COVID-19 impacts our Holy Trinity, Sunderland project

Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and many generous donors Holy Trinity church is currently undergoing an ambitious £4.3 million restoration project to conserve and regenerate this hugely significant Grade I building, into a new venue for culture, heritage and learning. The completed building will be known as Seventeen Nineteen.

As a direct result of COVID-19 delaying the programme and a need to adapt how we deliver community engagement, project costs have risen by over £500,000, relating to an increase in capital, activity and staff costs. 

Seventeen Nineteen will make a real difference to the lives of the local and wider Sunderland community, even more so as we seek to emerge from COVID-19. The project is already making a difference with the creation of jobs, craft skills apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities.


•    £10 will help explore the history of Holy Trinity with new digital interpretation
•    £25 will help deliver heritage workshops for school children
•    £50 will help conserve the Holy Trinity’s 300 year old library 

 “Local people walk past this church every day and in some way it has touched many lives, people have family connections and generations have some connection with it. They are excited by the proposals for reuse and it is a much-needed resource.” Local Ambassador Hazel Clark MBE 

Please be a part of this exciting project by supporting us today!