Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity exterior

Regular services:

Sundays

Weeks 1, 2 and 4 (and 5 when there are 5 Sundays in the month)
9.30am – Choral Eucharist – a sung service of Holy Communion

Week 2
5pm – Evening Eucharist – a sung service of Holy Communion

Refreshments after Sunday morning services – tea/coffee and home-made cake served in the Church Hall or on the picnic benches outside.

 

Thursday morning service of Said Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer) weekly at 10am

Welcome to Holy Trinity church

See also Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Holy.Trinity.Ventnor and recordings of services from the past 18 months on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC3jQ6I-6WB6jGPeXWJ6NdQ.

Most recently, we have Choral Eucharist for the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (16th January) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXGK5XPv22E

 

HISTORY

Holy Trinity, Ventnor, is a Grade II* listed historic building.

The church was erected at the expense of three sisters: Agnes Percy, Ellen Thompson and Louisa Julia Percy. The foundation stone was laid on April 12th, 1860; the consecration took place on August 2nd, 1862.

The architect, Charles Edward Giles of Taunton and London, was predominantly a church architect. (The tower of Holy Trinity has similarities with his All Saints, Kingweston, Somerset, of 1852-5.)

The 1860-1862 volumes of “The Church Builder” (“a quarterly journal of church extension in England and Wales”), published by the Incorporated Society for Promoting the Enlargement, Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels, describe Holy Trinity in these words:  

Style: Decorated.

Plan: nave, north and south aisles, chancel, north and south transepts, tower, and vestry. The interior is faced with dressed sandstone ashlars, the arcades and other features being of Bath stone. Bed Mansfield stone shafts, with carved capitals, are introduced in the chancel and clerestory windows.

The roofs are open, and covered with slate in bands of two colours, and surmounted with red tile ridge crests. The chancel roof has some polychromatic decoration. The floors are throughout of Minton’s tiles.

The reredos, of alabaster and marble, has a vesica in the centre, surrounding the sacred monogram, the letters also being made to represent the appropriate emblem of the pelican feeding her young with blood drawn from her own breast. The several borders are composed of the vine, wheat, passion-flower, and lily, and the whole is surmounted by a rich cornice, with the vine and corn in high relief.

The pulpit is of richly carved Caen stone, supported on marble shafts, with carved capitals. The font is of pure alabaster, circular, on clustered shafts. The stalls are of oak, with carved ends. The east window, of three lights, is filled with stained glass, by Clayton and Bell ; the subject is the Apostles’ Creed. In the chancel is another stained glass window, also by Clayton and Bell, to the memory of Mr. A. J. Hambrough, of Steephill Castle.

Recent and Coming Events

Despite a number of folk being away, we had an encouraging attendance at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The Christmas tree and Nativity Crib are still on display and will remain so until the end of January. 

We weren’t able to celebrate Epiphany in our usual fashion with an Epiphany Carol Service, but we hope to make up for that with Choral Evensong for the feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple – also known as Candlemas – at 5pm on Sunday 30th January. Afterwards you are welcome to join in finishing off the remaining mulled wine and mince pies. 

HOLY TRINITY FOLK CLUB
Following its highly successful return, Trinity Folk has been enjoying regular monthly sessions on the 3rd Friday evening in every month, in the church. The next meeting will be on Friday 21st January.  

LAUNCH OF TRINITY REPAIR SHOP took place at the coffee morning on Saturday 30th October 2021 in Holy Trinity Church Hall. We were able to repair a vintage sewing machine, and a halogen cooker; and a shirt and two skirts have been given a bit more life! Lots of people dropped in to see how we were getting on and enjoyed a cup of coffee or tea, and some lovely cake. 

We will resume at the end of February. In the meantime, please take a look at the information and discussion on the Trinity Repair Shop Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Holy.Trinity.Church.Hall.Ventnor/ or e-mail at trinityrepairshop@gmail.com

Life services that we offer at Holy Trinity

Baptisms

Baptisms

We will providing details about baptisms soon, including how to boo.

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Weddings

Weddings

We will be providing details regarding weddings, including how to book one, very soon.

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Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Ventnor, IW PO38 1NS