PCAN Preston Christian Action Network

PCAN'S role is to support and develop projects in churches, other organisations and urban neighbourhoods rather than to run our own projects. However we do take on a number of specific pieces of work. At the present time (January 2012) our priorities are.

  • Supporting work with the homeless, in partnership with Preston Homeless Forum and in particular the Sunday and Monday Drop in sessions at Central Methodist Church.
  • Supporting a community wide food bank, building on the work already carried out by The Salvation Army, and seeking to link this with a wider network of food banks across Lancashire. Download and our poster for your noticeboard HERE and the leaflet about it here.

  • A group working on events to gather people interested in developing their listening skills as a step to pastoral and counselling work. Training events took place in July and November 2011.  Follow up training took place in 2012 on befriending, and being a welcoming church.  BEING A WELCOMING CHURCH
    COURSE MATERIALS -  Click here
  • Exploring the issue of local unemployment with a focus on supporting work club initiatives linked to local churches.
  • Praying and thinking about Christian mission and community involvement in the most deprived neighbourhoods of Preston.. (Our East End  from Avenham outwards to the M6) with a particular focus on the potential for developing the work at St Matthews Mission Acregate Lane. (work club, messy church and youth cafe project have started in the parish in 2012)
  • Convening meetings of a group of local churches in the Ingol / Tanterton area of Preston to help them work together in serving the needy in their neighbourhood

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