John Loughborough Pearson RA (July 5 1817 – Dec 11 1897), architect of Holy Trinity (1886) in Ayr and of the Fabric at Westminster Abbey, was a Gothic Revival architect renowned for his work on churches and cathedrals. Pearson revived and practiced largely the art of vaulting, and acquired in it a proficiency unrivalled in his generation. The family lived in Durham where he began his architectural training. Moving to London he designed new churches around the country and restored others. Truro Cathedral is perhaps his best known work.
Holy Trinity was built with 3-stage square-plan tower (completed Roger Pinckney, 1964).
In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?