decided to follow through the alley and there was this old and so quaint ( and quintessential English country churchyard setting ) tiny little sweet church surrounded with trees and gravestones in the heart of York. - plus had a large bell outside that said ring for peace :) There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in York for over 20 years, but finally decided to fulfil a little dream I have had for some time and visit all of York's surviving medieval churches in one day. Holy Trinity Goodramgate was third on my list, and despite being a resident I have never been into. Seriously, I wish I had gone years ago. This... More 

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Thank Stefan M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this wonderful oasis of peace and tranquillity by accident. Entered via a narrow passageway from Low Petergate. Immediately on entering, we were transported back in time to the 15th century. The building has no electric light (as far as we could see) just flickering candle light and sun streaming in through the medieval windows and there are wonderful... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living in York for years I decided it was time to visit like a tourist and enjoy some of the site's. I dragged my husband around York visiting all of the major sites and then into some of the smaller ones which is how we ended up in here. What a find! After walking the bustling streets and entering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

York has a very high concentration of medieval churches and this is a wonderful example. It is free to enter (but a donation helps the preservation work) and you can easily get an impression of the place with a quick visit. Dark wooden box pews fill the interior space: the reformation prayer book style of worship meant worshippers did not... More 

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exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

appears practically untouched for many a year...box pews, candles to light with, ..overall a most fascinating church

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CCT_York, Holy Trinity Volunteer Team at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. The church is very special because, as you say, it escaped any extensive restoration by the Victorians and gives a sense of stepping back in time. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a very busy Saturday with thousands on the streets. A cliche I know, but it was an oasis of calm and peace amongst the hordes. Well worth a visit.

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CCT_York, Holy Trinity Volunteer Team at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. The church is indeed an oasis of calm - we're glad that you enjoyed it! More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Box pews and a sense of history, an oasis of calm in the middle of busy busker-laden York. Often a steady stream of visitors but this does not affect the real feeling of calm, both in the simple church yard with trees, a few flowers and herbs among the gravestones, and inside the church which takes you straight into another... More 

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CCT_York, Holy Trinity Volunteer Team at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed the church and that you were able to take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere. More 

Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is an ancient church hidden down an alley. I loved the feeling of a different time in the church. There was a sense this was a working house of worship. Very sweet and worth a visit

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CCT_York, Holy Trinity Volunteer Team at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. We're glad that you managed to find us. You're right, the church does give the feeling of stepping back in time! More 

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