Moss charity picked for launch of church bid to tackle poverty
A YOUTH and community programme was chosen to launch a new project tackling poverty.
Cre8 which is based on the Moss estate launched Transforming Lives Together (TLT), a new joint venture between Church Urban Fund and Diocese of Chester.
It aims to involve every member of every church in a movement to engage with issues of poverty in their communities.
The event at Cre8’s base on Belgrave Road was attended by the Bishop of Chester, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and Macclesfield MP David Rutley MP.
Cre8, which is connected to St Barnabas Church on Lyme Avenue, was chosen in recognition of its charity and a social enterprise work with children, young adults and their families, including those who are at risk or hard to reach.
Katy Wardle from Cre8 said: “Cre8 was chosen as the launch place for the Cheshire-wide network, which is linked to the national network, because it is a really good example of the church being involved in, and doing things with, the local community. It’s great that TLT and Chester Diocese are supporting Cre8 in this way. This is fantastic recognition for Cre8, young people, families and the community of the Moss Estate.
“TLT promises to be a real life-changing movement across the Diocese and Cre8 is very happy to support this great venture.”
Ian Bishop, Archdeacon of Macclesfield and a trustee of TLT, hopes that churches can make a real difference by working together to tackle poverty.
He said: “As I go around the diocese, I see lots of people who are struggling. Our aim in TLT is to create a movement that can make a difference with churches working together.”
● Cre8 which is based on the Moss estate aunched Transforming Lives Together (TLT), a new joint venture between Church Urban Fund and Diocese of Chester.