News from the Open Door
New Patron of the Open Door Centre
The Bishop of Edmonton or Bishop Rob as he is known, kindly agreed to be our patron in May 2019. This is what he said when accepting the invitation:
"I am delighted to accept the invitation of the Trustees of the John Trotter Trust to be the Trust’s Patron.
The Open Door Centre run by the Trust is a creative and sensitive transformation of a derelict, former Victorian church school into an extraordinarily successful and vibrant community hub. It is a wonderful demonstration of Christ Church Barnet’s outreach into the local community.
The Trust’s ambitious plans for the future development of the Centre will see the transformation and expansion of Christ Church’s existing food bank and night shelter activities along with advice and practical support. They are an imaginative response to current, urgent needs in the community and will help to make Christ Church’s new vision for compassion ministries a reality.
As someone with a long-standing interest in the role of the church in education and the creative repurposing of church buildings I am delighted to be associated with the Trust’s current activities and its ambitious plans for the future".