Holy Trinity Church is situated in the centre of an area of Ashton known locally as Holy Trinity. The people of Holy Trinity come from richly diverse backgrounds of culture, race and religion. Holy Trinity Church is respected throughout the area as it seeks to form relationships and build bridges with the local population. Most children of Holy Trinity attend Holy Trinity School which has close connections with the church.
Holy Trinity Church was consecrated as a place of worship in 1878. Over many years, Holy Trinity church family has worshipped in the Anglo–Catholic tradition and has hoped to be a witness to the love and presence of God; ‘to let people be aware of our love for God and His love for them. Holy Trinity Church is here to welcome everyone.’
Within its building, the church provides a Community Centre whose vibrant presence has become the hub of the local community. Holy Trinity church building and its worshipping community are a significant Christian presence in this area.
After over 135 years of faithful Christian witness in the West End of Ashton, in 2013 the congregation at Holy Trinity Church decided that they could no longer sustain regular Sunday morning worship. Numbers were small, often less than 10 people at a Sunday morning service. The congregation sought faithfully to increase the numbers attending Sunday worship but have now accepted that this will not happen.
A weekly public act of worship on Thursdays at 3.30m began in September 2013. The Community Centre remains open and continues to be managed on behalf of the Parish of the Good Shepherd and the wider community in St Peter's Ward by SPY (St Peter's Youth).
Holy Trinity Church was consecrated as a place of worship in 1878. It has been serving its local community since then. The church is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England. We meet for worship on Thursday afternoons and occasionally at other times.
In the latter years of the 20th Century, the congregation reordered the interior of the building to provide worship space alongside a two floor community centre. The Community Centre is the focus of life in the Holy Trinity area of the West End of Ashton-under-Lyne. It is used throughout the week by a variety of different community groups
The Community Centre serves the West End of Ashton and particularly the area immediately around Holy Trinity Church. Groups which use the Centre include, Ashton Women's Group, Kush Amdid, Tameside Elders, Martial Arts, a Youth Group, Brownies and Rainbows, Neo-natal Knitters and the building is available for occasional or long-term hire.
Holy Trinity Community Centre
The ward of St Peters in the parish of the Good Shepherd is in the top 10% of deprived Communities in the country. Given the cuts to Neighbourhood Renewal funding we are now seeking funding to established new and support existing community projects to both challenge and mitigate poverty in line with the recommendation of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission.
Our 2 main strategic objectives are to;
1) Sustain Holy Trinity Community Centre at the heart of the community offering 7 days a week activity where cost is not a barrier to inclusion.
2) To build community capacity to further improve and sustain the community centre and ensure it is safe and welcoming centre for all community members.