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The latest news from across the Diocese of Manchester. You can filter using the tags on the right.


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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
First published on: 9th April 2021
A short message from Bishop David on the death announced today of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
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Mission communities: feedback and next steps
First published on: 25th March 2021
Following an extensive consultation on the initial proposals for mission communities, we publish a summary of the feedback and information on the next steps.
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Bishop David's Easter message 2021
First published on: 23rd March 2021
Over the past year our homes have become the centre of our prayer and worship. Can we carry this with us into 2021 as life gradually returns to some kind of normality?
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Lockdown anniversary message
First published on: 23rd March 2021
A message from our bishops on the anniversary of the first national lockdown.
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Seven full-time Area Deans appointed
First published on: 26th February 2021
Seven full-time Area Deans have been appointed by Manchester Diocese to enable it to achieve its inspiring vision for 2030 of being ‘a worshipping, growing a transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community’.
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Sharing the benefits of your Covid vaccination
First published on: 24th February 2021
The Bishop of Manchester partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to give thanks after a Covid jab.
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Join us for Nine Lessons and Carols online
First published on: 21st December 2020
Cant's get to church this Christmas? Churches bring Comfort and Joy online to people who are afraid to venture out for a traditional carol service this year.
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Bishop David's pre-Advent message
First published on: 26th November 2020
The Bishop of Manchester has recorded a message for churches in the run-up to Christmas. His prayer is that we will find times of rest, and outpourings of joy, as we prepare our Christmas celebrations after a very difficult year.
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Appointment of Independent Reviewer for Past Cases Review
First published on: 5th November 2020
The diocese has appointed an Independent Reviewer, Suzanne Cottrell, to ensure that safeguarding cases have been identified and dealt with appropriately, in the next stage in the PCR2 process.
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How churches responded during lockdown
First published on: 2nd November 2020
The Church for a Different World Awards 2020 celebrated how churches adapted in inspiring ways to meet local spiritual, practical and pastoral needs.
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