An open day with a difference!
9.30am to 4pm
Please register your plan to come by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a comment on how you know us.
Help Needed for;
- House clearance and skip filling
- Food stock checking and rotating
- Cleaning, windows, floors, shelves. (Please bring bucket and cloths)
Please bring a packed lunch.
-At lunch time we will give an update and overview of MCM’s Narrowgate projects and exciting future plans.
Tony Cunliffe joined our Team at the end of May to take on a new strategic role
In the first of a new series of regular articles Tony talks about: being a Church Liaison Officer
“Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the very warm welcome I received when I joined”
Getting to know our Projects:
” Before I could tell Church Leaders how we can help them, I had to find out about our Projects. Our Project Leaders have been extremely helpful in getting me up to speed
Martin Crowhurst showed me around the Narrowgate and Nick Stirling, our Chaplain gave me some useful insights into the workings of Windsor Drop Inn and I spent the early part of one evening with the Narrowgate team
Mary Butt invited me to join the Groundbreakers Team at an Assembly at Light Oaks Primary School (Salford), a school linked to Elmwood Church (Church I attend)
Paul Winter of Operation Joy & 4 Site took me with him as he distributed sandwiches to Homeless People in the centre of Manchester
Jenny Lemmon invited me to join the Dawn Project Team as they sang hymns to the elderly residents of Worsley Lodge Retirement Home
Rebekah Brettle of Neighbourhood Prayer Network met with me to tell me about her vision & how the Prayer Network operates
I also found our website very useful in gaining some background information particularly in relation to our history, special thanks to Kevin Birch
Meeting Church Leaders
In my previous roles I had been developing relationships with Church Leaders across Greater Manchester, in particular with Black Majority Church Pastors
It has been really pleasing to see how receptive my previous contacts have been to meeting up to discuss how Manchester City Mission can be of help to their churches
So far I have made presentations to over 20 church leaders & already we are seeing some really positive outcomes, including being invited to speak at Church events
Speaking at Church Events
On the basis of my presentation to Church Leaders I have written a new message “Personal Evangelism- what can I do” which was delivered for the first time at a Sunday Service at Deeper Life Church (New Moston) a Black Majority Church. Amazingly in the congregation that day was a Polish lady called Margaret who only a few months earlier had been a guest at our Narrowgate shelter
Terry Durose has spoken on Evangelism at “The Excellent Minister” a Ministers on Fire Network Conference (Black Majority Church Conference)
Friend of the Pastors
I have also spoken at Solemn Assembly 2014, (Black Majority Church Conference) where I was introduced as Tony, friend to the Pastors in Greater Manchester!
I would like to record what a real privilege it is to work for Manchester City Mission and how much i am enjoying being a Church Liaison Officer
Martin Crowhurst has now taken over from Phil Brown as Narrowgate Project Manager. Pray that God will help Martin to settle into this role and that He will guide Narrowgate into the next phase of its strategic development.
Tony Cunliffe is our new Church Liaison Officer. Pray for Tony as he comes to grips with this new role, that doors will open to allow him to introduce the work of Manchester City Mission to local churches.
Windsor Drop in Centre:
Please pray for a new season of fruitfulness in the Windsor Drop in Centre. Pray for Nick’s ministry, that people will be saved, and for the staff of Salford Loaves and Fishes who work with us in this project.