A new-style church to suit the needs of city workers will soon open for business at Holy Trinity, Boar Lane, Leeds, thanks to an £800,000 Church of England grant.
Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane will offer special weekday services at times tailored to people’s busy lives and already has the backing of business leaders and Leeds City Council.
The much-loved landmark on Boar Lane had faded as a spiritual presence in the city, with almost all its religious activity ceasing last summer.
However, £802,376 from the national Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund means it will be reborn in 2019 as a place of weekday ministry designed to reach out and welcome city centre professionals with a start date scheduled for 2020
Some 80,000 people work within ten minutes walk of the church, which stands beside the Trinity Shopping Centre and 60,000 people walk past its doors every day.
The project, which was proposed to Church Commissioners by the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, will be overseen by the Revd Canon Sam Corley, Rector of Leeds, who shares his thoughts alongside the Revd Lizzy Woolf and the Revd Joanne Seabourne.