On 22nd July the official opening of the TICCN Church on the Streets (CoTS) ministry in Burnley took place. A plaque was unveiled by Lord Shuttleworth with the inscription “In commemoration of David Hurst Co-Founder of Church on the Street Ministries.”
We would like to thank Lord and Lady Shuttleworth for their support, the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley and the many volunteers who worked so hard to made this a very special and happy occasion.
During the day a video team filmed interviews with the people for a documentary film about TICCN and in particular the tremendous impact of Pastor Mick and the Church on the Street Ministry. Bishop Steven commented: “The repeated theme of the day has been the unconditional love and practical support provided by Pastor Mick and his team. We have all be touched by the selfless dedication and Christian devotion of this ministry, Pastor Mick is demonstrating the heart of what it means to be a TICCN minister. We must meet people at their point of need, you don’t get clean in preparation for your bath, far too often the church has expected people to get cleaned up before they arrive but churches must embrace people wherever they are. In this way, we truly follow Jesus, who in encountering peoples weaknesses responded with unconditional love that manifested in practical ways. Healing for the sick, forgiveness for the sin, and food for the hungry. When people experience this, hope shines into the darkness of lives and a brighter future is born.”