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
Grant to those who seek you, O Lord, the gift of your kingdom, the comfort of your grace and the vision of your glory; for your own name’s sake. Amen.Book of Common Order (1562)
Lord Jesus, you call each one of us to follow you, to be your disciples and to make disciples.
You enable us to live out that discipleship as we seek to transform the lives of those whom
we meet and the communities to which we belong.
You inspire us to be agents of change and to seize the moment to proclaim your love and to
be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
You challenge us to live every day for you.
May we be open to new ways and strengthened through your power. Amen.
District Prayer Handbook
We pray for our circuit, giving thank for all that supports, enriches and sustains us. We give thanks for all that renews us and enables us to look ahead to where God’s Spirit might be leading us.
We pray that we may make the most of Gospel opportunities however small and in all things, may give glory and praise to God.