Over in Manchester North and East Deanery, Mission Community 3 have been co-creating a Sacred Space and worshipping community with young people in the area.
This year’s Foundations for Ministry participants enjoyed a wonderful retreat day this week at All Saints, Elton.
In spring 2022, just a few weeks before work began on repointing and waterproofing the church tower at St Luke’s, Heywood, the clock on the tower was damaged by strong winds.
Last year, along with Trinity Baptist Church, Bacup and the ABD Community Centre, Christ Church with St John responded to the energy price increase and cost of living crisis by providing a Warm Space in Bacup.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered at Bolton Parish Church for a joyous service of singing, dancing, and prayer to celebrate five years of the Children Changing Places Project.
Revd Derek Allen has been serving in Rossendale for around thirty years.
Sandra Morris, Man Dio Growing Faith Deanery Worker explains more about this special event.
On Saturday 11th November St Michael’s Bamford hosted the first Lay Development ‘Give it a Go’ day aimed at building confidence and encouraging the work of lay people involved in a variety of roles in church life.
As we’re looking ahead to Advent and services get busier, now is a great time to consider how you can optimise digital giving in your church.
On 5th November, we celebrated the ordination of four new priests and one deacon in our link diocese of Lahore in Pakistan. Among them was Revd Dave Mackie, who has been working with the church in Pakistan for the last eight years.