As the Bishop of Manchester returns from his sabbatical, we asked him for a short reflection on what he has been up to!
The Revd Canon Martin Ashworth died on 20 November aged 81. He retired from St Margaret's, Prestwich in 2006, where he had been vicar for 23 years.
The Revd Tracy Marshall, currently Team Vicar in the Atherton, Hindsford and Howe Bridge Team, has been appointed Team Rector in the same Team.
Discover resources to invite your community back to church this Christmas.
The Church of the Ascension in Lower Broughton has been spectacularly rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2017 that destroyed the roof and much of the interior.
Revd Canon Daniel Burton, currently Team Rector of All Saints Salford, has been appointed Incumbent of St. Mary with St. Peter Oldham.
Revd Canon Falak Sher, currently Assistant Curate (Pioneer Minister) at The Ascension Lower Broughton, has been appointed Incumbent at The Ascension Lower Broughton.
With the level of heating costs expected this winter, some churches may consider moving worship to buildings which are more readily and efficiently heated. Any decision to move worship will need to be carefully considered, and national statutory guidance will be issued soon, which must be read in conjunction with the information below.
St Edmunds Whalley Range and St James Moss Side have developed a Tech Team to run their social media channels and deliver livestreams of services. They train and equip their younger members and have also offered training to other churches.
The Revd Clive Hamilton, currently Curate at All Saints Salford, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. Barnabas Filwood Park in the Diocese of Bristol.