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Disability and Vocations

First published on: 2nd December 2021

Christians living with disability share very personal stories about how they have found a welcome in the Church of England and been encouraged to fulfil their Christian calling.

Generosity Week

First published on: 16th November 2021

During Generosity Week we celebrate the joy of God's generosity and launch the diocesan giving strategy, which provides a generosity and thankfulness toolkit for churches.

Family Worship Funding Available

First published on: 3rd November 2021

We are pleased to announce the next round of the grant making fund: 'Family Worship and Beyond'.

Consultation on net zero carbon routemap

First published on: 28th October 2021

The Church of England is to consult on a routemap to achieve net zero carbon by 2030. The views of parishes, schools and individuals are all welcome.


First published on: 25th October 2021

How the diocese is engaging with the issues of the climate summit and pledging its prayers for the success of COP26.

Family on a mission - Antioch Network in Bolton

First published on: 21st October 2021

We recently visited Top Oth' Brow Church, which is a part of the Breightmet community in East Bolton, where Revd Ben Woodfield and his wife Amy gather in their home every week and host a service for local community members.

Encouraging #MoreThanSunday learning journey

First published on: 12th October 2021

Following the success of the #MoreThanSunday discipleship pilot, the learning will be cascaded through the whole diocese over the next three years.

Burnside Centre becomes member of GM Good Employment Charter

First published on: 12th October 2021

Award-winning charity and community centre The Burnside Centre, based on Langley Estate in Middleton, has recently become a member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

Clergy conference gets excited about difference

First published on: 4th October 2021

As parishes settle into their new deaneries and prepare to form mission communities, delegates heard inspiring examples of how working with different groups of people can be the ideal environment for building trust and relationships which are key to releasing creativity in mission.

Reconnect with church and reconnect with God

First published on: 30th September 2021

The Diocese of Manchester has produced a short film that churches can use to encourage congregation members, old and new, to reconnect with their church and reconnect with God.

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