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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

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

Come source of eternal Light. Come giver of eternal Life. Fill our hearts with your love, fill our mouths with your praise and fill our lives with your presence; now and for ever. Amen. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) Gracious God, you give us everything we have and everything we take for granted. Help us to share the good news with all we meet. In the knowledge of the gospel, may we welcome those seeking asylum and refuge, help feed, clothe and shelter those who have nothing, uphold those whose abilities have diminished with age, and support lives affected long after flood waters have disappeared. In Christ's name we live and pray. Amen. Paul Davis, Lancashire District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 21: Glossop Circuit

We pray for our circuit, that we may prayerfully seek new opportunities to be church; that we may have courage to take difficult decisions and for our work amongst families, children and young people.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook