The Churches Regional Commission in the North East (CRC) was set up in 1995 as a joint venture by all the Christian denominations in the North East for the more effective promotion of the Church's mission and ministry through ecumenical social action in the North East of England. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. CRC's main objective is to work in partnership with North East Christian Churches Together (NECCT) to promote social action by churches and faith communities, encouraging them to extend their contributions to the social and economic development of the region. CRC's Council comprises all of the region's Church Leaders and others appointed by them for their skills and expertise. The Council appoints a Board with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company. The CRC Board meets bi-monthly and reports to the Council twice a year. The Chief Officer manages the staff and the day-to-day business of the CRC, reporting to the Board. The primary funders of CRC are the churches themselves.
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'Promoting Social Action by Faith Communities in the North East'
CRC Council Trustees & Directors
Ven. Stuart Bain* - Archdeacon of Sunderland
Dr Mark Bonnington - House Churches
Revd John Claydon - N.Baptist Association, Regional Minister
Bill Cunningham* - Society of Friends
Rt Rev Seamus Cunningham - (Chairman) Hexham & Newcastle Diocese
Fr Seamus Doyle - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese
Rt Rev Terence Drainey - Bishop of Middlesbrough
- Salvation Army
Revd Rowena Francis - Moderator of U.R.C. Northern Synod
Revd Ruth Gee* - Chair of Darlington Methodist District
Terri Leach* - (Secretary)
Ven. Geoff Miller* - (Vice Chair of Board) Archdeacon of Northumberland
Richard Moriarty - (Society of Friends)
Revd Lionel Osborn - Chair of Newcastle Methodist District
Revd Keith Phipps* - Chair of Board
Vincent Robinson, OBE*
Canon Bob Spence* - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese
Peter Sweeney* - Treasurer
Rt Revd Martin Warner - York Diocese
Rt Revd Martin Wharton, CBE - Newcastle Diocese
Rt Revd Frank White - Vice Chair of Council
CRC Board of Management
All * as above plus:
Susan Atkinson - (Representing NECCT)
The Staff of CRC
Stuart Allan - Administration (Accounts & IT).
Sue Blackbird - Adminstration (P/T)
Jim Robertson - Project Development