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Spiritual support during the Coronavirus outbreak

First published on: 23rd March 2020

Churches across Greater Manchester and Rossendale, while unable to meet for Sunday worship during the Coronavirus outbreak, are finding new and imaginative ways to provide much-needed spiritual support for regular worshippers and anyone in the commun

GM Faith Leaders' statement on Coronavirus

First published on: 23rd March 2020

Statement from Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders on Coronavirus (Covid 19)Our communities are following the latest Government guidance on public association and good hygiene in response to the spread of Coronavirus. This guidance is updated

Virtual church services for the nation

First published on: 19th March 2020

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to lead a national broadcast as the Church of England responds to the challenge of becoming a different sort of church in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. The service will be broadcast online by the Chu

Church is changing - a letter from our Bishops

First published on: 17th March 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,  Today, the archbishops of Canterbury and York, with the support of their fellow bishops, have issued fresh guidance regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Over the coming weeks, the Church of England will be very much o

public worship suspended to help stem spread of coronavirus

First published on: 17th March 2020

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a different sort of church in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus.In a joint letter, Archbishops J

Wall of Kindness in memory of Darrell

First published on: 17th March 2020

We are saddened to hear that Darrell Blakeley from St Michael's Church in Middleton, died on Friday after testing positive for Coronavirus.  Wall of Kindness in memory of Darrell Blakeley St Michael's Tonge Cum

bags of hope

First published on: 13th March 2020

Bags of Hope is a simple idea to bless Manchester, Salford and beyond, bringing hope in unexpected places and help make a practical difference to someones life.Any church, workplace, school or friendship group can become an unexpected place of hope t

Dwelling in the word

First published on: 6th March 2020

'Where the Spirit does not open the Scripture, the Scripture is not understood even though it is read' - Martin LutherFor most of my Christian life my understanding of studying the Bible has been quite straight forward. On your own, or in a group, yo

Alternative Prayer in Harwood

First published on: 5th March 2020

As children we are shown how to pray, hands together and close your eyes.As adults we are just told to pray, but somehow, we seem to lose that childlike ability to just talk to God.The Alternative Prayer Course, hosted by Christ Church Harwood, was a

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches

First published on: 4th March 2020

The Church of England is updating its Coronavirus guidance for churches every day.In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until furth

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