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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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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.
Open New triennium of Diocesan Synod meets

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.
Open Clergy conference gets excited about difference

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.
Open Reconnect with church and reconnect with God

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.
Open Launch of North West Emmanuel Theological College

Our New Deacons and Priests
First published on: 6th July 2021
Congratulations to our new deacons and priests who were ordained at Manchester Cathedral.
Open Our New Deacons and Priests

Record numbers of clergy to be ordained in Manchester
First published on: 29th June 2021
Twenty-five deacons, the largest number ever ordained in a single year in Manchester, are a diverse group including 13 women, six people of BAME background and 11 under the age of 40.
Open Record numbers of clergy to be ordained in Manchester

New church opens in Rochdale town centre
First published on: 24th June 2021
A new church that aims to attract young people was opened last night in Rochdale town centre and Janie Cronin licensed as minister.
Open New church opens in Rochdale town centre

An update on our proposals for mission communities
First published on: 22nd June 2021
In response to requests for more information the update includes a practical guide to mission communities, more information on roles and responsibilities and a broad timetable for implementation.
Open An update on our proposals for mission communities

Diocesan Synod debates clergy care and wellbeing
First published on: 15th June 2021
June Synod welcomed the new Area Deans and Lay Chairs and, following a discussion, invited deaneries to adopt the Covenant on Care and Wellbeing of Clergy.
Open Diocesan Synod debates clergy care and wellbeing

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