Day 3Salford Circuit
The Salford Circuit comprises 9 churches across the length of the city of Salford, but also includes the village chapel of Glazebrook in Cheshire. We cover a range of landscapes from the inner city, through urban residential areas, to the semi-rural and the very rural. Congregations range in size from 8 to 80, and we are blessed with a culturally diverse mix of people. In 2016, we launched our new strategic plan to make better use of our resources, and to focus the mission of our churches, with the aim that all be beacons of love and care in their local communities. This plan is central to who we are as a circuit, and to where we go in the coming years.
For our prayers
We are entering a period of change as a circuit, with a number of staffing issues to be addressed in the coming year. We pray that we will be open to God’s leading as we seek the way forward for the Circuit. We pray that the initiatives begun in the past year - Messy churches, Midweek Worship, new initiatives in Pastoral care, and new opportunities for food and fellowship in various areas - will continue to reach out to people, both within the churchs’ families and in the communities around our churches. The foodbank in Irlam and Cadishead has taken much longer to begin than we had hoped, but we pray that it will soon be in a position to offer much needed help to struggling people in these communities.