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Holy Trinity

  1. 1. Holy Trinity Partnership’s Neighbourhood Challenge Fr. Michael O’Donoghue Robert Beall Jo Butler
  2. 2. A Partnership Centre 25 years in the making! <ul><li>Silver Jubilee </li></ul><ul><li>celebrations of ‘new’ </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Trinity Church </li></ul><ul><li>building in Newark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A celebration not just of bricks and mortar, but of Church & Community in the widest sense. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A programme of events encompassing every age and parish group: spiritual, pastoral and social </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Bringing people together in Church…and Marquee <ul><ul><li>The only place to accommodate the entire parish in addition to the church was in a purpose-built marquee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The huge marquee was the best way to bring big numbers together to celebrate as one parish community and family – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>even the final Mass of the week was celebrated in there! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Transition from Marquee to Partnership Centre 2004 2005
  5. 5. But a transition doesn’t happen overnight… <ul><ul><li>A year of meticulous planning from 2003 to 2004 to transform from a lack of facilities to a carefully considered and designed multi-functional building – the next building blocks in the development of Holy Trinity Parish AND the wider community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert needs analysis from appendix a1 of the business plan </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. … after the plan came the build <ul><ul><li>The building’s erection wasn’t left to the architects. This was not just a physical building: the parish continued to meet to talk about the interiors, to chart the progress of the project, parish groups continued as always, looking ahead to better facilities, a chance to grow memberships, organise more events and continue to improve community cohesion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TO GREAT CELEBRATION IN OCTOBER 2005, THE HOLY TRINITY COMMUNITY & PARTNERSHIP CENTRE OPENED, AND SHORTLY AFTER WAS BLESSED BY BISHOP MALCOLM </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The community supported with funding…and more! <ul><ul><li>Over 40 charities and other organisations were approached to support the creation of the Community & Partnership Centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At a total build cost of £650,000 it was essential to receive community support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key partners funded cash and donations large and small to deliver the project: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WREN £50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIFFA £50,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WESTFIELD FOUNDATION £ 5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGE CONCERN Cooker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And many others donated time & money </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. And for the past 5 years the Centre thrives at the heart of the community <ul><ul><li>Community and Parish groups, social functions, school events, fundraisers – all of these happen on a regular basis. A true Community and Partnership Centre – it does what it says on the tin! </li></ul></ul>First Communion Groups Weddings…Funerals…Baptisms Diocesan Groups Alzheimers’ Cafe Childrens’ Liturgy Parents & Toddlers Luncheon Club for older community members Friends of Holy Trinity School Leanord Parkinson Disability Group After-Mass refreshments
  9. 9. We’ve evolved over 5 years into a Community Partnership Centre; Now it’s time for the next stage of our evolution: The Neighbourhood Challenge! So that brings us up to date: