Holy Trinity Church, Burrington
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A simple but delightful Grade I listed church, dating from the 13th Century, Holy Trinity nestles at the bottom of Burrington Combe, in the Mendip Hills AONB. It is open for prayer and for visitors every day between 9.00am and 6.00pm approximately.
Holy Trinity is at the centre of a typical country parish encompassing the villages of Burrington and Rickford, the settlements of Upper Langford and Doleberrow, together with part of the village of Lower Langford.
The origins of the church building are lost in the mists of history. The tower, which is the oldest part of the current building, dating from 1250 to 1320, was probably built on the site of an earlier church. A full description of the church building can be found in the booklet ‘Burrington Church and Village’ by Christopher Marsden Smedley, price £3 from the church.
The church is closely involved with Burrington Church Voluntary Aided Primary School, next door, which uses the church for its assemblies and through a voluntary rota a member of the Church attends the Friday afternoon assembly each week
The church has a thriving Altar Guild which organises the flowers, supervises the cleaning and arranges social and fund raising events for the church.
Within Burrington parish is the cleft of rock in Burrington Combe in which it is said that the Rev A M Toplady sheltered from a storm and was inspired to write the hymn Rock of Ages cleft for me. Each July a popular open air service is staged in the Combe near the cleft. (See Meetings and Events page for details)