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