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First focal leaders commissioned in joyful service

First published on: 19th October 2023

The first focal leaders in Manchester Diocese were commissioned last Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s Rawtenstall. They will carry out their roles in the mission communities of Radcliffe and Whitefield and Rossendale in the Bury and Rossendale Deanery.

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A Reader through the decades

First published on: 18th October 2023

One of the diocese’s longest-serving Readers, Frank has been leading services for no less than 54 years and estimates the number he has taken to be around 500.


Children lead the way in caring for Creation

First published on: 9th October 2023

In Rochdale, schoolchildren are leading the way in encouraging local Christians to make changes that help the environment.

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Authorised Lay Ministers celebrate at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 25th September 2023

A service to authorise and give thanks for lay ministers in our parishes.

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Summer fun at St Andrew's, Whitefield

First published on: 2nd August 2023

Situated in Hillock, Whitefield, St Andrew’s is one of many churches that are actively involved in their community. This is especially important during the summer holidays – even more so when the weather isn’t good!

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Companions for the Journey returns

First published on: 28th July 2023

Following a five-year hiatus due to Covid, this year saw the return of the Companions for the Journey course.

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South Manchester Mission Community prayer walk

First published on: 26th July 2023

On Saturday 22nd July, church members from South Manchester’s Mission Community 2 joined together in a four-hour prayer walk between their ten parishes.


Julie Macauley Admitted and Commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist

First published on: 20th July 2023

Julie Macauley from Radcliffe was Admitted and Commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist on Tuesday 18th July, in Sheffield Cathedral.

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Ordination Stories 2023 - Joshua Gaskell

First published on: 30th June 2023

Joshua Gaskell, a trombone enthusiast from Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire, in North Wales, has enjoyed a colourful and diverse employment history before entering ministry!

Bishop Charles Davidson to visit the diocese for Windrush anniversary

First published on: 15th June 2023

To mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush, the Bishop of Manchester has invited The Rt Revd Charles Davidson, Bishop of Guyana, to visit Manchester Diocese.

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