skip to main content

Main Content


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

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

Teach us, O God, to trust your providence, ordered and sure; to accept your wisdom, unerring and true; and to rejoice in your love unbounded and eternal; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Charles Simeon (1759-1836) Holy God who changes not, help us in times of change. May we rejoice in what has gone before, but never live in the past. May we live in the present as we serve the needy world of today. May we have a vision for the future, but never put off until tomorrow what is needed today. Holy God, help us to bring into being your Church of the future. Amen. John Howard, former Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 28: Chapel in the Fields

Please pray for this district project in the early stages of development. For new relationships to be formed through the ministry of the project.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook