Nothing stands still and after nearly 115 years withstanding the ravages of wind and weather, not forgetting two world wars, something needed to be done. Now see the press release below...
Trinity Methodist Church Southsea wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
Trinity Methodist Church has received a confirmed grant of £200,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Grants for Places of Worship scheme for repair and restoration work to the church building. Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players the project aims to restore the tower, a well-known local landmark, to its former glory and to secure the fabric of the building for many years to come.
The project aims to carry out essential conservation work to this Grade ll listed building. which is currently on Historic England’s at-risk register. The building is used on a regular basis by 16 community groups, 6 church sponsored groups and is a popular venue for many individual events. The premises are also where the Portsmouth Ethiopian Orthodox Church group meet.
building is a focal point for the local community. It was built in 1901 replacing
a tin Mission Hall around which the current building was constructed. Only then
was the tin hall demolished.
John Mills, the Minister of Trinity, said “We’re delighted that the Heritage
Lottery Fund has given us this support. Trinity has been serving God and the
Community here for over 100 years, and it’s great to know that we are a step
closer to ensuring it can continue to be a base for Mission and Community
And the work has started!