Friends of Holy Trinity – £70,000 in our Sights!


I am writing this as I start to finalise the programme design for the forthcoming ‘Ninebarrow’ concert on Saturday 8th February. This will be our 40th event since we kicked off the Friends in September 2013, having raised almost £70,000 over that period towards the building and fabric of Holy Trinity. Ninebarrow is a Folk group from Dorset with true pedigree, having been nominated as Best Emerging Artist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017, and with Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’. as with all concerts, tickets are available online at

Of course, having a concert at this time of year comes with a fair dose of anxiety. I’m very much hoping that the weather stays mild! Back in 2018, members of the British Police Symphony orchestra travelled to Holy Trinity from all corners of the UK, arriving in Sutton Coldfield as ‘Beast From The East’ took hold. We were extremely lucky that that concert finished just ahead of a major deluge of snow and – so far – we have never had to cancel an event! Am I tempting fate?!

Although we are midway through our 7th season of events (2019/20), all but one of our concerts for next season have been finalised. Every year, its gets more challenging to find a new genre that reaches a new demographic. I am therefore absolutely delighted that a singer who had six consecutive Top 20 hits in the 1980’s will be headlining Season 8. I won’t be spoiling the surprise here but I am sure that you will not want to miss it!

Further ahead in this season on March 21st, we have Down For The Count’s Motown Collective. Down For The Count are already well known in Sutton Coldfield, having performed at ‘Concerts in the Park’ and more recently with their swing group at the Town Hall. Motown is the flavour this time and the group will be presenting a spectacular live music experience featuring classics from Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, Marvin Gaye and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Nick Revell


Friends of Holy Trinity Parish Church