Diocese of Manchester

The Diocese of Manchester is:


  • 2.1 million people
  • 415 square miles
  • 328 churches
  • 33,300 adults on our church electoral rolls
  • 188 church schools
  • 57,200 pupils

The Diocese of Manchester is the Church of England in Bolton, Bury, Leigh, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Rossendale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. It is a place of excitement and vibrancy: a place of extraordinary opportunity for the Church to deliver on its commitment to the establishment of a worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community.

Faith, hope and love. The values at the heart of our Church have never been more relevant or contemporary in today’s society. As people become busier, communities become more diverse and life becomes more demanding, it’s more important than ever to reach out and embody our vision.

Find out more about how we are becoming Church for a different world.

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400