SHINE is a historical journey linking five of Northamptonshire's finest churches through a celebration of their unique heritage

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell

15th October 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell dates from approximately 1200 and, although it still has the longest nave in the county, the building was actually reduced in size in 1673. The village has historically been a centre of trade for the county, with the 'Rothwell Charter', granted by King John in 1204, permitting the weekly market and annual fair.

Legend has it that a hapless gravedigger discovered the Bone Crypt in Holy Trinity Church after falling twelve feet onto a pile of ancient skeletons.

Drawing the biggest crowd of the project, Rothwell's Holy Trinity was lit by hundreds of candles, using the original candelabra fittings. Its legendary Bone Crypt was opened to visitors for the night, and Holy Trinity Church Choir performed in the centre of the church's 173 foot nave.


Audio Tour

Watch This Space created internal audio tours for each of the five Shine churches. You can listen to the tour for Holy Trinity, Rothwell using the player below, or download it to a mobile device and use it to explore the church next time you visit.


A selection of images from Shine in Rothwell. Click on the thumbnails to scroll through.

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