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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. 

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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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Never Forgotten support group backed by CSA grant

First published on: 9th July 2024

Never Forgotten is a baby loss support group based at St Mary the Virgin, Davyhulme. A three-year grant from Council for Social Aid allows Rachelle, who runs the group, to provide these sessions completely free of charge to attendees.

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Celebrating Reader Ministry

First published on: 8th July 2024

On Sunday, we celebrated Reader Ministry at Manchester Cathedral. Bishop Matthew Porter admitted ten new Readers and entitled four as Reader Emeritus.

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GM Faith Leaders statement ahead of the General Elections

First published on: 27th June 2024

With exactly a week before the General Election, Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders have today issued a statement calling on everyone to exercise their right to vote.

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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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Year 6 Leavers' Services

First published on: 20th June 2024

This week, the Diocesan Board of Education has been hosting the Year 6 Leavers' Celebration services at Manchester Cathedral. More children have taken part than ever before, with an incredible 5000 children and staff have attended eight services in just four days!

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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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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!!

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