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Parish worship in buildings neither consecrated nor licensed

First published on: 8th November 2022

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.


Keeping warm this winter

First published on: 1st November 2022

Warm Welcome is working to equip and support thousands of free, warm, and welcoming spaces in communities across the UK to make sure that nobody is left to suffer on their own this winter.


Turton Tech pop-in

First published on: 31st October 2022

St Anne’s Turton runs Technology Pop-In sessions that offer an opportunity to learn new skills and improve connectivity amongst its community.


Livestreaming support for churches

First published on: 25th October 2022

Christ Church Healey quickly adapted to livestreaming worship during the pandemic and is keen to assist other churches in using appropriate technology.


Online group kept young people connected

First published on: 21st October 2022

St Andrew’s Over Hulton received an award for its online youth group that enabled children to stay connected during the pandemic lockdowns.


Church for a Different World Digital Awards

First published on: 20th October 2022

We've been celebrating our Church for a Different World digital awards in recognition of churches that are reaching out to their communities in new and innovative ways.


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.


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


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. 


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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