Why visit us?
Holy Trinity is a place where people come to worship, to seek moments of peaceful reflection, or to revel in its grandeur.
England’s largest parish church, Holy Trinity’s impact is jaw-dropping – it is simply an amazing place.
Holy Trinity dates back to the late 13th Century when Edward I granted the former settlement of Wyke a Royal Charter and re-named it Kings Town upon Hull. The church is therefore as old as the city itself.
We invite people to come to marvel at a huge structure still standing in remarkable condition more than 700 years after Edward’s finest masons began the enormous task of erecting one of the greatest churches of its time.
Remarkable history is everywhere here. At Holy Trinity you can see the font where Wilberforce was baptised and view a written record of that event. You can see memorials to Hull’s fallen in two World Wars and other conflicts, including a book recording a number of local soldiers lost in the Great War. There are memorials to the many Hull lives lost at sea, including plaques commemorating the Triple Trawler Tragedy of 1968, which claimed 58 crewmen within three weeks.
But Holy Trinity offers so much more than wonderful history and plays a key part in the cultural and community life of the great city of Hull.
This majestic, beautiful building hosts a wide array of events – art exhibitions, concerts, fashion shows, even beer festivals!
Our popular Trinny Tea café, open on Fridays and Saturdays, provides home baked cakes along with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. The monthly market, also on Fridays brings Trinity Square alive. Listen to the music of the carillon, a special remote-controlled bell, chiming every hour.
For specialist groups we can arrange for bell ringing, photography and history tours. We have a range of midweek services and groups.
We invite you to visit us. We promise you an amazing experience in a truly amazing place.