With connections to George Fox and the Quakers, as well as Pendle witches the area has deep religious roots

The demise of the cotton industry it has seen significant decline, but there is hope and Churches and Mosques are working together to improve the lives of the people in the area.

Comprising the towns of Brierfield, Nelson, Colne, Barrowford, Barnoldswick and Earby, Pendle also has many villages, each with its own employment and cultural characteristics.

Churches have been active in establishing support organisations for those caught in the web of poverty. Open Door (Colne) has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in its work as a community cafe, with a range of training and counselling services. There is a CAP Debt Counselling centre, drop in cafes, and food banks. St Philip's Centre is a vibrant centre, offering hot food, counselling, training and facilities for a range of groups to carry out their programmes.

Together Lancashire has supported church groups by accessing funding and other support. We continue to help to network church organisations with community groups and local authority agencies.