Brighton Holy Trinity, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

Brighton Holy Trinity was an Ecclesiastical Parish.

HOLY TRINITY, Ship Street, was built in 1817,  consecrated in 1826, enlarged in 1869, 1882, and 1887, and restored in 1910, and is cement-faced, except for the east end, which is of split flint with stone dressings and has a small lantern tower. The altar is at the west, the entrances being at the east. The church is of simple design and is composed of a clerestoried nave with north and south aisles beneath galleries, an organ-gallery on the east side, and chancel. The west window is in memory of F. W. Robertson who was vicar from 1847–53 and of whom there is a bust at the west end of the north nave, where a space is set apart as a memorial to other vicars.

From 'The borough of Brighton', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7: The rape of Lewes (1940), pp. 244-263. URL: Date accessed: 04 May 2011.

The church was deconsecrated and is now used as an art gallery.


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Probate records

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