About Us

We work with churches and organisations to help strengthen local communities, so that people can flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

Together Middlesbrough & Cleveland was launched by the Archbishop of York in December 2012, as the local expression of the Church Urban Fund (CUF) in the Diocese of York.

The work of TM&C developed from the concern of local churches for the communities that they serve, recognising the challenges that many people face. A conference called Bridging the Gap was organised in February 2012 to bring people together to share their ideas to work together around issues of poverty and social justice.

Our work has continued to be shaped by local people, churches and communities. Our staff work across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland and are supported by a board of trustees from a variety of church traditions.

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Our team

Julie Mc Gee

Julie McGee

Intergenerational Training Officer

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Caroline Nakachwa

Food Insecurity Project Officer

Jan Hodgson

Jan Hodgson

Brighter Lives Beyond Recovery Project Officer

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Emma Crabtree

Executive Assistant for Together Middlesbrough




Rt. Revd Paul Ferguson

Chair of Trustees

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Adam Gaunt

Father Adam Gaunt

Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland and Carlin How with Skinningrove

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Paul Catterall

Trustee. Network Development Worker, NACCOM

Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe

Trustee. Mark is also a trustee of the North-East refugee charity Investing in People and Culture, and is currently on the York School of Ministry Diploma course.


Geeta Sharma

Trustee. Community Activist/Chemistry Teacher

Monica Conmee

Monica Conmee

Trustee. Representative on behalf of the Catholic Community in the Middlesbrough Diocese. Experience working with an international development agency.

John Hinman

Mr John Hinman

Champions Network Lead

Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund (CUF) was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. CUFs vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

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Together Network

The Together Network is an alliance of 21 charities known as joint ventures linked by faith and driven by the desire to see communities flourish throughout England.

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Our Funders

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