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Cornerstone grew from a collaboration of the Diocese of Salford with Canon O’Connor, the Daughters of Charity and several benefactors who, with fairly modest resources, established the provision. Cornerstone received its first beneficiaries in 1991. Five or six years later it had grown at St Augustine’s Parish to two port-a-cabins, a clothing store and a
Volunteers Turn the Wheels of Cornerstone
The Cornerstone Volunteers Mass on Saturday 29th June drew in over 100 people, mainly volunteers and supporters to give thanks for the work with homeless and destitute people, refugees and asylum seekers in the heart of Manchester. The opening hymn captured the essence of the service: We are pilgrims on the journey, We are travellers
Christmas at Cornerstone 2018
Christmas is always a very busy period for Cornerstone and this year is no exception. We have various events and activities over the festive period, and as always everyone is welcome to joins us. Please see a list of dates and times below: Our opening time during Christmas-New Year are: Sat 22nd Dec              CLOSED Sun
Andy Burnham visit to Cornerstone
On the 13th March, Caritas Diocese of Salford welcomed Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester to the Cornerstone Centre. Andy spent the day visiting established organisations that are provided services to people experiencing homelessness across Manchester. Since being elected in May 2017, Andy has personal commitment to tackling the issue of homelessness and has pledged
Thank you! to everybody that has helped us in 2017
CORNERSTONE DAY CENTRE AND SAFE HAVEN NIGHT SHELTER Wishing everybody that has helped us in 2017 by way of donating goods, time or money  A Very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. We can’t thank you enough! Through your support (however small) you can be sure you have helped to change many lives, and
Classroom Appeal
Help us to raise £15,000 to build a new classroom and support refugees to enter university! All donations given will go towards building a new classroom to meet the growing numbers of learners and paying for Maths & English University entry qualifications for 100 asylum seekers and refugees. Mohammed’s story “My name is Mohammed and
Goodbye Canon Kevin O’Connor
It is with great sadness we announce the death yesterday of Canon O’Connor. He was in his eighties and we have many fond memories of him. He was very genuine and cared for those less fortunate. Canon O’Connor was the priest to have the intuition to open a small cafe for the homeless, disadvantaged and
Red Ribbon Opening
Wow. At last the day has come! Angela Shannon with Tim Hough from Keepmoat cutting the ribbon on our newly refurbished mens toilets and showers. We are delighted with the results, really didn’t expect them to be this good! Thanks to Mark Mosoph and all that contributed to make this possible. Now the men can
Thanks for Donations
Its Harvest time again and we would like to thank all our schools, churches and individuals that make a magnificent effort each year organising all kinds of activities so that they can provide food, clothing, monies etc to help those less advantaged. We at Cornerstone are in awe that year after year (26 years to
Safe Haven
We were ecstatic this morning for two of our ex Safe Haven guys. Molhan a doctor from Syria who after a life threatening journey two years ago has just received his status. He is a beautiful, gentle young man and now hopefully will have a better and safer life here in the UK. We are
Food Appeal – Our shelves are empty
Sorry folks I’m afraid we are here again with our begging bowl. Our shelves are empty, we are in desperate need of tinned soup or even better dried soup powder and tinned meats i.e anything that would make a dinner for someone i.e sausage and beans, stewing steak, chilli con carne, meat balls etc. We
80 years on and poverty is still with us
In 1937 George Orwell wrote a book that shocked the country called The Road to Wigan Pier about the poverty in Northern England. Now 80 years on Claire Donnelly and camera man Andy is retracing his route telling the stories of Austerity Britain in their Wigan Pier project. Claire and Andy spent the morning at
A Wish List – Prayers Answered
A few months ago we were approached by a company called Keepmoat asking if we needed any work doing in our centre. They asked us to make a Wish list! It seems they heard about us from ‘One Manchester.’ Keepmoat had been offered a contract with them and they then wanted to help a Worthy
Challenge 4 Change
A group of 10 clients visited Challenge 4 Change in Trafford Park on Tuesday to take part in a team building exercise based on an assault course. What a great time was had by all! The Cornerstone team faced up to all the challenges, problem solved, gelled as a group and supported each other during
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