Manchester City Mission stands the Test of Time

When I took up my post as Director of Manchester City Mission, back in 2004, I quickly became aware of it’s amazing history.

I remember back then visiting Deryk Thompson, who himself had been Director of MCM for many years. “Look into the history” he advised me

He was quite right! Each of us that work in MCM today are well aware that we are standing on the shoulders of giants that have gone before.

MCM was formed back in 1837 as means of taking the Gospel message to the urbanised poor many of whom had left their Christianity behind in the village when they moved into the city in search of work.

This year, by God’s grace, we celebrate 185 years of faithful ministry to the Manchester area.

During that time countless lives have been touched by the Gospel.

One of the great strengths of a city mission is the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the people they set out to reach. Perhaps that’s one reason that we have been around so long.

Certainly, MCM has gone through many phases in its long history - far to many to mention in such a short article!

One thing does not change though. The timeless message of the cross has always remained central to our work, as has the emphasis on meeting people “where they are” with compassionate, needs based ministry.

No hype, no gimmicks, just gospel ministry in word and deed that has stood the test of time.

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Incarnation | Compassion | Proclamation

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Clock icon 19 May, 2022

Written by:

Terry Durose

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