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Take a break and return refreshed
First published on: 3rd August 2020
This year, more than ever, August needs to be a month of comparative quiet and rest. Church members and clergy across the diocese have worked extremely hard both in sustaining our worshiping life and in ministering in our parishes, chaplaincies and c
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What is Ordinary Time?
First published on: 19th June 2020
A reflection from the Bishop of Manchester on extraordinary times and Ordinary Time for the Diocese of Manchester.
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Pentecost letter of thanks from Bishop David
First published on: 2nd June 2020
Bishop David sent the following letter to clergy and lay leaders on 1 June 2020.Dear sisters and brothers,Thank you to all receiving this letter. In the teeth of the most trying of circumstances you have played your full part in ensuring that the cor
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Bishop David's Sermon for Ascension Day
First published on: 22nd May 2020
I love those stained glass church images of the Ascension. The ones where an awestruck posse of apostles gazes upwards; looking in mystification at a pair of feet disappearing into the tracery above the window. I love those images because, paradoxica
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Decision on deanery changes
First published on: 15th May 2020
The Bishop of Manchester has approved the proposal to amalgamate 20 deaneries of the Diocese of Manchester into seven, and to seek to appoint a full time Area Dean to each, following an extensive consultation between November 2019 and February 2020.B
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Faith Leaders statement for Earth Day 2020
First published on: 22nd April 2020
While we may understand the creation and evolution of our planet in different ways, we stand together in the knowledge that we face a global catastrophe through the damage we are continuing to inflict on this planet, our common home.We acknowledge th
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Easter message from Bishop David
First published on: 17th April 2020
The Easter message, this year as every year, is a message of hope. The Easter story is, in my view, the greatest love story of all time, the story of Gods love for his creation. A love that runs so deep that it can even embrace the execution of Jesus
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Bishop David to lead national Palm Sunday virtual service
First published on: 2nd April 2020
Christians are to be encouraged to make their own paper or card palm crosses and display these in their windows in a national virtual church service for Palm Sunday to be broadcast by the Church of England.The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will
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Church is changing - a letter from our Bishops
First published on: 17th March 2020
Dear brothers and sisters,  Today, the archbishops of Canterbury and York, with the support of their fellow bishops, have issued fresh guidance regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Over the coming weeks, the Church of England will be very much o
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Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2): An Announcement from Bishop David
First published on: 25th February 2020
It is a priority of our diocese to ensure that our churches are as safe as possible for all, including both children and adults, all of whom can be vulnerable. I acknowledge that the church does not have a good record in safeguarding adults and child
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