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New vision for Lahore Diocese

First published on: 5th March 2024

The Diocese of Manchester has had a link with the Diocese of Lahore, Church of Pakistan, for over 30 years. This link has flourished through visits to each diocese, together with an active linking of schools in both areas.

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A culture of welcome for Farsi-speaking community at St James and Emmanuel

First published on: 21st February 2024

The Farsi community at St James and Emmanuel, Didsbury, has been growing for around ten years. What started with just a few Iranian church members now includes a large, thriving and diverse congregation.

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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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#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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Digital giving exceeds targets

First published on: 20th November 2023

We are so pleased to see these digital giving devices supporting our parishes in accepting contactless donations.


New youth service in Shaw, Crompton and Thornham launched

First published on: 9th November 2023

In Oldham & Ashton Deanery, the Shaw, Crompton and Thornham Mission Community has started a new youth service where young people from its churches can come together and worship in a way that is accessible to them.

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Permanent home secured for Fabric Church

First published on: 9th November 2023

The permanent location for Fabric Church will be Ardwick Barracks, a large iconic building just one mile south-east of the city centre. Priority work is now underway to prepare an area of the premises for worship by January 2024.


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


Bury Mission Community Pilgrimage

First published on: 24th August 2023

‘Beating the Bounds’ is an ancient tradition where parishes walk around their boundaries, praying for and asking God to bless the people and work. We seek to echo this in two ‘pilgrim’ walks, linking all the parishes of the Mission Community.

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Reasons to use Eco Stepping Stones

First published on: 16th August 2023

Eco Stepping Stones is a resource that can add momentum to a movement for change. So, what are some key ways in which it is useful?

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