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Holy Trinity

This church , dating from 1832, has served generations in the South Shore area of Blackpool and continues to be a centre of the local community.

Blackpool, Lancashire

Opening times

Sundays 10am to 1pm (Parish Eucharist 11am to 12.15pm).
Tuesdays (fortnightly) 10am to 3.30pm.
Thursdays 9.30am to 11am.
Fridays 9.30am to 12 noon for coffee morning.


Dean Street

In the early 19th century, the inhabitants of South Shore began to talk about building a church. The church was built in 1836 on a site among sandhills. In 1886, a squall of wind made the roof ridge supports sag and a new church had to be built. From the old church we have the keystone, which is over the church entrance, and two original stained glass windows.

The plans of the new church were drawn up by Richard Kniel Freeman. His work was mainly ecclesiastical, and across the northwest, but he also designed buildings abroad. He built the only Anglican church in Moscow and a church and house in San Remo.

Holy Trinity is considered to be his 'chef d'oeuvre' (his very best work). The total cost of the church was £14,000; this great sum (at that time) was raised mainly through the generosity of parishioners. It is one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in the town.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Annual pantomime.

  • Festival Eucharists for Christmas, Epiphany, Candlemas, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints.

  • Uniformed organisations and Sunday School during term time.

  • Mothers Union (open to men and women).

  • Knit and natter.

  • Soup kitchens and a weekly community drop in for the socially isolated and homeless.

  • Community breakfast (quarterly).

  • Church of England

  • Repair Grant, £12,000, 2017

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • Repair Grant, £6,500, 2007

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

  • Cornerstone Grant, £40,000, 2009

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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