holy trinity church, wysall.

from the Reverend Dr. Stephen Hippisley-Cox...

I've just finished a crazy golf game with the whole family at Lyme Regis in Dorset.  Lyme holds a special place in my heart as it was the venue for many holidays in my childhood, from 5 to 15 we would alternate between staying in one of the hotels and hiring a flat or a cottage.  The journey south back then conistsed of a litany of towns that we would tick off as we drove through - always early in the morning as my father insisted that we start before dawn and arrive at 8am having missed most of the traffic.

Familiar things, places revisited, can often be helpful for us.  By them, we can see in what ways we have remained the same and in what ways we have changed.  Lyme has for us, as a family, some interesting markers on our christian journey.  Well before we started going to church , my mother had a deep spiritual experience waking one morning in a flat above the Cobb. It was in Lyne that I first read any of the bible - the gospel of Matthew - and was struck how the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection was so similar to the end of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that I knew very well.  It was at Lyme too that we had our last family holiday with my father who had been given three months to live with lung cancer - both sad and joyful, as my eldest two siblings were not often in the UK, let alone at home.

Do enjoy your holidays, but do look out too for the liminal, the spiritual - let God,  however you understand him, surprise you with the gift of grace and draw you onward in your own journey. Holidays are a time of refreshment and (perhaps active) rest, but do remember that they can be holy-days too.

Yours as ever


HOLY TRINITY church history

 Below is a very short history of Holy Trinity Church. You will be delighted to know that a wealth of Church images, history and general information may be found on the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project Website.

In a prominent position to the south of the village stands Holy Trinity Church, on which site a church has probably stood for over one thousand years, with evidence showing that the church existed in Anglo-Saxon times. Although the Normans built a church on this site in the 11th or 12th Century, most of the present building was erected around the 14th or 15th Century, the spire perhaps being rather later.

Externally, the church stands much as it has done since that time. The buttress at the southeast corner appears to be very untidy and suggests that some damage had been caused to this section of the wall prior to the restoration of the 1870s.

The Church has undergone several restorations and repairs in its long history, all of which have combined to produce what has been rightly described as a “quite charming” building.


church committee

Church Organist

Martin Powell

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church warden

Yet To Be Agreed

pcc secretary

Julia Savage

0115 937 3059

committee member

Charlotte James

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committee member

 Ken Millar 

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committee member

 Jane Powell 

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committee member

Anne Stephens

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a closer look at holy trinity church...

Inside Wysall Church
wysll church organ
Holy Trinity Church Wysall
Cross Grave Stone
Flower arrangement in Font
Fox on Church Pillar
Church back door


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