Heritage Project

Holy Trinity Heritage Project

Holy Trinity Parish Church has been awarded a National Lottery grant for the project we’ve called ‘Heritage at the Heart of Sutton Coldfield’. The £96,900 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award will enable the Grade I listed church to interpret and share the many strands of its 700-year history with the whole community.

We’re setting up a new volunteer stewarding scheme to enhance the church’s interpretation and extend its opening hours.

The HLF grant will also enable the formation of a new education programme, endorsed by local schools and the Sutton Coldfield campus of Birmingham Metropolitan College.


Commissioned artists will work with these schools and the College to design resources which support elements of the National Curriculum and further and higher education courses.


The church community is keen to share the many features of the building’s heritage, from the tomb of Bishop Vesey, through features of the building added since the thirteenth century, to memorials, rare woodwork and stained glass.
Have a look at our January 2017 press release for more details. And see below for updates on how the Heritage Project is coming together including future events.

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved with any of our project work, please email Stella Thebridge, Project Co-ordinator, in the first instance on: heritage@htsc.org.uk

Holy Trinity are members of the Birmingham Heritage Forum

Upcoming open days

Saturday 9th September 2017 - 10 am til 3 pm


Church open as part of the national Heritage Open Days. Lots of activities for all ages and, weather permitting, Tower Trips!


Leading up to this September open day there will be a photography and art competition. Adults can submit photos; under 18s can submit either photos or artwork - all on the broad theme of Holy Trinity Church.


Download the form below, or pick up an information sheet and entry form from the Trinity Centre.

It's free for children - £3 entry for adults.


See our entries on the Heritage Open Days website and the Birmingham Heritage Forum.


Photo and Art competition 2017 (Word document)
Entry form and details about submitting entries for the Holy Trinity Church 'Heritage at the Heart' photograph and art competition, 2017.
HatH photo and art competition 2017 proc
Microsoft Word Document 43.3 KB
Photo and Art competition 2017 (pdf)
The same form and details of the competition as a pdf.
HatH photo and art competition 2017 proc
Adobe Acrobat Document 803.1 KB

Updates on progress

Information update 2 - April 2017


Open Day

Our first open morning will be on Sat 6th May between 10am and 12 noon.  Please drop in to the church to learn about our new volunteer scheme for heritage stewards.
Whether you have seen the new interior or not, you are assured of a warm welcome!

Artists’ Commission

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Secret City Arts who will work with community groups serving all ages including schools, societies and local history interest groups to create resources to support visitors to our church.

Please let us know if your group would like to be involved in developing visitor resources in any way. For more information on Secret City Arts’ work, go to: www.secretcityarts.com
They have a wide range of experience working across Birmingham, and we are excited to be working with them to help interpret our church’s heritage features and bring its history alive for visitors of all ages.

Historical resources

We are researching the records relating to the church in Sutton Coldfield Library, the Library of Birmingham, Warwickshire County Record Office and Birmingham Museum. We hope to recruit volunteers to help us with recording and writing.

Information update 1 - February 2017

More information and progress updates will follow...