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Fr John Harvey Kershaw
First published on: 17th December 2020
Heartfelt tributes have been paid to Fr John Kershaw, vicar of St Hilda's Church, Audenshaw for the past 31 years who died on 2 November after a long illness.
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Mission Community Proposals - Archdeaconry Events January 2021
First published on: 15th December 2020
On behalf of Bishop Mark Ashcroft and Bishop Mark Davies, we warmly invite people in our diocese – church officers, members of our congregations and our lay and ordained leaders – to events in January in each of our archdeaconries to discuss proposals for creating Mission Communities.
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Pray, Act, Be: December 2020
First published on: 15th December 2020
Each month we will explore prayer on a different theme, shaped by a three-fold invitation to Pray, Act, Be.
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Vicar completes virtual Lands End to John O’Groats fundraiser
First published on: 16th December 2020
Recovering from chemotherapy during lockdown, Revd Deborah Sandercock-Pickles has finished a virtual jog that involved 17250 laps of her vicarage garden, raising £3700 for cancer research.
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Diocese of Manchester wins prestigious Eco Diocese award
First published on: 14th December 2020
Manchester Diocese is excited to announce that it has received an Eco Diocese award from the national environmental charity A Rocha in recognition of its work to embed environmental issues into the life of the diocese.
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Silver award for St Thomas, Delph
First published on: 14th December 2020
Planting wildflowers, recycling bras, and creating a bat hotel earn a Silver Eco Church award for Saddleworth church
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Outdoors, Online and by the Crib!
First published on: 9th December 2020
Churches prepare to welcome you to a different kind of Christmas this year!
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The Revd Alison Bailie
First published on: 8th December 2020
The Revd Alison Bailie, currently Incumbent of Middleton and Thornham, has been appointed in addition as Area Dean of Heywood and Middleton Deanery with effect from 1 January 2021.
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The Revd Jane Whittell
First published on: 8th December 2020
The Revd Jane Whittell, currently NSM Curate at St. James and Emmanuel Didsbury, has resigned with effect from 14th December 2020.
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The Revd Malcolm Wearing
First published on: 8th December 2020
The Revd Malcolm Wearing, currently OLM Curate at Farnworth Kearsley and Stoneclough, has been appointed as Assistant Curate (to be known as Associate Priest) at Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates.
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