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

Feb
25
Sun
Holy Communion @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Prayer @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington

Advent Sunday

Holy Communion @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
4
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Holy Trinity Church, Ardington
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred

Our main Christmas Day sung Communion service with sermon and traditional carols. Please come and celebrate with us!

Evensong (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
11
Sun
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Mar
18
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Mar 18 @ 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 Suzanne Fairlie   Holy Trinity West Hendred: Mr Hugh Rees Holy Trinity Ardington: Mr Nigel Baring Mrs Susanna Proudfoot All Saints Lockinge: Mr Thomas Loyd