Holy Trinity Church, Seaton Carew opened in 1831.
The consecration of the church took place on the Festival of St Michael and All Angels, 29th September 1831, by Bishop Van Mildert. In the early days it was the chapel of Stranton Parish.
On the 21st October 1841 the Chapelry of Seaton Carew was created and licensed under the Bishop of Durham. This meant it could conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals/burials.
In 1842 a chancel and gallery were added, creating the building we know today. The burial ground was also extended.
This information was kindly provided by Julie Cordiner.
M.I. in Holy Trinity Churchyard with words now almost oblierated reads: George Good died 6 October 1878 aged 44 years. Elizabeth Hayes Good wife of above died 8 January 1904 aged 74 years. John George Good son of above died 22 May 1861 aged 5 years.More detail »
M.I. in Holy Trinity Churchyard reads: In Loving Memory of Henry Hood died 12 September 1913 aged 80 years. Peace Perfect Peace. Also of Mary Hood his wife died 8 July 1909 aged 75 years. At Rest.More detail »
The gravestone of Fritz Holgar William August Herskind in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Seaton Carew.
Buried in this grave are:
Fritz H W A Herskind, 76 of Lancaster Gate London , 11th Dec 1907
Edward Herskind, aged 2, July 7th 1877
Marie 3rd March 1939
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Designed by Thomas Pickersgill the church was built in 1831. The first vicar was James Lawson who remained until 1833 when he was suceeded by Arthur Guiness. In 1835 the parish was taken over by John Lawson who was there for 55 years until his death in 1890. This image is c1890.More detail »
Situated in Holy Trinity Church grounds, Seaton Carew. In 1835 the parish was taken over by John Lawson who was there for 55 years until his death in 1890. Sadly, when this photo was taken in 2007, the cross on John & Mary Lawson's headstone had become detached from the base.More detail »
M.I. for Peggy Bulmer (aka Appleby) in Holy Trinity Churchyard reads; In Affectionate Remembrance of Margaret Bulmer of Seaton Carew who died August 17th 1878 Aged 79 Years.
To me to live is Christ and to die is gain. Phil. 1. 21.More detail »
Headstone in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Seaton Carew.
M.I. reads; In Loving Memory of Robert Ferguson of Seaton Carew who died February 26th 1894 aged 69 years. Also of Hannah his wife who died February 21st 1917 aged 76 years. Also of Mabel daughter of the above who died April 9th 1873 aged 7 years. Also of their son Frederick William who died December 27th 1945 aged 77 years.More detail »
Outside the church are at the back from left: D.Daniels, A Glendinning,J Wilkinson, K Fellowes, D Christon
at the front: R Burton,K Noddings, Canon Booth, Mr Hill (also head of the school) R Walton and R Hart
Canon Booth was at the church from 1936 until sadly he died suddenly after a service in 1954.More detail »
The M.I. on the headstone in Holy Trinity Churchyard reads; In Memoriam Thomas Walker of Staincliffe, Seaton Carew. Born October 22nd 1826 Died November 16th 1889.
Also Mary Jane Walker Wife of the Above. Born July 4th 1832 Died January 5th 1912.More detail »
The wedding group in the vicarage gardens of Emilie Willis Swanson of Seaton Carew and Charles Henry Stacey of Sheffield which took place in Holy Trinity Church on 9 July 1890.More detail »