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.
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.
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.
This weekend, services of joyful celebration have been taking place at Manchester Cathedral.
Celebrating the feast of St Peter and Paul with Radcliffe and Whitefield Mission Community
On Sunday 25th June, Bishop Matthew was welcomed to the diocese during a special Evensong service at Manchester Cathedral.
Over the last two weeks, 3,500 children from Church of England schools across Manchester Diocese have attended services in Manchester Cathedral for their year 6 leavers assemblies.