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.Using our online itinerary creator, St Leonards-on-Sea attractions like Holy Trinity Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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.
Holy Trinity Church reviews
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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