Holy Trinity Church lies in the centre of the City of Leeds. It is now a Grade 1 listed building. It has always been a centre for Christian worship and recently Riverside Church has made the building its home. City of David Ministry also meet there regularly and for the last ten years Arts@Trinity has operated successfully as a community arts centre within this still active church. It regularly hosts a range of arts events from concerts to exhibitions. It has a strong community ethos in offering a space for young, new and aspiring artists, musicians and actors to perform, community groups to meet and run workshops particularly for the young and disadvantaged, and for worship. From lunch time concerts, big band and gigs to exhibitions, film screenings and lectures, Arts@Trinity has provided Leeds with an eclectic range of entertainment opportunities, and provided performers the opportunity for exposure to new and critical audiences.
Holy Trinity Church is facing a unique opportunity. The building works which have surrounded the Church for 5 years have come to an end and the whole area around it has been repaved and is accessible. The main entrance opens out onto a wide concourse that allows access from Boar Lane to the new Trinity Centre and the Headrow. Holy Trinity Church remains a worshipping church within the Parish of Leeds and is used regularly for this purpose. In addition, the church is now open to members of the public to visit and enjoy the quiet meditative space. On Mondays at 1.00 pm there is an opportunity for prayer in the Lady Chapel. All are welcome.
The Church also hosts Arts@Trinity which is an independent charitable company, limited by guarantee, which was originally set up (by the parish council) to bring use to a city centre church that was losing its congregation.
A refurbishment programme, funded by donations and the church’s own repair fund, has created a flexible space suitable for worship, dining, weddings, exhibitions or concerts, and is the home of the 7 Artists in Residence. The church hall also has been refurbished to provide kitchen and toilet facilities.
Ann Nicholl - Lay Minister: