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Gifts and Graces from God

First published on: 30th December 2019

Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.Ive just read that a piece of research has been done about the number of presents that are never used after the day they were received. I could have told the

Consecration of Bishop Cherry

First published on: 4th December 2019

Cherry Vann will be consecrated as Bishop of Monmouth at Brecon Cathedral on 25 January 2020. The service is a ticket-only event.A number of people have asked about attending the consecration service which is to be held in the afternoon of the 25 Ja

Tampere Youth Camp 2020

First published on: 26th November 2019

We are very excited to be heading out to Tampere for a Finnish-style Youth Camp from Monday 27 July 2020 to Monday 3 August 2020. This will be a fabulous opportunity for young people between 13 and 18 years old who are interested in exploring more o

Naysa's summer of kindness

First published on: 20th November 2019

Whilst most of us were dozing in the sun or cooking up a storm on the BBQ over the summer, five-year-old Naysa Hirst from Bolton was busy doing something extraordinary. Naysa, from Horwich CE Primary School, found inspiration from a Random Act o

Statement from GM Faith Leaders on the General Election

First published on: 19th November 2019

A statement from Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders regarding the General Election on Thursday 12 December:We are privileged to live in a secure and democratic society. We have the freedom to vote for who governs us. We encourage all eligibl

Proposed new deanery arrangements

First published on: 12th November 2019

To achieve our exciting vision for the future, we believe we need to change the way we organise ourselves as the diocese: proposing seven deaneries and a new full-time Area Dean role to provide leadership for change, as well as flexible parish c

Charter for Faith & Belief Inclusion

First published on: 11th November 2019

The Bishop of Manchester, Mayor Andy Burnham, and GM Combined Authority sign a Charter for Faith and Belief Inclusion today at Manchester Cathedral.The Charter for Faith & Belief Inclusion is an initiative of the Faith & Belief Forum and brin

Heritage Hound and the churchyard project

First published on: 31st October 2019

Heritage Hound is the face of an ambitious project to restore Newchurch churchyard that has got the whole community involved.St Nicholas Church in Newchurch, Rossendale has received a Church for a Different World award for an ambitious community proj

Fundraise while you shop

First published on: 29th October 2019

Are you an online shopper? Did you know that you can raise money, up to 2.5% of the purchase price, to support your church at no extra cost to yourself?Christmas is fast approaching and youll be buying presents for friends and family, or you could be

Our important democracy

First published on: 28th October 2019

I loved Bonfire Night as a child. Its origins meant nothing to me, but it was wonderful to see the flames of the fire reaching to the sky, to watch the colours of Roman candles and rockets shooting streams of bright light, and to trace patterns in th

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