Holy Trinity Church, Lenton

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Coordinates: 52°56′54″N 01°10′35″W / 52.94833°N 1.17639°W / 52.94833; -1.17639

Holy Trinity, Lenton
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Evangelical
Website www.lentonparish.org.uk
Dedication Holy Trinity
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Vicar(s) Revd Dr Megan Smith

Holy Trinity Church, Lenton is a parish church in the Church of England.

The church is Grade II* listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest.


Holy Trinity was designed by the architect Henry Isaac Stevens and opened in 1842. It was consecrated on 6 October 1842 by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln (the Right Reverend John Jackson D.D.).

The architectural style is early English. Built in stone with a high pitched roof, it consists of a nave with clerestory, aisles to north and south, a chancel, vestry, organ-chamber, and a west end pinnacled tower.

Its dimensions are 123 feet long and 57 feet wide. When opened it had seating for 660 people.


Holy Trinity is famous for its twelfth century font which was originally built for Lenton Priory and was given to the church by Severus William Lynam Stretton in 1842.


List of incumbents[edit]

  • George Brown MA 1840 - 1886
  • Percy Edward Smith MA 1886 - 1893
  • Allan Hunter Watts 1893 - 1917
  • Felix Asher BD 1917 - 1922
  • W. Aden Wright 1922 - 1928
  • Rainald J.R. Skipper, CF, 1929 - 1954 (died in the pulpit of Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square)
  • G. Hill (killed in a bicycle accident)
  • R.P. Neil MA, 1957 - 1962
  • L.L. Abbott, 1963 - 1967
  • R.G. Dunford, 1967 - 1980
  • David Williams MA, 1981 - 1987
  • W Robert Lovatt MA, 1994 - 2004
  • Martin Kirkbride,
  • Megan Smith, 2012 -


The tower has a set of eight bells. The church was originally only provided with one bell, but five more were added in 1856. In 1902, two more bells were added, given by the brothers Frederick Ball and Albert Ball. The latter was the father of the First War War ace Albert Ball.


An organ was installed at the opening of the church in 1847, and was moved and enlarged by Charles Lloyd in 1870. A new organ by Brindley & Foster replaced this in 1906.


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