Holy Trinity Boar Lane is home to a new midweek ministry for those who work in the city centre of Leeds, and, as people begin to return to offices, Josh Cockayne has offered a reflection on the church’s plans for the coming year.
Josh says: “After almost two years of intermittent homeworking, Leeds city centre is beginning to show signs of coming back to life; cafes are filling with lunchtime meetings, it is increasingly difficult to find a space on the bus each morning, and offices are opening their doors to city centre workers after being encouraged to “work from home where possible”.
“Leeds if one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the country and around 60,000 people work within a 10-minute walk of Holy Trinity. The growing community at Holy Trinity Boar Lane are looking for ways to connect their faith with their working lives and to create a space to invite people to explore faith for the first time.
“Over the next year, there are plans to offer regular services throughout the week, as well as networking events and courses to serve those who work in the city. We currently hold a weekly Wednesday prayer breakfast (8am-8.30am), a short service of worship and reflection followed by breakfast. From March, We will also host a regular Thursday lunchtime service, exploring how the bible can be relevant to those work in the city. Eventually, there will also be a weekly midweek eucharist service.
“Over the coming months, the building will begin to be open regularly throughout the week, opening the café space to those who want to find a place to hot-desk, or hold meetings in the city centre. The main church building will also be open for prayer and retreat in the midst of a busy city.”
To find out more, visit holytrinityboarlane.org or email clergy leader Josh: josh [at] holytrinityboarlane.org.