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Gift Aid Lite scheme boosts giving across our diocese

First published on: 10th April 2024

We would like to thank churches and parishes in our diocese for utilising the Gift Aid Lite and Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS), which have contributed an extra £793,000 in donations in the last financial year.

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Get involved in Bell Sunday

First published on: 9th April 2024

Bell Sunday is an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of bell ringers to the life of the church, and to acknowledge the part that bells play in worship and community life all the year round.


Beryl Kilpatrick RIP

First published on: 8th April 2024

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Beryl Kilpatrick (née Bamford) died peacefully on 17th March 2024, aged 93.

Manchester Diocese celebrates Easter!

First published on: 4th April 2024

Over Easter, our churches, chaplaincies and schools have been celebrating the joy of Easter in many wonderful ways.


Bolton's ecumenical leaders gather for half-day retreat

First published on: 4th April 2024

Bolton's church leaders recently gathered for a half-day retreat at Bolton Wanderers FC Stadium and joined together in saying the Nicene Creed to mark this special occasion.


Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils services

First published on: 27th March 2024

On Holy Monday and Holy Tuesday, clergy and licensed lay leaders from across the diocese gathered together at Manchester Cathedral to share the Eucharist, renew their vows, and bless the sacred oils


Bishop David shares an Easter message of hope

First published on: 26th March 2024

In his Easter message, the Rt Revd Prof David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, reflects on the terrible impact of war in the Holy Land and the need for hope to endure, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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A new chapter for Ardwick Green Barracks as the home of Fabric Church

First published on: 25th March 2024

A new church that aims to attract students and young professionals was officially opened yesterday in Ardwick Green Barracks.

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Year 2 class enjoys Experience Church at St Nicholas

First published on: 25th March 2024

The leadership team from St Nicholas Church Kingsway recently embraced new experiences by welcoming a class of Year 2 pupils for a day visit to church


Synod meets to discuss finances, clergy stipends and lay roles

First published on: 21st March 2024

Diocesan Synod met on 9th March to consider progress with focal leaders, recruitment to lay roles and the diocese’s financial performance in 2023.

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