Holy Trinity Church, York, North Yorkshire

70 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF
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Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am - 4pm. These hours are dependent on volunteer availability and may be subject to change. Please contact us if you wish to confirm our opening times for specific days prior to your visit. Contact: [email protected]
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A glimpse of the medieval world behind a busy street

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 eighteenth-century archway tacked on to buildings that served as artisans' workshops in the fourteenth 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.

The building dates chiefly from the fifteenth century, but has features from its foundation in the twelfth century right up to the nineteenth century. The box pews, unique in York, are exceptionally fine, and an interesting collection of monuments and memorials paint a picture of life in this busy city throughout the ages.

Two boards, with heads shaped like grandfather clocks, record the names of Lord Mayors of the city, including George Hudson, 'The Railway King', who made York a major railway centre in the nineteenth century. Outdoor benches make the churchyard the perfect place for reflection, offering a welcome retreat from the hectic world outside.

Your support and generosity is what helps us keep the doors to these special places open. We could not do it without you.If you would like to donate to the upkeep and maintenance of Holy Trinity please text YHT to 70970 to donate £5 or to 70191 to give £10 every donation really does make a difference to these beautiful churches. Thank You.

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York Holy Trinity Goodramgate - Your Church Tour


Explore Holy Trinity's magnificent east window in detail with our Google Arts and Culture online exhibition below: