It is with great sadness that we report that Revd David Thomas (Tom) died peacefully at home on 16th December. He was surrounded by love and prayer and is now at peace.
Bishop David shares a message of love, joy and hope to all this Christmas.
Manchester Cathedral has been awarded a Bronze Eco Church award by the environmental charity, A Rocha.
Watch Our World (WOW) brings together schoolchildren in Rochdale, to share ideas on how they can encourage local Christians to make positive changes for our environment.
A selection of readings and prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples can be used in Church of England services for the first time from Sunday 17th December.
In the lead-up to Christmas, it has been wonderful to see the many ways in which our churches, chaplaincies and schools are sharing the joy of Advent with their communities.
As focal leaders are now active in parts of the diocese, we have been finding out what the role entails. This week we spoke to Alan Davey, who has been attending St Paul’s in Rawtenstall for three decades.
Over in Manchester North and East Deanery, Mission Community 3 have been co-creating a Sacred Space and worshipping community with young people in the area.
Bishop David addressed the House of Lords yesterday during the Autumn Statement debate.
This year’s Foundations for Ministry participants enjoyed a wonderful retreat day this week at All Saints, Elton.