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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

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

Teach us, O Lord, to attempt what we fear we cannot attain, to ascend what we fear we cannot reach and to express what we fear we cannot utter. In adoring you whom we cannot comprehend, teach us to celebrate the faith we cannot prove; for your own love's sake. Amen. Hilary of Poitiers (315-367) Warm, loving Spirit of God; open our ears, that we may listen in order to understand, not simply to reply; open our minds, that we may receive new insights into the nature of your love; and open our hearts, that we may share generously the gifts of your grace. Thus will we truly be disciples of Jesus Christ, and know the truth, the truth that will set us free. Amen. Sheryl Anderson, Liverpool District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 18: Buxton Circuit

We ask God to help us in our daily call to be his followers and as we grow in the knowledge of his love and grace may we realise the opportunities of sharing in God’s mission.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook