Who are we?
ConnectingCrossgates is seeking to mobilise people in partnership with the community organisations to work together for the benefit of Crossgates, in identifying needs in our area and encouraging groups to work together. We believe in expressing love through practical action.
How did ConnectingCrossgates start?
In the autumn of 2011, Churches Together in LS15 began to explore ways in which the churches in Crossgates could better work together – both with each other and also with the community.
A community audit was carried out to discover what was working well, what needs there might be and how the churches could help. Kären Gray who has been involved with Churches Together for over 10 years was appointed to undertake the study.
Drawing on her experience managing a charity resourced by volunteers working including numerous business and voluntary organizations, and her coordination of the churches successful Crossgates Carnival, she is now working 12 hours a week to try to put the project into practice.