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
O eternal and glorious Trinity, deeper than the deepest sea, and the abyss of love for whom we thirst and long; let us for ever desire your light, for ever seek your face and for ever wrap ourselves in the robe of your majesty and Godhead; world without end. Amen. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) God of our journeys, you have promised always to be with us as our loving creator, in step with us through your Spirit, and to show us a living way in Jesus. When our path is difficult, may we know the comfort of travelling with others, when it is a good path, may we share our joy with friend and stranger. You help us imagine a route, you offer a destination, which is not so much a place, as the knowledge that we are living in your will. Help us to be pilgrims together and to understand how to travel light and be a blessing to each other. Amen. Andrew Wood, Southampton District Chair