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Libby Lane to be Bishop of Stockport

Libby Lane to be Bishop of Stockport

The new Bishop of Stockport – and the first woman bishop in the Church of England – will be the Revd Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter’s, Hale and St Elizabeth’s, Ashley.

Published: 17 December 2014

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Hopwood church gets the go-ahead for major repairs

Hopwood church gets the go-ahead for major repairs

St John’s Church, Hopwood raises £134,000 for major repair and restoration work which will start in January.

Published: 17 December 2014

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A starter for ten

A starter for ten

The Bishop of Manchester will pit his wits against an Olympic rower this Christmas, as two teams of Cambridge graduates compete in a festive edition of University Challenge.

Published: 16 December 2014

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The Creative Spirit: the development and meaning of Western Christian art

The Creative Spirit: the development and meaning of Western Christian art

28 January 2015

A free course of ten monthly sessions exploring Christian Art from its very early development to the present day, looking...

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Breaking the Ground - A day thinking about baptisms and funerals

Breaking the Ground - A day thinking about baptisms and funerals

12 February 2015

Following the success of the Weddings Project, the Archbishops’ Council commissioned major research into families’ experience and understanding of baptism....

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Church of England in Greater Manchester - Manchester, Salford, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Rossendale; parts of Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan; and an area of East and South Lancashire.