Special events



Peer Support Networks

After the success of our previous Peer Support Networks in November 2020, which focussed on ‘Growing Faith’ and ‘Wellbeing’ for school leaders, we are happy to announce this term’s sessions and dates.

Peer Support Networks aim to meet the needs of specific school communities, with the vision stemming from the need to develop Called, Connected and Committed leaders within both primary and secondary school settings. Sessions can be accessed by all school leaders at any level, from Headteacher to Middle Leader, Clergy to Governor. Even if you weren't able to make the last ones, feel free to join us this term.

Please book a place at: bookings@manchester.anglican.org


Diocesan Annual School Leaders Conference

Change of Date for Diocesan School Leaders Conference.

Save the date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Friday 30 April 2021 has now been cancelled.


‘Creation, Climate and Curriculum: In the beginning God created…’

Venue: Lion of Vienna Suite, Whites Hotel, Bolton

The Rt Revd Mark Davies, Bishop of Middleton and the Education Team are looking forward to welcoming Heads, senior leaders, governors and clergy to our conference, looking forward to net zero carbon by 2030.

Bookings will open on Monday 01 March 2021. The cost is £100pp SLA membership, or £140pp non SLA membership.

This will be our first paperless conference and we will be welcoming speakers based on our theme. There will also be workshops and online interactivity too.


Y6 Leavers Services 2021

It is with disappointment we have made the decision that there will be no year 6 Leaver’s services held in the Cathedral this year.  We have thought long and hard before making this decision as these events are the highlight of our summer term. However, we do have plans to offer an alternative and are busy making arrangements…… Watch this space!

Dates: 10-18 June 2021

Venue: TBC


Retired Headteachers Thanksgiving Service

This service was cancelled due to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that a new date is now in place for 2021. Please see below for details.

A Thanksgiving Celebration for Retired Heads, with Evensong will now take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021,17:00.

Invitations will be sent out in the Spring Term this year.


Church School Governance Conference 2021

Celebrating Diversity-Enabling Flourishing

We are pleased to announce that our inaugural Diocesan Governors conference is to take place in the Summer term.

Date:  Wed 30 June 2021                                               

Venue: Via Zoom                               

Time: 09:30-13:00

This event has no charge. To register please click here.

Please click here to download the flyer where you will find further information on key note speakers and themes.

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Manchester M3 2GH

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