At Holy Trinity we aim to be a welcoming friendly Christian community. Our mission is to worship God and to enable others to glimpse God's grace and beauty. We aim to be open and accessible for all seekers and searchers as well as those more established in the Christian faith. Our services are a mixture of traditional language and modern.
The original dedication of Blacktoft church was to St Clement, the only village church dedicated to the said saint north of the Humber. That was in the 12th century, and the font and the tombstone at its foot reveal its history. Sadly in the mid 1700’s the church fell into serious disrepair, due not only to the elements but due to the arguments as to who had the responsibility to maintain the building! Thus in 1841, following the fall of the tower in a fierce storm, the church was rebuilt and its dedication was changed to that of Holy Trinity, apparently to honour the Bishop’s seat of Holy Trinity in Hull. The church is now commonly known by parishioners as ‘Holy Trinity Old St Clement’s’!
Whatever its name, Blacktoft church is a beautiful, light church, with a wide aisle and on sunny mornings the sun streams through the east window. In addition to the organ used at our worship there is also a barrel organ made in 1820, situated at the back of the church. The oldest bell is dated 1370 and is inscribed with the words, ‘in honour of Blessed Mary’. The bells are currently away being refurbished.
Blacktoft church is much loved not only by the small but faithful congregation, but also by the village as well as the many who walk or cycle in the area along the TransPenine Way. It is a very peaceful place with a good sense of community and fellowship.
We are blessed with the care of The Old School. A place of hospitality and refreshment. Open daily for walkers, cyclists and visitors to pop in and make their own refreshments and enjoy the peace of this delightful part of the world. The Old School is also available for private bookings for parties etc. On the last Saturday of each month we hold a coffee morning for locals and visitors and this is always well supported by people enjoying each others company and friendship. Please drop in, all are most welcome.
If you'd like to be married or have a baptism (christening) please contact the Rector by email or phone. We'd be delighted to hear from you.