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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

Monday, 17 Dec 2018

Blessed be the love which chose us before the foundation of the world. Blessed be the grace that saved us before the world began. Blessed be the glory prepared for us from all eternity. Blessed be God for ever and blessed be his glorious name! Amen.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Father God, help me this day to accept your free gift of salvation.
I can’t earn it and I’ll never deserve it.
Help me to accept, use and rejoice in all your transforming blessings so freely given. Amen.

Vickie Middleton, Gnosall Methodist Chapel, Stafford Circuit

District Prayer Handbook

Day 17: Whaley Bridge Uniting Partnership

Creator of all,

We thank you that we are born with sacred worth and purpose. We pray that as individuals and families find their way into our fellowship, they will always be encouraged, uplifted and affirmed.

Help us to be a blessing to our communities.

Lead us always into your truth and into the joy of faith.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook