Sunderland SOS

Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Holy Trinity, Old Sunderland’s landmark historic church has been thrown a once in a lifetime lifeline!

Grade I listed, on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register, Holy Trinity has been nominated as one of the '7 Most Endangered' buildings in Europe, with structural works urgently needed to prevent its collapse.  Today we are one step closer to rescuing this internationally significant, locally loved church... but we still need your help!


We are thrilled that our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful: we have been awarded a grant of £2.8 million to repair Holy Trinity's crumbling structure, and transform it into The Canny Space, a cultural venue where the civic confidence of the past inspires the vibrancy of current and future young local talent.  

Together with partners including Sunderland City Council, The Cultural Spring,  Sunderland University and former Eurythmic's musician Dave Stewart, we're looking forward to progressing our ambitious plans and starting work on-site in April 2019.  

In the meantime, we still have a further £72,000 to raise!  Every penny donated will ensure the success of The Canny Space, creating a cultural and heritage legacy for the city of Sunderland and its future generations.

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