Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn, Lancashire

Address: Mount Pleasant, Blackburn, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5DQ
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Access to this church is by appointment only. Please call 01254 53866 before your visit to arrange.
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A Victorian beauty in a modern setting

Built between 1837-46 by Edmund Sharpe, Holy Trinity is a handsome Gothic building, now standing in somewhat splendid isolation on Mount Pleasant, with a backdrop of high-rise flats.

Inside, the church is austerely impressive, with tall, thin windows of great elegance in the chancel and transepts.

Its special glory is the flat timber ceiling with a series of 80 painted heraldic panels, mostly commemorating families who contributed to the construction of the church.

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Road directions

north of city centre near Larkhill Health Centre, off A677

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Blackburn (0.42 miles)

OS Reference No.

SD 688 284

What’s on & news

What’s on

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconCheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside County Guide (PDF, 4.6mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. s. horsfield (06 Jul 2012, 18:19)

    Why is this beautifull church going to be demolished. This council are a utter digrace. They want to wipe old Blackburn off the map

  2. The Churches Conservation Trust (19 Jul 2012, 15:36)

    We have checked with the council and there are no plans to demolish this church!

  3. M Lane (05 Jun 2014, 22:40)

    What a wonderful evening of choral music that brought this historical and significant Church building back to life. A big thank you to Blackburn People's Choir and the Samaritans for entertaining us on the evening of Thursday 5th July 2014. Thanks also to the Churches Conservation Trust of course for keeping this building in such good repair so the next generation can enjoy it. Let's hope that this evening is repeated in the near future.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn, Lancashire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Visitors with disabilities may need some assistance.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.