Document 915

Trinity Church

Author(s): Rosie Bell

Copyright holder(s): Rosie Bell


Trinity Church, a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture, has much to recommend it. It has a fine carillon of bells to summon the faithful to prayer, as well as a well-maintained pipe organ with excellent pitch and tone. The acoustics in the church are first class. However, there exist many real disadvantages. The church itself is situated on a busy corner. Because of this, car parking is very difficult and, as many of the congregation have to travel quite some distance to come to church, this can present a serious problem. The roof is in urgent need of repair at an estimated cost of £1,000 (which, in these days of high inflation, could quite easily double in price). In addition, the central heating will require to be renewed within five years at a minimum cost of £3,000, not forgetting the extra expense of redecoration, which will be necessary thereafter.

St. John's, by contrast, is a more modern design, although of no great architectural merit. It has a large car park in the grounds. With seating accommodation for 500, compared to 800 in Trinity Church, a more intimate rapport can be enjoyed. St John's has two halls; the larger seating 300, the smaller 150, against Trinity's 120 capacity single hall. Many functions may be held, thus enabling the Church to pay its way.

Of course, it should be possible to make a "United" church just that: the excellent pipe organ from Trinity could be used in St John's building, which is the better of the two as far as facilities go.

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Trinity Church


Text audience

Adults (18+)
Audience size 1

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Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1980
Word count 268
General description Short essay written for a university assignment

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Author id 866
Forenames Rosie
Surname Bell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Catholicism/Atheism
Occupation Travel agent
Place of birth Glasgow
Region of birth Glasgow
Birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Bus Driver
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Cleaner
Mother's place of birth Glasgow
Mother's region of birth Glasgow
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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