South Side Extension
The need for an extension at Holy Trinity to accommodate a vestry was identified by the architect G.F. Bodley as early as the 1890s. After a great deal of careful consideration, a project was decided upon for a new extension on the south side of the church, providing a new vestry, WCs and storage, as well as providing a suitable setting for the stained glass from the window blocked by the organ.
The extension was constructed of local limestone with a stainless steel roof and leaded light windows. Internal alterations to the South Transept were also included, to remove the modern partitions and open up the space again. The architect was Stephen Oliver of Oliver Architecture, the church’s architect.
The extension was opened on 17th April 2016 and visited by HRH Prince Charles on 23rd April 2016 when he visited Holy Trinity Church during the Shakespeare celebrations. The extension was also awarded the Regional Conservation Award by the Instistue of Chartered Surveyors in 2017.