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Follow the Star - the great invitation

First published on: 28th November 2022

Discover resources to invite your community back to church this Christmas.

Parish worship in buildings neither consecrated nor licensed

First published on: 8th November 2022

With the level of heating costs expected this winter, some churches may consider moving worship to buildings which are more readily and efficiently heated. Any decision to move worship will need to be carefully considered, and national statutory guidance will be issued soon, which must be read in conjunction with the information below.

Report of meeting of Diocesan Synod, 15 October 2022

First published on: 19th October 2022

Environmental issues were to the fore at Diocesan Synod. ​​​​​​​Bishop Mark Ashcroft was also thanked for his dedicated service to the diocese prior to his retirement in February.

A spiritual reflection on Scafell Pike

First published on: 18th October 2022

Revd Grace Thomas and Radzi Chinyanganya embark on a pilgrimage up Scafell Pike, paying attention to the environment and reflecting on religious broadcasting at the BBC over the past 100 years.

Prayers for Iran

First published on: 17th October 2022

In response to the distressing situation in Iran, the Church of England offers these prayers for use in our churches

Manchester Diocese publishes findings of Past Cases Review (PCR2)

First published on: 5th October 2022

The Diocese of Manchester has published an Executive Summary of its past case safeguarding review (PCR2) that was carried out by the Independent Reviewer between September 2020 and June 2021. 

Generosity and Thankfulness Conference a huge success

First published on: 29th September 2022

The conference was well attended and praised by clergy and laity for providing practical resources underpinned by theology and stories of hope.

Join Bishop David on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

First published on: 28th September 2022

Our travels through the Holy Land in November 2023 will introduce us to the landscape that shaped Jesus, and teach us to read the Gospels with fresh eyes.

Clergy are invited to take part in Group Pastoral Supervision

First published on: 1st September 2022

A new programme of Group Pastoral Supervision is being made available from September 2022. Clergy are invited to sign up for small group sessions led by a trained leader that will provide a confidential space where they can share their day-to-day challenges and experiences amongst a group of supportive peers. 

Visit to Lahore to mark Bishop Irfan's retirement

First published on: 21st June 2022

Manchester and Lahore dioceses celebrated their 25-year link with a visit to St Denys school and an ordination service in Murree.

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