Diocese of Manchester

Church interior, pillar and stained glass
Our church buildings provide a visible Christian presence in our communities, and are valuable for mission, community use and welcoming visitors. 

They should be the centre of our communities, vibrant places providing a range of services for all. Many of our church buildings already offer fabulous spaces that do just this, but we should constantly challenge ourselves to improve our church buildings to create spaces that can adapt to changing worship styles, articulate our mission, welcome people and meet the needs of the community.

Diocesan staff are here to help you plan for the future of your buildings and consider community needs alongside the needs of the worshipping congregation. They also offer advice on the statutory processes that may apply in adapting or improving your church building.

Ms Heather Ford

Ms Heather Ford

Heritage and Archdeaconry Resources Adviser

Address: Mission and Ministry,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

Advises parishes on historic buildings and assists with building grant applications

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The Revd Alan Simpson

The Revd Alan Simpson

DMPC & DAC Secretary

Address: Support Services,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

DAC applications and advice
Pastoral reorganisation
Closed churches portfolio

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Mrs Carol Done

Mrs Carol Done

Address: Support Services,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

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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