Monday, 20 June 2016

Together Lancashire - New Online Resource Strategy.

Together Lancashire, as a partner in CUF's Together Network has recently undergone a re-branding and as a result we have a marvellous new website and other online resources.


Do have a look at our website here


On the IN YOUR AREA   pages you can find out what we are doing though our local networks in Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn and Morecambe.


On the WHAT WE DO pages you can find out the themes and methods of our work.



We remain committed to providing an extensive information service, relevant to Christians and others who are involved in social action and community development across Lancashire. This will now be consolidated with regular updates on our


Together Lancashire Facebook Page.


You can access this as a web page here


Those of you who are regular facebook users will know that by "LIKE" -ing the page every post we make will appear in your personal facebook feed.  You can also make comments and submit guest postings.




Up to now Together Lancashire has used multiple channels for online communication and information sharing including Facebook Groups, blogs, external web sites, and google group email lists. From now on we will make much less use of them.


The Facebook Groups   




These will remain open and anyone who is a member can post messages in them, though we will only rarely use them, (posting as Greg Smith rather than as Together Lancashire) and only for sharing items which have strictly local relevance.  We may also continue to share and cross post some items into other facebook groups such as Morecambe Churches Forum, Blackpool Food Partnership etc.


Our Blogs


Up to now we have been regularly posting information items on three blogs


Together Lancashire in East Lancashire


Together Lancashire in Blackpool




These blogs will no longer be used or updated but will remain online as an archive of our work.


Our fourth blog is


Together Lancashire - Stories and Reflections


This blog will also be frozen as it stands but we intend to continue to collect stories and reflections and publish them on the stories / blog pages of our main website.[G1]


We are always looking for new writers and new stories so



Our External Websites


Together Lancashire has been responsible for setting up and maintaining the websites for


Feeding Lancashire Together  


Preston Christian Action Network    or


Homeless In Preston    or


These three websites will continue to exist as long as yolasite offers a free web hosting service, but they will be minimally maintained and updated, and we do not guarantee to continue with the dedicated domain names when the registration expires.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

"Thinking afresh about welfare. The enemy isolation." Church of England discussion paper

"Thinking afresh about welfare. The enemy isolation." Church of England discussion paper
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Thursday, 26 May 2016

'Spooky' Sponsored Sleepout

Caritas care is organising a

'Spooky' Sponsored Sleepout

Raising funds for Vincent House and homeless prevention

21st Oct 2016

Join us if you dare….! great for young people's groups

Cardboard and bag provided, toilets on site, breakfast included

Venue: 218 Tulketh Rd, Preston PR2 1ES from 7pm

poster can be downloaded here:

and registration forms here

Sponsorship forms available from

What is Public Leadership?

The Evangelical Aliance's stuff on public leadership is at


Public leadership is about taking responsibility - knowing that we speak and act under the authority of God. It means caring about the place where God has put us, and stepping up, speaking out and engaging in public life. Taking our place as leaders in politics, the media and all parts of society.