Great changes afoot at Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church
Major changes are happening at Hillsborough Trinity. After a period of reflection and consultation, and a lot of planning and detailed work, a new church for a modern age is taking shape inside this fine old landmark building.
New Church and Community worker
The church is advertising a new post, from September for a church and community worker. The new person will carry on and develop the wonderful work done by Yannie Duveen who went to other activities in the summer. The post is a permanent full-time post and will be working with the activities at Trinity, and in the community. There is an advert for the post on the church website.
New worship area
The inside of the church is being completely changed round. Everyone loved the hundred year old wooden pews, but they were fixed and meant it was not possible to do anything other than sit in rows. Now they have been removed and are being recycled. In their place a new level carpeted floor, with environmentally friendly under-floor heating, is creating a wonderful open space which will suit many church and community activities. There will be a new coffee servery, and a glazed lobby where the toddler groups can have wet play, while their other activities can take place in the warm carpeted area.
In the summer the church will start building the new annex for which planning approval has been obtained. This will provide an accessible entrance to the church and hall, modern toilets, a church office and other facilities.
The church is delighted that as part of its close working over the last year with the United Reformed Church at Carlton Road, which has decided to close in July this year, some of the church and community activities will relocate into the re-furbished Trinity. These will include the Scout troop, with three age groups, the Kool Kids pre and after school service, the Kumon maths and literacy supplementary class, and two toddler groups which will share with the existing toddler group. Full details will be available in due course on the church website.
The assistant minister, Rev Ian Lucraft said: “Trinity is taking a huge step forward in being open and available and welcoming for the whole community, and all the hard work will be rewarded when the building work is finished.”
Please call Ian Lucraft for further information, comment or photos
Church Community Worker
An exciting and well-funded opportunity to work in a developing church and community environment.
This is a full-time permanent post, starting in Autumn 2014.
Trinity is a busy church in the middle of a lively urban environment. It already has youth and community activities well established; toddlers, community café, uniformed organisations.
In the Autumn of 2014 it will also become the home for other community groups re-locating to Trinity from their present places: scouts, pre-school and after school services, more toddlers, supplementary school for maths and English, and a project for adults with serious learning difficulties. A major re-development programme is under way to enable these activities to move in.
The post-holder will act as the community champion at Trinity, explore how the church can serve the community and promote new ventures where a need is agreed. This post is an opportunity to develop the work of the existing and new organisations, assist their integration, and find ways to enable engagement with the life of the church. The post-holder is not expected to run any or all of these activities, but to facilitate their effective work, support them in the quality development of their activities, support volunteers and manage communications among them and with the wider community.
For a pack about the post (including an application form), please apply to Sheila Mappin, firstname.lastname@example.org
To discuss the post, please phone either Rev Katie Leonowicz, on 0114 229 4707, or Rev Ian Lucraft on 0114 234 7153.
Closing date for applications will be 31 July 2014.
We plan to interview in the week commencing Tuesday 26 August.
We plan to appoint for a start in September/October 2014 to be agreed.