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Manchester Arena Attack Statement

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

Monday, 29 May 2017

Lord Jesus Christ, wisdom and Word of God, dwell in our hearts, by your most Holy Spirit, that out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths may speak your praise. Amen. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Gracious God, in your world may we continue to trust in your creating power; where there is brokenness, may we work with you to restore goodness for all creation. Holy Spirit, in your Church may we continue to give thanks that you fire us up; where there is failure, draw us back to the community of your people, called to share the good news. Lord Jesus, in our own lives may we trust in your everlasting presence; when we are tempted to stray from your way, remind us of your love for each one of us; and at the end of this day, grant us rest and the knowledge of your presence in our lives, your Church and your world. Amen. Stephen Burgess, York and Hull District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 29: Methodist International House

Give thanks for MIH in Manchester where students from all over the world live and share as a community; where under the leadership of the warden and the team, everyone is encouraged to share each other's cultures, customs and faiths; where the full ideal of social justice within the Methodist Church is lived out under one roof.

Pray for this work done in the name of the district.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook