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The Times They Are A-Changin'

By Philip_H
Today, 13th May 2017, the medieval parish church of Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull, will be bestowed the title of Hull Minster by the Archbishop of York. The title seems to be liberally bestowed these days by the Anglican Church on any large parish church, with the true meaning consigned to history. In conjunction with the new title, the interior of the church is being radically re-ordered. The Victorian carved wood bench ends (seen here) are being chopped off the long pews and stuck on shorter moveable pews to make the nave a more flexible space.


Tags: Architecture Hull Kingston upon hull Church interior Pews Holy trinity church carved wood Hull Minster bench ends carved wood bench ends

Voters: civitas, PhilT2, leo_nid and 28 more


Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
13 May 2017 12:47PM
What a shame to destroy that medieval interior. New isn't always, or even often, better!

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13 May 2017 1:24PM
Great capture

13 May 2017 2:30PM
Beautifully captured.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2096 United Kingdom
13 May 2017 5:46PM
At least the carvings are being kept. Church interiors have been adapted according to people's needs over many centuries.
Meanwhile they are wonderful subjects.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
13 May 2017 6:58PM
Good photography and good reportage!
13 May 2017 8:11PM
So sad to change these wonderful ornate bench ends but at least they will survive Grin great image and reportage Grin
dimalexa 2 2 Greece
13 May 2017 11:37PM
Wonderful perspective, great photo, Philip!
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2017 12:31PM
Unique carvings and a good view point for this fine image!
Well seen... Isabel GrinGrin
14 May 2017 12:42PM
Ever it was sadly: progress I understand it to be called. I hunt down Romanesque sculpture amongst buildings across Europe - in Britain much was "modernized" by the Victorians and is now greatly regretted.
Drighlynne 8 122 United Kingdom
14 May 2017 2:57PM
Lovely carvings and excellent presentation, so glad they are keeping them to be reused. Hope the church will sell the old pews to make a bit of money which will help them pay their share of the common fund. Nevertheless it will make the area much more useful. We had a reorder done at our church and the seats are much more comfortable and it gives us much more scope to utilise the space to suit our needs.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
14 May 2017 8:46PM
I love the way you've shot this, with its repeats, perspective and that wonderful carved face in the foreground.

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