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Foundations for Ministry celebrations

First published on: 22nd May 2024

Last Saturday at Bury Parish Church, 13 participants from around the diocese (plus friends and family) celebrated the completion of their Foundations for Ministry (FFM) course.


Whit celebrations take place over Pentecost weekend

First published on: 22nd May 2024

On Sunday, churches across the diocese marked Pentecost with traditional Whit celebrations.


Casual Vacancies in General Synod

First published on: 17th May 2024

The results of the votes for candidates to two casual vacancies in the House of Clergy of General Synod can now be announced.

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Suicide First Aid training courses

First published on: 16th May 2024

At the beginning of this year, the Education Department increased its support by introducing three new training courses to help learners understand that suicide is preventable and to equip people with basic skills to help someone who might be experiencing thoughts of suicide.


Celebrating the anniversary of our Transforming Prayer Community

First published on: 16th May 2024

This coming Sunday, we will celebrate the first anniversary of the Transforming Prayer Community.


Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance

First published on: 8th May 2024

Canon Phillip Blinkhorn will be standing down as Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) at the end of this year.

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Stop the Bleed Day - first aid training for children

First published on: 8th May 2024

Revd Matt Sanderson recently took part in Stop the Bleed Day, a campaign to equip young people with the skills and confidence to treat injuries.


Service to celebrate 30 years of women priests

First published on: 3rd May 2024

Last night, on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Cathedral hosted a service to celebrate 30 years since the first ordination of women priests. It was a wonderful opportunity for colleagues and friends to get together to reflect on all that has been achieved over the last 30 years.


Cruelty free living with Animal Aid

First published on: 2nd May 2024

It all started with an email about a donkey.


Friendship Group supports those affected by dementia

First published on: 1st May 2024

At St Peter’s, Halliwell, a monthly Friendship Group provides support for anyone affected by dementia.

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