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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.

Corona Virus
God in love unites us
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, 14 May 2021

Lift up our souls, O God, to the glory of your presence; our minds to the beauty of your being and our hearts to the purity of your love; now and for ever. Amen. 

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882)

God of grace and love, embodied in time and space, we glimpse your glory in the living Word of Christ and the dancing fire of your Spirit. In the light of your presence you call us to open our eyes to the gift of your good creation and to take delight in all that you have made; may we be truly thankful, truly happy and truly responsible as we step lightly upon the hallowed earth. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. 

Julian Pursehouse, East Anglia District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 14: City Centre Ministry

Please pray for:

  • The Ministry Team 
  • The Methodist Centre Congregation
  • Mission within Central Buildings
  • Working into the City Centre and beyond
See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook