Holy Trinity Church, Hastings

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Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in the centre of Hastings, a town and borough in the English county of East Sussex. It was built during the 1850s—a period when Hastings was growing rapidly as a seaside resort—by prolific and eccentric architect Samuel Sanders Teulon, who was "chief among the rogue architects of the mid-Victorian Gothic Revival". The Decorated/Early English-style church is distinguished by its opulently decorated interior and its layout on a difficult, "crazy" town-centre site, chosen after another location was found to be unsuitable. The church took eight years to build, and a planned tower was never added. English Heritage has listed the building at Grade II* for its architectural and historical importance.
Although it was an ancient port and fishing town with origins well before 928, when it was first mentioned in a written document, Hastings developed so rapidly in the 19th century that it is now principally a Victorian town. Improved transport links, putting it within reach of daytrippers from London, made it an extremely popular seaside resort and a "wealthy, successful town of strength and confidence". For part of the 19th century it was one of Britain's most fashionable resorts.
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  • First off, the photos are not HTH. HTH is in the town centre, in the America Ground. As a church, it's friendly and welcoming. The building is lovely. Proper old school anglican. Services less so ;-)  more »
  • This church and not the one in the photographs as they are of a different church, is nestled within other buildings which in itself is quite unique and not one to be repeated nowadays - it is a...  more »
  • I went to Hastings for Easter and I have to say the Holy Trinity Church was one of my highlights!! Architecturally, the church has lots to offer, a very detailed and beautiful facade. Inside it was even better, with a breathtaking altar and magnificent stained glass windows and wooden ceiling, simply great. I could not find steps free access to the church. I felt very welcome by the people in the church, they were singing and the atmosphere was very spiritual and calming.
  • Lovely atmosphere and great time of worship. Very friendly.

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