Diocese of Portsmouth

Holy Trinity, PO38 1NS

Holy Trinity, Ventnor: Holy Trinity
Trinity Road Ventnor, PO38 1NS
Isle Of Wight

Welcome to Holy Trinity Church.

We are a friendly church following a high Anglican tradition, with a strong emphasis on music. We have an active choir and an excellent social group who keep us well supplied with cakes!

The foundation for the church was laid on 12 April 1860 and the building was consecrated on 2 August 1862. This graceful Victorian Gothic church with its slender spire was designed by the architect Charles Edmund Giles, of Taunton, and built of local stone. The spire, which is reputed to be one of the tallest on the Island, has a covering of cedar-wood shingles. Together with the fine weathervane on the top, the spire is a notable landmark at the east end of the town. The church is lit by beautiful Victorian stained glass, from the workshops of the celebrated craftsmen Clayton and Bell. It has a fine organ, originally built by the firm of Foster and Andrews in 1866, and which has been upgraded over the years.

The church was founded during a period when the influence of the Oxford Movement or ‘Tractarianism’ was promoting the rise of Anglo-Catholicism, and that tradition has been maintained, including the importance of music in the services in which it is supported by a robed choir.

In addition to the main Nave and Chancel, there are two side aisles: part of the south aisle forms the Lady Chapel; and a small chapel is formed by part of the north aisle and is known as the Trinity Chapel. Principal services are conducted from the Nave Altar, although a High Altar and sanctuary still exist at the east end of the Chancel, and is used for smaller services which are held in the Chancel. 

The church is open every day for private prayer, and a small booklet describing the church in more detail is available for purchase at the back of the church.


The parish of Ventnor: Holy Trinity is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Portsmouth’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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  • Holy Communion

    Every 1st , 3rd , 4th and 5th Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Coffee

  • Evening Communion

    Every Second Sunday of the month, at 5.00pm
    Common Worship

    Every 2nd Sunday at 5 p.m. for 1 minutes





  • Holy Communion

    Every Thursday at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes

    Coffee, Common prayer



  • Trinity Eco Coffee Morning

    A coffee morning with a difference. An opportunity to re-fill your empty laundry liquid and washing-up liquid containers, alongside the chance to meet friends old and new, and to socialise in a friendly environment. Re-fills of Ecover products cheaper than you will find at the supermarket. We provide this service at cost and not for profit.

    Every 1st Saturday at 11 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Coffee, Hall, Communityevent, Coffemorning, Fundraising

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Holy Trinity
Isle Of Wight

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