Holy Trinity and St Oswald
Awarded a grant to help fund a project to install kitchen and disabled toilets, level flooring and improve heating.
The church is a Grade I listed building operating as a thriving parish church. It is important to the congregation, the parish and the local community of Finningley. It is the most important example of built heritage in the area and is the heritage heart of the community. With origins dating back to the 11th Century, the church was restored in 1885 by C. Hodgson Fowler.
The church plans to create a kitchen and new disabled toilets, level the flooring and improve the heating system. This will help the church to become a vibrant community church, combining worship with community activity. Holy Trinity and St Oswald has identified a massive unmet need within the community focused on the elderly, isolated and those with or at risk of dementia. Once the new community facilities have been installed, the church will work with partners such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, NHS and Local Authorities to implement an innovative programme of community projects rooted in food, memories and companionship and focused on the most vulnerable in the area.