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
To you, O God most high, we lift our hearts and to you we give our praise. To you we confess our sins and to you we come for pardon. To you we pray for others and to you we come for grace. To you we render our thanks and to you we ascribe all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Lord, be our focus.
When transformation of this world is far from linear, let us be patient.
Where the troubles of today appear to be greater than those of yesterday, help us to pray.
When the voice of your love is muffled by our selfish ways, may we repent.
Lord, lead us.
When the chance to do what is best for your kingdom is before us, come Holy Spirit.
When making tough decisions is even harder than we imagined, give us courage.
When the future looks so different from the present, increase our faith.
Lord, bless us.
When we worship you, may we be your blessing to others.
Where we live and dwell, may we act kindly to all.
When our race is run, may others give you thanks. Amen.
District Prayer Handbook
We give thanks to God for his never-failing presence amongst us. We are thankful for God’s call to new local preachers in what is a small circuit. We are thankful that God invites us into new opportunities to serve him. We do look to God to help us as we seek to adjust to our changing circumstance and local challenges.