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Authorised Lay Ministers gather for Summer Conference

First published on: 18th July 2024

Over 100 Authorised Lay Ministers (ALM) and special guests gathered last Saturday for the annual ALM Summer Conference. 


General Synod to Scargill House: Our partnership with Finland is thriving!

First published on: 18th July 2024

The Bishop of Tampere in Finland, the Rt Revd Matti Repo attended General Synod last week to speak about the joint work of confirmation training between our diocese and Tampere in Finland, which is centred around summer camps for confirmands - and provides a training ground for junior leaders.

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Preparing for ordinations this weekend!

First published on: 27th June 2024

Preparations are now well underway for this weekend's ordination services. This Petertide, 32 people are being ordained in the diocese - 18 as deacons and 14 as priests.

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Bishop of Manchester’s Prayer for Gaza

First published on: 19th June 2024

The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, has shared a prayer for peace for the ongoing crisis in Gaza. 

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Bishop David's opening address at Diocesan Synod

First published on: 17th June 2024

On Saturday, Diocesan Synod met at St John's House, Bury. In his opening address, Bishop David reflects on the General Election, outlines five key values that Greater Manchester faith leaders share, and asks Synod to hold those standing for election before God in prayer.

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Whit celebrations take place over Pentecost weekend

First published on: 22nd May 2024

On Sunday, churches across the diocese marked Pentecost with traditional Whit celebrations.


Service to celebrate 30 years of women priests

First published on: 3rd May 2024

Last night, on Thursday 2nd May, Manchester Cathedral hosted a service to celebrate 30 years since the first ordination of women priests. It was a wonderful opportunity for colleagues and friends to get together to reflect on all that has been achieved over the last 30 years.


Cruelty free living with Animal Aid

First published on: 2nd May 2024

It all started with an email about a donkey.


Thy Kingdom Come 2024

First published on: 16th April 2024

The annual ecumenical prayer initiative 'Thy Kingdom Come' (TKC), led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, makes its return next month. This worldwide prayer movement, which runs from Ascension Day until Pentecost, aims to unite Christians as they pray together for more people to know Jesus.

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Get involved in Bell Sunday

First published on: 9th April 2024

Bell Sunday is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of bell ringers to the life of the church, and to acknowledge the part that bells play in worship and community life all the year round.

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