Local Hubs

Local Hubs

The work of the Near Neighbours programme is focused in specific areas of England. Each of these areas is covered by a regional hub (sometimes covering multiple areas).


Bradford Churches for Dialogue and Diversity, Bradford

The towns of BuryRochdaleOldhamLeedsBradfordDewsbury and Burnley are in our Bradford hub.

BCDD acts as a resource providing learning opportunities for people in Christian and multi-faith settings. BCDD's vision is “Enabling human flourishing in the context of religious diversity.” It does this through resourcing and inspiring churches, Christians and peoples of other faiths in their presence and engagement in multi-faith society.

Find out more about Carlo, your Greater Manchester coordinator, here

Contact for Bury, Rochdale, Burnley, Oldham – Carlo Schröder; Tel: 0127 466 8312 Email: carlo.schroder@bcdd.org.uk

Find out more about Wahida, your West Yorkshire coordinator, here.

Contact for Leeds, Bradford and Dewsbury – Wahida Shaffi ; Tel: 0798 364 6096 Email: wahida.shaffi@bcdd.org.uk

For more information please visit the BCDD website 

Transforming Communities Together, Black Country

If you are based in the towns of WolverhamptonSandwellWalsall or Dudley you are in our Black Country hub.

TCT is a partnership with Church Urban Fund, supporting faith based responses to poverty in the Anglican diocese of Lichfield. 

Find out more about Ruth, your Black Country coordinator, here

Contact - Ruth Burgess; Tel: 07530 741 923 Email: ruth.burgess@tctogether.org.uk


Thrive Together Birmingham, Birmingham

If you are based in Birmingham you are in our Birmingham hub.

TTB works to grow and support the movement of individuals, churches and projects who, motivated by their faith, are committed to serving and supporting the poor and marginalised in their local communities, towns and across Birmingham.

Find out more about Jess, your Birmingham coordinator, here.

Contact – Jessica Foster; Tel: 0121 426 0442 Email: jess@nearneighbours.com

For more information, please visit the Thrive Together Birmingham webiste

The St Philip’s Centre, Leicester

If you are based in Leicester or Nottingham you are in our Leicester hub.

The St Philip’s Centre is based in the highly diverse city of Leicester. They have a track record of promoting positive community relations through dialogue groups, charitable activities and organisation of community events. They were the first of the Church of England’s Presence and Engagement Centre to be established in the county.

Find out more about John, your East Midlands coordinator, here.

Contact – John McCallum; Tel: 0116 273 8813 Email: nn@stphilipscentre.co.uk

For more information, please visit the St Philip's Centre website 

Grassroots, Luton

If you are based in Luton you are in our Luton hub.

Grassroots engages with, and responds to, the various issues which pose a threat to community cohesion and inter faith relationships in Luton’s widely diverse context. Grassroots seeks to recognise, encourage and share examples of goodwill and good practice within and between Luton’s diverse communities.

Find out more about Kim, your Luton coordinator, here.

Contact - Kim Greig; Tel: 0793 060 1640 Email: near.neighbours_luton@btconnect.com

For more information, please visit the Grassroots website

King's Centre, west London

If you are based in west or north London you are in our West London hub.

Linked to St John Southall Green and based in the heart of the highly diverse community of Southall, the Kings Centre is working to bring together local people and strengthen the community.

Find out more about Becky, your West London coordinator, here.

Contact - Becky Brookman; Tel: 07837 936 957 Email: beckyb@kingscentresouthall.org.uk

The Centre for Theology and Community, east London

If you are based in east or south London you are in our East London hub.

Based at St George-in-the-East in east London, CTC exists to help local Christians connect their faith more deeply with their daily life and work – and in particular to act with neighbours of different faiths and of none for social transformation.

Find out more about Beth, your East London coordinator, here

Contact - Tim Clapton and Beth Green; Tel: 0207 488 3385 or 07470134552. Email:bethg@theology-centre.org

For more information, please visit the Theology Centre website


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