Holy Trinity Church, Bury

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Holy Trinity Church, Bury
Holy Trinity Church, Bury, from the southeast
Holy Trinity Church, Bury is located in Greater Manchester
Holy Trinity Church, Bury
Holy Trinity Church, Bury
Location in Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°35′20″N 2°17′20″W / 53.5890°N 2.2888°W / 53.5890; -2.2888
OS grid reference SD 810,103
Location Bury, Greater Manchester
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Holy Trinity, Bury
Status Parish church
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 23 October 2004
Architect(s) E. G. Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1863
Materials Coursed rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings
Welsh slate roofs
Parish Bury South East
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Assistant priest Revd. Kieth Trivasse
Reader(s) Alan Thew, Pauline Dickinson
Organist(s) Paul Greenwood
Churchwarden(s) Margaret Nolan, Trevor Brockbank

Holy Trinity Church, Bury, is located in Spring Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It is a redundant Anglican parish church in the diocese of Manchester.[1] The church is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built between 1863 and 1865 at a cost of about £5,500 (£450,000 as of 2014).[3] It was designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley. The original plan included a south aisle and a north tower with a spire, but these were never built. The site was given by the 14th Earl of Derby, who also donated £1,000. As built, the church provided seating for 627 people.[4] The church was extended in about 1920.[2] On 30 November 2010 the church was declared redundant,[5] and its parish was merged with those of St Peter, Bury, and St Thomas, Bury, forming the new parish of Bury South East.[6] As of 2011, it was planned to sell it for use as a children's nursery and an early learning centre.[7]


Holy Trinity Church is constructed in coursed rock-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings. It has Welsh slate roofs. The architectural style is Early English. Its plan consists of a nave, a north aisle with a porch, a chancel with a Lady chapel and a vestry to the north.[2] As the arcade runs down the centre of the church,[2] it is described in the Buildings of England series as a "double-naved church", with "the chancel attached to the south nave".[8] The windows at the east and west ends contain "heavy plate tracery".[8] The arcade has five bays and is carried on round piers.[8] Between the aisle and the Lady chapel is a three-bay arcade.[2] In the Lady chapel is a brightly painted reredos, added in 1987 as a First World War memorial.[8]

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  1. ^ Holy Trinity, Bury, Church of England, retrieved 6 June 2011 
  2. ^ a b c d e English Heritage. "Holy Trinity Church, Bury (1391180)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 June 2012 .
  3. ^ UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2013), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  4. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 220, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8 
  5. ^ Diocese of Manchester: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2010, p. 3, retrieved 7 June 2012 
  6. ^ The Parish Church of St. Peter, Bury, in the Parish of Bury South East, Saint Peter's Church, Bury, retrieved 6 June 2011 
  7. ^ Newsletter, Friends of Friendless Churches, Autumn 2011, p. 28 
  8. ^ a b c d Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2004), Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 178, ISBN 0-300-10583-5