A view of the beautiful hand carved Victorian pews with "Polly" the Eagle Lecturn.  The lecturn masqueraded as a money box during 1649 - 1660.

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The Very Reverend Lawrence Jackson

The Very Reverend Lawrence Jackson was vicar of Holy Trinity from 1965 to 1973.  He is certainly THE vicar who filled the church in his day and is the man I (Sarah) most remember as a child.  I particularly remember the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Service.  They were wonderful.............the church was packed to the seams and each and every pew (and there were MORE pews then!) were full and even then chairs had to be found for more.  People would often wait outside for over an hour before the service began.  Together with the choir, which was at what I personally consider to be its peak (as an all male choir to my great regret at the time!) under the directorship of Martyn Lane and Lawrence's most excellent oratory skills (the last lesson taken from St John read, as it always was then, by the vicar himself), made each service spiritually and emotionally an unforgettable experience and act of worship.

The many kindnesses of Lawrence will never be forgotten.  In particular, a hamper of food, (from Lawrence and the congregation) which arrived at our door whilst my (Sarah) father was in hospital over Christmas after suffering a serious and near fatal heart attack.  I will also remember attending the Blue Coat School alongside Lawrence and Faith's daughters.

  Lawrence regrettably died at the age of 76 on 15 November 2002 after a fall in which he fractured his skull.  His funeral was held in Holy Trinity Church and was led by the then Coventry diocesan bishop, Bishop Colin. 

 

 

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