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.

Pieces worth mentioning are:

The corbels on the walls of the chancel that are the remaining evidence of the supports for the original hammer-beam roof, circa 1200.

There is a corbel in the north aisle broken arch, carved with a face and it is suggested that it was installed from somewhere else within the church.

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

There is 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.

Set of sedilia and piscina
Piscina in the
south aisle

On the south side of the chancel are three-graduated ‘Sedilia’ and a ‘Piscina’ niche and there is another Piscina niche in the south aisle.

On the north side is an arched cut away at low level described as a Sepulchre or (Easter sepulchre or Founders tomb). There is an ancient carved stone coffin here that was recovered from the churchyard and placed in the church for safekeeping.

Installed on the north wall of the nave is a wall hanging made by the villagers to commemorate the Millennium.

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