Holy venue for ale festival

Holy Trinity Church is the new venue for Hull's real ale festival Photo:

Hull’s real ale festival has a rather unusual new venue – the city’s Holy Trinity Church.

The festival’s traditionally been held at the City Hall but keeping the drinks cool has been a constant problem.

So, when the vicar was down at the local pub and heard the organisers were looking for a new venue, he offered up his 700 year old building, the largest parish church in the country.

Services at the church will continue as normal during the three day festival, and the vicar doesn’t see a problem in mixing booze and the Bible.

Obviously we're not advocating heavy drinking or excessive drinking and we know that people will be responsible when they come here and we just think it's great and I personally believe that Jesus would be here having a pint and talking to people."

– Rev Matt Woodcock