Holy Trinity Church, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire
Holy Trinity is a typical old English Village Church. It has stood in the central position of the village since 1205, and as with so many of our old churches, is reputedly built on a much older site of worship. The Tower is one of the oldest parts of the original church still standing. Square and stout, which it needs tr be as it houses the 7 Cast Iron Church Bells.
I did say this was one my favourite village churches, perhaps because of it surprisingly spacious, yet intimate and welcoming interior.
Holy Trinity is one of the few Churches that still display examples of Funeral Crant’s of Maidens Garlands. Maybe so few exist as they are so fragile. A wooden hoop decorated with either wild flowers or paper flowers. Often a Handkerchief or glove of the ‘maiden’ being remembered were also attached. In Holy Trinity you will find 4 Crant’s hanging above the north aisle, safe in perspex domes.
Here is a little more information on Crant’s…
One thing is for sure…. when the 7 Bells in the Tower ring out across the village and surrounding countryside, no one would miss the call ( not such a Silent Sunday then ) !
Relaxing on a Sunday or busy planning the week ahead…..
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2021