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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

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

Let the door of our heart be opened to receive Christ, our Lord and our God. Let the soul of our being be unlocked, to welcome our Saviour, the Redeemer of all. Let the gates of our life be flung wide, for the entering in of the Sun of Righteousness, even the King of Glory. Amen. Ambrose of Milan (c. 334-397) We rely upon you, O God, to be our companion when others are nowhere to be found. We call upon you O God, to be a voice when we struggle to find the words we need. We rest upon you O God, our haven when the walls of life close in on us. For the times when we are alone, or silenced by the moment, or crushed by the weight, we look to you, O God, our companion, voice and haven. In the gatherings, noise and expanse, may we never forget that you remain an ever-constant presence, the God of life, liberation and love. Amen. Bruce Thompson, Lincolnshire District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 17: Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership

Almighty God, who called your church to witness that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself: help us to proclaim the good news of your love that all who hear it may be drawn to you; through him who was lifted up on the cross and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,, one God, now and forever.  Amen

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook