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Honorary Lay Canons of the Cathedral

First published on: 10th August 2020

The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, in consultation with the Dean and Chapter has appointed Susie Mapledoram and Jill Pilling to be Honorary Lay Canons of the Cathedral.They will be installed at a service at the Cathedral on a dat

Caring for Care Homes

First published on: 10th August 2020

Many churches have close links with the care homes in their parish. Clergy are often a familiar face, visiting parishioners to offer prayer and home communion, and to provide pastoral support and a connection with the worshiping community.During the

Take a break and return refreshed

First published on: 3rd August 2020

This year, more than ever, August needs to be a month of comparative quiet and rest. Church members and clergy across the diocese have worked extremely hard both in sustaining our worshiping life and in ministering in our parishes, chaplaincies and c

Grants for maintenance work

First published on: 28th July 2020

The National Church Trust has funding available for essential maintenance projects and small repairs now that churches are once again able to be open for worship and visitors.Through the Foundation grant programme it can fund small works to

Helping children transition to secondary school

First published on: 27th July 2020

Leaving primary school has looked very different for children in Year 6 this year. Usually children experience an exciting range of school experiences, traditions and celebrations, which help them to develop confidence and maturity, as well as prepar

Church for a Different World awards 2020

First published on: 21st July 2020

This year our world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced church buildings to close and public worship to be suspended. But far from closing the church, coronavirus has demonstrated that we are indeed a Church for a

New Covid-19 grants programme launched!

First published on: 16th July 2020

Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme Hope Beyond - aimed at enabling churches and Christian charities to meet changing need within their communities as the longer term impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer. Funding projects that will e

Archbishop's Inter-Faith award for Canon Steve Williams

First published on: 15th July 2020

Revd Canon Steve Williams, Vicar of St Gabriel's, Prestwich and the Bishop of Manchesters Inter-Faith Adviser, has been given the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Inter-Faith Co-operation by the Archbishop of Canterbury in recognition of hi

Opening churches up safely

First published on: 14th July 2020

Since the government announced that public worship in churches could restart after more than three months of lockdown, churches have been taking innovative steps to help keep their congregations as safe as possible. We hear from some of the churches

Eco Diocese: Target met, but still more to do

First published on: 14th July 2020

At the end of May we reported that during lockdown five Manchester churches had received Eco Church accreditation, three achieving bronze and two silver awards. We were just one award short of our Eco Diocese target.Just as we approached the finishin

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