The Trinity Methodist Church (Oldham Circuit) have entered into partnership with Oldham Council to give a home to Royton Library. Located in Royton town centre, it's ideally placed to welcome the community in to its premises. The arrangement is expected to last for eighteen months whilst local council buildings are being refurbished.
Councillor Jenny Harrison said how excited she was that the partnership between the church and the council could be developed in this manner, and the Superintendent Minister Adrian Burdon recognises the awesome opportunity that has been presented to the church by the circumstance of the library finding itself without premises and being able to offer space. The relationship will develop over coming months as other community groups take advantage of the facilities enabled by the presence of the library in the church. For the church, the opportunity to be a vital presence in the community is beyond price and the Superintendent Minister looks forward to the church becoming a place of welcome and focus for relationship-building in the community.
The photo features the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Jenny Harrison, and the Superintendent Minister, the Revd Dr Adrian Burdon.