Celebrating 25 Years of Urban Outreach

The 25th anniversary of Urban Outreach was recently celebrated in style at the home of Bolton Wanderers FC. On the evening of 23rd September the Premier Suite was filled with hundreds of staff, friends and supporters who had been involved with the charity since it was established in 1990 for a service of celebration.

The service, which was attended by the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Carole Swarbrick was hosted by the Bishop of Bolton the Rt Reverend Chris Edmondson and his wife Susan – in a “chat show” style. Guests were treated to a photographic history of the charity – including lots of photos with embarrassing clothing and hairstyles!

Church ministers from across the town gave their recollections of working alongside the charity to serve the most vulnerable people in Bolton and Dave Bagley, Chief Executive gave a vision of the future and challenged people to think about “How can I make my light count?”

Other contributions to the service came from Phil Mason (BWFC Chaplain) who led prayers for the current Urban Outreach staff, BOOM dance group, and a music band made up of people from different church fellowships in Bolton.

Here’s to the next 25 years!

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