Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Bradford-on-Avon Holy Trinity,

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

We have four toilets, including one with fully disabled and baby-changing facilities in the extension at the west end of the church.

To be found in the disabled toilet in the extension at the west end of the church.

All are on the level and dementia friendly.

We have a newly laid and so smooth entrance path and then level access throughout until the chancel step.

Of the highest quality - and throughout the church.

This is always available - please ask if copies are not to hand or have run out.

Very welcome.

We have won an award from 'Dementia Friendly Bradford' - and offer...
• A smooth path from the church gates and level access into the church
• A light and welcoming atmosphere, and a church which is always warm
• A church which is open all day every day
• Sturdy oak seats, some with arms
• 3 toilets (all with contrasting colour seats) which are very easily accessible, and 1 which is fully disabled accessible
• Kitchen / refreshments facility
We have been working with Dementia Friendly Bradford and, in particular, alongside Bradford Health Centre, Alzheimer’s Support and the Area Board for a long time as to how we could best use this wonderful new facility. And so we came up with the idea of the Trinity Café which had its trial launch in May 2017, and then started as a regular monthly event in September. The model was the very successful monthly Memory Café at the Dog and Fox in Bradford on Avon on the first Thursday of the month, and so Trinity Café takes place on the third Thursday, but is open to anyone who is elderly and would like some company. The formula is very simple:
• A smiling and friendly welcome from trained volunteers
• The informal and supportive presence of the Health Centre and Alzheimer’s Support staff
• Home-made cakes and sandwiches and freshly brewed tea and coffee on tap
• Attractive tables with table-cloths and flowers
• Lots of chat and fun - meeting old friends and new – and an understanding atmosphere where people can relax
• A monthly activity – eg bulb planting, singing, crafts, board-games


Our Building

Listed Grade 1 and dating from 1150 - see website for more information.


Music and Worship

'The Bradford Group' are a lively and active band - see website and the 'Ringers' page. Or contact Sarah Quintin on [email protected] They practice on a Monday evening.

Again please see website ('Events' and 'Church Hire') and Parish News. We are now a favoured concert venue with a wonderful acoustic and excellent facilities.

We have a fine 1926 Willis III organ newly restored by Harrison and Harrison: see http://www.harrisonorgans.com/gallery/completed-2017/bradford-on-avon-holy-trinity/ And see also the Music page of the website. We also have a very experienced Director of Music, Martin Cooke, who is a fine organist.

We have a SATB robed choir of 20-25 who practise on a Thursday evening and sing on 3 Sunday mornings a month + one Evensong. The Director of Music is actively seeking new members, please contact him on: [email protected]


Groups, Courses and Activities

Monthly 'Trinity Cafe' - see Dementia Aware above.

Monthly 'Trinity Cafe' - see Dementia Aware above. And many other community events throughout the year.

This - along with Foodbank, Housing, Employment and other Support - is given at 'The Hub' further along Church Street: http://www.boahub.co.uk/

See 'Debt Advice' above and: http://www.boahub.co.uk/

Please speak to the Rector.

Please speak to the Rector.

We meet for lots of fun and a shared meal once a month on the 3rd Sunday at 4 - 5.30pm.

See Debt Advice above.

See 'Mothers' Union' page on the website. The MU is large and active, and usually meets in church on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2.30pm.

The Saxon Club - see page on website. The group meets in church every Tuesday at 2pm.

Mainly Music is a fantastic, fun and caring group which meets in church on a Tuesday morning in term-time at 10.30am and is limited in numbers so often has a waiting list - so do just drop in, or contact Marlene Haffenden on [email protected]

See 'Parents and Toddlers' above.

See Trinity Cafe under 'Dementia Aware' above.

Lots of them! See website and Parish News.


Help for Visitors

Please ask for password.

On request.

In progress.

All day every day.


Other Features

This is a priority for us, and we have a close relationship with 'Christine's Sustainable Supermarket' in town.

See Debt Advice above. And http://www.boahub.co.uk/

New, top quality sound-system - but not 'visual' facilities.

Yes.

To be found in Church Street at the Masonic Hall - open every Thursday morning: see http://www.wiltshiresavingsandloans.org.uk/ - then go to 'About Us' and 'Find your nearest Community Branch'

We advertise on the Halls for Hire website - and see the 'Church hire' page on the Holy Trinity website.