Diocese of Manchester

  • A message on World Mental Health Day

    The Church can and must be a powerful champion of that mental resilience, through the long and hard months that lie ahead.

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  • Bishop David welcomes IICSA Report

    Bishop David welcomes the IICSA Report into the Church of England, and apologises for the harm done to people from abuse in a Church context and for failures to respond appropriately.

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  • An inspiring vision for local ministry

    Our proposals for Mission Communities will enable us to work together in growing, nurturing and serving our communities across the Diocese of Manchester.

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  • Bishop David to join the House of Lords

    The Bishop of Manchester is to take his seat as a member of the House of Lords in Parliament on Monday 7 September. As one of the 26 Lords Spiritual, he will represent the city and diocese of Manchester. He will have a particular brief among the bishops to speak on issues of housing and international trade.

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  • Tea and thank you for retired clergy

    Sixty retired clergy were treated to a cream tea couriered from Devon and a get together over Zoom to thank them for their past and present ministry.

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  • Take a break and return refreshed

    This year, more than ever, August needs to be a month of comparative quiet and rest.

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  • What is Ordinary Time?

    A reflection from the Bishop of Manchester on extraordinary times and 'Ordinary Time' - a season in the Church's year.

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  • Pentecost letter of thanks from Bishop David

    A Pentecost letter from Bishop David, thanking churches for their generosity, innovation, perseverance and commitment in helping us be a Church for a Different World in such challenging times.

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  • Bishop David's Sermon for Ascension Day

    I love those stained glass church images of the Ascension. The ones where an awestruck posse of apostles gazes upwards; looking in mystification at a pair of feet disappearing into the tracery above the window. I love those images because, paradoxically, they bring me down to earth. When I am tempted to over intellectualise, to so focus on the meaning that I forget the man, pictures like this bring me back to the heart of our faith, to Jesus, truly God and truly man. And if it requires some slightly kitschy art to get the point across to me, so be it.

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  • Decision on deanery changes

    The Bishop of Manchester has approved the proposal to amalgamate 20 deaneries of the Diocese of Manchester into seven, and to seek to appoint a full-time Area Dean to each, following an extensive consultation between November 2019 and February 2020.

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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