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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

Sunday, 28 Aug 2016

Today, O God, let us know your power to make us strong, your counsel to make us wise, your grace to make us holy and your glory to bring us into your presence. Amen. Martin Luther (1483-1546) Loving God, as pilgrims on a journey, we can often feel uncertain about the future. Help us to remember that past, present and future are all held in your loving hands. Help us to learn more and more about how we can trust in you so that, whatever the future brings, we can know that you are with us and will help us to face it, as we share the love you give us with a needy world. Amen. John Howard, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District Chair