Ratcliffe on Soar
Holy Trinity

Features and Fittings

The fittings within and without the church are few. One could say that Holy Trinity Church, Ratcliffe was a poor church and has virtually no fittings of importance.

Items worth mentioning are:

The corbel in the north aisle/north chapel truncated arch, carved with a face and it, may have been moved here from somewhere else within the church.

The altar rails date from the reign of Charles I (1625-1649). The pre-1550 altar stone was restored in 1891

An Edward VI Reformation 'Honest Table' which replaced the stone altar in 1550.

The original font The font donated by
Kingston in 1936

The church has two fonts, one is modern; a gift from Kingston on Soar in 1936, but the other is contemporary with the building and shows marks of hinges and latches securing the original wooden cover.

Sedilia Piscina Piscina in the
south aisle

On the south side of the chancel are a C13 three-graduated sedilia and a piscina; there is another piscina in the south aisle.

The 14th century arched recess in the chancel north wall, supported on single colonnettes with fillets, is possibly an Easter sepulchre; the carved stone coffin was recovered from the churchyard and placed here for safekeeping.

The pulpit is of timber, and located between the nave and north aisle.

On the north wall of the nave is a wall-hanging made by the villagers to commemorate the Millennium.