£300k still needed

Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes

With over £3 million given and pledged from individual donors or their Trusts and from local companies towards our contribution to Phase 1, the City Council’s re-order of Trinity Square, and the costs of our Phase 2 internal works, we are just £300,000 short of the sum we need to complete Phase 2 of Holy Trinity’s Amazing Transformation.

“Our donors have been wonderfully generous,” says Appeal Chairman John Robinson. “Now, I am asking for one more big push, to get us to the end of Phase 2.” 

Phase 2 will provide us with the greatest part of the facilities we need to sustainably transform Holy Trinity, and open it to everybody in the city. With a reordered nave, new heating, lights, sound, flooring and toilets, we will have all we need to welcome the community for concerts, performances and exhibitions. We will have created a fabulous visitor destination, with an improved and upgraded south choir aisle café, and an outstanding flexible space for varied forms of worship.

“We anticipate that much of that final £300,000 will come from a small number of larger donations – five or even six figure sums – with the balance made up of lots of smaller contributions. That’s pretty much how it has been so far, and every single contribution is vital,” explains John Robinson.

So, there has never been a more significant time to donate; a substantial gift, made now, will unlock Holy Trinity for many thousands of visitors, and create a sustainable future for Hull’s most amazing space.

Phase 3, to come, will create our final café configuration, catering kitchen, even better toilets and meeting rooms. It will be spectacular, but very much the icing on the cake. For this we will be seeking substantial grant aid support to help us complete our Transformation plans.