Archive 2018: Parish Church of Holy Trinity and St Mary

2018 Venue 21


Thursday 09:00-17:00, Friday 09:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-17:00 / Stained Glass Talk 10:00 & 14:00 / organ recital 11:00 &15:00 / The Hodgson Connection 12:00 & 16:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00 / Stained Glass Talk 14:00 / organ recital 15:00 / The Hodgson Connection 16:00No booking required

This church is a building of exceptional historic importance, a very
rare example of a church built in the Commonwealth period. When
George Fenwick was Governor of Berwick in the 17th century, funds were raised to build the church using stone and timber from the disused castle. It was completed in 1652. It was designed and built as a Puritan place of worship consisting of a regular nave with two side aisles and no chancel. It has no tower or steeple, reputedly at the express orders of Oliver Cromwell.

Explore this beautiful and historic church at your own pace to learn
more about the Church's stained glass windows, including a Millenium Window, at a short talk. You may also enjoy a short talk about the Church's organ and an organ recital

Poetry To acknowledge the centenary of the end of the First World War, the church will explore it's historical link to this pivotal event. "The Hodgson Connection" is a short talk on Henry Bernard Hodgson, vicar at Holy Trinity Church from 1897 to 1914 and his son First World War war poet, William Noel Hodgson. Their lives and connection to Berwick will be presented followed by a poetry reading.

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.