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Wedding blessing for police couple

First published on: 21st April 2020

Two police officers who postponed their wedding due to coronavirus were treated to a surprise blessing by their colleague who is also a priest.Sgt. McNulty & PC McGreavy were due to marry last week, but had to postpone their weeding because of th

Online worship: ideas and examples

First published on: 1st April 2020

Churches across the Diocese of Manchester are responding in many wonderful ways to the Coronavirus crisis; making regular phone calls to lonely and vulnerable members of the congregation, supporting foodbanks and other vital services, and finding new

Prayer and encouragement

First published on: 30th March 2020

Canon Rachel Mann has written a special diocesan prayer for these times of crisis. We encourage you to use this prayer every day during the coronavirus pandemic. Diocesan prayer in time of crisis Download the prayer

Churches to close to slow spread of virus

First published on: 24th March 2020

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). But they c

Spiritual support during the Coronavirus outbreak

First published on: 23rd March 2020

Churches across Greater Manchester and Rossendale, while unable to meet for Sunday worship during the Coronavirus outbreak, are finding new and imaginative ways to provide much-needed spiritual support for regular worshippers and anyone in the commun

public worship suspended to help stem spread of coronavirus

First published on: 17th March 2020

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a different sort of church in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.In a joint letter, Archbishops J

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

First published on: 4th March 2020

The Church of England is updating its Coronavirus guidance for churches every day.In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until furth

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