Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican parish church in the town of Bingley, West Yorkshire, England notable for its original church being demolished by explosive charge on 7 April 1974.

History

Up until 1868, the parish in Bingley was singular under the Church of All Saints in the north of the town. The Council voted to establish a chapelry upon the new parish on the 8 May 1869.

The church was consecrated on the 23 October 1868 by Bishop Bickersteth when a population of 4,500 was assigned to it. The church, designed by renowned Victorian architect Norman Shaw, was built without a tower, although one was added later which the foundations were not strong enough for. Even as soon as 1882, it was noted that the tower was unsafe when a large stone came crashing down during a church service shocking the congregation.

In 1973, cracks were beginning to show in the church and the tower and church were demolished by explosive charge on Palm Sunday in 1974. The congregation raised £23,000 to build a new church on the site. This structure was dedicated on the 5 December 1975 and is still in use today with the stained glass from the original windows re-used in the Rose Window of the new church.

Other Information

Built:  1869
Demolished:  1974
Architect:  Norman Shaw

Contact

  • Oak Ave, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 1ES, UK

Comments

One Comment

  • John Holford
    August 6, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    The East Window of the original church consisted of two panels of stained glass. The lower section depicted the Sacrifice of Isaac and the upper part the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. on the Cross, and it is this upper part which is displayed in a lit panel behind the altar table on the wall of the present church.. It is the only piece of stained glass retained.in the church.. The face of Christ is picture clean-shaven..

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