About Us

Working to develop abundant life in communities in Lancashire is not an easy task, but it is one which our Churches are called to be a part of.

For almost 10 years, Together Lancashire has worked across the county with people of faith to support their responses to poverty in all its forms.

Our member organisations, Diocese of Blackburn and the Lancashire Methodist District and CUF, together with the URC, have decided with regret that the time has come to wind up Together Lancashire.

Together Lancashire now finds itself in a position where funding sources have changed, and core funding is no longer available as it once was.

The context in which we operate has also changed – we are delighted that churches are increasing their social actions, whilst at the same time the resources available to churches through their denominational infrastructure has strengthened.

We are grateful for all the work of the many staff, volunteers and partners who have been a part of this exciting work over the years, living out the Gospel in practical action as Jesus wants us to.

For details of how our work will continue through other organisations, see the Blackpool and BwD pages.

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We have:

  • supported churches and faith based groups in addressing the effects of poverty in their area
  • helped the groups involved to form local networks, working towards a common goal of transforming their communities
  • develop action before handing over to supported groups.

Our reached those in the areas below. Each page gives details of organisations who may be able to support churches going forward:

Morecambe and Lancaster

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Our Team

Gillian Beeley stands down from TL on 2 Dec 2020. She will still work for the Diocese of Blackburn, and will continue to volunteer in the Burnley area.

Dick Cartmell will continue to work as a volunteer in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast supporting the Poverty Truth Commission and other projects.

Greg Smith is still involved in Preston in localised social action.


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Bea Foster

Trustee, lead for Places of Welcome Burnley and Pendle

Mike North

Mike Hart


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Bishop Jill Duff


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Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund (CUF) was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. CUF's vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

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Together Network

The Together Network is an alliance of 21 charities, known as joint ventures, linked by faith and driven by the desire to see communities flourish throughout England.

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