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Revd Anne creates a warm culture for all at St Chad’s and St Mary in the Baum

First published on: 8th February 2024

In Rochdale, the churches of St Mary in the Baum and St Chad’s welcome migrant communities from a range of backgrounds. Amongst them, West African families and Farsi-speaking migrants from Iran have arrived after escaping persecution, and Revd Anne Gilbert has worked with congregations at both churches to create a warm culture of welcome for all.

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Vocations Day

First published on: 8th February 2024

On Saturday 3rd February, St Bride’s, Old Trafford hosted our annual Vocations Day. Created for anyone who is exploring God’s call in their life, attendees had the opportunity to hear from people involved in a wide variety of both lay and ordained ministries. Around 50 people attended, with a further 35 people speaking and sharing stories of their calling.

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Manchester: a place where everyone feels at home

First published on: 6th February 2024

One of the many things that makes Manchester Diocese such a vibrant place to live and work is the rich diversity of people that make up our communities.


Wiggle Worship continues to grow

First published on: 2nd February 2024

Jo Haslam, Early Years Adviser in the Man Dio Growing Faith team, talks about Wiggle Worship and it's wider roll-out across the diocese.

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Bishop David speaks up for victims in the House of Lords

First published on: 25th January 2024

Bishop David spoke in the House of Lords yesterday as the House considered the Victims and Prisoners Bill.


#MoreThanSunday 2024 Launch Event

First published on: 24th January 2024

On Saturday 20th January, #MoreThanSunday 2024 was launched with an event at St John’s House.

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Fabric Church moves into Ardwick Barracks

First published on: 18th January 2024

On Sunday, members of Fabric Church held their first service in their new home - Ardwick Barracks.


CSA funds new carpet at St Clement's

First published on: 10th January 2024

CSA funding is a great way for churches to achieve their fundraising targets for projects which will benefit the local church and community.


Racial Justice Sunday

First published on: 10th January 2024

This year’s Racial Justice Sunday is taking place on 11th February 2024.


Bereavement support in Rochdale mission community

First published on: 9th January 2024

On 17th May 2023 a bereavement support group was set up at Rochdale Parish Church. It is called Friends Together Bereavement Support, to identify that this is not a professional service, but a safe space for people grieving to come and share with others.

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