Region: North

Contact the appropriate regional representative about SR information for a diocese not included in the SRN Regional lists

North Region Representative:

Debbie Dalby
Mark Waddington

Blackburn Diocese and then follow links to Social Responsibility

Within the website section you will find details of projects which we run centrally and the support and networks that we open up to parishes and Deaneries in the Diocese. We also operate Together Lancashire a joint venture of CUF, the Diocese and Lancashire Methodist District.

There are three major Diocesan based projects: one working in the Criminal Justice area working with those who have received Conditional Cautions, providing support and mentoring to them; the second providing both supported and supervised Child Contact sessions for separated and divorced parents, and providing Information Programmes for separating parents; the third major project uses a redundant church building as a family and support centre.

The groupings cover a wide spectrum from Racial Justice and Cohesion to World Development, from Ecology and environment to inclusion and disability issues. The list is not to be considered fixed, it is a fluid list which responds to situations as they arise.

The introduction of Together Lancashire into the mix means that we can now support many other smaller church groups to develop the work that they are doing in the area of Social Justice.

(latest update: not recorded)

Carlisle Diocese

to be written

Chester Diocese

Committee for Social Responsibility

The aim of the Diocese of Chester Committee for Social Responsibility is to resource and support parishes in mission, particularly their social action and outreach. CSR webpages reflect this aim by providing resources, information and links and specifically on our key areas of work; Disability and Deaf Awareness, Counselling and Mental Health, Family Life, Urban Mission and Ministry.

We have working groups focussed upon the following; Environmental concerns, Criminal Justice, World Development, Rural Affairs and Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns.

Current work includes; Life Expectancy Wirral (addressing the gap between rich and poor), Challenging Poverty.

(latest update: not recorded)

Durham Diocese

(to be written)

Manchester Diocese

Transforming Communities Team (currently under redevelopment)

The Transforming Communities Team is based within the Mission and Ministry Department. We support parishes, projects and networks of activists as they seek to develop creative responses the challenges facing diverse local communities and wider issues of global justice.

We currently develop action via three core work streams Anti-Poverty, Welcome and Belonging, and Sustainable World. In each of these we seek work in partnership with other organisations pursuing the same goals.

Since 2015 our anti-poverty work, particularly in relation to homelessness, has been supported by Greater Together Manchester, a joint venture with CUF.

Key Contact:

(latest update: not recorded?)

Newcastle Diocese

to be written

Southwell & Nottingham Diocese

Department for Partnerships and Mission Team

Director of Partnerships and Mission: The Rev’d David McCoulough

Click to visit our web site!

The task of the Partnerships and Mission Team is to help raise awareness in the Diocese of the social and ethical challenges that face us as Christians today, and to encourage and support reflection and action in response to these challenges, witnessing to the Gospel in our public life and in our communities. Central to our mission is working with others in partnership to serve our communities. Our work is integral to the diocesan vision of Growing Disciples Wider Younger Deeper.

On the website you will find sections on: mental health, debt, deaf church, housing justice, older people, workplace chaplaincy, rural community, asylum seekers, disability and Transforming Notts Together.

(latest update 30/07/2018)

Leeds Diocese

(Formerly known as “West Yorks and the Dales”)

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds is the largest and youngest diocese in the UK. It came into existence in 2014 and covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham.

Mark Waddington leads the newly registered Church Urban Fund joint venture Wellsprings Together which will deliver the Transforming Communities aspects of diocesan strategy including the work of the CUF Together Network and Near Neighbours programmes.  Of special interest will be loneliness and isolation, homelessness and social integration.

Mark Waddington
Social Engagement & Urban Renewal Team Leader.

Mobile: 07889 177 654
Direct: 0113 353 0265
Twitter: @markwadd

(latest update 2/8/2018)

Liverpool Diocese

to be written

Sheffield Diocese

to be written

Sodor & Man Diocese

to be written

York Diocese

to be written

end of north region