Welcome to Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred

Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred is a Grade 1 listed Medieval church. The current church building replaces a 9th C wooden church which is referred to in the Domesday Book. This, it appears, was entirely rebuilt in the 14th C. The chancel was built c 1320 and the nave, aisles and tower between 1390 and 1410. The south porch was added in the 15th C as was the stone font. Little has been altered in the structure since then.

Many of the original Medieval floor tiles, with simple geometric and fleur de lys designs still form the flooring in the chancel and in the nave aisles. The pulpit is Jacobean, as is the Communion table that we use as the altar.

Major repairs were carried out on the church in the 18th C and the church was again carefully restored in 1929. The church even merits an entry in Pevsner’s “The Buildings of England” (1975)

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Medieval Floor Tiles

Original Medieval encaustic floor tiles in Holy Trinity, West Hendred, laid by the Medieval builders of the church c 1350.

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any other foundation other than the one already laid which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

Services & Parish Events

Sep
24
Sun
Holy Communion @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Prayer @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington

Advent Sunday

Oct
1
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Holy Trinity Church, Ardington
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Evensong (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
8
Sun
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Benefice Communion @ Holy Trinity Church, Ardington
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Oct
15
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Contact:

The Revd Elizabeth Birch, The Rectory, Church Street, East Hendred, OX12 8LA
Tel: 01235 833 235

The Rector of the benefice is The Revd Elizabeth Birch supported
by Church Wardens in each parish:

St Augustines East Hendred: Mrs Jackie Francis
Mrs Suzanne Fairlie

Holy Trinity West Hendred: Mr Hugh Rees
Mrs Patsy Jenkins

Holy Trinity Ardington: Mr Nigel Baring
Mrs Susanna Proudfoot

All Saints Lockinge: Mr Thomas Loyd