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)
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
Our annual, atmospheric and family-friendly Christingle service marks the beginning of Advent and looking forward to Christmas. The service lasts a little over half an hour and includes the distribution of the traditional Christingle oranges with candles which we light during the service. A collection is held in aid of the Children’s Society. It is a lovely way to mark the start of the Christmas season and enjoyable for all ages – do come along and join us!