Diocese of Manchester

A number of groups operate across the diocese to provide support for clergy.

Deanery chapter

Deanery chapter aims to build up the priestly and ministerial life of its members by worshiping and praying together; and by providing a forum for the debate of issues affecting the Church and a place where information can be passed on. The chapter can also provide a valuable climate of sharing and mutual support. For details, contact your Area Dean.

Women's Chapter

An important part of the role of Bishop’s Advisor for Women’s Ministry is to offer confidential pastoral support to all ordained women in the diocese. Contact Canon Marcia Wall.

Team Rectors Network 

Support and resourcing for Team Rectors in Manchester Diocese. Meeting two or three times a year for lunch and sharing team ministry related challenges and ideas. Contact The Revd Stephen Edwards

The College of Health Care Chaplains

The College of Health Care Chaplains is a professional organisation for chaplains of all faith and belief groups. It is open to all recognised healthcare chaplaincy staff, paid and voluntary, and to those with an interest in chaplaincy. See www.healthcarechaplains.org

New Wine Leaders' Network

New Wine Leaders’ Network offers ‘core groups’ for those in church leadership. The groups are essentially clergy small groups which meet up at a mutually agreed frequency for mutual encouragement through sharing and praying for one another. See New Wine website

Manchester Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

The Fellowship (MDEF) aims to encourage Gospel growth in the diocese through the development of Gospel ministries and the reforming of those structures that inhibit or hinder such growth; it also seeks to unite Anglican Evangelicals in fellowship and foster and express their special contribution to the life of the Church. For further information contact The Revd John Armstrong

Society of Catholic Priests

SCP is a friendly and supportive society of women and men serving as priests. Manchester has a local chapter, with a varied programme including a residential chapter, meals together, spiritual input etc. Members are Catholic minded, follow a simple common rule of life, and enjoy fellowship together. Visit www.scp.org.uk/work/chapters

Manchester Estates Network 

Bringing together lay and ordained ministers from estate and inner-city parishes for support, prayer and information sharing. Visit www.mcrestates.weebly.com

Anglican Minority Ethnic Network AMEN

Anglican Minority Ethnic Network: AMEN is an independent group promoting the presence and participation of Minority Ethnic Anglicans in all structures of our church in the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit AMEN website

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