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


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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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Celebrating Fairtrade
First published on: 27th February 2019
Manchester Cathedral hosted a wonderful event called Changing the World Through Fairtrade and the diocese launched its own Fairtrade chocolate bar to stress the importance of buying Fairtrade products to improve the quality of life of producers.The c
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Can we make do with less?
First published on: 25th February 2019
As a young man, traveling in East Africa, I was deeply appreciative of the efforts of the poorest communities to protect me from local diseases. Everywhere I went, I was given fruit or cola drinks from bottles opened at my table. I'd been brought up
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Church of England steps up environmental programme
First published on: 22nd February 2019
The Church of England will step up its environmental programme in response to the escalating threat of Climate Change, General Synod voted overwhelmingly today.A motion brought by the dioceses of London and Truro was approved, committing the Church t
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General Synod backs call for homelessness task force
First published on: 22nd February 2019
The General Synod has backed a call for the Church of England to work closely with charities and other groups to tackle homelessness.Members voted in favour of a Private Members Motion calling upon the Archbishops Council to enable the formation of a
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Tackling men's social isolation
First published on: 20th February 2019
Tackling mens isolation is high on the agenda at St Paul, Heaton Moor. The church runs Men in Sheds which gives men a space to come together, socialise and make useful things.Men in Sheds meets in the choir vestry for wood working sessions. They crea
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