|Holy Trinity Church (former)|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Years built||circa 1285|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
|Province||Province of York|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Dominic Black|
|Curate(s)||Rev. Irene Wilson|
|Organist/Director of music||Mr Mark Keith|
|Churchwarden(s)||Iain Ogilvie, Robin Alden|
It is the largest parish church in England by floor area. The church dates back to about 1300 and contains what is widely acknowledged to be some of the finest mediaeval brick-work in the country, particularly in the transepts. The Minster Church is now a Grade I listed building.
The Minster Church is a member of the Greater Churches Group.
In November 2014 plans were unveiled to reorder the church, creating an outstanding venue for performances, exhibitions and banquets, a visitor destination, and a place where those in need of help can find assistance. The aim was to create a place for the whole community, and a venue that would be a driving force in the regeneration of Hull's Old Town. The transformation, costing a total of £4.5 million, was to take place in phases from 2016 onwards, the first being ready for Hull's rôle as UK City of Culture in 2017.
On 7 November 2016, Archbishop of York John Sentamu announced that the church would be given Minster status in a ceremony on 13 May 2017. Sentamu came to Hull on 13 May in a flotilla of boats with a lantern lit at All Saints' Church, Hessle to rededicate the church as Hull Minster.
List of vicars
- 1326 Robert de Marton
- 1345 Peter de Aslaksby
- Peter de Walton
- 1349 Thomas de Baynbriggs
- 1349 Robert de Thornton
- 1362 John de Hurtheworth
- 1364 Richard Lestebury
- John Stayngreve
- 1391 Richard Marke
- 1400 John de Barton
- 1416 Thomas de Esyngwald
- 1420 Thomas Bywell
- 1433 Thomas de Bewyk
- 1444 Thomas Delyngton
- 1455 John Harewode
- 1467 William Meryngton
- 1468 John Yolton
- 1492 Robert Hedlam
- 1503 James Cokerell
- 1519 George Dent
- 1522 Thomas Logan
- 1538 William Peres
- 1557 Thomas Fugall
- 1561 Melchior Smyth
- 1591 Theophilus Smyth
- 1615 Richard Perrott
- 1642 William Styles
- 1689 Robert Banks
- 1715 John Wilkinson
- 1715 Charles Mace
- 1721 William Mason
- 1753 Arthur Robinson
- 1783 Thomas Clarke
- 1797 Joseph Milner
- 1797 John Healey Bromby
- 1867 Richard England Brooke
- 1875 Joseph M'Cormick
- 1894 John William Mills
- 1895 Joshua Hughes-Games
- 1904 Arthur Blackwell Goulburn Lillingston
- 1914 Louis George Buchanan
- 1924 Cecil Francis Ayerst
- 1927 William Seldon Morgan
- 1937 Frederick Boreham
- 1947 Leslie Oldfield Kenyon
- 1956 Reginald Iliff
- 1967 Gerald Bernard Bridgman
- 1988 John Watson Waller
- 2002 James Oliphant Forrester
- 2010 Neal Duncan Barnes
- 2020 Dominic Paul Black
Whilst there is reference to a John Raper of Hull submitting designs for an organ in 1622, no organ was ever built. The first organ is believed to have been the work of Father Bernard Smith in 1711, an organ he built originally for St Paul’s Cathedral London, but which was subsequently removed from there as being too small. This organ was further enlarged by John Snetzler during the 18th century. Ryley of York produced a new organ in 1788. Forster & Andrews built and enlarged organs between 1845 and 1908, their last organ providing the basis for the present substantially enlarged organ of 4-manuals and 104 speaking stops by the John Compton Organ Company in 1938.
A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register
- Mr. Baker ???? – 1715
- George Smith 1715–1717
- Musgrave Heighington 1717–1720 (later organist of St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth)
- William Avison 1720–1751
- Matthias Hawdon 1751–1769 (later organist of Beverley Minster)
- John Hudson 1768–1787
- Thomas Hawdon 1787–1789
- George Lambert 1789–1838
- George James Skelton 1838–1851 – 1868
- Thomas Craddock 1868–1875
- G.E. Jackman 1875–1881
- Fred K. Bentley 1881 – 1921 – 1929
- Norman Ewart Strafford 1929–1951
- Peter Goodman 1951–1961 (previously organist of Guildford Cathedral)
- Ronald Arthur Styles 1961–1977
- Desmond Swinburn 1977–1986
- Julian Savory 1986–1991
- John Pemberton 1991
- Alan Dance, 1991–1999
- Roland Dee 1999–2004
- Paul Derrett and Serena Derrett 2005 – 2007
- Serena Derrett – Director of Music 2007 – 2015 (now known as Jerome Robertson)
- Mark Keith – Organist 2007 –
- David Thomas since September 2011
- Richard Harrison Cowley since May 2017
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