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The Holy Trinity Bible

by Ruth Gatenby

Nick Brown (L) and Martin Chapman (R)

Nick Brown (L) and Martin Chapman (R)

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After the devastating fire in Holy Trinity Church in 1991, its large Bible was rescued from the lectern in the smouldering Church and taken to Louth Museum for safe keeping. On Wednesday 5th March 2014, this Bible was formally handed back to Holy Trinity Church.

The Rev Nick Brown is pictured receiving the Bible from Martin Chapman, Chairman of the “Ants and Nats” the organisation that runs Louth Museum. Also present were Susan Lewis and Ruth Gatenby, who are responsible for accessions in the Museum. Susan commented: “It was Dr Nicholas Bennett, Librarian at Lincoln Cathedral who told us that each parish Bible must remain in the parish church, and he urged us to return this Bible to Holy Trinity Church.”

The Bible was presented to Holy Trinity Church in 1968 by the family of Jack Button a railway worker from Keddington Road, who died in that year.