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.
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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.
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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.
Prayer of the day
Provided by : The Methodist Church in Britain
Preferring nothing to you, O Christ, let us hold fast to your love, embrace your cross and honour your name. Let conviction mark our speech, courage our life and patience our faith; for your own name's sake. Amen. Cyprian of Carthage (c. 200-258) Loving God, when life is busy and the pressure is on, it is easy to feel hemmed in by the expectations of other people and the demands of daily living. Yet, in Christ, you promise us freedom. Remind me of the freedom that is to be found in knowing him. Help me, by your Spirit, to see beyond everything that seems to get in the way of me being the person you made me to be and doing the things you have for me to do. Open my ears to the cries of all those around me, who are denied the freedom they deserve, and give me the courage to speak up and to speak out for them, that all may enjoy the freedom Christ came to bring. Amen. Gill Newton, Sheffield District Chair
District Prayer Handbook
God of Mission who alone brings growth to your Church. Send your Holy Spirit to bring vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions, faith to our lives, hope to our communities, and love to our hearts. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen