Holy Trinity Church in Cloudesley Square, until recently used by the Celestial Church of Christ, has been in need of major restoration for many years.  Now that the London Diocese has taken back possession of the church, a programme of repairs and improvement has begun which will hopefully restore the church to its former glory, assuming funding can be secured.  This section of the website is for residents affected by or with an interest in this topic.



Highgate Outing

 Cloudesley Assoc HeaderBecause of Coronavirus, the "Tales from the Crypt" exhibition at the Islington Museum, mentioned below, was only open for one day.  But if you missed it, don't despair, because the panels from the exhibition have now been published on the London Diocese website, here.  Do take a look - there's a wealth of interesting stories and rare images collected by the intrepid team of volunteers led by our guide and mentor, Susan Skedd.  Here's a photo of us all visiting Highgate Cemetary in search of clues (Volunteer Roll of Honour, left to right:  Nick Brealey; Derrick Chivers; Peter, our Highgate Guide; Nick Collin; Sian Whitaker; Kieran Garvey; Virginia Low; Jenny Tatton.  Not present or out of shot: Chris Wells; Alison Pollard, Patricia Wenz).  




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Celestial Sign Cropped

 My neighbour Henrietta has unearthed this charming article about the Celestial Church of Christ (click to download) from the Sunday Correspondent of 1990.  As a fully signed up member of the "Middle-Class Intelligentsia" of the time I can confirm that I miss their cheerful and vibrant presence, especially during these strange times.  Just for completeness, here are the lyrics to "The Ratcatcher's Daughter of Islington" mentioned in the article.



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The Diocese research project on Holy Trinity has now been running for almost a year and you can read about it on the Diocese website, here.  Several Association volunteers have been working on the "Tales from the Crypt" strand and our work will feature at an exhibition at the Islington Museum, 245 St John St (junction with Skinner St, below Finsbury Library).



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Call for social history volunteers!  The Diocese have received funding for a project to research local Cloudesley history, focused initially on the parishioners of Holy Trinity buried in the crypt.  Download the press release here.  This exciting project will build on the work we have already started (read about that here).   Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the research should contact the Diocese at cloudesleyvolunteers@gmail.com 



Church Commissioners

Church Commissioners Draft Scheme, March 2019




St Andrews

Diocese meeting at St Andrews, October 2018.  The Diocese presented plans for Holy Trinity Church at a well attended meeting held in St Andrews Church, Thornhill Square.  The minutes of the meeting are included in the Association's December 2018 Newsletter, here.



London diocese

"Cloudesley Challenge" Newsletter.  The London Diocese has produced a newsletter setting out plans for the church restoration and asking for feedback from residents.  If you have views on the project, please complete the online survey at https://bit.ly/2Ocuf5d 




Holy Trinity.  A personal appreciation.


More History

More History.  Extract from Parish Churches of London by Basil Clarke, Batsford, 1966.


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Draft Letter of Support from the Association to the Diocese regarding the church renovation.  Please tell Amanda whether you support the Association sending this letter or not.


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"Cloudesley Challenge" Questionnaire, March 2018.  Please fill this in if you wish to be involved in the church restoration project and return to Susan Speece at the Diocese


Update on the church, January 2018Update


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A Brief History of Holy Trinity Church.




Church Restoration Action Plan (2015 - now out of date).  





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Reaching Out Detail

Reaching out to the Community




Tales From The Crypt


The Church Crypt



 Polling Day 3

 Polling Day at the church