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

Hendred’s School Carol Service @ St Augustine, East Hendred
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Holy Communion (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Family Service @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Nine Lessons & Carols @ All Saints, Lockinge
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Compline @ Holy Trinity, West Hendred
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Holy Communion @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Prayer @ St Augustine's, East Hendred
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington

Advent Sunday

Crib Service @ Holy Trinity, West Hendred
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm


The Rector of the Wantage Downs Benefice is:

The Revd. Dr. Orazio Camaioni - Tel: 01235 832 849  

email: revdoraziocamaioni@gmail.com

St Augustines East Hendred:                                                       
Mrs Suzanne Fairlie sanfairlie@hotmail.com
Julie Pearce jpxpol@hotmail.com

Holy Trinity West Hendred:
Mr Hugh Rees hugh@citidata.co.uk
(Deputy) Patsy Jenkins pfjenkins100@hotmail.com

Holy Trinity Ardington:
Mr Nigel Baring nigel.baring@ardingtonhouse.com
Mr Patrice Vogt patrice_vogt@yahoo.fr

All Saints Lockinge:
Mr Thomas Loyd tloyd@lockinge-estate.co.uk
James Hart deliciousofwantage@hotmail.com