It's a Minster in May
Now it’s official: on 13 May 2017, Holy Trinity will become Hull Minster, and
Archbishop Sentamu will once again be in Hull to perform the ceremony.
“Two years ago I came here and urged people to dream big about the possibilities for Holy Trinity and for the city of Hull as a whole and to give their all to make the vision a reality,” said the Archbishop as he made the announcement. “It is fantastic to see so many people and organisations getting behind the development project and providing the funds to drive it forward.”
“Holy Trinity is doing great things to reach out to the local community and make the mission of the Church relevant to the daily lives of the people of Hull.”
Noting that the word ‘Minster’ comes from the Latin for ‘Monastery’, he went on, “This church will become a place where people gather for prayer and to care for the poor in the community. You are going to be monastery of service and compassion. This will be a showpiece for the rest of England.”
Lifelong parishioner Chris Fenwick, present for the Archbishop’s announcement, reflected that, “Of course I’ll miss the old name – it’s been Holy Trinity my whole life. But this represents a whole new phase in the life of this wonderful church, and an opportunity to serve the community in new, important ways.”