Besthorpe, Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Church was built in 1844 as a 'Chapel of Ease' for S.Scarle Church. It is Grade 2 listed and is unusual as it aligned North - South. It is a simple brick built building with slate roof. The Apse on the south side of the church was added 50 years after the church was built and the stone window surrounds were installed at the same time. Further details about the history and construction of the building can be found at the Southwell & Nottingham History Project and Church Near You websites, but more up to date photos and details can be found on the Besthorpe Village Website.
Recent work on the church has ranged from a new roof and repairs to the bell tower in 2009, a project in 2013-14 to link the church to the village hall and a complete reordering in the church and a refurbishment of the small village hall to create Trinity Hall, the only community space for the village. During that project, the remains of the original 15th century church on the site were uncovered when work was done to excavate the floor to install underfloor heating. Another project funded by Notts. Historic Churches Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015 - 16 enabled further excavation and recording of that and the completion of the work on the building refurbishment with repairs and refurbishment of the external railings and supporting walls. Images and a report of this work have been recorded on the Village Website.
The Church is now used for a wide variety of activities from concerts, parties, yoga, keep fit and many others, whilst retaining the integrity of the church as a place of worship. It is available for hire - see the Beshorpe Village website for details
1st Thursday of Month 10.30am Holy Communion followed by coffee and a chat
3rd Sunday of Month 9.00am Holy Communion Dec etc...
Alternate 4th Sunday of Month 10.30am Morning Prayer Jan, etc...
We do cancel some of our services occasionally when there are group services - see the weekly Grapevine for details.
The Church is open every Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm for quiet prayer. If you wish to go into the church at any other time, pease contact the Sue Butler the Churchwarden - contact details below
Christingle Service Sunday November 28th 10.30am Family Service for Advent Sunday with children's activities
Reverse Advent Calendar from December 1st an opportunity to donate to local charities including Afghan Refugees. A box will be available in the porch for your donations. If you wish to donate money, please contact Sue Butler, Churchwarden - contact details below
Besthorpe Village Carols on the Green Friday December 17th 6.00pm with Newark Town Band and refreshments
Features and Facilities
- Car park - there are some spaces in front of the church and disabled parking spaces alongside the hall. Further spaces are available in the village parking area - a short walk from the church
- Access - there is full disabled access through Trinity Hall
- Hearing Loop - there is a hearing loop available in the church
- Toilets - there are toilets in Trinity Hall including a disabled access toilet
- Opening - we try and open the church whenever possible when there are no events taking place. If you find the church locked - please contact Sue Butler, Churchwarden - contact details below.
Contacts for Holy Trinity Besthorpe
Sue Butler, Churchwarden
The Old Post Office
01636892068 or 07786395194
Holy Trinity Besthorpe, NG23 7BN
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