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
Take from us, O Lord, all sloth, love of power and idle talk. Of your mercy grant us clarity of mind, strength of purpose and humility of heart. Beholding our own faults let us not be the judge of others, for you alone are truly blessed, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.Ephrem the Syrian (306-373)
Gentle God, I watched a small child playing with a toy, turning and twisting different parts to change it from a simple car to a mighty robot warrior. And I wonder if you sometimes watch us, twisting and turning your Word, our Saviour Jesus Christ, into a rescuing hero; forgetting that, through his transcendent love, he became what we are, that he might bring us to be even what he is himself. Help us to grow daily into the likeness of Christ, that the world may be transformed both within us and through us. Amen.Sheryl Anderson, Liverpool District Chair
District Prayer Handbook
We ask God to help us in our daily call to be his followers and as we grow in the knowledge of his love and grace may we realise the opportunities of sharing in God’s mission.