Diocese of Manchester

  • The Revd John Simmons

    The Revd John Simmons, currently Incumbent of Christ Church Chadderton, is to retire on 19 March 2020.

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  • Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance from Bishop David

    You will be aware from the news stories about the spread of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in recent weeks and we all hold in our prayers those affected in any way.

    Currently travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas are advised to contact 111 if they develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath: China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau. The majority of these travellers do not require admission to hospital but may require self-quarantine in their own homes.

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  • Parish safeguarding training

    Parish safeguarding training will be offered on the following dates:

    10th March
    16th or 17th March
    23rd March
    2nd April

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  • The Revd Avis Gordon

    The Revd Avis Gordon, currently NSM Curate at Clifton, is to retire on 29 February 2020.

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  • Financial Update from the Chair of the Board of Finance

    The Chair of the Board of Finance, Phillip Blinkhorn, sets out the thinking behind the budget for 2020 - 2022

    During 2019 it became clear that our diocesan plan, agreed in October 2018, to return to a break-even position by 2021 following relatively small deficits in 2019 and 2020 would not be achieved. Whilst the expenditure plans had not changed, our income projections were clearly too optimistic, with the result that we are expecting an operating deficit in excess of £1million for 2019.

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  • The Revd Canon Falak Sher

    The Revd Canon Falak Sher, currently Incumbent of St. Werburgh Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Priest-in-Charge of The Ascension Hulme, has been appointed Assistant Curate of The Ascension Lower Broughton (to be known as Pioneer Associate Priest) and Assistant Curate of St. Paul with Christ Church Salford.

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  • Archbishop launches Church of England's first ever Green Lent campaign

    Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

    Environmentalists, activists and climate experts gathered at Lambeth Palace for the official launch of LiveLent 2020 a set of 40 daily reflections, actions and prayers.

    It comes on the same day Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially launched the UK’s COP26 strategy ahead of the crucial UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, alongside Sir David Attenborough, climate expert Lord Stern and the outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

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  • The Revd Eugeniah Adoyo

    The Revd Eugeniah Adoyo, currently Incumbent of St. Luke Longsight and Priest-in-Charge of St. Agnes Birch-in-Rusholme with St. John with St. Cyprian Longsight, is to retire on 1 July 2020.

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  • A Statement From the Three Bishops of the Diocese of Manchester

    As bishops in the Diocese of Manchester, we wish to make on our own behalf the apology issued by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York last night. The statement that had been published on behalf of the House of Bishops the previous week has been the cause of great harm and deep distress here in Manchester and across the wider Church. We are truly sorry. As Christians committed to penitence, we beg our sisters and brothers for their forgiveness and ask them to accompany us as we seek to rebuild the trust we have deservedly forfeited.

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  • Monday Mass at Holy Trinity, Shaw

    At Holy Trinity Shaw the PCC committed to viewing schools admissions criteria as an opportunity, and set about finding ways to engage positively with children and families who attend worship. The resulting Monday Mass won a Church for a Different World award.

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Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400