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The Revd Ann Whittleworth

First published on: 19th October 2022

The Revd Ann Whittleworth is to retire as Curate at Hillock and Unsworth on 21  January 2023.


Report of meeting of Diocesan Synod, 15 October 2022

First published on: 19th October 2022

Environmental issues were to the fore at Diocesan Synod. ​​​​​​​Bishop Mark Ashcroft was also thanked for his dedicated service to the diocese prior to his retirement in February.


A spiritual reflection on Scafell Pike

First published on: 18th October 2022

Revd Grace Thomas and Radzi Chinyanganya embark on a pilgrimage up Scafell Pike, paying attention to the environment and reflecting on religious broadcasting at the BBC over the past 100 years.


Prayers for Iran

First published on: 17th October 2022

In response to the distressing situation in Iran, the Church of England offers these prayers for use in our churches


Mr David White

First published on: 14th October 2022

Mr David White, currently Reader Emeritus in the Benefice of Littleborough, has been appointed in addition Reader Chaplain for Rochdale Archdeaconry.


The Revd Capt David Penny

First published on: 14th October 2022

The Revd Capt David Penny, currently Incumbent of St. Matthew with St. Luke Chadderton, has been appointed Vicar of Winchcombe, Gretton, Sudeley Manor and Stanley Pontlarge in the Diocese of Gloucester.


The Revd Robert Jackson

First published on: 11th October 2022

The Revd Robert Jackson, currently Incumbent of Whitehaven in the Diocese of Carlisle, has been appointed Incumbent of St. John the Evangelist Irlam and St. Mary the Virgin Cadishead, such posts to be held in plurality.


Manchester Diocese publishes findings of Past Cases Review (PCR2)

First published on: 5th October 2022

The Diocese of Manchester has published an Executive Summary of its past case safeguarding review (PCR2) that was carried out by the Independent Reviewer between September 2020 and June 2021. 


Celebrating Black History Month with 'A Million Colours' music video

First published on: 3rd October 2022

To celebrate Black History Month the Diocese of Manchester has released ‘A Million Colours’ - a music video featuring a diverse group of children from Church of England schools across Greater Manchester.


Generosity and Thankfulness Conference a huge success

First published on: 29th September 2022

The conference was well attended and praised by clergy and laity for providing practical resources underpinned by theology and stories of hope.


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