Diocese of Manchester

  • Lahore Pandemic Appeal

    We have been keeping a keen eye on what is going on in our link Diocese of Lahore in Pakistan. We have many friends there and have been particularly concerned for their welfare in this time of coronavirus. If you can, please support our appeal.

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  • Resumption of Public Worship from 4 July 2020

    The government has advised that our church buildings can be opened for public worship from 4 July as long as this can be done safely.

    On 30 June 2020 The Church of England published very detailed information and advice to support parishes as public worship recommences.

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  • New Theological College planned for the North West of England

    The Bishop of Manchester has welcomed a development in theological education in the region. He with the other Anglican bishops in the north west are looking to the future as they announce plans to form a brand-new independent theological college.

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  • Archdeacon / Assistant Archdeacon Appointments

    Following the appointment of the former Archdeacon of Rochdale, the Ven Cherry Vann, as Bishop Monmouth in November 2019, the new Archdeaconry arrangements will formally come into effect from 1 July 2020.

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  • The Revd Alastair Whyte

    The Revd Alastair Whyte who currently holds Permission to Officiate in the Diocese has been appointed as SSM Assistant Curate to the Benefice of Newchurch.

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  • Bereavement Care Awareness Online Training

    The Bereavement Care Awareness course has been produced as part of Care for the Family’s bereavement training for churches. It is useful for clergy, church leaders, pastoral care leaders or any volunteer interested in supporting bereaved people.

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  • Sister Canon Dorothy Needham

    Sister Canon Dorothy Needham, currently Church Army Officer at Farnworth Kearsley & Stoneclough, Walkden & Little Hulton, and Seven Saints New Bury with Great Lever, is to retire on 31 October 2020.

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  • Manchester awarded £5m from Church Commissioners for church growth projects

    The Diocese of Manchester has learnt today that it has been successful in its bid for £5.035 million from the Church Commissioners’ Strategic Development Fund to develop projects that will help grow a younger and more diverse church, particularly in areas of high deprivation.

    The money will be used for three creative new interventions over five years, with the aim of reaching people aged under 40, the generation that is often missing from our churches.

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  • Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme Opens for Bids

    The Home Office is providing a total of £3.2 million in grant funding this year to help places of worship who feel they are vulnerable to hate crime to install more secure gates, locks, alarms and CCTV in order to deter and prevent hate crime attacks.

    Places of worship in England and Wales, including churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and associated faith community centres, can apply for grants of up to £56,000 per place of worship.

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  • The Revd Gill Barnett

    The Revd Gill Barnett, currently Priest-in-Charge of Hamer and Healey and St. Ann Belfield, has been appointed in addition as Borough Dean of Rochdale.

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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