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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

Friday, 02 Dec 2016

Lord, forgive our sins both past and present; forgive the wrong-doing we have sought to conceal from others and attempted to hide from ourselves; forgive our trespasses against your goodness and love; and heal us with your pardon, through the ...

District Prayer Handbook

Day 02: District Chair

Let us pray for Andrew, his family and friends, for the circuits and churches of our District and for other churches in this area, that, rejoicing together in the Body of Christ, we may strengthen each other and be built up in love.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook