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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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Seven full-time Area Deans appointed
First published on: 26th February 2021
Seven full-time Area Deans have been appointed by Manchester Diocese to enable it to achieve its inspiring vision for 2030 of being ‘a worshipping, growing a transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community’.
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Sharing the benefits of your Covid vaccination
First published on: 24th February 2021
The Bishop of Manchester partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to give thanks after a Covid jab.
Open Sharing the benefits of your Covid vaccination

Join us for Nine Lessons and Carols online
First published on: 21st December 2020
Cant's get to church this Christmas? Churches bring Comfort and Joy online to people who are afraid to venture out for a traditional carol service this year.
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Bishop David's pre-Advent message
First published on: 26th November 2020
The Bishop of Manchester has recorded a message for churches in the run-up to Christmas. His prayer is that we will find times of rest, and outpourings of joy, as we prepare our Christmas celebrations after a very difficult year.
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Appointment of Independent Reviewer for Past Cases Review
First published on: 5th November 2020
The diocese has appointed an Independent Reviewer, Suzanne Cottrell, to ensure that safeguarding cases have been identified and dealt with appropriately, in the next stage in the PCR2 process.
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How churches responded during lockdown
First published on: 2nd November 2020
The Church for a Different World Awards 2020 celebrated how churches adapted in inspiring ways to meet local spiritual, practical and pastoral needs.
Open How churches responded during lockdown

A message on World Mental Health Day
First published on: 14th October 2020
The Church can and must be a powerful champion of that mental resilience, through the long and hard months that lie ahead.
Open A message on World Mental Health Day

An inspiring vision for local ministry
First published on: 5th October 2020
Our proposals for Mission Communities will enable us to work together in growing, nurturing and serving our communities across the Diocese of Manchester.
Open An inspiring vision for local ministry

Ordinations in Manchester, Bolton and Oldham will be livestreamed
First published on: 21st September 2020
Manchester Cathedral and churches in Bolton and Oldham will livestream ordination services on Wednesday 23 September as our three bishops ordain new curates in six services after delay caused by Covid-19.
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Bishop to join House of Lords
First published on: 4th September 2020
The Bishop of Manchester is to take his seat as a member of the House of Lords in Parliament on Monday 7 September. As one of the 26 Lords Spiritual, he will represent the city and diocese of Manchester. He will have a particular brief among the bishops to speak on issues of housing and international trade.
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