“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25: 40
We recognise that God cares deeply for the most vulnerable in society and Leicester is a city in need. We want to play our part in the transformation of our city and in people's lives, and so we run a number of activities and programmes that we call our Compassion Ministries. Led by one member of staff Bridget Patel, who is responsible for oversight and administration (including Safeguarding), our Compassion Ministries are a significant provision for the city with thousands of volunteer hours invested in them every year.
In addition to the specific activities defined below, we also welcome vulnerable people to our church and provide them with an appropriate place of belonging in one of our missional communities.
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Fridays, 7pm - 8:30pm, Trinity Hall (LE1 6WP)Triangle is our Friday evening drop-in specifically for the homeless and vulnerably-housed (i.e. those with no fixed address). Each week we provide a hot meal and drink, food cupboard items to take away, basic toiletries, blankets but most importantly a listening ear. We get to know our guests and for some we are able to provide more help for them to make real steps of improvement in their lives, whether that is getting benefits sorted out to budgeting advice to getting them into rehab. Over the course of a year we will have provided 3000+ hot meals and given away hundreds of items that are collected through the church. At Christmas we are especially pleased to provide a full Christmas meal and entertainment for 100+ guests, at which they also receive a Christmas gift hamper as we don't want anyone to miss out. Triangle involves over 1200 hours of volunteer engagement over the course of a year. If you are interested in helping, either as a cook on on a Friday evening itself, then please get in touch with us.
Trinity Money Advice Leicester (TMAL)TMAL is here to help people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in debt and need help in finding a solution to the problems they face. We assist individuals, couples or families, whether working or in receipt of pensions or benefits. Our services are free and open to everybody irrespective of race, ethnic origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, disability, sex and gender re-assignment or sexual orientation. We offer support, guidance and counselling and can provide the following services:
- Debt management - helping people to assess their financial position and sort out their debts
- Negotiating with creditors - where people are unable to meet their debts negotiate with creditors to agree a phased or partial payment or a complete ‘write off’.
- Assist with solutions - such as Debt Relief Orders or Bankruptcy
- Basic Budgeting and Money Skills – helping people gain confidence in handling their day-to-day finances
Food BankOur Food Bank is run in association with the Trussell Trust and is a satellite outlet for Leicester, open Wednesday mornings 9:30am - 12pm in the Turner Street rooms (postcode LE1 6WY). People bring their voucher to a food bank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Such vouchers are issued by a range of referring agencies including social services. Volunteers welcome people and offer them further support to help resolve the crisis they face.
Winter Night ShelterOrganised by One Roof Leicester, Holy Trinity has been pleased to play a part in the Winter Night Shelter in Leicester for the past three years. We are one of seven venues that provide a warm place for the most vulnerable to stay overnight meaning that on the coldest nights of the year no one needs to sleep on the streets at great risk to themselves. Guests arrive for an evening meal, followed by some games, etc. to provide some enjoyment for the evening. After a night of sleep in a warm room, guests are provided with breakfast before they leave for the day, to be brought to their next venue later.
Saffires is a Christian charity which supports women who work in Leicester’s sex industry. We do this by providing confidential care, friendship, practical help, signposting to appropriate services and opportunities to make positive life changes.
Saffires is a charity that runs across several churches in Leicester and Holy Trinity is delighted to play a part in this important work.