New Decks Laid

During our changeover week at the end of the summer, Knights Asphalt arrived to lay a new deck covering to protect the steel deck and ensure that all the drainage falls were working correctly.

It’s great to have smart looking, protected, non-slip decks onboard!


Feedback from our groups

At the end of each booking, we ask the group leaders or individual guests to fill out a feedback form to help us do our very best in improving our service. Since the centre reopened in February, it’s not suprising that so much of the feedback has reflected the amazing new spaces we have and how much our groups enjoy using them.

Read on to get a flavor of what our visiting groups and guests have said…


From group leaders;

“We loved the improved facilities… we love the developments to the site and we’re praying for all your future plans”

“Seeing how the centre has been developed – there are so many possibilities!”

“we were very impressed by the new toilets and showers”

“we really enjoyed the chance to chill and play games in the upper saloon”


From Schools;

“The Upper Saloon is an excellent addition!”

“We love the new room and the new toilets & showers. We’re looking forward to returning next year and seeing the final few changes!”

“The new facilities are fantastic – having the extra space of an evening helps hugely”

“Great new facilities – very convenient for the children and staff. Having the cabins and showers on the same floor made it very easy for staff to manage. Wonderful new upper saloon!”

“The improvements to the boat have been tremendous! Great changes that have helped with day to day life onboard”


From Individuals;

“The facilities onboard are really impressive and the changes are a huge improvement!”

“The Upper Saloon is brilliant”

“Brilliant refurb of a lightship for a training facility – retains it’s character whilst being warm, airy and modern – top job!”

“The new facilities are amazing!”

“The improvements to the accommodation, toilets and showers and the upper saloon are amazing and certainly enhanced our weekend”

“The lightship has improved so much – loving the upper saloon, it’s so light and airy and perfect for our painting weekends. We love the staircase!”

“The new facilities are amazing and make the whole Fellowship Afloat experience even more comfortable and enjoyable”

“I love the new room – lots of light, warmth and airy with great views! The centre facilities are excellent, I didn’t think that you could get better but you have!”

“The Upper Saloon is an amazing place to paint from – thank you for your hard work in preparing it to such a high standard.”

“It’s been great to see the new facilities – I look forward to next year and seeing it in it’s full completion”


Groups enjoying the upper saloon

A roundup of the project so far in photos, phases 1-3

The Whaleback – our dehumidified kit store on the foredeck. A new space providing better storage for our centre kit and a better experience for our guests.

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Our new reception area and helical staircase linking the three decks. Upon completion of phase 4 – this space will be reconfigured to link to the additional cabins and day volunteers changing space.




Light tower renovations and glazing to house the new helical staircase; providing a central column onboard Trinity for access to all three decks.

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Our extended look out – used daily for morning staff meetings with the onboard group leaders, for training sessions and as an indoor space for groups.

Our new toilets and showers, relocated to be on the same level as out guest cabins. Two blocks of individual cubicles to provide flexibility for our guests.

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Our new toilets and showers, relocated to be on the same level as out guest cabins.


The Upper Saloon – our new multi-function indoor space, providing additional space and flexibility for us and our groups. Providing stunning vistas of the salt marsh, bi-fold doors out onto the helideck and state of the art AV facilities.

New spaces in use!

After months of planning and watching Trinity being reconfigured and worked on – it’s so wonderful to see the new spaces in use by our guests.

Seeing spaces like the upper saloon and extended look out bless our guests and visiting groups confirms that the winters work was all worth it.

We love these new spaces and our groups do too!


The new spaces being enjoyed by our guests – a presentation on one of our specialist weekends and the upper saloon being used for a weekend group.

We’re back open for 2019!

Trinity - Side Profile Feb 2019 - letterbox.jpgWith phase 3 of our Trinity3 refurbishment project drawing to a close and the season starting, we welcomed our first group onboard last weekend and it was so exciting to see Trinity back in use with guests onboard with new facilities and spaces.

In March we welcome our first school group of the year and from then the groups are back to back until November, and we’re doing what we do best – hosting groups and providing the spirit of adventure.

There’s still a few little snagging things to finish over the coming weeks, but we’re up and running and raring to go and we look forward to welcoming you onboard!

We’re open!

After four months of hard work onboard Trinity we’re ready to welcome our first group of 2019! We’ve had an amazing team of contractors who have worked hard to make phase 3 of this project a success.

A huge thank you to all of the contractors and firms who have made this possible;

Frank Hall & Son Ltd
Henry Martin & Sons Ltd
H & R Strood Contracts Ltd
Palmer Electrical

Later on today we will welcome our first group of this season and we can’t wait for them to see and enjoy the ship. There’s still a few little snagging things to finish over the coming weeks, but we’re up and running and raring to go – we’re open for our 2019 season!

Toilet and shower fittings

With this phase of the project drawing to a close it’s time to get the fittings and fixtures in place and ready for use for our groups this season.

The first image shows one of our contractors working on the back panel of the new (and much bigger) reception WC. The whole panel has been made to measure, a perfect fit for the space. Once the panel is finished, it’ll be time to fit the new floating toilet!

The second image shows two of our plumbers working hard fitting the new shower elements inside one of the brand new cubicles.

Seeing the new spaces taking shape is so exciting – we can’t wait to bless our groups this year with the incredible new services and facilities onboard!