June 19, 2013 in Events by Tony Wright

Manchester and Salford Branch


A discussion about media coverage after the Woolwich murder – details of speakers will be circulated by the end of this week

ALL WELCOME – Discussion is open to NUJ and non NUJ members

6pm  Tuesday, June 25th 2013
Room F13,
Friends’ Meeting House,
6 Mount Street,

Refreshments at the start of the meeting

There will be a short branch meeting for NUJ members following this discussion

For more details or to send apologies for the branch meeting, please contact

Kath Grant,

NUJ Manchester & Salford Branch Secretary

Mobile: 07758386208

Please also note that there is a new post on the Justice4Bolton website.

Manchester Histories Festival 21 – 30 March 2014

June 18, 2013 in Events by Tony Wright

Dear Friend

In preparation for the next Manchester Histories Festival 21 – 30 March 2014, Manchester Histories would  like to invite you to a meeting to discuss plans and the ways in which you will be able to get involved.The meeting is on Tuesday 2 July at 6pm at Friends Meeting House, Mount Street Manchester Please also pass this invite on to anyone who you think may also be interested.Could you please confirm who will be attending from your organisation by Thursday 27 June.We look forward to seeing you and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Cinnamon Network

June 14, 2013 in Events by Tony Wright



We are delighted to let you know about an event being hosted by a Member of Serve. Cinnamon Network is delighted to invite church leaders to its Church and Civic Engagement Forum on Tuesday 2nd July 10.30am for 11am – 4pm at Emmanuel Christian Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW. Both attendance at the event and lunch are complimentary.

Those who attend the forum will benefit from:

blu-angles Discussion about the theological narrative for church and civic engagement and how underneath the talk of gloom and doom new opportunities are emerging for churches at the local level.

blu-angles Grant briefing on how you can access The Cinnamon Network sponsorship of £1,000 to help you to host an event which brings together civic leaders and church leaders to find strategic solutions to the crisis facing our communities.

blu-angles Guest speaker John Glen MP (Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government).

blu-angles Guest speaker Francis Davis (Founder of the Cathedral Innovation Centre and movement and writes regularly for the Christian press, the Guardian, News Statesman and the BBC. A specialist on faith based social action across Europe he also advises a number of local authorities and former policy advisor direct to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government).

blu-angles Case study from Yeovil Community Church about their wide ranging involvement in the community in partnership with civic bodies. This includes being contracted to deliver support with 300 families across south Somerset, working in close partnership with social services, DWP, police, education, council and all other agencies.

blu-angles Case Study from PJs Community Services, who are contracted by Croydon Council to provide 800 hours per week of personal and domestic care services to vulnerable adults. Working with a range of community partners including  education, police, job centre and other local agencies.

blu-angles Lead Practitioner Panel Q&A with guests including Rev Andy Glover from Chester, Paul Woodman from Southampton, Mike Andrea from Margate and Mark Goodway from Bristol.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring and practical event.

Yours Matt Bird & David Westlake

Chairs of The Cinnamon Network