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
Grant us grace, O Lord, to desire you with our whole heart; that so desiring, we may seek and find you; and so finding, may love you; and so loving, may hate those sins from which you have delivered us; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033-1109) Lord Jesus Christ, you were there when the Spirit hovered over the waters at creation and you will be there when a new heaven and a new earth come into being. You were there when we took our first breath and you will be there when we breathe our last. You have begun a good work in us and you will continue that work to its completion, as we make ourselves available to you and to the work of your Spirit in us. Thank you that there is nothing that has been, or is, or will be, in our lives or in the life of the world, which is not known to you or of concern to you. Thank you that, because all things, past, present and future are in your hands, there is nothing in our past, present or future with which we cannot trust you. Amen. Gill Newton, Sheffield District Chair
District Prayer Handbook
Almighty God, by your grace you have given us new life in Jesus Christ. By your Spirit you have called us to proclaim His Name throughout the world. Awaken in us such a love for you and your work that we may so boldly proclaim Jesus Christ in word and deed that all people may come to know him as Saviour and follow him as Lord, to the glory of your name. Amen.
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer - Diocese of Central Newfoundland: Canada