Holy Trinity Church has benefited from some generous legacies.
If you would like to discuss a potential legacy, please contact us in strict confidence using the form at the bottom of this page.
In January 2016 we used legacies to supplement funds from the following external and individual donors to restore the organ. The work took six months to complete and was finished on time in June by F H Browne and sons.
Queen Victoria Memorial Foundation
Listed Places of Worship Scheme
The Roger de Haan Trust
The Cruikshank Foundation
The Williams Church Music Trust
Friends of the Music of Holy Trinity, Folkestone
Shepway District Council Members Funds
The ON Organ Fund
Arulanantham; Booth; Boyns; Brisley; Bristow; Carpenter; Chapman; Clark; Davis (in memory of Harry Davis); Dunster; Francis-Smith; Fraser; Grossman; Hall (Sedlescombe); Halle; Hewitt; Hudson; Kern; Ledger; Levett-Yeats; May; Monk; Owen; Pepper; Port;
Quinney; Savage (in memory of Elsie Savage); Shanks; Sharma; Spearing; Stanley; Stewart; Sweetapple; Theobald; Warner; Welling; Young (In memory of Edgar Tucker).
In 2015 we used legacies to supplement funds from the following external donors to install a brand new lighting system throughout the church. The work was completed in February by HSE Lighting.
The Michael Churton Taylor Memorial Windows were installed in June 2014
Situated in the South Porch these windows were dedicated by Trevor, Bishop of Dover on 6 July 2014. Their 21st century contemporary design complements the windows within the main building. Their vibrant colours have transformed the previously rather drab porch, in particular when the sun is shining through them and reflecting the colours onto the floor.
In submitting her initial designs and ideas to the PCC, Alison Eaton explained her unique work:
"I have used the subject of the Creation for the basis of my design. Each light depicts one of the days of Creation.
1st The division of light from darkness
2nd The division of the waters from the firmament
3rd The creation of dry land and vegetation
4th The creation of the sun, moon and stars
5th The creation of the birds and fishes
6th The creation of man and woman
The seventh day, the day of rest and prayer is through the doors opposite: the Church.
A hand coming through the clouds at the top of day 1 and day 6 light depicts the hand of God at work.
Within the third day’s design - the creation of the vegetation, I have used a tea plant with white flowers to show part of the life of Michael Churton Taylor. Within the fifth day’s design - the creation of birds, I have incorporated seagulls and the Martello tower to show the Church’s life as coastal parish. The rainbow within days two and three is there to portray the Rainbow Centre, which the church is closely linked to.
I feel the mixture of coloured glass and clear glass (central areas) and tinted glass (surrounding borders) means that the porch will be well lit generally but on sunny days the area will be flooded with colour."
Alison Eaton, from the Cathedral Studios, Designer