Trinity Methodist Church is an outlet for Big Issue in the North
Until Trinity opened its doors to them, the nearest office or outlet for magazine collection was in Leeds. Now, three times a week, the doors are open at Trinity for the vendors to collect their magazines, offering them tea, coffee, cake and fresh fruit, along with a chat and any other occasional help like the use of a telephone as needs arise. Vendors have also been helped to fill in forms or contact other agencies. Members of the congregation work on a rota to enable the shifts to be covered. With the help of the Leeds office vendors are given a ‘pitch’ a badge number and guidelines about behaviour and good selling practise, they are also monitored and occasionally visited on their pitches to check that all is ok with them.
Trinity sees this as a means of reaching out to the community, and working out our commitment to Mission and Service.