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A2A allows you to search and browse for information about archives in England, dating from the 900s to the present day. These archives are cared for in local record offices and libraries, universities, museums and national and specialist institutions across England, where they are made available to the public.


Contains parish registers for most parishes in the Diocese of Manchester (including Manchester Cathedral).

Anglican Association of Advisers in Pastoral Care and Counselling (AAAPCC)
The AAAPCC promotes pastoral care and counselling within the Anglican Church. It gives clergy the opportunity to reflect in a theological way on both the routine and sometimes unexpected demands of parish life. 

Anglican Communion 
The official website of the worldwide Anglican Communion, comprising over 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches around the globe in over 160 countries.

Archbishop of Canterbury Diocesan Bishop; Primate of All England; Chaplain to the Nation; Leader of the Anglican Communion around the World.

Archbishop of York
The official website of the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

Arthur Rank Centre
The Arthur Rank Centre is an ecumenical partnership between the churches, the Royal Agricultural Society of England and the Rank Foundation. It is the hub of Christian concern for the wellbeing of rural people. Our programmes and projects translate that concern into effective action.

BBC - Religion & Ethics
History of Church and State, Religion and Ethics homepage, Religion and Ethics programmes on the BBC, Seeing Salvation, World Service - World Religions

Bible Society is an advocate for the Bible in contemporary cultures, resourcing and influencing those who shape society and making the Bible heard by all.

Broken Rites 
Broken Rites is an inter-denominational self-help group offering support and information to separated and divorced wives of clergy, ministers and Church Army officers throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Call Waiting 
The Church of England wants to encourage gifted and committed young men and women, from all kinds of backgrounds, to consider whether God is calling them into ordained ministry as priests. You can find out more about the options available at this site.

The Children's Society
The Church of England Children's Society is a national charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK.

Christian Aid
An agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland, Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations, which are best placed to understand local needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas offices.

Christian Enquiry Agency

Christin Values for Schools 
Identifies the distinctive values of church schools that make them popular with parents and students, and promotes ways of living out those values in the day-to-day activities of a busy school environment. 

Church Army
Church Army Evangelists are at work across the UK and Ireland, bringing the good news of the gospel to those with little or no contact with church.

Church of England The website of the Church of England, the nation's church and the mother church of the Anglican Communion. 

Church Housing Trust This charity is dedicated to the rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless people of all ages and backgrounds. By tackling the longer-term issues that perpetuate homelessness, rather than providing quick fixes, Church Housing Trust offers new beginnings for homeless people of all ages.

Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) CPAS is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ through developing effective leaders at all levels in churches.

Church Plans On-line
A database of around 12,600 plans and architectural drawings from the archive of the Incorporated Church Building Society. 

Churches Visitor and Tourism Association
Churches Visitor and Tourism Association aims to develop the tourism potential and visitor experience of a unique part of our historical and contemporary sacred heritage.

Church Commissioners
The Church Commissioners' role is to manage the Church's historic assets, today invested in stock market shares and property, to produce money to support the Church's ministry. The Church Commissioners meet some 20% of the Church's total running costs.

Communications Training
www.churchcommstraining.orgProvides high-quality communications training to help individuals and organisations associated with churches.

Fairtrade Foundation
The website of the Fairtrade Foundation, the campaigning and certification organisation behind the FAIRTRADE Mark.

Fresh Expressions
The Archbishop of Canterbury is giving increasing prominence to the Fresh Expressions project which is now gaining widespread support and acknowledgment across the dioceses and throughout the Methodist Church.

Interdiocesan Counselling Service   
The service was set up in 1985 at the request of the Bishops of the North West dioceses. It provides professional and confidential counselling for individuals, couples and colleagues; independent of the diocesan structures, but which has their support.

Invitation to Prayer
Prayers for world peace, for use by parishes, congregations and individuals around Epiphany, are available on the Church of England’s website, An Invitation to Prayer.

Katherine House, Faithful Companions of Jesus 
Katherine House is a Christian Spiritualilty and Conference Centre based in Salford. We have our own programme of events and we welcome other groups to book their own events, using our facilities.

Parish Buying saves parishes time and money on their core purchases to free up resources to spend on their key mission and ministry.

Manchester Cathedral
The website of the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George in Manchester.

Manchester Branch of the Royal School of Church Music
The RSCM is an educational charity dedicated to raising standards and promoting music in every style of Christian worship and every denomination. 

More Than Gold
An ecumenical organisation helping UK churches to engage with the 2012 Games.

Mothers' Union Manchester
Information about Mothers' Union's outreach work locally and around the world. Local contacts, campaigns, news and events for members.

Parish Buying 
Parish Buying saves parishes time and money on their core purchases and frees up resources to spend on their key mission and ministry.

Parish Resources
This site offers a wide range of resources to support all aspects of stewardship in the local church, both for those who teach and for office holders.

Partners in World Development Network 
Provides parishes with up-to-date information on issues such as trade justice, debt relief and climate change

Rejesus aim is to reach people who have little previous knowledge of Jesus or the Christian faith and to encourage a step or two of faith. Every visitor has the opportunity to delve into engaging material and respond to it by giving their opinion, praying a prayer or asking a tough question.

ReSource ReSource is a ministry with an Anglican distinctive seeking to serve the church by teaching, training, and encouraging people to renew their lives and their church through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that God's message of life-changing love reaches out to others. We work in the conviction that God's renewal of his church and his people is for a purpose - and part of that purpose is mission.
A Christian community based in the city centre of Manchester. We are engaged in a journey of creative exploration into faith, worship, evangelism, friendship and lifestyle.

SPCK Publishing - Best-Selling Christian books from top authors in the UK and across the world.

St George's College Jerusalem Trust A charity committed to supporting the College's education programme in Jerusalem. Bursaries available for courses at St George's College Jerusalem.

Your Church Wedding
Celebrating the new law that makes it easier to marry in church, this website contains case studies of real weddings, a wedding planner, information about marriage, the ceremony, choosing music and more.