Streetreach brings blessings to the community in Mossley

Thursday July 7th 2022

Members of Wednesday afternoon’s Streetreach community outreach team in New Mossley.

What fantastic work our young people are doing in Mossley Parish and surrounding area as part of the annual Streetreach project.

Forty one young people and leaders from 13 parishes in Connor Diocese, along with adult helpers from the Church of the Holy Spirit, Mossley, are taking part in the four day street mission.

For some of these involved, it was straight from the camp at Summer Madness on Tuesday to Mossley Parish Hall for a Streetreach kick-off dinner that evening, followed by team time, games and finally bed – the team are being accommodated at Ulster University in Jordanstown.

Streetreach continued on Wednesday and Thursday – we called into Mossley on Tuesday afternoon to capture the team involved in their different activities – check out the photo gallery below. The mission will finish on Friday July 8 after another full day.

Each day, the young people come together for breakfast in the parish hall, and this is followed by devotions led by visiting American interns Kayleigh and Preston Vaughn, discussions and prayers, and preparing for the afternoon activity.

After lunch the teams head out to fulfil their activity with one group doing outreach in the community including running children’s activities and picking up litter in New Mossley; another team praying for people on doorsteps and in the street; and another group running a very busy kids’ club inside and outside the parish hall.

The young people come back together again for dinner in the parish hall, an evening activity and debrief before heading back to their accommodation.

On Friday afternoon, they will run a community fun event and barbecue at the parish hall before packing up and heading for home after a busy few days.

Streetreach is organised by Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie, Engage Connor Youth Council and the Rev Peter Jones, rector of Mossley Parish and parish volunteers.

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