Paul and Judith have lived in the inner-south part of Manchester for almost 30 years, raising a family and as part of a local church. His Urban Presence role has included work with Urban Action Manchester, M13 Youth Project, Network, ChangeMakers, Prayer Network, Image, Barnabus and a number of local churches. Since 2003 he has been a part of 'Carisma', a community organisation he helped set up as a grass-roots response to the gang violence issue in the inner-south area. Carisma runs an annual 'Peace Week' and recently set up 'PeaceFM', a local community radio station. Paul helped to initiate and establish Street Pastors in Manchester, and has had a role in Street Pastors nationally since its early days. He also is a part of several informal networks across the city, and does a lot of linking, supporting, encouraging and prompting with various people and places. In 2008 he began a part-time MPhil researching aspects of mission in the urban context.