Refurbishment of Holy Trinity Church to benefit the Minchinhampton community
Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton is delighted to receve a grant of £50,000 from the
Gloucestershire Environmental Trust towards church refurbishments.
The work consists of replacing the current wooden floor and pews and installing a new stone floor at one level throughout the main body of the church to provide a flexible space and improved disabled access, together with installing under-floor heating and a modern heating system. The work is due to be completed by February 2018.
Church wardens Mandy Jutsum and Howard Browning said: “The clergy and congregation are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £50,000 towards the re-ordering of Holy Trinity.”
“This will enable the church space (the largest meeting space in the parish) to be much more flexible in the type and size of events that can take place in the church and will be able to offer the facilities to the whole community.
“The Victorian pews, which were of low quality when installed and have gradually deteriorated since, will be replaced by specially-designed, award-winning chairs which will again enhance the flexibility of the new layout.”
The work, which has just started, is now on target for completion in February 2018. The works programme will however allow the church to be fully used over the Advent and Christmas period, with the final floor finish being laid shortly after.
Thanks to The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, other trusts and the generosity of many individuals in the community we are making this long-anticipated project a reality.
Over the last 12 months, close to £1.5 million has been awarded to community projects in Gloucestershire by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust is unable to accept new applications for funding between now and its closure in 2019, with all anticipated Landfill Community Fund income
allocated to projects. For more information visit http://ge-trust.org.uk/