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Safeguarding Sunday: 19th November

First published on: 7th November 2023

Safeguarding Sunday is taking place on Sunday 19th November 2023, and churches in the diocese are encouraged to use their regular Sunday service to explore together what safer places look like, and to thank all those working behind the scenes to make our churches safer for all.


Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale announced

First published on: 3rd November 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Donna Williams as Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale.

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Mission Community gathers for shared vision day

First published on: 31st October 2023

Bolton North and East Mission Community brought members of its parishes together this weekend at St Andrew’s Church, Bromley Cross


Preparing for Advent with Follow the Star: Join the Song

First published on: 25th October 2023

This year’s Christmas theme from the Church of England – Follow the Star: Join the Song – highlights how singing can help us draw closer to God and each other through the journey from Advent to Epiphany.

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Art opens doors in Royton!

First published on: 20th October 2023

​​​​​​​St Anne’s Royton wanted to make the most of the incredible opportunity of hosting the Welsh artist, Jez Thomas’ touring Art Exhibition, The Human One and worked hard to encourage as many people to visit as possible.

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Diocesan Synod meets at St John's House

First published on: 19th October 2023

Last Saturday’s meeting of Diocesan Synod took time to consider our route to Net Zero, our Racial Justice strategy, progress with our Transforming Prayer Community and the Annual Report of the Diocesan Board for Education. 

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First focal leaders commissioned in joyful service

First published on: 19th October 2023

The first focal leaders in Manchester Diocese were commissioned last Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s Rawtenstall. They will carry out their roles in the mission communities of Radcliffe and Whitefield and Rossendale in the Bury and Rossendale Deanery.

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A Reader through the decades

First published on: 18th October 2023

One of the diocese’s longest-serving Readers, Frank has been leading services for no less than 54 years and estimates the number he has taken to be around 500.


Prisons Week: the life of a chaplain

First published on: 12th October 2023

This Prisons Week, four prison chaplains are sharing their experiences of life in some of Manchester’s institutions.

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Prayers of Love and Faith

First published on: 12th October 2023

On Monday 9th October, the House of Bishops met to agree the way forward for Living in Love and Faith. This letter from Bishop David explains the outcome of these discussions.

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