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About the Centre

About the Centre

The Centre from Third Avenue

About the Centre

The Centre was established in 1979 and celebrates its 40th year in 2019.  The project was established to put into practice the Church's concern for men and women in the World of Work and to support them in partnership with Employers, Community Agencies, Parishes and Chaplaincy Groups.

The Centre offers a range of services including accredited training through the Training Department, access to Industrial Chaplaincy through the Greater Manchester Industrial Mission Trust and community development initiatives working with Parishes and other communities to address local economic, social and citizenship issues.  The Centre also provides opportunities for men and women within the Salford Diocese and wider Christian Community to develop their understanding of Christian Social Thinking and the work of the Church in the wider community.

The Centre operates as a Charity (Charity number 1164837). 

As the Centre has extended its range of work and activity it has come to encompass the North West of England offering services in the Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire areas.  The Centre is a member of GEPO, the European network for the "Pastoral for Work" bringing together churches from across the continent engaged in Economic and Social Affairs.  The Centre is working with GEPO on the "Decent Work" initiative as well as serving on the European Steering Group.  The Centre is also affiliated to CSAN, a national network of organisations engaged in welfare, community development and economic affairs within the Catholic Church across England and Wales.

Our mission:

'To establish and maintain a Centre offering training, advice and support and to develop community based projects in response to social, economic, industrial and ecumenical issues and concerns'