Holy Trinity Church is a Church of England Church within the Diocese of Lichfield. Our Mission as a church is to not only meet the worshipping needs of the congregation but to make the building accessible to the entire community so that we can relate the gospel of Christ accordingly and make his love known both in word and action.
If we are able to develop our church, by adding the Kitchen and Community meeting space, we will be able to serve our community in a much better way. Our local area is growing with around 145 houses being developed directly behind our church and with the growth in houses, our community will be growing.
We would love to see our church as a central meeting space for the community, a place where community members can meet together, work together, support each other and achieve success together. We want to create a safe place for all the community.
Currently we have on offer a Tea and Toast group for parents and carers of toddlers and children. Somewhere everyone can meet and chat after dropping their older children off at one of the three infant and junior primary schools.
We also run a weekly Craft and Chat group as a Place of Welcome, open to everyone, a friendly face and warm drink is always available and without doubt you can get some cake.
These two groups are just the beginning of what we hope to offer in a effort to combat loneliness, and the new space will give us the ability to address some of the many social isolation problems that can develop.
Another big focus for us over the past few years has been food poverty. We have been running a Summer Lunch Club over the past few years, providing a safe place for families to come to, meet with other families and play and craft together before enjoying a lunch together. A new kitchen will mean that we be able to provide a more balanced nutritious meal, rather than the basic packed lunch meal on offer.
We have so many ideas we would love to explore, a Dementia Friendly Coffee morning, CAP Job club, life skills, or money courses, really reaching into the community offering support where it is needed.
We have been able to offer space to the local authority community learning team, for them to put on free courses, this is something we will be able to grow with the new space and a benefit from this will be building up of the community members