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Holy Trinity Church
Ranked #12 of 72 things to do in Coventry
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Central location, city carparking not far away, other attractions nearbye, shpos & cafes in the area. No dislikes.

Visited January 2014
Thank Jeff B
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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“Quiet haven in the city centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

There is a feeling of peace and tranquility when you walk into the church. Its easy to forget you are in the heart of a bustling city. Full of history and interesting artefacts the 1400's painting is amazing,such detail.
I always make a point of going into Holy Trinity when visiting my home town, my parents were married here in the early 1950's.
Its unbelievable that it survived the blitz when the nearby old cathedral was destroyed.

Visited January 2014
Thank 14MONTY
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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“So much history, awe inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Coventry has an unequalled place with respect to Cathedrals. Holy Trinity Church in any city would be classed as a Cathedral. The place is truly vast. It is situated in the centre of Coventry. Right next to the two other Cathedrals that the city has!

My first experience of Coventry's Holy Trinity Church started when I was only 8 years old. Coventry used to have a St George's day parade on the Sunday nearest the Patron Saint of England. Carrying the flag of our cub pack.

Later, it was my School that used Holy Trinity as well as Coventry Cathedral for services. The as a kid, I thought the place was vast. From the history of the church we were told as part of our religious education. Holy Trinity was first set up not many years after William the Conqueror time in 1088. Originally part of the Benedictine Priory of St Mary which many will know the story about the Earl Leofric and his wife, another Coventry legend, Lady Godiva. The Church grew.

Laid out in the gothic style of the cross the church is open every day of the week and has a really strong congregation. You can see the history as you walk around. Different and eminent families of the city have different areas as their burial place. These go back as far as 1400.

Just like any other place that’s been standing and used for a thousand years, the place shows its age. Differing colours of sandstone show just where repairs have been made. The Altar is closed off, but the pulpit and sound system give the vicar the perfect position to give what is still a typical Church of England service.

Walking around the church around the outside, you see another piece of history with the grave stones. Hundreds of years of history is found.

If you look to the left of the church, you will see the new priory excavations. These show the foundation of the monks dormitories lost during the Reformation.

Parking is quite near in the West Orchards Car park or the Barracks, there is no parking facilities near to the church and the roads around the area are closed off due to it being an historic site.

If you have found my review helpful, please give me a good rating.

Visited August 2013
Thank IanBrownUK
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Very large, city centre church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This building is very close to the Cathedral and well worth the visit.
It is a very large church giving a really good feeling of space and lightness.
very helpful guides.

Visited September 2013
Thank johntheorganist
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Medieval Doom painting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

High up next to the ceiling is a 1400's painting showing the Last Judgement.The left side shows the way to heaven and the right side way to hell.There is also a north porch built about 1260, Marler Chapel built 1530, and a pulpit showing Henry VI from 1470

Visited September 2013
Thank colshy
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