Our church building

The Church of the Holy Trinity at Chantry dates from 1844–46. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and William Moffatt, with further work by William George Brown of Frome, for James Fussell, who owned the Old Iron Works, Mells.

It was remained virtually unchanged since its consecration in 1846, and it is a Grade I listed building.

Built from Doulting stone in the decorated gothic style, the roof is covered by 400 slates each of which is 6 feet (1.8 m) by 1 foot 9 inches (0.53 m). The outside is decorated wirth figures, including the heads of the Queen and Bishop above the porch.

The small spire contains a single bell and is surrounded by crocketed spirelets. Inside, the nave has a fine collar beam roof, and the pupit and font are finely carved in stone. 

The organ is of historical importance, built by Gray and Davison in 1846. It is unusual in that the organist sits with their  back to the organ, facing the congregation. 

The main east window has lights illustrating some verses of the litany. There are two figures of the devil, while in the south-west window there is a lily crucifix.

The chancel roof is supported by corbels with angels playing musical instruments. On the reredos behind the altar are five sngels, four playing trumpets.

All the wood in the church is finely carved, and the misericords in the rear choir stalls are some of the finest work. 

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