holy trinity church, wysall.

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

 

I write just a few days after our Remembrance Sunday service, and I'd like to thank all those who made the day a special day to remember in our village. A lot of hard work and planning went on to keep the days well - thank you.

It's not not long now to the Christmas break and all the festivities that we hold together. December, for many, is a time of preparation - have we got the right food ( and drinks ) ordered; have we managed to find those elusive presents and hidden them well enough so the intended recipient does not find them before the day; can we get all the work done before Christmas arrives so we can properly enjoy the break - the list goes on.

Traditionally the month of December has always been a time of waiting. As we remember the story, the church waits alongside Mary as she comes to the end of her pregnancy: the birth is coming and nothing will stop it; and the second theme is that we are waiting ourselves for an encounter with Christ, either at the end of our lives or as we consider again the miracle of Christmas, that God touches our World and transforms it. One way that we see that is with the welcoming of that particular child into the world; however, a better way to think about it is that we should encounter the adult Christ at Christmas - the Jesus who calls us to follow him, and live our lives after his pattern. The challenge for us all, wether we have little faith or none, is how to best to live our lives open to and centred upon God, and so to make a difference, to change the tune for others, in our world.

Prepare well this Advent, and have a great Christmas - looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the period!

 Yours as ever

Stephen

Church Organist

Martin Powell

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church warden

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pcc secretary

Charlotte James

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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.

 

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THE 100 CLUB

We are delighted to announce that the 100 Club Harvest Winners are -  1st Prize number 92 and  2nd Prize number 64. 

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