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Friendship Group supports those affected by dementia

First published on: 1st May 2024

At St Peter’s, Halliwell, a monthly Friendship Group provides support for anyone affected by dementia.


Continuing Ministerial Development days - Growing Younger

First published on: 30th April 2024

Over Sunday 28th and Monday 29th April, Manchester Cathedral welcomed almost 300 clergy, readers and licensed lay workers for the latest CMD Formation Day, looking at the theme of ‘Growing Younger’.


Farewell service for Archdeacon of Rochdale

First published on: 24th April 2024

A special service to mark the retirement of the Ven David Sharples, Archdeacon of Rochdale, was held in Manchester Cathedral this week. Hundreds of friends, colleagues, and clergy gathered for an opportunity to celebrate David's long and distinguished ministry and to bid him a fond farewell.

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Grant funds Experience Day for local schoolchildren

First published on: 19th April 2024

Diocesan Revitalization Grants aim to support mission and growth activites in parishes across the diocese.

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Family Time Collective Worship

First published on: 18th April 2024

In January, St Stephen's, Astley teamed up with St Stephen’s CE Primary School to launch a new venture, ‘Family Time Collective Worship’.


Collaborative artwork to celebrate 30 years of women's ministry

First published on: 17th April 2024

On Thursday 2nd May at 7.30 pm, Manchester Cathedral will be hosting a Eucharist to celebrate 30 years since women were first ordained as priests. Bishop Cherry Vann will be preaching and Archdeacon Karen Best will be presiding and all are invited to attend. As part of the celebration, we are creating a piece of collaborative art to celebrate the work of women priests in the diocese.


Thy Kingdom Come 2024

First published on: 16th April 2024

The annual ecumenical prayer initiative 'Thy Kingdom Come' (TKC), led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, makes its return next month. This worldwide prayer movement, which runs from Ascension Day until Pentecost, aims to unite Christians as they pray together for more people to know Jesus.

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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.

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