NW Churches at CRE
Andrew Taylor writes about the North West Churches supporting Christian Resources Exhibition:
The Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) came to Manchester on 13th and 14th March, taking over Event City at the Trafford Centre. Amongst the considerable range of exhibitors, addressing almost every conceivable church resource need, was a stand under the title of ‘Faithspace’. This was the stand of Churches Together in the North West, a collective of the Churches Together bodies of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
The stand had been organised by Revd. Phil Jump, Regional Minister of the North Western Baptist Association and currently Chair of both Churches Together in Cheshire and the Merseyside Region. Phil reports:
“This was a great opportunity not only to tangibly demonstrate the depth of relationship that exists between our churches in the North West, meet and engage with Christians from a variety of traditions, but also to celebrate the Church as a key resource in God’s mission”.
Ecumenical Officers from the five counties maintained a presence at the stand, which featured not only information about the North West, but also highlighted resources of the forthcoming period of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. There was a constant stream of enquirers and passing conversations, many delighted to see the united involvement and engagement of the range of church traditions that were represented.