Our Groundbreakers project is an exciting work that aims to provide opportunities for children to explore the Christian faith in fun and interactive ways.

It promotes the spiritual and moral development of children through assemblies, RE lessons and lunch clubs.

It also seeks to link schools to local Churches through a variety of different ways such as All Age Worship services and Holiday Clubs.

Mary and Jo

Since it started in 2007, Groundbreakers is headed up by a primary school teacher, Mary Butt. Following a stream of successful children’s holiday clubs and lunchtime clubs, Manchester City Mission took hold of the vision and provided the funding for the project to establish a schools work in Oldham.  Groundbreakers now visits 30 schools across Oldham, Tameside, Stockport, Salford and North Manchester.

Jo Lumb, another teacher from Oldham, joined the team in 2008.  Groundbreakers also have regular volunteers who come into schools with them.

Enjoy a preview of Groundbreakers by watching this video …