mjn logoUrban Presence is a member organisation of the Mosaic Justice Network which seeks to connect Christian social action across Greater Manchester. It hopes to facilitate sharing of information and resources, and Initiate new ideas, solutions and partnerships.

m13logoM13 Youth Project is a community-based project, working with young people often labelled 'hard-to-reach', in the inner-urban areas of Ardwick and Longsight in Manchester. Established in 1995, we specialise in detached youth work and work from an inclusive Christian value-base, using the principles and practices of informal education and community development.

bbuslogoThe Barnabus Trust works in Manchester City Centre amongst the homeless, those with drug and alcohol related problems, and the prostitutes. The ministry also extends to the prisons at Buckley Hall and Styal, supporting the women as they prepare for release. Urban Presence recently helped Barnabus secure major funding for a much-needed refurbishment and expansion of their building.

mustardtreeThe Mustard Tree - Formed in 1994 and now working with 4000 clients across three centres, Mustard Tree exists to create choice and opportunity for people who are homeless and marginalised.

boazThe Boaz Trust is a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester. We aim, primarily through the Church, to provide accommodation for those who are homeless, along with food and other essentials. We also provide individual advocacy and support, and campaign for justice in asylum legislation.

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Manchester City Mission
. MCM was founded in 1837 and runs a number of projects and ministries across Manchester and Salford for the disadvantaged and marginalised, all based on core values of incarnation, compassion and proclamation.


The National Estate Churches Network is a group of Church workers, clergy, community workers and others who live and work in, and on, Housing Estates in different areas of England. NECN exists to build relationships - supporting and learning from one another - and also provides the opportunity for people to have their say on a national level.

eden Eden originated in Manchester in 1997 and has grown into a network with multiple teams serving hard-up neighbourhoods in several cities. In a nutshell Eden's mandate is to go to the most challenging urban areas and share God's life-changing love in word and action. Teams live in the community, sharing the problems of those growing up there and ministering to their needs.

SPastors Street Pastors began in Manchester in the summer of 2004, facilitated initially by Paul and others on behalf of local churches. Street Pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who patrol the streets at night to listen, care and help. The national Street Pastors initiative began in London in Spring 2003 and has proved to be effective in engaging people and in reducing crime. It is now in more than 270 locations throughout the UK including 10 in Greater Manchester. Paul is part of the management group for the Manchester City Centre project.

mjr logoMovement for Justice and Reconciliation. This is a new national charity, launched in 2015. MJR aims to increase our understanding of how modern society has been affected by the legacy of oppression left by colonial slavery and industrial exploitation. This has a direct link to mission and ministry in inner-city areas (“You can’t keep pulling bodies out of the river and not send somebody upstream to see what or who is throwing them in.” Jim Wallis) and Urban Presence has been actively involved in setting MJR up. Paul is a trustee.

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