Churches

Our local church is the Holy Trinity Church in Finstock. We are building up our presence in the church not only attending at key times of the year: Harvest, Christmas, Ash Wednesday and our Year 6 leavers event but also aiming to move our weekly Monday assembly there after current restrictions have changed. 

The Church — Finstock Village

Holy Trinity was built in Gothic Revival style in 1841, though then it only consisted of the nave. The chancel was added in 1905 - then intention was to demolish and rebuild the nave as well but the money available didn't match the vicar's ambitions - protruding stones for interlocking the chancel and new nave can still be seen both inside (behind the pulpit) and outside.

T. S. Eliot was baptised at Finstock on 29 June 1927 and the novelist Barbara Pym, who lived at Finstock after her retirement, is buried in the churchyard and has a commemorative plaque in the church. The church also contains a stained glass window and mural tablet in memory of Sir Arthur du Cros, inventor of the pneumatic tyre - at one time Dunlop even produced a Finstock tyre - whose family lived in Finstock Manor and whose family mausoleum is in the churchyard.

 

For our Easter service we join together with Leafield Primary School to present the Easter story at St Michael and All Angels Church in Leafield. This is a wonderful opportunity for the two schools to work together and for the children to build new friendships.                                                                                    Leafield church

 

We fall into the Forest Edge Benefice which consists of five churches and four parishes. Please use the link here to find out more  Forest Edge Benefice