Discover resources to invite your community back to church this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
In response to the distressing situation in Iran, the Church of England offers these prayers for use in our churches
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.
The conference was well attended and praised by clergy and laity for providing practical resources underpinned by theology and stories of hope.
Our travels through the Holy Land in November 2023 will introduce us to the landscape that shaped Jesus, and teach us to read the Gospels with fresh eyes.
A new programme of Group Pastoral Supervision is being made available from September 2022. Clergy are invited to sign up for small group sessions led by a trained leader that will provide a confidential space where they can share their day-to-day challenges and experiences amongst a group of supportive peers.
Clergy and lay leaders are invited to register now for a free place at our Generosity and Thankfulness Conference, which will be online on 24 September 2022.