Holy Trinity, Folkestone   Church

Image Source: John Salmon


A memorable nineteenth-century church designed in 1868 by Ewan Christian - quite unlike his first ever church at Hildenborough built twenty-five years earlier. Built of ragstone rubble it has an octagonal tower and short spire over the chancel. It was an expensive building costing over 13,000 and paid for entirely by the Earl of Radnor, who was busily turning Folkestone from a fishing harbour into a holiday resort. The interior is of brick with Bath stone dressings and has a barrel vaulted wooden ceiling. There is an excellent wrought-iron screen between nave and chancel surmounted by bronze angels. The eastern apse has a series of lancets filled with good quality glass. The reredos beneath dates from 1889 and shows Christ in Glory. It is one of the largest pieces of Victorian work in the county. At the other end of the church stands the font - a whopping piece which incorporates many types of English and foreign marble. There is a carved cover to match!



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: Not built

Morning Attendance: Not built

Afternoon Attendance: Not built

Evening Attendance: Not built


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Ewan Christian 1868

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -


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