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New church launches in Manchester City Centre

First published on: 21st September 2023

The newest church in Manchester Diocese – Fabric Church - held its first service on Sunday 17th September. Opening its doors in a temporary location, Factory 251 just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Road, Fabric Church opened to a congregation of over 130 people. The timing of the launch coincides with Fresher’s Week and many attending the service were new to the city.

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The Revd Dr Mark Roper, previously a senior curate at Holy Trinity Brompton, London led the service alongside Associate Vicar, Revd Nakita Ainsworth.

Fabric Church is part of the Diocese of Manchester’s vision of having a ‘worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community.’ This new church will expand the diocese’s offering to those who live and work in Manchester City Centre and aims to serve the many students, young professionals and young families that call the city centre home. The church will also foster further Christian renewal in the diocese by planting other church communities.

The diocese has been working in partnership with the Church Revitalisation Trust (CRT) to achieve the launch of Fabric Church,  following a successful bid to the Church of England’s Strategic Mission and Ministry Investment Board.

You can find out more about Fabric Church on Instagram at Fabric Church and Fabric Students.

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