Moss char­ity picked for launch of church bid to tackle poverty

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

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.

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