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New bishop tours Bolton, Bury and Salford

New bishop tours Bolton, Bury and Salford

Mark Ashcroft, named as the new Bishop of Bolton, spent his first morning meeting the communities he will serve in Bolton, Bury and Salford

Published: 23 June 2016

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Ordination joy at the Cathedral this weekend

Ordination joy at the Cathedral this weekend

This weekend marks a wave of ordinations of deacons and priests at Manchester Cathedral from a wide range of ages and professions, We have 20 new deacons and 16 new priests!

Published: 23 June 2016

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The new Bishop of Bolton

The new Bishop of Bolton

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Venerable Mark David Ashcroft, Archdeacon of Manchester, to be the next Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester. Mark Ashcroft, 61, has served as the Archdeacon of Manchester and Residentiary Canon of Manchester Cathedral since 2009.

Published: 22 June 2016

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Churchwarden Training

Churchwarden Training

27 June 2016

Churchwardens are vital to the health and wellbeing of our church communities. It is an important and, at times, a...

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National Commemoration of the Somme

01 July 2016

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has announced a nationwide programme of events to mark the centenary of the...

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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.