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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, 21 Jul 2018

All creation blesses you, O Lord. Exiles offer you worship. Pilgrims hallow your name. Saints adore you. Humanity offers its praise. And we your servants lift our hearts and voices to you in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

Gracious God,
you are almighty and greater than anything we can imagine,
and yet you are a friend and closer to us than every breath we take.
You are forever generous
and there are no boundaries to your love.
In a world that is forever changing, you remain constant.
Help us to remain firm in you.
As your people, may we seek to build each other up.
May walking together strengthen our pilgrimage,
trusting in Christ’s name, and by the power of the Spirit. Amen.

Paul Davis, Lancashire District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 21: Glossop Circuit

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. 

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook