Holy Trinity Church
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Boar Lane Leeds, LS1 6HW
Holy Trinity Church, an excellent example of a Georgian Church, situated in the centre of Leeds, and is one of the three churches in the Parish of Leeds City.
It has built a reputation over the years of being a centre of fine music and also a place that is deeply concerned for social justice. There have been over the years many examples of musical events being held in the church, including the Handel Festivals. Examples of social justice have been the regular care for the homeless with funding being devoted, through charitable trusts, to supporting those in need.
In January 2013, the church was refurbished, with all the pews removed, new toilets built and the café upgraded with new kitchen and serving areas. This all coincided with the building, next to Holy Trinity, of the Trinity retail centre. This has brought the church into prominence with 12,000 people passing in front of its doors each week.
The worshipping life of the Holy Trinity is maintained by Riverside Church, a pioneer community who meet on Sundays. There are also regular midweek services on Tuesdays and Fridays.
It has been important to the parish to continue the traditions of Holy Trinity and hence the resurgence of an arts centre has occurred, with arts@trinity co-ordinating a variety of musical events, drama productions, exhibitions and other activities, particularly promoting the careers of young musicians.
The café, run by Nurture from St Georges Crypt, offers a training opportunity for those who want to get back into employment. Many charities use the church for their activities, including those charities who are wishing to support those with mental and physical health challenges.
On the upper floor, facilities are offered to local businesses at the Trinity Club with a place to meet small rooms for private conversations and the use of WIFI.
Holy Trinity Church is reaching out by offering spiritual support and also enabling the building to be used for the benefit of the local community.