Open Day at church ‘has given us hope’

A successful open day was held recently at Holy Trinity Church by a small group of local volunteers looking for ideas and support in finding ways to prevent the closure of the church and new ways to use the building as a community resource. 

Cllr Paul Hillier talking to Andy Abbot

The day generated some local interest and ideas, thanks in no small part to Andy Abbot who facilitated conversations through his ‘Talkaoke’ pop up talk show where everyone had a chance to air their views and suggestions.

Milford resident Carol Eagle has her say

Some of the ideas put forward included: cinema nights, yoga, knitting, book club, co-working space for small businesses, musical concerts, indoor farmers’ markets, mother and toddler groups and many more exciting possibilities.

Visitors’ post-it ideas

The group are now processing this information, and more details about how they hope to move forward will be published soon.

The organisers would like to thank everyone who attended. As Dawn Baker of the volunteer group said: ‘This open day has given us hope that we can find solutions that will prevent the closure of this wonderful, historic building. However, we do need as much support, passion and enthusiasm this community can muster for us to be able to move forward.’

If you feel you can offer any help, please contact the group at:

Also, a Facebook page has now been set up. Click here

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