The word "Trinity" does not appear in the Bible, but as followers of Jesus' teaching we are commanded to make disciples, baptising in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are three separate persons, but are equally God. St. Patrick reputedly used a shamrock as a visual aid to explain this - the shamrock has three lobes but is a single leaf. Some consider that Christians celebrate this reality at every church service in the Gloria and the Creed; and many Christian prayers begin with "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit..." . Thomas Becket was consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday after Pentecost and ordained that this Sunday should become a new festival in honour of the Holy Trinity. This observance then spread through western Christianity.
This reality of a single God in three persons may be diffcult to follow, but there are many things we do not know about God during this life. We will know more in the life to come.
to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund and to the Garfield Weston Trust for their grant aid to extensive (and expensive!) roof repairs; and to the Allchurches Trust and the Diocese of York for grants towards essential electrical repairs. More information on the Building Team pages.
Welcome to St. Patrick's.
The church is open daily from around 9am to 5pm, or until dusk if earlier.
Access for ambulatory visitors from the car park on High Street is up the steps between the handrails and direct to the north porch. Wheelchair users' access is through the gap in the east wall of the car park, through the lychgate and again to the north porch. There is a ramp for wheelchairs just inside the porch to help negotiate the entry step.
Entry to the church from Church Lane, to the south of the church, is via the kissing gates and the paths leading to the north of the church. These routes are not accessible to wheelchair users. There are some areas of the churchyard cordoned off for safety reasons pending attention from the Patrington Parish Council, who are responsible for churchyard maintenance.
If you are interested in exploring our beautiful church but do not wish to participate in a church service, we respectfully suggest you avoid service times (shown in the calendar).
If you would like to organise a group visit, please contact one of the church officers.