The vision of the Diocese of Manchester is to be a worshiping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community.
Its core message of faith, hope and love is as relevant today as it’s ever been.
Bishop David asks the question: “How do we need to change to make the Church of today be the Church of tomorrow?” Recognising that the modern world is a noisy place in which it can be difficult to get noticed, he is challenging his Church to become ‘Church for a different world’.
Church for a Different World awards
Be inspired by churches that have won a Church for a Different World award. Find out how they are making a difference! We will announce winners of the 2019 awards in October.
9 Aug. 2019 In: Church for a different world
An update on Church for a Different World from the Chief Operating Officer. Read more
28 June 2019 In: Church for a different world
A new briefing on Church for a Different World from the Chief Operating Officer. Read more
14 June 2019 In: Church for a different world
Featuring #MoreThanSunday, DBF staff review, new appointments and sabbaticals guidance. Read more
A copy of the Pocket Guide is available for every church member. It outlines the diocesan vision and the opportunities to become Church for a different world.
Copies were given out at the roadshows and additional copies can be requested by emailing email@example.com or downloading an electronic copy below.
Download: Pocket Guide (PDF)
There is an opportunity for everyone within the diocese to get involved and face some key challenges together. To start the conversation, we've focused on five key areas that we're currently facing as a Church and as a diocese.
How can we imaginatively deliver Church?
Addressing social injustice
How can we continue to be an active force for change?