Close The Gap: Partnerships of Hope and Transformation

Our 2012 annual conference and 30th anniversary celebration service.
When Nov 10, 2012
from 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM
Where Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL
Contact Name
Contact Phone 0161 236 9321
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be inspired!

    I believe that poverty is not inevitable and that together we can make a difference
    (Loretta Minghella, Christian Aid)

  • Hear stories of hope and transformation from our grassroots supporters.
  • Debate how to build a movement for change with our national partners.
  • Learn all about our new partnership with Christian Aid, with a keynote address from their director, Loretta Minghella.
  • Learn how you can partner with us, at a range of training workshops.
  • Help launch our new vision for the next 10 years.
  • Celebrate our 30th anniversary with a special service, a keynote address by Revd Giles Fraser, and a birthday cake.
The Christian gospel is profoundly committed to the needs o f the poor and the dispossessed
(Revd Dr Giles Fraser)


10:00am Tea and coffee
10:30am Welcome and opening reflection
10:40am Stories of hope and transformation
11:40am Break
12:00pm Panel: building a movement for change and transformation
1:00pm Lunch
1:45pm Keynote address: Loretta Minghella, Christian Aid
2:30pm Workshops: Partnerships for hope and transformation
3:30pm Break
3:50pm Building a movement for change and transformation: the next 10 years
4:15pm Church Action on Poverty AGM
4:35pm Prayers and reflection
4:45pm Break
6:00pm Celebration service with keynote address by Revd Dr Giles Fraser
7:30pm Close


Cross Street Unitarian Chapel is easily accessible by bus, tram and train.

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building strong partnerships with us.

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