Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn

Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn
Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn

Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn, from the south

Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn is located in Cheshire
Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn
Location in Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°20′32″N 2°43′41″W / 53.3422°N 2.72817°W / 53.3422; -2.72817
OS grid reference SJ 516 831
Location Runcorn, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Holy Trinity, Runcorn
Dedication Holy Trinity
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 31 October 1983
Architect(s) Joseph Hartley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1838
Completed 1857
Materials Red sandstone, slate roof
Parish Holy Trinity, Runcorn
Deanery Frodsham
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York

Holy Trinity Church is located in Runcorn, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Frodsham. Its benefice is combined with that of All Saints, Runcorn.[1] It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[2]



The church was built in 1838 as an evangelical alternative to the parish church of Runcorn. The cost was met by public subscription, with John and Thomas Johnson, soap and alkali manufacturers, being the principal subscribers. It was designed by Joseph Hartley, a local architect, and the church was built by William Rigby, a local builder.[3] The original chancel was short and a longer chancel was added in 1857.[2]



The church is built in red sandstone with a slate roof. Its plan consists of a west tower which is partly embraced, a five-bay nave and a chancel. The main entrance is through a door on the west face of the tower. Above this is a three-lancet window and paired louvred bell-openings. The summit has pyramid pinnacles and a crenellated parapet.[2]


The reredos is made from marble. The altar and pulpit are oak, the latter being on a stone base. The choir stalls are carved with poppyheads. At the west end of the church is a wooden gallery on round cast iron columns.[2] The stained glass in the east window probably dates from the 1860s, and is probably by William Wailes.[4] The three-manual organ dates from 1908 and its building was assisted by a grant from Andrew Carnegie.[5]

See also

  • Listed buildings in Runcorn (urban area)


  1. ^ Runcorn, Holy Trinity, Church of England, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/runcorn-holy-trinity/, retrieved 13 October 2009 
  2. ^ a b c d "Church of the Holy Trinity, Runcorn", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1130441, retrieved 23 April 2011 
  3. ^ Starkey, H. F. (1990), Old Runcorn, Halton: Halton Borough Council, p. 98 
  4. ^ Hartwell, Claire; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 560, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6 
  5. ^ Runcorn Holy Trinity, British Institute of Organ Studies, http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/BOASearch.cgi?Fn=GSearch&boa_ref=13698&, retrieved 24 April 2009 

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