Church to celebrate end of seven-year project by opening commmunity garden
PUBLISHED: 08:21 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:21 28 September 2017
A church in Nailsea is celebrating the final phase of its seven-year redevelopment project by opening its community garden.
Holy Trinity Church, in Church Lane, is inviting people to the official opening of the plot on October 15 at 2.30pm.
Revd Chris Hare, Acting Archdeacon of Bath, will be cutting the ribbon and blessing the garden to mark the end of the church’s transformation.
Sarah Read, operations manager at the church, said: “We are really looking forward to opening it up. It will be for the community and the church to use.
“It will be a celebration of seven years of prayer, planning and hard work as we officially unveil the final element of our Trinity Project.”
Churchgoers has been raising money to complete the final phase of the refurbishment by transforming the garden into a quiet area and community space.
Members of the church, which is more than 700 years old, are keen to update the facilities to make them more accessible to the community and to help reduce social isolation.
Sarah Read added: “Holy Trinity has undergone a great deal of change in the past five years. In 2012 we opened Trinity House – previously the rectory.
“It is now the site of the staff offices for the church, and also hosts a wide range of community groups, as well as a devoted youth space.
“Two years later the Trinity Centre was opened – our café, the coffee lounge and link from Trinity House to the main church.
“The café is open to the whole community on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and the rest of the site hosts all sorts of church and community activities, including our thriving lunch club on Thursdays, and our fortnightly messy church for families.
“Having an outdoor space will be the icing on the cake in our aim to share our space and serve the local community.
“There is a lawned area which can be used for different functions, and a quiet garden for contemplation, meditation and even prayer.
“The garden would not have been possible if it weren’t for the generosity of church members, Nailsea Community Trust, The Big Lottery and members the community. We’d like to invite everyone who has been involved so we can thank them for their contribution.”