Diocese of Manchester

We host a range of events throughout the year, which we would love for your pupils and staff to be involved with! You can find details of our next services in Events.

Year 6 Leavers’ Services

Every year we host Year 6 Leavers’ Services at Manchester Cathedral. For more information, please contact Ruth Gent on 0161 828 1400.

Booking forms can be found in the Document Library.

Thanksgiving for Retiring Headteachers’ Service

Every June, we hold a Thanksgiving for Retiring Headteachers’ Service to give thanks and say goodbye to the retiring headteachers who have shown such hard work and dedication to the schools that they have served faithfully throughout their careers.

Welcome and Commissioning of New Headteachers’ Service

At the beginning of each new academic year, we welcome the new headteachers who will serve our church schools. This special service is often the first opportunity that new headteachers have to meet the Education team.

Thanksgiving for Governors’ Service

The first Thanksgiving for Governors’ Service was held in 2014, when the Archbishop of York preached. We look forward to holding this special service again in November 2018, when we will thank all governors for church schools who have served for more than 20 years.

Annual Diocesan Schools Conference for Headteachers and Chairs of Governors

The themes of the annual conference work on a three year cycle – educational, religious and political. 

In 2018, our speakers were Baroness Estelle Morris, politician for the Labour government, and poet Michael Rosen. We shared a Eucharist at the end of the day, please see the Heads and Chairs Conference 2018 article for more news on this event. 

Primary Heads and Chairs meetings

Twice a year, officers to the Board of Education invite primary schools to meet with them to discuss topics surrounding diocesan events, governance, RE and collective worship and any other local educational issues that are of concern. Meetings are held in each local authority and take place in the summer and autumn terms.

Details of your next Heads and Chairs meeting is in Events.

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