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Report of Diocesan Synod - June 2022

First published on: 16th June 2022

The Diocesan Synod meeting got off to a lively start with Wiggle Worship. There were updates on diocesan finances, SDF-funded projects, the Transformation Programme, and plans for the relocation of the diocesan office to St John's House in Bury.

Fr Derek Palmer RIP

First published on: 14th June 2022

Fr Derek Palmer died very peacefully and fortified with the sacraments on 31 May after a period of prolonged ill health that he bore with great prayerful fortitude.

The Revd Barrie Gaskell

First published on: 13th June 2022

The Revd Barrie Gaskell, currently NSM Curate at St. Peter with St. Philip Bolton le Moors, has been appointed as Chaplain at Sexey's Hospital in Bruton in the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

The Revd Eileen Hartigan

First published on: 13th June 2022

The Revd Eileen Hartigan is to retire as OLM Curate in the Walkden and Little Hulton Team on 5 September 2022.

Foundations for Ministry Celebration

First published on: 8th June 2022

At the end of May, over 70 friends, family and supporters gathered at the Church of the Resurrection and St Barnabas, Eastlands to celebrate with the 14 participants who recently completed the Foundations for Ministry course.

UKME Vocation Champion Appointment

First published on: 12th May 2022

Ben Brady has been appointed UKME Vocations Champion. His role is to encourage and enable anyone from a UKME background to hear and respond to God's call on their life - whatever that might be.

Church of England national funding to increase 30 per cent

First published on: 11th May 2022

The nine-year funding plan will support ministry among young people and disadvantaged communities and invest in carbon net zero targets

Five ways to take part in Thy Kingdom Come

First published on: 20th April 2022

Thy Kingdom Come invites Christians to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Here are some ideas for churches wishing to organise prayer events between Ascension Day and Pentecost.

Honoured by the Queen on Maundy Thursday

First published on: 19th April 2022

In a tradition going back centuries, local people were awarded Maundy money for their service to Church and community at a special service in Windsor.

Second cohort of Mission Community Leaders begin their induction

First published on: 31st March 2022

The second cohort of Mission Community Leaders began their induction at Church House on 30 March. Eight more appointed leaders were joined by Bishop David Walker and  Bishop Mark Ashcroft to reflect on their own calling to this role and explore the diocesan vision.

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