Holy Trinity - Opening Times and Renovations Completed

Welcome to Holy Trinity

Serving the community of Norton Juxta Twycross

 

 

The church is open Saturdays and Sundays between 10am & 4pm for visitors or private prayer. Services are usually Sundays 10am but we don’t have a service each week, so for service dates/times please check the calendar page of this website.

 

This Grade 11* listed medieval church includes Georgian pitch-pine box pews, with contemporary 3-tier pulpit system, plus an arch-braced hammer-beam roof over the nave and arch-braced collar roof over the chancel. Major renovations to the church were carried out in 1841, under the patronage of Earl Howe of nearby Gopsal Hall.

 

This church building has been at the heart of the village community since early 14th century and possibly sits on the site of an earlier Saxon church. Nortone village is recorded as having had a priest at the 1086 Domesday survey, when Lady Godiva (of Coventry fame) was the named overlord of the village. As there was a priest, presumably there was also a church.

 

The local congregation is responsible for the maintenance of the church building, which is a challenge for such a small village community. The 2021/2 repairs to the roof, ceilings, & walls cost over £140,000. We are grateful to the various funding bodies who have enabled the work.

 

In 2021, thanks to National Churches Trust & Historic England, we were awarded £71,626 from the government’s Heritage Stimulus Fund. While this grant is significant, it sits on the shoulders of smaller grants and legacies from Mary Jones & Mary Margoschis. We also thank Benefact Trust, Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Helen Jean Cope Charity, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Parish Community Initiative Fund, Jack Patston Charitable Trust, Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, LRCF Mercia Park Community Fund, Paget Charitable Trust, Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust and Twycross Parish Council.

 

Thanks to their support, the church will continue to be a place of solace and worship and be #HereForCulture.