2005 saw the creation of the Trinity Foundation with the aim to raise funds through The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Holy Trinity Church Conservation Appeal to support the restoration of the Holy Trinity Church.
In 2006 a storm caused damage to the tower when concrete was dislodged by hail, damaging the slate roof also. The concrete copings were replaced with Gosford sandstone, the timber louvres were renewed and the worn and torn zinc cladding was replaced with copper. These works cost $506,000 and were carried out by specialist conservation contractors from Sydney.
When the tower renovation was completed a separate project saw the installation of a peal of eight bells. The bells were dedicated in 2007.
Since then a further $250,000 has been spent on other conservation work including, re-slating the roof of the Sanctuary and Priest Vestry, complete restoration of the interior of the Sanctuary and the main Arch. Restoration of the badly deteriorated large sandstone rose window in the western wall and combating water penetration and rising damp.
The integrity of the conservation work at Holy Trinity is becoming well recognised and includes a Tidy Town Award and a first prize in the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Conservation-Built Heritage Awards in April 2012.
The Appeal has received much-appreciated grants from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage totalling $160,000. The rest of the funding has come from personal donations.
The work of the Trinity Foundation is undertaken wholly with funds raised by these grants and donations made to the Appeal. Deposits are held in a bank account in the name of the Appeal and can only be withdrawn to pay for restoration work to the Church building and must first be approved by the Heritage Architect and signed off by the National Trust.
Some repair work to the main Church slate roof has been carried out but a total re-slate is required and is becoming urgent.
If you wish to assist with the work of ensuring that this historic building is here for future generations, you can make a tax-deductible donation to The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Holy Trinity Church Conservation Appeal by contacting the Parish Office on 6362-1623 or by downloading a donation slip.