Speaking ahead of the launch, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said:
“I’m delighted that the Diocese of York and the Church Urban Fund are working jointly for Together Middlesbrough. It’s a great example of changes happening at grass roots level, and from within Middlesbrough itself.
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