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One Church 100 Uses Manchester 25th March 2011

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  1. One Church 100 UsesManchester 25th March 2011 Here today from Trinity: Pastor David Bedford Chris Lincoln - Centre Manager Colin Gregg - Chairman Centre Team

  2. Trinity • In Gosforth there used to be three individual Christian churches on one High Street • Decided that they would combine, from a position of strength into a single Christian congregation • In 2000 this happened and then a period of combining the three congregations before consulting with the Gosforth Community • Appointed architect • Much consultation both within the Church and the Community • Eventually – about 18 months later the final plan • Then we needed to raise £3.25m

  3. The Change Graph CHANGE HAPPENS FEAR P E R F O R M A N C E PROBLEM SOLVING DENIAL BLAME FRUSTRATION SELF-BLAME ACCEPTANCE TIME

  4. Trinity • What was the vision of Trinity? • First and foremost to bring God’s love and the message of Jesus Christ onto the High Street by our example of service to the Community • Change the High Street back into a caring community High Street where people would stop, talk and care about each other • Help to re-build the economy of the High Street – more people onto the Street and they would shop • Add vitality, colour and vision to the High Street • To become a real partnership with as many people who use the High Street as possible

  5. Trinity • So how did we raise £3.25m – this includes the build, professional fees and fixtures and fittings • We had a vision, knew what we were going to do and did a great deal of planning – professional help -communication • Sale of the Churches - £1 190 000 • Trusts and Foundations - £1 046 000 • Congregational Giving and Fundraising £700 000 • Grants from URC and Methodist Churches £204 000 • Bequests £68 000 • Loan £50 000 • If God wants it to happen then with hard work, planning and organisation it will happen

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  9. So what have we got now ? • A growing non-judgemental church with ragged edges with a congregation of 350+ • A Christian presence in the middle of the High Street • A dynamic Church Council with written 5 year goals – not left to our Staff Team – some copies are available from Trinity Stand • Listening to and leading the community • Up to 2500 people a week attending over 100 community activities • Strong partnerships with local councillors, businesses and many community groups – details in handout from Trinity stand • Helped in the start up of about 8 small businesses

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  11. Just a few of the ‘activities’........... • Activities from the very young to the elderly • Youth club, Brownies (x2), Guides • Lunches for older isolated people • Mother and toddler – and father and toddler (Sat am) • Men’s Breakfasts • Alpha and Challenging Lifestyles • Keep Steady • Adult Education • Welfare Rights • Yoga x 3 • Hunts for children and families in shop windows • Community History • Pushy Mums, Music Bugs, Ballet School, Sing and Sign • Talk to our Centre Manager – Chris Lincoln

  12. Seen as the centre of the community – Gosforth Mini Bus • Monthly Jazz series • Monthly Lecture series • Concerts – Salvation Army International Songsters • Northern Sinfonia Chorus and Junior Orchestra • Host business conferences – NHS etc • Change the cafe to meet the competition • Alter the main hall to be more like an events hall rather than a sports hall

  13. What are we planning? • JOE outreach Bar B Q • Help to Lead a BID (Business Improvement District) for Gosforth • Looking at setting up a Centre for Health and Well Being for isolated elderly and chronically sick people to GP’s • Build a Town Square for Gosforth – Trinity Square – we have about £220 000 of £400 000 needed

  14. What next for Trinity?

  15. However at the centre of Trinity we wish: • To bring God’s love to our High Street • To help our neighbours

  16. And in serving them be served.........

  17. In loving them find love.............

  18. And in knowing them know God......