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

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; and the consecration took place on August 2nd 1862.

The architect was Charles Edward Giles of Taunton and London. Giles was predominantly a church architect. (The tower of Holy Trinity Church 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, describes 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.

Coming events

Holy Trinity Folk Club
Following its highly successful return in August, Trinity Folk will continue regular monthly sessions on the 3rd Friday evening in every month, in the church. Next evenings: Friday 15th October and Friday 19th November.

LAUNCH OF TRINITY REPAIR SHOP

Coffee morning on Saturday 30th October 2021, 10.30 to 12.30, in Holy Trinity Church Hall

Repairs undertaken by appointment

Please contact Helen Slade (07813 139434 or helenslade@btinternet.com)

Or just come along for the company and a slice of cake with your coffee or tea!

 

FREE CONCERT AT HOLY TRINITY (with retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund)

Saturday November 13th 2021 at 7.00pm

Thomas Nash – talented young classical guitarist, awarded the Chairman’s Cup at the 2019 Portsmouth Festival – will perform a concert of music by Bach, Sor, Villa-Lobos and Lauro

Supported by performances from our own Alan Dyson and Helen Slade

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