Life at Holy Trinity 

Holy Trinity Coventry, Organ Appeal

This great medieval parish church of Coventry with its lofty spire stands alongside the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey, reduced to rubble with remarkable haste during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. Although Holy Trinity belonged to the Prior, it was left intact and was not engulfed in the adjacent destruction.
The neighbouring Cathedral Church of St Michael was destroyed by incendiary bombs during the Blitz of 1940. As the conflagration raged, Canon Clitheroe, Vicar of Holy Trinity, and his faithful church members, toiled through the night, battling to prevent Holy Trinity from succumbing to the same fate.
We give God thanks for the survival of our beautiful church in the heart of Coventry. It lives on to serve the city and its people into the 21st century.

Why do we need a new organ?

Inspiring and uplifting choral music is one of Holy Trinity’s strengths. Much of this relies totally on accompaniment by an organ with a wide range of tonal colours.  The 19th century Forster & Andrews Organ which was buried deep in a chamber on the south side of the church was in a terminally poor state. Organists struggled weekly to maintain the quality we desire in our worship. Many of its functions were unreliable, many stops unusable. We were advised by several leading organ experts, that it had come to the end of its useful life. It was therefore dismantled and replaced with a temporary digital instrument.

Location of a new organ

The location of the old organ buried in a chamber in the south choir aisle inhibited its sound travelling to the West End of the church. Alternative locations for a new organ have been explored and all have proved problematic given the ‘long, thin’ shape of our building. Our glorious west end window prevents a traditional site for a West End Organ and we lack of a choir screen on which to mount an organ, which would in any event block the view from West to East and vice-versa. We are currently using the flexibility of our digital organ speakers to investigate the possibility of two organs, one to serve the chancel and one to serve the nave. Once our experiments are complete we will proceed to specifications for the instruments and talks with potential builders. It may be possible that one or both of the instruments comprises a project to re-site a redundant organ of suitable, proven quality.

How can you help?

 You can help by

  • Setting up a standing order, even for a small monthly sum of money, payable to ‘The Organ Appeal, Holy Trinity (Coventry) Development Trust’.

  • sending a donation or making a bequest  - maybe in memory of a loved one

  • commemorating your baptism, confirmation or wedding at the church

  • sponsoring a rank of pipes

  • sponsoring an individual pipe

  • considering Gift Aid if you are a UK tax-payer. 
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  •  Sponsor a pipe (£25 per pipe) and receive a unique certificate, receive a ticket to the opening recital and hear your pipe(s)    played.                                                                       
  • Sponsor a pipe as above, but additionally commemorate a loved one whose name will be inscribed on the Benefactors’ Panel on or near a new organ (£500 per name)    
  • Sponsor one of the 50 complete ranks of pipes and have a commemorative plaque adjacent to the draw-stop on the console (£10.000) .                                                         
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