Ashford in the Water, Holy Trinity

Ashford in the Water, Holy Trinity

A warm welcome awaits you at Holy Trinity, Ashford in the Water.  The aim of Holy Trinity is to be an open door showing God's love to all.  There has been a chapel on the site since the 12th century.  The present church primarily dates from 1868-70, with the exception of the mainly 14th century tower, the lower levels of which are possibly even earlier.

There is a Norman tympanum showing the tree of life, with a lion and pig either side.  The church also contains stained glass depicting the Annunciation by William Morris and St John and St Gregory by Burne-Jones.  The church holds several maiden's garlands- the oldest is from 1747.  The churchyard contains the remains of a 15th century stepped preaching cross.

Annual Well Dressing takes place at Trinity each year- it commences on the Saturday prior to Trinity Sunday and ends on the Sunday after Trinity.  The Well Blessing Service and Procession to Bless the Wells takes place at 3.00 pm on Trinity Sunday.  The Patronal Flower Festival takes place in the church at the same time as the Well Dressings (the church is open 10.00 am- 8.00 pm for the Flower Festival).

Maiden's garland
Preaching cross
Pulpit, Ashford in the Water
Organ, Ashford in the Water


Church always open
Access issues
Refreshments nearby
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Historical Significance

Church Street
Ashford in the Water
DE45 1QG

The Revd Tony Kaunhoven
(01629) 814462 /

Open times:

Daily 9.30 am - 5.00 pm (4.00pm in winter)