The latest news from across the Diocese of Manchester. You can filter using the tags on the right.

What can we learn from the deacons?
First published on: 18th March 2019
Canon Nick Smeeton reports from Tampere Diocese:Attending the Days of Deaconry conference in Lahti was quite an experience. Seeing many hundreds of deacons all wearing the diaconal green clerical shirts and hearing about their ministries among
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Standing Together
First published on: 15th March 2019
Today We Stand Together with all New Zealanders, horrified by acts of brutality and hate. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the murdered, the injured and all those affected by these atrocious crimes.Whether perpetrated on a Mosque
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Service of Renewal of Vows
First published on: 14th March 2019
MONDAY IN HOLY WEEKDear colleagues,I am writing to invite you to join with me and the bishops of Bolton and Middleton for the annual service for the Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of Oils which will take place in Manchester Cathedral at 10.30am on
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Brexit wall of prayer at CRE
First published on: 12th March 2019
Visitors to this weeks Christian Resources Exhibition (13/14 Mar, Event City, Manchester) will be invited to post prayers on a wall following the Archbishop of Canterburys call for five days of prayer concerning Brexit.Andy Flannagan of Christians in
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Building our links with Tampere
First published on: 11th March 2019
It was a joy to have Maarika Laakso-Helle spending time in Manchester exploring what church life is like here. She works as a Mission Secretary in Keski-Lahti parish in the Diocese of Tampere and is also a deacon and a teacher. One of the aims of the
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Hannah wins Theology Slam final
First published on: 11th March 2019
Congratulations to Diocesan Officer, Hannah Malcolm, who won the inaugural Theology Slam with an impassioned plea for the Church to learn how to mourn the damage caused by climate change. Hannah is Coordinator of the God and the Big Bang project
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Persian celebration
First published on: 7th March 2019
Iranian Christians from churches in Manchester, Rochdale and Salford joined a congregation of about 450 at Wakefield Cathedral to celebrate the launch of the first authorised Common Worship Eucharist in Farsi. The bi-lingual service was led by the Ir
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Make an Eco Commitment for Lent
First published on: 6th March 2019
Across the diocese, parishes, churches and individuals are making changes to their lifestyles, shopping choices, diets and modes of transport in pursuit of becoming an Eco Church.Being an Eco Diocese means more than simply getting a nice plaque to pu
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'Ashes to Go'
First published on: 6th March 2019
Clergy took to the streets of Bury today to offer 'Ashes to Go' and a blessing to passers by to mark the start of Lent.The Archdeacon of Bolton, the Ven Jean Burgess said, For me its about taking belief and belonging outside the church walls and givi
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'Ashes to Go' in Bury
First published on: 4th March 2019
Clergy will be out and about in Bury town centre on Ash Wednesday, 6 March, offering to bless people and make the sign of the cross using ashes to mark the start of the season of Lent.Four local members of the clergy (wearing robes) will be accompani
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