On 5th November, we celebrated the ordination of four new priests and one deacon in our link diocese of Lahore in Pakistan. Among them was Revd Dave Mackie, who has been working with the church in Pakistan for the last eight years.
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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev’d Canon Donna Williams as Area Dean of Bury and Rossendale.
Bolton North and East Mission Community brought members of its parishes together this weekend at St Andrew’s Church, Bromley Cross
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.
A service to authorise and give thanks for lay ministers in our parishes.
In July we have been honoured to welcome friends to Manchester Diocese from our link Diocese of Lahore in Pakistan.
On Sunday 9th July, Bishop Matthew Porter led a special service to celebrate Reader Ministry in the diocese.
On Wednesday 5th July, Mission Community Leaders met with our three bishops, area deans and colleagues from St John's House.
Following a busy weekend of ordinations, the diocese has been blessed with 21 new priests.