Churches Office for the North West

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The Churches' Officer, Rev Mgr John Devine Tel: 01925 400254 Email:, is appointed by the major Christian denominations in the North West to develop emerging oportunities for involvement by faith communities with regional government institutions.  The Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, United Reformed Church, Baptist, Salvation Army and Society of Friends all contribute to the post. 

With a desk at the North West Development Agency the officer also liaises with Government Office North West and is a member of the NW Regional Assembly.  The particular focus of his work is social exclusion, regeneration, urban and rural concerns and the environment. 

Although appointed to speak on behalf of the Churches he is required to work closely with other Faith Communities.  The North West Forum of Faiths was established in 2006.