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Holy Trinity Church

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Address: 70 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF, England
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+44 1904 613451
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Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a...

Holy Trinity Goodramgate has the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind, tucked away behind Goodramgate - one of York's busiest shopping streets. To visit, you pass through an 18th-century archway tacked on to buildings that served as artisans' workshops in the 14th century. The church itself is full of character. The floors and arcades are charmingly uneven. Light filters through the windows, illuminating honey-coloured stone. The east window especially has marvellous stained glass that was donated in the early 1470s by the Reverend John Walker, rector of the church. On sunny days, transient gems of coloured light are scattered on the walls, and various Medieval faces stare out from the windows.

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Fascinating and beautiful church

We stayed in an apartment on Low Petergate that overlooked this hidden gem so cut through a passage way on the street and went inside. A very helpful and knowledgeable volunteer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in an apartment on Low Petergate that overlooked this hidden gem so cut through a passage way on the street and went inside. A very helpful and knowledgeable volunteer emerged from the warmth of a lean-to somewhat incongruously bolted on to the side of the north wall in to the freezing cold interior to fill us in on... More 

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2 Thank Alan J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself is absolutely beautiful. However, we did not get a chance to actually experience it. On the gate of the church it states open 10am-4pm. When we arrived at 3pm we were told we could quickly stick our head in but they had decided to close early as it was nearly dark (it wasn't). We did as told,... More 

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The_CCT, Marketing Officer North at Holy Trinity Church, responded to this review

Hello Aurora, I am really sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to Holy Trinity last week. I am currently in touch with the volunteer team who staff the church to find out what went wrong on this occasion. Please be assured that giving a warm welcome to every visitor is always their first priority. Please do get... More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little church is well worth a visit if you want to see what a genuine medieval church with 17th and 18th century fittings, bod pews etc (unpurged by the Victorians) actually looked like. A hidden gem just off Goodramgate or Petergate

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1 Thank Edward R
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This church is an absolute gem of a find. It's so peaceful. You step off the york busy streets into absolute tranquillity. The church is so well preserved and has many things to look at. There are also very old grave stones surrounding the church which are quite intresting to look at also. The church is free entry but there... More 

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1 Thank Tudor661188
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Run by volunteers this church is a true hidden gem. It is steeped in history and the volunteers are knowledgeable. The only thing lacking is written information on its history because without its volunteers you would have no idea why the seating is set out as it is and how the church was used prior to its closure. So nice... More 

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1 Thank Margaret W
York UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

of all York's hidden gems this has to be number one. Itis just tucked away in the very centre of the city near Kings Square yet you could pass by a thousand times and not notice it. Just take 5 minutes to take a look and you are back in time to a real taste of the past when churches... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

York Minster Carol service on Christmas Eve was fully booked so we went to the "Crib, Carols & Christingle" service at Holy Trinity. And what a wonderful experience this was .. simple, sincere and meaningful in a lovely, atmospheric setting. This really set things up for us for our Christmas celebrations

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Thank Adrian M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Every time we visit York we call in and visit holy Trinity Church. It has an atmosphere that we have never felt in any other church visited. It's age and history is amazing

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Thank MFBR20615
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Found this gem of a church while doing the Snickelways walk. built in the 11th century and while open for viewing only holds three services a year. It is a fine example of the old style. Flagged flooring and box pews.

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Middleham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Thi is a 'mystery church'. It cannot be seen from the road in any direction. You have to trust the sign and go through the metal gates off Goodramgate. A short path leads to what looks like a transplanted village church from a very small village. The oddities start at the entrance, where a large bell rests no longer in... More 

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