Hull church’s appeal prayers answered

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Published: Thursday 12th March 2015 by The News Editor

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An appeal fund to upgrade to one of Hull’s most famous religious landmarks has already hit the £2 million mark.

It’s only four months since the fundraising appeal launched to help revamp Holy Trinity Church’s look before the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations in two years’ time.

The church’s vicar, Rev Canon Neal Barnes says the fundraisers’ generosity has “overwhelmed” him.

As much as £130,000 of the £2 million raised so far came from an anonymous benefactor from London’s financial sector who used to live in Hull.

Dr Barnes called the public’s faith in the project “encouraging”.

Under the £4.5 million plans to turn the church into an events venue, restoration work will be undertaken on its inside to generate a new “flexible” space complete with cafe.

Trinity Square and the churchyard will merge to make a new piazza or public space.

The plans were originally published in November with the planning application handed in to Hull City Council on March 3.

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Published: Thursday 12th March 2015 by The News Editor

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