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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry is a parish church in the Church of England located in Coventrymarker City Centre, West Midlands, Englandmarker.

History

The church dates from the 12th century. It is 59 metres (194 feet) long, and has a spire 72 metres (237 feet) high.

The church was restored in 1665–1668, and the tower was recased in 1826 by Thomas Rickman. The east end was rebuilt in 1786 and the west front by Richard Charles Hussey in 1843.

The inside of the church was restored by George Gilbert Scott in 1854.

List of Vicars



Doom painting

The church is famous for its medieval doom painting which was re-discovered and restored in 2002.

Organ

The church had a pipe organ which had evolved over a long period of time with work by many builders, the last by Henry Willis and Sons. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

This organ has now been removed and a funding appeal has been launched for a new organ.

List of organists

  • John Barker 1731–1752
  • Capel Bond 1752–1790
  • William Chater
  • Frank F Cuisset
  • Charles Harry Moody 1899–1902 (later organist of Ripon Cathedralmarker)
  • Christie Green 1912 — 1915 – ???? (previously organist of Blackburn Parish Churchmarker)
  • Harold B. Osmond 1918 – ca. 1921 – ???? (formerly organist of St. Peter's Church in Thanet)
  • John Barber ca. 1946
  • Martyn Lane — Organist and Master of the Choristers — 1965–1975
  • Peter Johnson 1975–1979
  • Andrew Moodie ca. 1981
  • Jeremy Filsell — circa 1981
  • Christopher Howard 1981–1990 — Director of Music.
  • Indra Hughes 1990–1992 (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
  • David Baxter — 1982–1991 — under baton of Christopher Howard and Indra Hughes
  • Christopher Howard — Director of Music — 1992 – present day.


List of assistant organists

  • Norman Coke-Jephcott 1909–1911


References

  1. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Warwickshire, Francis White & Co, 1850.
  2. The Deans: Cathedral Life, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Trevor Beeson. SCM-Canterbury Press Ltd, 2004. ISBN 0334029872.
  3. Collaboration in the Arts from the Middle Ages to the Present, Silvia Bigliazzi, Sharon Wood, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006. ISBN 0754655121.
  4. National Pipe Organ Register.
  5. Nicholas Temperley, The Music of the English Parish Church.
  6. Dictionary of Organs and Organists. First edition. 1912.
  7. Dictionary of Organs and Organists. Second edition. 1921.



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