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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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Bishop David's Epiphany letter
First published on: 6th January 2022
It’s an exciting time for us as a diocese, and the journey ahead will require us all to be humble, to let go, and to move bravely in a new direction. I encourage you all to join this journey.
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Boxing Day sermon from Bishop David
First published on: 16th December 2021
Bishop David has recorded a sermon which is available if churches would like a little help in preparing their online service for Sunday 26 December.
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Manchester Diocese awarded £4.2m from Church Commissioners for its transformation journey
First published on: 16th December 2021
Bishop David announces that the Diocese of Manchester has secured the support of the National Church for the next stage of its transformation journey, with the award this week of a total of £4.2m over the next five years.
Open Manchester Diocese awarded £4.2m from Church Commissioners for its transformation journey

Bishop's Christmas message 2021
First published on: 14th December 2021
After another difficult year, Bishop David reminds us that God is our strength, and hopes that 2022 will be a year when kindness and care provide the foundations for the better, post-Covid, world we can create together.
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Generosity Week
First published on: 16th November 2021
During Generosity Week we celebrate the joy of God's generosity and launch the diocesan giving strategy, which provides a generosity and thankfulness toolkit for churches.
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New triennium of Diocesan Synod meets
First published on: 13th October 2021
Bishop David welcomed Synod members to the first meeting of the new triennium and reflected on the vital role Diocesan Synod plays in the governance of the Church of England in Greater Manchester and Rossendale.
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Clergy conference gets excited about difference
First published on: 4th October 2021
As parishes settle into their new deaneries and prepare to form mission communities, delegates heard inspiring examples of how working with different groups of people can be the ideal environment for building trust and relationships which are key to releasing creativity in mission.
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Reconnect with church and reconnect with God
First published on: 30th September 2021
The Diocese of Manchester has produced a short film that churches can use to encourage congregation members, old and new, to reconnect with their church and reconnect with God.
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Authorised Lay Ministers Commissioned
First published on: 28th September 2021
Manchester Cathedral was full on Sunday for a joyful and emotional service where just under 100 ALMs were authorised and commissioned.
Open Authorised Lay Ministers Commissioned

Launch of North West Emmanuel Theological College
First published on: 16th September 2021
Representatives from dioceses across the North West gathered for a celebration service to launch the region’s newest theological college.
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