Buildings and bells

A Church with a long history and a bright future…


There’s been a worshipping community at the heart of Meole Brace for over a thousand years.

The current church building at Holy Trinity has only been around a mere 150, but it’s a reminder that we are part of God’s church here past, present and future. We have produced a short history ‘Meole Brace Through the Centuries’, tracing the story of the church and the parish from Roman times to the present day. This is available for £5 by post, or online pdf by clicking on the link below.

Holy Trinity Church

The present Holy Trinity Church is a fine Grade II listed Victorian building, with nationally famous William Morris and Burne-Jones designed stained glass windows, links to author Mary Webb and a fine peal of bells. The building is regularly used for services and other events, but visitors are welcome to look around during office hours when the building is not in use. We can also arrange tours for groups by appointment – contact us for details. You can also download a booklet with detailed descriptions of the Windows at Holy Trinity, and History of the Bells at Holy Trinity Church Meole Brace
The renowned local author Mary Webb was a regular worshipper at Holy Trinity and also married at the church. The church is featured in the local Mary Webb walking trail. And for schools the church is a rich resource for study across the curriculum, but particularly for the RE, PSHE and History curricula. We welcome school visits; please contact us for details.

 

Holy Trinity’s Bells

We have a happy and sociable band of ringers of mixed experience, aged 14 to 70+, who ring our eight fantastic bells every Sunday morning from 10:15 to 1045, and also for weddings and other events of local or national significance.  We practise every Thursday evening at 7:30. It is great fun and we hope our ‘audience’ across Meole Brace gets as much satisfaction from the sound as the ringers do from the exercise. We are all agreed about one thing: the bells of Holy Trinity Meole Brace are being rung regularly to affirm the presence of God’s love in our community and to call people to worship. To find out more speak to Michael Carding or Andy Digby who can be contacted via the Church Office.

Meole Brace History

£5 donation for online pdf

Stained glass windows

Download history of windows

History of bells

Download history of bells

Baptism Index

1660-1915 (#1)

Baptism Index

1660-1812 (#2)

Burial Register

1660-1916

Churchyard Survey

Memorial Inscriptions