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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.

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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

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017

Lord, before ever you made us, you loved us. Nor has your love ever slackened, nor ever shall. In love all your works have begun, and in love they continue. In this love our life is everlasting, and in this love we shall see you and be glad forever. Amen. Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) Lord Jesus, alpha and omega, our beginning and our end, rejoicing that you are with us in the midst of life, we pray: for those who have lost touch with their origins and roots, for people whose lives lack aim, purpose and direction, and for all of us to know your presence as we journey daily from our past selves to our future with you. Amen. Stephen Bales, supernumerary minister, West Penwith Circuit

District Prayer Handbook

Day 12: Shaw & Royton Circuit

We pray for our new Superintendent, the Rev Graham Kent.

For Supernumerary ministers working in the Circuit.

For the new Circuit Leadership Team.

For Gravelhole and Fir Lane as they follow the vision of a united church in a new building.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook