Sheffield church marks changes

David Blunkett, Mary Rotchelle and Gill Newton unveil the plaque marking the rededication of the church
David Blunkett, Mary Rotchelle and Gill Newton unveil the plaque marking the rededication of the church
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Refurbishment of a Victorian Sheffield church has been commemorated with the unveiling of a new plaque.

Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church has undergone a £100,000 refurbishment as part of a two-stage redevelopment programme.

To celebrate completion of the first phase, the church held a service of rededication, followed by the unveiling of a plaque by former Home Secretary David Blunkett, Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough MP, and the Reverend Gillian Newton, Sheffield Methodist District chairman.

Work has included modernising rooms to create a new space, with underfloor heating, that will be used for a variety of different activities and to better serve the community.

The Reverend Ian Lucraft, church minister, who works alongside The Reverend Katie Leonowicz at Trinity, said: “We are thrilled with it. The changes will benefit church members, users such as the Scouts, Boys Brigade and toddler groups, and the wider community.”

Plans for phase two, to extend the church, will start in the coming months.