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Art opens doors in Royton!

First published on: 20th October 2023

​​​​​​​St Anne’s Royton wanted to make the most of the incredible opportunity of hosting the Welsh artist, Jez Thomas’ touring Art Exhibition, The Human One and worked hard to encourage as many people to visit as possible.

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Diocesan Synod meets at St John's House

First published on: 19th October 2023

Last Saturday’s meeting of Diocesan Synod took time to consider our route to Net Zero, our Racial Justice strategy, progress with our Transforming Prayer Community and the Annual Report of the Diocesan Board for Education. 

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First focal leaders commissioned in joyful service

First published on: 19th October 2023

The first focal leaders in Manchester Diocese were commissioned last Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s Rawtenstall. They will carry out their roles in the mission communities of Radcliffe and Whitefield and Rossendale in the Bury and Rossendale Deanery.

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A Reader through the decades

First published on: 18th October 2023

One of the diocese’s longest-serving Readers, Frank has been leading services for no less than 54 years and estimates the number he has taken to be around 500.


Celebrating Black History Month: A life-changing trip to the US

First published on: 12th October 2023

Earlier this year, Canon Dr Adanna (Addy) Lazz-Onyenobi, Lay Chair of Manchester South and Stretford, took part in a trip to the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) annual conference in Montgomery, Alabama led by the Revd Guy Hewitt, Director of Racial Justice.


Prisons Week: the life of a chaplain

First published on: 12th October 2023

This Prisons Week, four prison chaplains are sharing their experiences of life in some of Manchester’s institutions.

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Prayers of Love and Faith

First published on: 12th October 2023

On Monday 9th October, the House of Bishops met to agree the way forward for Living in Love and Faith. This letter from Bishop David explains the outcome of these discussions.


Our inaugural Focal Leadership Focus Day

First published on: 10th October 2023

St John’s House hosted the first-ever Focal Leadership Focus Day on Saturday, with attendees ranging from Focal Leaders who are due to be commissioned next week, to people who are simply curious and want to learn more about the role.

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'A View Behind Bars' - Reflections from a Prison Chaplain

First published on: 10th October 2023

Prisons Week is taking place from 8th-14th October. It is a time of reflection and prayer for all those affected by prisons; whether that be prisoners, family members, victims, communities, criminal justice system workers, or the countless people who care for those both inside and outside of prison walls.

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Greater Manchester Faith Leaders back Bishop's call to pray for Israel and Gaza

First published on: 9th October 2023

The Rt Revd Prof. David Walker, Bishop of Manchester made this statement today:

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