Young people who complete their Level 1 Award in Cre8's Music ccreditation scheme get to go to a gig - this was Justin Bieber's Purpose Tour!!
What is Cre8?
Cre8 Macclesfield Youth & Community Programme comprises a charity and two social enterprise businesses, all based on the Moss Estate in Macclesfield. Cre8 is part of the work of St Barnabas Church on Lyme Avenue - also on the Moss Estate.
You can read more about what we believe and why we do things further down this page...
Why we do things
Cre8 runs activities which help to build community and help people to feel a sense of belonging to their community. These include:
What we do
We try to do things which help to reduce what corrodes and gnaws away at the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of people in our community, such as
Cre8 is a Christian organisation that insists that people's lives can be transformed by building community, and by treating each other with care, forgiveness and respect.
Our vision is for people to be able to free themselves from things that hold them back like poor health, damaged relationships and unemployment, and to get access to good things like friendship, education and training, work and fun.
We work locally to achieve profound change as part of a wider movement for social justice and equality.
Our beliefs and values
As Christians we believe that the transformation we seek can be achieved through following the teaching of Jesus and his special concern for those facing disadvantage.
Our values are:
Our history and relationship with St Barnabas Church
Cre8 began in 2005 as an initiative of Churches Together in Macclesfield, supported by a wide number of local Churches including St Barnabas' Church on Lyme Avenue on the estate.
Formal links were established with St Barnabas in 2011 when Cre8 Macclesfield became an independent charity with St Barnabas appointing three of Cre8's Trustees.
The work of Cre8 is now part of the community outreach of St Barnabas, and a number of its activities take place within the church building and on its premises.