The latest news from across the Diocese of Manchester. You can filter using the tags on the right.

Evaluation and next steps of Fit for Mission
First published on: 20th February 2019
An independent evaluation of the Fit for Mission Programme has been undertaken. In a podcast, Bishop David explains the findings of the evaluation and outlines the next steps.Listen to Bishop David's message by clicking on the orange b
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I'll eat my hat!
First published on: 18th February 2019
The Bishop of Bolton, Mark Ashcroft, writes:Sometimes I visit churches where I need to reach for the smelling salts! Shock horror, they are serving Nescafe after church! Christians are called to make a difference and stand with the poor. One of the e
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Changing the world through fairtrade
First published on: 18th February 2019
Ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight, Manchester Cathedral will host Changing the World Through Fairtrade, an event on 22 February 2019, that will celebrate Fairtrade with talks, workshops, singing, art, poetry, stalls and refreshments.The event begins
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Organ restoration gets lottery support
First published on: 13th February 2019
St Chad's Church, Ladybarn, has received a National Lottery Grant of 90,800 for the restoration of its historic Harrison & Harrison organ. The project will restore the organ, which started its life in a manor house on the edge of the Lake Distric
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Young and old living well together
First published on: 5th February 2019
St Clements Church in Chorlton runs a lunch club for elderly and isolated people that transcends the age gap by inviting Year 6 pupils to chat to guests and help with serving meals and clearing tables.The project combines the schools Christian ethos
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BSL services at the Cathedral
First published on: 28th January 2019
Manchester Cathedral's Sunday Eucharists will have a British Sign Language interpreter once a month to improve accessibility for deaf people.The cathedral is committed to inclusion and is aware that people who use British Sign Language (BSL) as
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Prayers for Yemen
First published on: 28th January 2019
The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, is urging churches to pray for an end to the suffering of the people of Yemen this Sunday, as millions face the threat of starvation in the worlds worst humanitarian crisis today.Bishop David is
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A chosen faith
First published on: 28th January 2019
I'm often deeply impressed at the faith of those who have first encountered the gospel in adult life. Some have come from no religious background at all, while others have converted to become Christians from some other faith. They may well have had t
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Restoration of historic churchyard
First published on: 25th January 2019
St Nicholas Church in Newchurch, Rossendale, has received a 38,300 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project that will involve the whole community in restoring the churchyard to create a place of beauty and biodiversity. The heritage o
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Ordained Vocations Mentoring
First published on: 24th January 2019
The National Church is looking for volunteer Mentors to accompany those on the journey towards ordination who have been historically underrepresented in the Church of England including people of BAME heritage, under 30s, people living with disabiliti
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