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Christmas message from the Bishop of Manchester

First published on: 22nd December 2020

My hope and prayer is that each of us may find the love we need, to gladden our hearts and to ready us for the year to come. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Mission Community Proposals - Archdeaconry Events January 2021

First published on: 15th December 2020

On behalf of Bishop Mark Ashcroft and Bishop Mark Davies, we warmly invite people in our diocese – church officers, members of our congregations and our lay and ordained leaders – to events in January in each of our archdeaconries to discuss proposals for creating Mission Communities.

Pray, Act, Be: December 2020

First published on: 15th December 2020

Each month we will explore prayer on a different theme, shaped by a three-fold invitation to Pray, Act, Be.

Vicar completes virtual Lands End to John O'Groats fundraiser

First published on: 14th December 2020

Recovering from chemotherapy during lockdown, Revd Deborah Sandercock-Pickles has finished a virtual jog that involved 17250 laps of her vicarage garden, raising £3700 for cancer research.

Diocese of Manchester wins prestigious Eco Diocese award

First published on: 14th December 2020

Manchester Diocese is excited to announce that it has received an Eco Diocese award from the national environmental charity A Rocha in recognition of its work to embed environmental issues into the life of the diocese.

Silver award for St Thomas, Delph

First published on: 14th December 2020

Planting wildflowers, recycling bras, and creating a bat hotel earn a Silver Eco Church award for Saddleworth church

Outdoors, Online and by the Crib!

First published on: 9th December 2020

Churches prepare to welcome you to a different kind of Christmas this year!

Annual Visitation Services

First published on: 3rd December 2020

The Archdeacons have agreed to hold one last Visitation Service for those Churchwardens to be admitted who were unable to attend one of the services held in November. 

Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders Announcement

First published on: 27th November 2020

Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders: The right to pray together in a crisis

Bishop David's pre-Advent message

First published on: 26th November 2020

The Bishop of Manchester has recorded a message for churches in the run-up to Christmas. His prayer is that we will find times of rest, and outpourings of joy, as we prepare our Christmas celebrations after a very difficult year.

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