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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

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017

Power of God, be our protection; wisdom of God, be our guide; word of God, be our inspiration; shield of God, be our defence; hosts of God, be our deliverance; Son of God, be our salvation; now and always. Amen. St Patrick's Breastplate, Book of Armagh (9th century) We give thanks for the resurrection power of Jesus, that no tomb can withstand and no enslavement restrain. We pray that those under political, economic, social and cultural oppression may experience liberation through the grace of God, the acts of leaders of goodwill and the sacrificial mission of the Church in all parts of the world. We pray that we, as disciples, may have the courage to let go of our instincts of self-preservation and, in doing so, find the true freedom reserved for those who take up their cross and follow Jesus, the saviour of the world. Peter Hancock, Northampton District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 23: Ashton-Under-Lyne Circuit

Pray for the Holy Spirit's wisdom and guidance as we see God's future in the communities where we serve.

Give thanks for initiatives that have bought the circuit closer in working together; including Holiday at Home, Emmaus and the Children's and Youth Forum.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook