20 – 22 September 2019

Holy Trinity celebrates its 200th birthday this year and as part of Heritage Open Days the church will be open for anyone to come along and explore the history of the church and see what’s going on now in all aspects of church life.  Includes displays of present and past activities, particularly from current groups.
Refreshments available.
New for this year – tower tours!
See below for further details and timings. 

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Ben Haigh AllenHoly Trinity Church was built in 1819 by Benjamin Haigh Allen, of nearby Greenhead Hall. Allen was the founder of the Huddersfield Bank and a local JP. He was concerned for the needs of an increasing population of Huddersfield and privately had Holy Trinity built to serve the growing town. The church building is described as a fine example of late-Georgian Gothic architecture, with the chancel and sanctuary containing high-quality early twentieth century wood carvings. The interior was sympathetically modernised in 1995 to meet present-day needs as well as preserving many of its historical features.

The crypt, open again this weekend on request, is unusually large and contains rare loculi for coffins. The church building is II* listed. Its tower commands the town’s skyline and offers stunning views of the Town Centre and the Pennine Hills.

The Church will be open this weekend as follows

Friday 20 September 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Open evening with guided tours of the tower and crypt
book your tower tour for this date (45 mins)

Saturday 21 September 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
Open day with guided tours of the tower and crypt

book your tower tour for this date (45 mins)

Sunday 22 September
9.00 amTraditional Holy Communion Service
10.45 amMorning Worship – contemporary service

12.30 pm – 3.00 pm  – Open afternoon with guided tours of the tower and crypt
book your tower tour for this date (45 mins)

3.00 pm – 4.15 pm
‘Come and Sing’ Evensong Workshop

Evensong has not been sung at Holy Trinity for over 30 years but was once a key element of the church’s musical worship.  This year we’re recreating it to mark our 200th birthday.  Everyone is invited to come and discover how to sing Anglican chant and the beautiful responses of the Book of Common Prayer. It’s free but please book onto this workshop by signing up online for a free place.

4.30 pm
Evensong Service

Join us for this historic occasion in a service filled with the rich music and liturgical language of traditional Evensong.  No need to sign up just come along.

To find out about more events happening in Kirklees from 13 – 22 Sept download the brochure