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Church destroyed by fire rises from the ashes

First published on: 21st November 2022

The Church of the Ascension in Lower Broughton has been spectacularly rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2017 that destroyed the roof and much of the interior.


Young people lead on technical support for churches

First published on: 8th November 2022

St Edmunds Whalley Range and St James Moss Side have developed a Tech Team to run their social media channels and deliver livestreams of services. They train and equip their younger members and have also offered training to other churches.


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.


Social Super Market puts church on the map

First published on: 26th October 2022

As the cost of living crisis escalates and impacts the ability of people on low incomes to provide food for their families, The Church of the Apostles in Miles Platting finds a new way to support 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.


Celebrating Black History Month with 'A Million Colours' music video

First published on: 3rd October 2022

To celebrate Black History Month the Diocese of Manchester has released ‘A Million Colours’ - a music video featuring a diverse group of children from Church of England schools across Greater Manchester.


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