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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, 23 Sep 2018

O God, whose glory the heavens are telling, the earth your power, the sea your might, and whose greatness all the hosts of heaven proclaim; to you belongs all glory, honour, majesty and praise; both now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Liturgy of Saint James (5th century)

Holy God, come and breathe life.
Renew and revive your Church.
Call us, again and again, into your ways of transforming love and great mercy.
Reform us until we become more like you, for the sake of the world you came to save.
Blow away all within us that is unworthy, enliven all that brings hope and joy,
and fill us again with courage and boldness to proclaim the gospel. Amen.

Helen Cameron, Northampton District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 23: Ashton-Under-Lyne Circuit

Please pray for plans for a new circuit structure and changes to staffing over the next couple of years.

Hold in prayer the group of people who are just about to embark on the Worship: Leading and Preaching Course.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook