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Second cohort of Mission Community Leaders begin their induction

First published on: 31st March 2022

The second cohort of Mission Community Leaders began their induction at Church House on 30 March. Eight more appointed leaders were joined by Bishop David Walker and  Bishop Mark Ashcroft to reflect on their own calling to this role and explore the diocesan vision.


Diocesan Synod March 2022

First published on: 24th March 2022

The meeting was well-attended with a wide-ranging agenda and lively discussion. The main focus was a session led by the Diocese's Living in Love and Faith Reference Group.


An Open Letter to Greater Manchester MPs on the Nationality and Borders Bill

First published on: 22nd March 2022

Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders call on MPs to support a Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill which would make it more effective in protecting people fleeing for their lives.


Support for Ukraine

First published on: 15th March 2022

We are supporting the people of Ukraine through prayer and practical action. We will also support the refugee sponsorship programme.


Ashes to Go on the streets of Didsbury

First published on: 3rd March 2022

The team at St James and Emmanuel, took to the streets of Didsbury and to West Didsbury CE Primary School to offer 'Ashes to Go' to mark the beginning of Lent.


First mission community leaders appointed

First published on: 8th February 2022

The next phase of the transformation programme is underway as 12 newly appointed mission community leaders met at Church House for their induction.


Young people's lives transformed by Mental Health First Aid

First published on: 3rd February 2022

Mental Health training provided by the diocese has helped St James' secondary school support students and respond positively to the impact of the pandemic.


Anna chaplains for Bury

First published on: 1st February 2022

Bishop Mark commissioned the first Anna chaplains in the diocese. They will work with local partners to support older people.


Disability and Vocations

First published on: 2nd December 2021

Christians living with disability share very personal stories about how they have found a welcome in the Church of England and been encouraged to fulfil their Christian calling.


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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