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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.

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, 10 Oct 2015

Give us light, O God, to follow in your way at all times, wisdom to discern your will in all circumstances, and power to live according to your commandments. Unite us to yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful to all that is true; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636) For those who have gone before us; for those who travel with us; for those whose journey intersects with ours for a while; for those who will come after us; for those whose footsteps have made a deep impression; for those whose presence was gently felt; for our own contribution to the journey; for the continuing presence of Jesus, Emmanuel; and the assurance that God is always with us; thanks be to God! Amen. David Hinchliffe, Channel Islands District Chair