London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Holy Trinity Churchyard

Holy Trinity Churchyard

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Carry on along the Brompton Road until you reach the Oratory, one of the principal Catholic churches in the UK, and the home of the gentle and much-revered Cardinal John Henry Newman, whose statue stands beside the forecourt. Turn left up Cottage Place, which will lead you past a quite different sort of church, Holy Trinity Brompton, the seat of the Alpha Course, a charismatic evangelical branch of the Anglican faith.


Holy Trinity Churchyard was once a burial ground of St George's Hospital. The church of Holy Trinity Brompton was built in 1826-9 set back from Brompton Road with an avenue planted in 1831 leading to the church. The churchyard at the rear of church is now public gardens, where a few memorials remain The garden is predominantly grassed, with a small area of ornamental planting, and has shrubs and mature trees.