Holy Trinity Church Launches Their 2017 History Group Programme

Holy Trinity Church’s History Group begins its 2017 programme of talks on April 18th in what will be a historic year for the Hull church.

As Holy Trinity moves towards becoming a Minster in May the talks, held every third Tuesday of the month at 12.30 until September, illustrate how Hull’s history is reflected in the church’s own story.

Already in 2017 visitor numbers to the church have risen dramatically and John Lawson, organiser of the history group, hopes some of these visitors will take the opportunity of joining the thriving group in the chancel of the church:

“We have tailored the programme to show how Hull’s history is reflected in the story of Holy Trinity Church, and vice versa. April’s talk is about the remarkable story of a Georgian house on Salthouse Lane, near Alfred Gelder Street, with interesting links to an important memorial inside the church. May has a talk by Jean Fenwick, who has done a great deal of research on the 700 year story of the church, she will be looking in more detail at Minsters and Cathedrals to celebrate us becoming a Minster on Saturday May 13th. Subsequent talks reflect the way Holy Trinity Church has played, and still plays, such a vital part in the life of the city."

Full details of the history group’s programme are below and they are free to attend for anyone interested in local history and the story of Holy Trinity.

  • Tuesday April 18th Ann Godden - The House on Salthouse Lane
  • Tuesday May 16th Jean Fenwick - Cathedrals and Minsters
  • Tuesday June 20th John Lawson - Holy Trinity Church and the Hull Workhouse
  • Tuesday July 18th Dr Brian Lavery - The Headscarf Revolutionaries
  • Tuesday August 15th Mark Keith - The Building of Holy Trinity
  • Tuesday September 19th John Lawson - Heroes and Villains of Holy Trinity