Hull’s cultural and political leaders have thrown their support behind Holy Trinity’s ambitious £4.5 million development plans.
Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Rosie Millard, said: “Holy Trinity Church is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring buildings in the country, let alone in East Yorkshire.
“Through this transformation, Holy Trinity can become, once again, a focal point and a beacon in the historic heart of Hull. I’m delighted to see the church looking to the future in ways that will introduce it to a wide, new audience.”
John Robinson, Chair of Holy Trinity Development Trust, which is driving forward the project, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the city, as it will restore and recreate the historic heart of Hull, but it depends upon significant financial support.
“We are calling on individuals and businesses that have prospered in Hull and the wider region to back this project. With £1.5m committed in advance of our public launch, we are confident of delivering this amazing transformation, but it cannot be achieved without full and generous support.”
Councillor Steven Bayes, Hull City Council Portfolio Holder for City of Culture and the Visitor Destination strand of Hull’s City Plan, said: “This is an exciting scheme that complements the council’s plans to re-energise and attract more visitors and residents to the Old Town for 2017 and beyond.
“Holy Trinity Church has a very special place in the cultural life and history of the city. These plans will ensure it continues to play a growing and vital role for generations to come.”