Holy Trinity, High Street

Holy Trinity, High Street, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8BB View on map

Parish church. Mainly 14th century built of ragstone and flint. The stone tower came from Rayleigh Castle, a licence was granted for the stone tower by Richard II in 1394 to the people of Rayleigh for the carrying away of stone for repairs to church and building of a belfry. A document of 1396 specifies the building of the tower. Fine tudor brick porch which doubled as Rayleigh's first school.


Opening Arrangements

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 12.30pm; Thursday 10am - 2pm; Saturday 10am to noon.

Admission Charges

  • Other Charges: Small charge applicable for tower openings


Situated at the top of Rayleigh High Street , 1½ miles from Rayleigh Weir roundabout on A127. Rail: Rayleigh (½ mile). Bus: 'Arriva ' nos 1, 7 and 8; 'First' nos 20 and 25.

Parking Spaces


Public car park opposite church (charges apply).

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes