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Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils services

First published on: 27th March 2024

On Holy Monday and Holy Tuesday, clergy and licensed lay leaders from across the diocese gathered together at Manchester Cathedral to share the Eucharist, renew their vows, and bless the sacred oils

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New vision for Lahore Diocese

First published on: 5th March 2024

The Diocese of Manchester has had a link with the Diocese of Lahore, Church of Pakistan, for over 30 years. This link has flourished through visits to each diocese, together with an active linking of schools in both areas.

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Ordination of ‘Our Dave’ strengthens diocesan link

First published on: 13th November 2023

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.

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Safeguarding Sunday: 19th November

First published on: 7th November 2023

Safeguarding Sunday is taking place on Sunday 19th November 2023, and churches in the diocese are encouraged to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all.

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Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale announced

First published on: 3rd November 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Donna Williams as Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale.

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Mission Community gathers for shared vision day

First published on: 31st October 2023

Bolton North and East Mission Community brought members of its parishes together this weekend at St Andrew’s Church, Bromley Cross

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Diocesan Synod meets at St John's House

First published on: 19th October 2023

Last Saturday’s meeting of Diocesan Synod took time to consider our route to Net Zero, our Racial Justice strategy, progress with our Transforming Prayer Community and the Annual Report of the Diocesan Board for Education. 

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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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A visit to Manchester for Lahore Diocese

First published on: 19th July 2023

In July we have been honoured to welcome friends to Manchester Diocese from our link Diocese of Lahore in Pakistan.

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Reader licensing service at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 10th July 2023

On Sunday 9th July, Bishop Matthew Porter led a special service to celebrate Reader Ministry in the diocese.

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