Archdeacon Ian Bishop introduces us to Julie Okundaye, the new Chair of the diocesan Race and Ethnicity Forum.
Julie lives in Stockport and worships at St Matthew's, Edgeley and says her formative years were spent in Nigeria.
In this short interview she talks about her background and the role of Chair and why she believes the church can be pivotal in shaping a more diverse and inclusive society.
October marks Black History Month, an event held across the UK in recognition of the contribution and achievements made by people from African or Caribbean heritage. Liturgical resources from the Church of England for use by all churches during Black History Month can be downloaded here.