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New youth service in Shaw, Crompton and Thornham launched

First published on: 9th November 2023

In Oldham & Ashton Deanery, the Shaw, Crompton and Thornham Mission Community has started a new youth service where young people from its churches can come together and worship in a way that is accessible to them.

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Permanent home secured for Fabric Church

First published on: 9th November 2023

The permanent location for Fabric Church will be Ardwick Barracks, a large iconic building just one mile south-east of the city centre. Priority work is now underway to prepare an area of the premises for worship by January 2024.


Interfaith prayer vigil held at Manchester Cathedral

First published on: 8th November 2023

A silent interfaith prayer vigil was held at Manchester Cathedral to hold the people of Israel and Palestine in our hearts and before God.


Safeguarding Sunday: 19th November

First published on: 7th November 2023

Safeguarding Sunday is taking place on Sunday 19th November 2023, and churches in the diocese are encouraged to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all.


Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale announced

First published on: 3rd November 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Donna Williams as Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale.

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Man Dio Growing Faith commissioning service

First published on: 2nd November 2023

On Tuesday evening, the Man Dio Growing Faith team were commissioned by Bishop Mark Davies at Manchester Cathedral during a special Evensong service.

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Mission Community gathers for shared vision day

First published on: 31st October 2023

Bolton North and East Mission Community brought members of its parishes together this weekend at St Andrew’s Church, Bromley Cross


Ramsbottom and Tottington mission community walk together

First published on: 30th October 2023

Members of churches in the Ramsbottom and Tottington area had been looking for ways to get to know others worshipping within their Mission Community. 

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Annual Schools Conference meets at The Manchester Monastery

First published on: 25th October 2023

On Friday 20 October, the Manchester Diocese Board of Education hosted their annual schools conference at the Manchester Monastery.


Preparing for Advent with Follow the Star: Join the Song

First published on: 25th October 2023

This year’s Christmas theme from the Church of England – Follow the Star: Join the Song – highlights how singing can help us draw closer to God and each other through the journey from Advent to Epiphany.

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