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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

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016

We turn to you, O Crucified Redeemer; converted through your cross, conquering in its sign, transformed by its grace and dying beneath its shadow. Amen. William of St Thierry (c. 1085-1148) Holy God, dynamic Spirit, ever drawing us forward, we thank you for those pilgrims who walk the journey of faith with us: encouraging us when our spirits are low, helping us to discern your purposes when our sight is clouded, supporting us when we stumble and fall. Enable us also, by your grace, to be faithful friends and true companions, calling, inspiring and helping others on the way, so that together we may find joy on the journey and delight in discovering your kingdom. We pray in the name of him who walked the road before us and who makes himself known as we follow. Amen. Roger Walton, West Yorkshire District Chair