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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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Our New Deacons and Priests
First published on: 6th July 2021
Congratulations to our new deacons and priests who were ordained at Manchester Cathedral.
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Record numbers of clergy to be ordained in Manchester
First published on: 29th June 2021
Twenty-five deacons, the largest number ever ordained in a single year in Manchester, are a diverse group including 13 women, six people of BAME background and 11 under the age of 40.
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New church opens in Rochdale town centre
First published on: 24th June 2021
A new church that aims to attract young people was opened last night in Rochdale town centre and Janie Cronin licensed as minister.
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An update on our proposals for mission communities
First published on: 22nd June 2021
In response to requests for more information the update includes a practical guide to mission communities, more information on roles and responsibilities and a broad timetable for implementation.
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Church for a Different World awards 2021
First published on: 16th June 2021
The focus this year is on how churches and chaplaincies have begun to embed new initiatives that began under lockdown and which are now becoming an established part of life, mission and ministry.
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Diocesan Synod debates clergy care and wellbeing
First published on: 15th June 2021
June Synod welcomed the new Area Deans and Lay Chairs and, following a discussion, invited deaneries to adopt the Covenant on Care and Wellbeing of Clergy.
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Our new Area Deans and Lay Chairs
First published on: 8th June 2021
Welcome to our new Area Deans and Lay Chairs who will lead our seven new deaneries.
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Ordination of deacons and priests
First published on: 26th May 2021
Please pray for all those to be ordained this year and especially for these candidates who will serve in our Diocese.
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Heaven Blessed and Heaven Sent
First published on: 25th May 2021
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell led the Holy and Spiritual Communion at the Manchester Clergy Conference
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Bishop of Beverley to Retire in 2022
First published on: 21st May 2021
The Rt Revd Glyn Webster will be retiring from his role as Bishop of Beverley at Epiphany, 6 January 2022.
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