Thursday, 24 February 2011

T for trefoil

The trefoil is an outline drawing which consists of three overlapping rings.

In Christianity, it is used to symbolise the trinity; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. If you look around a Christian church, it is possible to spot quite a few trefoils. These were all taken inside Holy Trinity, Low Moor, Bradford.

On the lectern...

in the roof joists...

...and on the carvings of the old stone font.

Today is T day at Alphabe-Thursday.


  1. Beautiful! And of course, when I hear 'trefoil' I think Girl Guides.

  2. Ahhh! Trefoils are one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies. Now I'm hungry for cookies and milk.

  3. Better Late....than..
    St Patrick; Shamrock; Lotus corniculatus; Trifolium repens (clover)...come to mind....
    Thanks for the great photos :)

  4. That's cool , I never knew there was a word for that .

  5. I have had my eye on a mirror that had a frame that was shaped like a trefoil and didn't know what the shape was called. Now I have to have it!~Thanks for sharing this!~Ames

  6. beautiful pictures along with beautiful words

  7. I always learn something from your posts, H!!!

  8. love it...

    Greetings, Happy Firday! Blessings…

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    Thanks for the support, You Rock!

  9. A very good "T" post, and a word worth remembering.

  10. I learned something new. Have seen trefoils everywhere, of course, but knew neither the symbolism nor the word. You found some nice trefoils to share and I particularly like the roof joints. Thanks!

  11. I did not know that shape was called a trefoil. How fascinating.

    I've seen that shape so many times but could never put a name to it before. Now I can impress people by using the correct name!

    Thanks for a terrific stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 't'.