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Diocesan Synod Elections

First published on: 13th June 2024

Here you can find the nomination forms for the election of clergy and laity members to the Diocesan Synod.


Archdeacons' Visitation Services

First published on: 13th June 2024

Visitation services are taking place this month led by Archdeacon Karen Best and Archdeacon Rachel Mann. Take a look at these joy-filled photos!!


Reader licensing service

First published on: 30th May 2024

This year’s Reader licensing service will be taking place at 3 pm on Sunday 7th July at Manchester Cathedral.


Beyond: Year 6 Transition Programme

First published on: 30th May 2024

Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be a daunting experience for many children. To help them navigate this significant milestone, we are excited to announce the launch of ‘Beyond’, a resource to equip Year 6 pupils with the tools they need to embark on this next chapter with confidence.


Revd Canon Nick Smeeton

First published on: 30th May 2024

​​​​​​​We share the news that the Revd Canon Nick Smeeton, Director of Vocations and Director of Strategy (Mission), has been appointed as Strategy Programme Director in the Diocese of Lichfield. 


Services for the Ordination of Deacons and Priests

First published on: 29th May 2024

It will soon be time for this year’s ordination of Deacons and Priests, which will be taking place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June at Manchester Cathedral.


Manchester and Salford Ecumenical Whit Walk 2024

First published on: 28th May 2024

Yesterday, Manchester City Centre welcomed back the Whit Walks, a tradition spanning 200 years and still going strong today.

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Saddleworth Whit Walk 2024

First published on: 28th May 2024

On Friday, Saddleworth’s long-running Whit Friday celebrations saw crowds come in their numbers to support churches parading their banners and to see brass bands from around the world performing.


Local schoolchildren put on art exhibition at Bolton Wanderers Stadium

First published on: 24th May 2024

Over 300 portraits were created by the Spirit Blazers and their peers, and displayed on the Bolton Wanderers pitch on Thursday 23rd May.


Foundations for Ministry celebrations

First published on: 22nd May 2024

Last Saturday at Bury Parish Church, 13 participants from around the diocese (plus friends and family) celebrated the completion of their Foundations for Ministry (FFM) course.

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