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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

St Nicholas Church

Built between 1878-1879, St Nicholas’ Church is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, travellers, children, merchants and those in distress. The church was built by Thomas Algernon Dorrien Smith, with the majority of the costs paid for by Lady Sophia Tower. Responsible for the construction itself were masons Richard and Thomas Chudleigh and William Nicholls, the carpenter.

The church is based upon a cruciform plan and comprises a chancel, nave and transepts. The porch is north and the tower is to the southeast. The open arch-braced roof is supported on stone corbels; it is said that it was designed by the carpenter who based it on an upturned boat. The three east lancet windows and the west rose windows are by C. E. Kempe, the north transept by W. E. Tower. These were renovated in 2006 by Oriel Hicks. The work was completed in 1818 and opened by the first Bishop of Truro, Dr Edward Benson, and later consecrated by the succeeding Bishop, Dr Wilkinson.

Tragically, Major Arthur Algernon Dorrien-Smith lost three sons and two nephews in World War Two; they are commemorated by a memorial plaque on the north wall which was designed by Claud Phillimore.

St Nicholas’ Church is part of The Parish of the Isles of Scilly and lies within the responsibility of the Chaplain of the Isles, who lives on St Mary’s. There has been no resident clergy on Tresco since 1982. During summer months, visiting Anglican clergy lead worship on Sunday mornings as part of the Clergy Holiday Scheme.

Details of services can be found at the church or on their Facebook page.

Holiday Clergy Scheme

For many years, the Parish of the Isles of Scilly has been able to provide liturgical cover for the churches of St. Nicholas, Tresco and All Saints, Bryher during the summer months through our Clergy Holiday Scheme.

We welcome serving and active retired clergy to enjoy a holiday for up to six people in the Parsonage on Tresco at competitive rates. In addition to the rental charge, we ask our holiday clergy to preside and preach at the Sunday Eucharist on Bryher and Tresco.

This is not a locum in the usual sense, in that continuing pastoral visiting, the occasional offices and any emergencies continue to be covered from St. Mary’s; the only duty is to lead the two Sunday morning services.

For more information please email Rachel Young.

All visitors are very welcome to attend our services, which take place weekly during the season. For service times and information please see the Church noticeboard or enquire at the Island Office.

Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

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