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Stranded

Ryan listens to a man stranded in Manchester on his way home... Ryan, from Operation Joy, and a team…

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Clear Call

Have you had your copy of the latest edition of Clear Call? Contact the mission office if you have n…

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Birthday Celebration

One of the key tasks of Operation Joy is know when people are celebrating their birthday. I had got …

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New Opportunity for Prison Ministry

Since the closure last year of the Narrowgate Homeless Shelter, the team at Manchester City Mission …

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Resettlement

I have been continuing to work with those who were previously in the night shelter but who have now…

Restart
Christian Woman Centre

Where do you go if you need help? It’s hard enough for you and me to get the help we need sometimes,…

Operation joy
My cup overflows

Ryan (Operation Joy) and Michelle (Restart) went into Manchester City Centre to reach out to street …

Nourish
The food club

The Food Club started out in order to help child hunger and families in particular, that may have be…

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Journeying together

Peter was referred onto Ryan (Operation Joy) by Michelle (Restart). Ryan met with Peter in Manchest…

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Narrowgate Hub News

Since the closure of our “Narrowgate Homeless Shelter” due to Covid-19 we have continued providing …

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The Cottage

In November and December, we saw two residents move on from the cottage into their own flats. We wi…

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Green Pastures

Following the successful outcome of our application to Green Pastures, I am now actively looking fo…

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Unexpected opportunities from pandemic lock-down

Due to covid, the Dawn Project have been unable to go into care homes, so they have sent messages vi…

Groundbreakers studetns
We love to hear how schools have built on what we have done in Groundbreakers assemblies

In an assembly about the tongue and how we use it, we gave the children a way of thinking before th…

Groundbreakers
Experience Christmas… Experience Easter!

A local team in Saddleworth, supported by Groundbreakers usually puts on Experience workshops at Ch…

Restart
Turning Life Around

We are supporting another girl who has now come out of the sex work and is trying to change her life…

Operation joy
Social media contact, Good News in the pandemic

The pandemic has placed limitations on street ministry, and the use of social media has been vital i…

Operation joy
A prodigal returns

Ryan Ackrill was out in Manchester City centre visiting some homeless people, when he was drawn to a…

Nourish
A food club success story

A key part of the Food Club is our amazing set of volunteers, who go the extra mile to help our mem…

Groundbreakers
What do you do when the school doors are shut, and you are a school’s worker?

Back in April 2020, I emailed the 34 schools we regularly visit to see if they would be interested …

Operation joy
Peace for a family member

Ryan was on his way home from Manchester City Mission one night and decided to call at his mum’s to …

Restart
Contact Card

On a recent evening out meeting the girls, we met a young woman who we’ve known for some time. It h…

Nourish
Helen back at the food club

With Covid-19 really affecting so many people, it was really encouraging to see Helen again at the …

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Salvation on the streets of Manchester

Ryan (Operation Joy), Michelle (Restart) and Emelda one of our volunteers, were out in Manchester, r…