The Church Building
The Church Building rises from an almost circular sloping churchyard which in spring delights with a succession of snowdrops, violets and daffodils and has more than ninety six species of wild plant. The path has been regraded to provide flat access into church affording disabled access. The Church is built of grey Alberbury stone with insets of pink Grinshill and pale Cardeston stone.
Entry into the porch under the bell-tower now directs you into the church via a power assisted glass door offering a ‘Welcome to Holy Trinity Church, Yockleton’, and into the South Aisle separated from the Nave by a three-arch arcade surmounted by clerestory windows of lancets and trefoils. The West End of the Nave has been completely transformed by the installation of a fully fitted kitchen/servery and a storeroom. The font of Cardeston Stone now stands in the South Aisle and is a prominently highlighted feature as you walk into Church. On the wall is a list of Rectors and on the North wall is the memorial giving the names of those lost in World Wars I and II. The porch also leads into a disabled toilet with a baby changing facility. The Nave and South Aisle are fully carpeted.
The Nave and Chancel are separated by a chancel arch supported on decorated marble pilasters with a stone screen leading from the Pulpit rising from three steps. At the North side of the Chancel is the Vestry and on the South side the organ chamber.
The East window of three lights shows the Cricifixion centrally with above it a cinquefoil showing Rails, Crown of Thorns and Scourge. The North light shows St George and St Chad in memory of Rector Thornton and his son; the South light shows St Nicholas in memory of Admiral Banks and St Oswald in memory of a Captain killed in Palestine. This window is more fully described in a separate page of this website.
Hand-carved linen-fold panelling extends from the Altar to the Altar Rail placed in memory of the fallen of World War I