Holy Trinity Church Club

A Brief History  •  The Organization

Welcome to Holy Trinity Church Club. The Club is open to all irrespective of creed or domicile.

Holy Trinity Church Club LogoThe Club provides a wide range of activities for all age groups including tennis, bowls, snooker and table tennis. All sections have teams competing in local leagues but you can just play socially if you prefer. There are vacancies in most sections of the club and fees are competitive with discounts for families. Should you require further information you can’t find on this web site please contact Brian Young at formbybay@aol.com or by telephone 01704 878866.

Brief History

The club’s roots go back to 1891, when the vicar Rev. John Brooke Richardson began a bible class for men on a Friday evening. The class lasted an hour followed by games of billiards, on a ¾ size table, and other games. This proved to be so popular that soon there was a regular attendance of 60 – 80.Right from the beginning Canon Richardson insisted that the Village Club should be open to all in Formby irrespective of religion or class. In 1905 the members of the club approached the vicar with a view to obtaining land for a bowling green and tennis courts he agreed, money was raised and in 1906 the bowling green and two tennis courts were opened. In 1908 the Village Club became The Holy Trinity Church Club. In 1925 three new grass tennis courts including a singles court were laid. 1927 saw the beginning of the ladies bowls section. In 1928 the Beauford Hall was built in memory of Mr John Salmon Beauford JP who had been a staunch supporter of the club from the beginning. In 1951 two of the grass courts were converted to shale. In 1964 the wooden tennis pavilion was built. During the years that followed both bowls and Tennis sections had flood lights erected, a bowls shelter was built and tennis courts resurfaced. In 1996 the tennis pavilion was totally destroyed by fire but by 1998 a marvelous new pavilion had been built. In 2002 the tennis courts were again resurfaced this time with the Astroturf you see today. The centenary of the Club has been celebrated and it has remained for all that time a place of welcome and friendliness and an organization of which the founders would be proud. Come and join us

The Organization

The Church Club is managed by a general committee which comprises the officers of the Club together with the Chairman of each of the 4 Sections plus a further 4 general members and 2 representatives from the PCC.

Each of the 4 Sections, Tennis, Bowls, Snooker and Table Tennis has its own managing committee.

Each member of the Club pays an annual fee to the Church Club to pay for central costs such as insurances; utilities; repairs and maintenance, plus a Section fee for each Section they are a participating member. The Section fee is set by the Section managing committee and varies with the expenses of the particular section e.g. court or green maintenance.