Repair & Renovation


We need to secure the future of Trinity - Your support will help save our space.


We need to secure the future of Trinity - Your support will save our space.

You can make a difference by pledging a donation in exchange for some exciting rewards.

Get your hands on original, signed and authentic Jimmy Cauty artwork to support Trinity’s Conservation Project. Cauty’s God Save the Trinity Centre is a punk-inspired piece that celebrates the rich musical heritage of the Trinity Centre.

Or, treat yourself to an original and signed piece of art by renowned Bristol urban artist and illustrator Andy Council - The Trinity Fox: a celebration of the heritage to be found in Bristol’s Old Market Quarter.

Both pieces of art are available on our Crowdfunder page here


We need to secure the future of Trinity - Your support will help us save our space

To donate, text ROOF31 £5 to 70070 or visit our Just Giving page


Click here to find out more about our conservation project and how you can give your support


Trinity Community Arts (TCA) has been awarded funding from Heritage Lottery Fund for the Trinity Centre Conservation Project

In line with our charitable objects, we work to carry out essential repairs and renovation works to the Trinity Centre. Over the years, these works have enabled us to provide an increased range of services, making the space more accessible, affordable and appropriate for our diverse communities.

Thanks to support from Heritage Lottery Fund and match funders, we are working on year-long development phase which will enable us to deliver a capital repairs programme. Works will compliment previous repair and redevelopment works, helping to protect the building's fabric into the future. Works will include:

  • repairing lead-work on the remaining North aisle (with insulation) to prevent water ingress to the training spaces below
  • re-felting and repair to pitched slate roof, to prevent water ingress and damage to the re-developed hall spaces below
  • masonry works to the stonework (excluding South aisle) and towers to protect the building's fabric from cramp damage
  • restoration of original stained glass, including installation of secondary/tertiary glazings (internally and externally) to improve the energy performance of the building and opening devices to North and South high elevation windows to improve ventilation

This is the final major-works phase relating to the repair and conservation of the historic fabric. Capital works with be framed by an activities programme of workshops and events, including training in traditional heritage trades.


Trinity Community Arts aims to improve and develop the Trinity Centre for the benefit of the community

"Trinity is a stunning local landmark, and a beautiful space, but with a legacy of high maintenance and difficult problems typical of very old and beautiful churches. Everyone involved has shown remarkable creativity in conceiving new uses and activities." Simon Cook, Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport (2012-2016).

Our vision is to be the national centre for participatory arts in the UK, where nationally recognised artists make work in collaboration with Bristol’s diverse communities. In order to achieve this, we provide:

  • social and creative activities to reduce isolation and improve well-being
  • space and projects for our neighbouring communities to bring people together and find common ground
  • training and workshops for individuals to develop skills and improve employability

By renovating the Trinity Centre - an already much-loved community space - centre users will benefit from:

  • improved access to better and more adaptable facilities
  • availability of more affordable, subsidised provision
  • increased project, training, and volunteer opportunities
  • a broader range of arts, social and fitness activities
  • better resources for communities to develop their own activities.

Watch this short film celebrating the opening of Fyfe hall in 2014


The most recent phase of renovation works is part of the constant evolution of the building to reflect changing use

Recent renovation achievements

Trinity Community Arts has worked to improve the Trinity Centre for the community since 2003.

In 2013 we secured funding from Big Lottery Reaching Communities Buildings and match funders to invest in the redevelopment of our upstairs hall space. Works carried out in 2013-2014 included installation of multi-purpose lighting, sprung wooden floor and heating to increase availability of quality dance, performance and community space in the area. We also made significant improvements to the external grounds, with better signage and layout to improve accessibility.

Other recent periods of work include:

  • 2013 - Essential repairs works to the south aisle roof as part of the Trinity Centre Conservation Project
  • 2012 - Creation of a new extended bar, decoration of the downstairs main hall space and an building of an outdoor kitchen in the community gardens
  • 2010 - Installation of toilet facilities on the upstairs floor and redecoration of the north aisle main stairwell
    2009 - Conditions survey to inspect the fabric of the building
  • 2008 - Building a Recording Studio, IT Suite and Training Room spaces and new passenger lift as part of the Access to Training Project

Read more about the history of the renovation of the former Holy Trinity Church in our online archive.


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