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The Manchester and Stockport District covers a significant part of Greater Manchester and extends into Cheshire and Derbyshire.  Although relatively geographically compact, it covers inner city, industrial, post-industrial, suburban and rural areas.  Within the apparently more prosperous circuits, areas of poverty and need are to be found.  Just as no two towns are the same, the issues and challenges we face in rural Derbyshire are different from those in rural Cheshire.

All are welcome ...

The District embraces a rich breadth and variety of theological perspectives and worship styles.  A range of fresh expressions of Church (messy church, cafe Church, arts based projects etc.) are nurtured without neglecting the other, more traditional, expressions.

… and supported

There are 145 churches across 19 circuits, and a total membership of 8,400. The District seeks to support each circuit and church to meet the needs of their members and the communities in which they serve, offering opportunities to worship, work and learn together.


We hope that this web site gives you a feel for who we are, what we believe and what we do, and encourages you to share with us in the journey of faith in Christ Jesus.

Welcoming Refugees

Hubs of Interest from around the District

Creative Arts Hub
Rural Churches Hub
Young Adults Hub
Methodist Women in Britain Hub

Prayer of the day

Provided by : The Methodist Church in Britain

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018

O Love most powerful, strengthen and protect us. O Love most faithful, comfort and support us. O Love most victorious, save and redeem us; for your own name’s sake. Amen.

Gertrude of Helfta (1256-1302)

Creator and sustainer of all that is, we worship you.
Saviour and friend of all humanity, we worship you.
Enabler and comforter of each disciple, we worship you.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we worship you.
New every morning is your love, eternal is your presence.
From start to finish, we worship you,
the first and the last. Amen.

Graham Thompson, Plymouth and Exeter District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 24: Macclesfield Circuit

We would welcome prayer as we reflect on the work of God among us and seek to expand our mission, and for our growing work with children and young people.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook