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Repairing Holy Trinity Church Wall
Taken from WHM Magazine May 1987


Holy Trinity Church Renovations Commencing January 2019

Holy Trinity PCC were successful in securing a significant grant from the Weston University Fund.

Thanksgiving Service Leaflet

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Garfield Weston Statement

The Trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation are utterly delighted that the improvement works at Holy Trinity have successfully completed and send their sincere apologies that they are not able to be with you for this exciting day in person.  The Weston Anniversary Fund was designed by the Trustees to support capital projects that would bring local communities together and have a positive impact on local people’s lives.  As you may know, we received an overwhelming number of applications to the Weston Anniversary Fund from across the UK and despite more than doubling their original commitment to £11million, the Foundation was able to support only a relatively small number of projects.  The Trustees and I are delighted therefore that Holy Trinity, Mapperley was awarded a grant in recognition of the wonderful work that you are doing to support your local community and we send you our very best wishes for the future and look forward to learning more about you over the coming years. 

Philippa Charles, Director

Rev Gill Turner-Callis and Archbishop George Carey

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The Blessings

Many thanks to Martin Gowdridge for the information and obtaining the grant and Roger Wood for the photographs


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, MAPPERLEY

Improvement Project Timeline Summary

2014
• The Fabric Committee is set up to oversee maintenance and improvements to the church building
• Potential improvement ideas formulated and presented to the PCC

2015
• The Thermal Efficiency Project is launched to provide a more welcoming environment within the building
• Individual sub-project outlines are developed

2016
• Discussions with the Church Architect to explore viable options
• Initial cost estimates from potential contractors are received
• Potential funding sources explored

2017
• Faculty Applications submitted to the Derby Diocese
• Project Plans finalised
• Church ceiling re-painted
• Entrance vestibule replaced with doubled-glazed unit to improve thermal efficiency, appearance and security

2018
• Grant Applications submitted to various Fund Providers
• Small grants were awarded and, along with individual donations, enabled some projects to be implemented
• New combi-boiler installed to supply:

• Heating in kitchen, WC and vestry
• Hot water in kitchen and WC
• Boiler sized to supply future underfloor heating system

• Stained-glass window from the old church removed from the vestry, refurbished and mounted as a feature behind the altar
• Replacement gates manufactured and installed securely in the lych gate
• Award of a major grant from the Weston Anniversary Fund
• The award of the Weston Anniversary Fund grant enabled us to proceed with all the other planned improvement projects

2019
• With funding in place, we could now launch all the remaining planned projects
• Final quotations received, Implementation Plans drawn up and Purchase Orders placed

• Entrance ramp modified to reduce the slope gradient
• Underfloor heating installed and connected to the new boiler
• Old heating system removed
• New wooden floor installed
• Church and kitchen re-decorated
• New carpet in the church and floor covering in the kitchen and lobby
• Old infrared heaters removed
• Light fittings replaced with ECO LED lighting
• New laser video projector and screen installed
• Existing audio equipment installed in a new sound desk and linked to the video system to provide and integrated audio-visual system

• A Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving held on Sunday 27th October 2019 led by Rev Gill Turner-Callis in the presence of Rt Rev and Rt Hon The Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

2020
• The Fabric Committee will receive and review further opportunities for improving the building that will benefit both the church and the community.
• The PCC will receive and review opportunities for better utilisation of the building and its facilities by the church and the community.
• Final progress report to the Weston Anniversary Fund outlining how the improvements have benefitted the church and the community.


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