Holy Trinity


Originally the lancet windows, throughout the church, were plain glass, and most of them remain so.  


lancet window
Mary teaching
the child Jesus
lancet window
Saints holding
a shield
lancet window
Christ healing
the blind man

In 1904 the glass in the three lancet windows to the sanctuary was replaced by stained glass in memory of Robert Goodall Hanson, head of the brewing firm R. G. Hanson & Co. Ltd., who died in 1903. The dedication service took place on Saturday, 8 October 1904.

The inscription along the bottom of the three lancets reads:

To the Honour & Glory of God & in memory of Robert Goodall Hanson, who died at Cloverlands on the 17th
Day of March 1903 aged 59 years: these windows were erected by his Widow and Children A.D. 1904.

In the left-hand lancet window shows Mary supporting a crown of thorns, standing by the cross and at the bottom teaching the child Jesus.

The centre lancet window shows Christ crucified, with the walled city of Jerusalem in darkness at the foot of the cross. Below this are two saints holding a shield in red with the letters 'IHS' in gold. 

At the top of the right-hand lancet window is St. John holding a shield with three nails, centrally he is standing by the Cross, and at the base the picture shows Christ healing the blind man by the Sea of Galilee.


Window on
the south wall
of the nave
Christ rescuing
Peter from the sea
Christ walking
on the sea

On the south wall of the nave there is a stained glass window in memory of Captain Sydney Hanson, of the South Notts Hussars, who drowned in May 1918 when HMS Leasowe Castle was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean. His body was not recovered and he is remembered on the Chatby Memorial in Alexandria, Egypt.

This window depicts in the upper half Christ rescuing Peter from the sea and in the lower, Christ walking on the sea.

The inscription reads:

In loving memory of
Sydney Hanson
Captain South Notts
Hussars, who gave his life
for his country when
the Leasowe Castle was
torpedoed May 27th 1918

Further information on Captain Hanson is available from the Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour website.