Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York

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Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York
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Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York
Coordinates: 53°57′25.32″N 1°5′20.17″W / 53.9570333°N 1.0889361°W / 53.9570333; -1.0889361
DenominationChurch of England
Former name(s)Christ Church
DedicationHoly Trinity
Heritage designationGrade I listed[1]
ParishHoly Trinity with St John, Micklegate and St Martin cum Gregory, York
DeaneryYork Deanery
ArchdeaconryArchdeaconry of York
DioceseDiocese of York
ProvinceProvince of York
Priest in chargeRev'd Jane Nattrass
Assistant priest(s)Rev'd Canon Derek Earis
Deacon(s)Rev'd Dave Hobman; Rev'd Kingsley Boulton

Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York is a Grade I listed[1] parish church in the Church of England in York.[2]


The church is in the building constructed for Micklegate Priory, York, a Benedictine foundation under Marmoutier Abbey. The church dates from the 12th century with additions in the 13th and 14th centuries. The tower dates from 1453. The church was remodelled after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

The south aisle was rebuilt during a restoration between 1850 and 1851 by JB and W Atkinson of York.[3] The body of the building was entirely re-pewed, and a new aisle, 10 feet (3.0 m) wide and 60 feet (18 m) was added on the south side, by opening the original arcades.

The chancel and vestry were rebuilt between 1886 and 1887 by Fisher and Hepper.[4] The chancel was rebuilt and was 38 feet (12 m) long and 23 feet (7.0 m) wide. It included a new vestry and organ chamber.[5]

The west front was reconstructed in 1902 to 1905 by Charles Hodgson Fowler.

In 1953 the church was united with St Martin-cum-Gregory, Micklegate.



The pipe organ dates from 1906 and is by Norman and Beard. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[6]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity and wall attached to south east  (Grade I) (1257274)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. York and the East Riding. Nikolaus Pevsner and David Neave. Yale University Press. 1995. ISBN 0300095937
  3. ^ "Re-opening of Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate". York Herald. York. 25 January 1851. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ "The Restoration of Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, York". York Herald. York. 15 January 1887. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Church Restoration in York. Opening of Holy Trinity New Chancel". York Herald. York. 17 December 1887. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  6. ^ "NPOR N13251". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 8 May 2015.

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