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Praying for mercy in the pandemic
First published on: 15th January 2021
People joined together online to pray for mercy and find hope in the character of God during the ongoing pandemic
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Church growth course for individual and group study
First published on: 13th January 2021
Stepping Stones for Growth, a hugely popular online course created to help church leaders grow their church in simple and achievable steps, is available free of charge on this website.
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The Revd Alan Simpson
First published on: 12th January 2021
The Revd Alan Simpson has resigned as SSM Curate at St. Nicholas Burnage and St. Chad Ladybarn on 31 December 2020.
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Diocesan Environment Officer role to be job shared by two Manchester curates
First published on: 11th January 2021
Two curates will to help stimulate creative responses to environmental issues and work towards the goal of becoming ‘net carbon zero’ by 2030. The pair will carry out the role as a job share while they complete their ministerial training at churches in Manchester and Salford.
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The Revd Katy Cunliffe
First published on: 6th January 2021
The Revd Katy Cunliffe, currently Incumbent of Holy Trinity Shaw, has been appointed in addition Incumbent of St. Mary High Crompton and St. James Thornham – with these posts to be held in plurality.
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Additional Matters Order: Internet Connectivity
First published on: 6th January 2021
In order to assist with the live streaming of worship and contactless giving in the diocese the Chancellor, following consultation with the Archdeacons and DAC, has issued the attached additional matters order.
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The Revd Mo Surrey
First published on: 4th January 2021
The Revd Mo Surrey is to resign as OLM at St. John Flixton on 31 January 2021.
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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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Fr John Harvey Kershaw
First published on: 17th December 2020
Heartfelt tributes have been paid to Fr John Kershaw, vicar of St Hilda's Church, Audenshaw for the past 31 years who died on 2 November after a long illness.
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Mission Community Proposals - Archdeaconry Events January 2021
First published on: 15th December 2020
On behalf of Bishop Mark Ashcroft and Bishop Mark Davies, we warmly invite people in our diocese – church officers, members of our congregations and our lay and ordained leaders – to events in January in each of our archdeaconries to discuss proposals for creating Mission Communities.
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