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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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Evaluation and next steps of Fit for Mission
First published on: 20th February 2019
An independent evaluation of the Fit for Mission Programme has been undertaken. In a podcast, Bishop David explains the findings of the evaluation and outlines the next steps.Listen to Bishop David's message by clicking on the orange b
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Prayers for Yemen
First published on: 28th January 2019
The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Dr David Walker, is urging churches to pray for an end to the suffering of the people of Yemen this Sunday, as millions face the threat of starvation in the worlds worst humanitarian crisis today.Bishop David is
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A chosen faith
First published on: 28th January 2019
I'm often deeply impressed at the faith of those who have first encountered the gospel in adult life. Some have come from no religious background at all, while others have converted to become Christians from some other faith. They may well have had t
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Clergy numbers on the rise
First published on: 23rd January 2019
For some time the diocese has been warning about a likely fall in the availability of stipendiary clergy, which mirrors a national trend. We have been working hard to open up ordained ministry to a more diverse group of people, and the latest figures
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The extra mile
First published on: 1st January 2019
January is the month when we remember and retell the story of the wise men who came from the East, bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. God had led them by the star as far as Jerusalem, at which point they thought they were now close to their journey'
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