Church of England Diocese of Lincoln Barrow on Humber

About Us

FIRSTLY WELCOME TO HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
BARROW OPON HUMBER

On of the first question asked of Churchwardens is "How old is your building?" The answer is really that it is of many ages and it depends where you look. Holy Trinity has passed through many stages in architectural fashion and the degree of loving care lavished upon it through the centuries.

Holy Trinity bears witness to HIM who is the LIVING STONE, JESUS CHRIST – A HOUSE OF PRAYER and we would like to, think "Nothing less that the gates of heaven"

As a community, and indeed with all those who visit, there is an opportunity of feeling in union with all who have gone before us, for they, like us, prayed and worshipped here, were baptised, married, and finally their earthly bodies were brought here before being laid to rest.

We hope you will stay awhile within these walls of tranquillity, pause for thought, hold a moment's silence, and so join with that "multitude that no person can number"
who have entered this building as worshippers, visitors and all who have sought and found the holiness of this place of vision for tomorrow.

This is the parish of Barrow upon Humber in the Diocese of Lincoln. Our sister church is Christ Church New Holland. Since 1984 this parish has been a United Benefice with the neighbouring parish church of All Saints, Goxhill and is served by one Priest and a band of extremely hardworking, caring laity.

Our Patron is the Lord Chancellor and the population of the whole United Benefice is in excess of 5000.

There was a church here in Barrow (though not on this site) as far back as 677 in the time of ST CHAD. He had received the Bishopric of Mercia and Lindisfarne and the King, Wulfastan, gave him 50 hides of land to build a monastery. Some trace of this monastery was found some years ago in an excavation in St Chad north east of the church where a plaque outlining the site can be found on the south wall of Number 5 Martin's Close (situated on the east side of St Chad).

Extracts from the excavation can be seen at "Baysgarth Museum" at Barton upon Humber (3 miles west of the village).

It seems likely that the church in existence at the time of ST CHAD was destroyed by invading Danes 871 and that the present building of Holy Trinity began around C1000.