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Welcome for SCIE overview report
First published on: 5th April 2019
The Church of England welcomes the final SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) overview report, which details the learning from the 42 independent diocesan safeguarding audits and findings on improving responses to survivors of abuse.The report
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Church-led jobs fair returns to Bacup
First published on: 1st April 2019
The Rossendale Jobs Fair returns for the sixth year running to the Methodist Church in Bacup on Thursday 4 April, offering amazing opportunities to connect people looking for a new job, a change in career or a local apprenticeship with local employer
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Our constant hope
First published on: 27th March 2019
It plays havoc with school timetables and complicates many people's holiday arrangements, but I quite like the fact that the date of Easter can vary, by up to a month or more, from one year to the next. It reminds me that the joyful news of the resur
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Our secret weapon: tea and cake!
First published on: 23rd March 2019
Bishop David Walker writes:Just over a week ago, a far right wing white supremacist went on a shooting rampage against Muslims gathered for prayer in Canterbury, New Zealand. Their city and ours lie at opposite points on the globe, but we share with
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Call to prayer for Brexit
First published on: 19th March 2019
All three bishops serving the Diocese of Manchester have called for churches to join in with five days of national prayer for unity as the deadline for Brexit approaches. Churches will be encouraged to host informal caf-style meetings over
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What can we learn from the deacons?
First published on: 18th March 2019
Canon Nick Smeeton reports from Tampere Diocese:Attending the Days of Deaconry conference in Lahti was quite an experience. Seeing many hundreds of deacons all wearing the diaconal green clerical shirts and hearing about their ministries among
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Standing Together
First published on: 15th March 2019
Today We Stand Together with all New Zealanders, horrified by acts of brutality and hate. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the murdered, the injured and all those affected by these atrocious crimes.Whether perpetrated on a Mosque
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Service of Renewal of Vows
First published on: 14th March 2019
MONDAY IN HOLY WEEKDear colleagues,I am writing to invite you to join with me and the bishops of Bolton and Middleton for the annual service for the Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils which will take place in Manchester Cathedral at 10.30am on
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Brexit wall of prayer at CRE
First published on: 12th March 2019
Visitors to this weeks Christian Resources Exhibition (13/14 Mar, Event City, Manchester) will be invited to post prayers on a wall following the Archbishop of Canterburys call for five days of prayer concerning Brexit.Andy Flannagan of Christians in
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Building our links with Tampere
First published on: 11th March 2019
It was a joy to have Maarika Laakso-Helle spending time in Manchester exploring what church life is like here. She works as a Mission Secretary in Keski-Lahti parish in the Diocese of Tampere and is also a deacon and a teacher. One of the aims of the
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