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Revd David Thomas

First published on: 29th December 2023

It is with great sadness that we report that Revd David Thomas (Tom) died peacefully at home on 16th December. He was surrounded by love and prayer and is now at peace.

Bishop David's Christmas Message

First published on: 21st December 2023

Bishop David shares a message of love, joy and hope to all this Christmas.

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Manchester Cathedral awarded Bronze Eco Church Award

First published on: 14th December 2023

Manchester Cathedral has been awarded a Bronze Eco Church award by the environmental charity, A Rocha.

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Watch Our World Christmas craft ideas

First published on: 13th December 2023

Watch Our World (WOW) brings together schoolchildren in Rochdale, to share ideas on how they can encourage local Christians to make positive changes for our environment.


Prayers of Love and Faith available for use from Sunday

First published on: 13th December 2023

A selection of readings and prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples can be used in Church of England services for the first time from Sunday 17th December.


Churches and schools get creative this Advent

First published on: 7th December 2023

In the lead-up to Christmas, it has been wonderful to see the many ways in which our churches, chaplaincies and schools are sharing the joy of Advent with their communities.

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Focal leaders: Alan Davey's story

First published on: 7th December 2023

As focal leaders are now active in parts of the diocese, we have been finding out what the role entails. This week we spoke to Alan Davey, who has been attending St Paul’s in Rawtenstall for three decades. 

Alan Davey Focal Leader

Sacred Space youth consultation

First published on: 5th December 2023

Over in Manchester North and East Deanery, Mission Community 3 have been co-creating a Sacred Space and worshipping community with young people in the area.

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Bishop David addresses the House of Lords

First published on: 30th November 2023

Bishop David addressed the House of Lords yesterday during the Autumn Statement debate.

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Foundations for Ministry group enjoys retreat day

First published on: 30th November 2023

This year’s Foundations for Ministry participants enjoyed a wonderful retreat day this week at All Saints, Elton.

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