I can hardly believe it's been a year since the Friends burst into life with our congregation launch and the 2-page spread in the Sutton Coldfield Observer.
In that time, we've grown to over 90 members. 5 Concerts have been successfully staged and attended by over 800 people. The church hosted its very first Christmas Tree Festival with the church filled with beautifully decorated trees and nativity scenes, which is set to be repeated this year.
Over £9500 has been raised to help the upkeep and improvement of our 700 year old parish church. The Friends were delighted that the PCC of Holy Trinity chose to spend this on a deep clean of the beautifully painted chancel ceiling and the associated new lighting scheme.
Our key aims were to maximise more people into the church and make them feel that it's their church, to put on an inspiring and engaging programme of events, and to raise monies for the building and fabric of the church. I'd like to think that we have achieved all three but I know that there is more to be achieved in this and following years.
So what have we got to look forward to in 2014 and 2015? Once again, the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP has kindly agreed to be Patron for another year. We're aiming to go one better this season with 6 concerts this year as well as the Christmas Tree Festival which includes a "Christmas Cracker" concert with Newhall Brass Band.
Once again, we'll be kick-starting the season with the Royal Town Gala Concert. In view of the recent confirmation of Sutton's Royal Town status, it's set to have even more significance and will be attended by many local dignitaries. This time, it's hosted by Midlands radio legend - Les Ross - with a superb line-up of the award-winning BMOS Musical Theatre Company, internationally-acclaimed pianist Di Xiao, and strings ensemble - Enigma. Don't miss it!!
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