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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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Accept, O Father, the sacrifice of our thanksgiving: of praise, for your great mercies; of prayer, that we may grow in grace; of penitence, that our sins may be forgiven; and of love, that only gift which you seek in us or desire; and this we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen. John Donne (1572-1631) Generous and self-giving God, we are doubly blessed to receive freely of your grace and mercy, and to be called to share in your work of renewing all things in love. Help us to delight in our service; to be cheerful in our giving; and even to rejoice in the challenge and cost to us, knowing that we are friends and partners in your loving enterprise. Amen. Roger Walton, West Yorkshire District Chair