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.
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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
Yesterday we were crucified with Christ; today we are glorified with him. Yesterday we were dead with Christ; today we are sharing in his resurrection. Yesterday we were buried with him; today we are waking with him from the sleep of death. Amen.Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)
Jesus, at my awakening,
breathe new life into me.
Jesus, in my growth,
protect and guide me.
Jesus, in my maturing,
grant me wisdom and peace.
Jesus, in my decline,
offer comfort and hope.
Jesus, in my passing,
carry me home to eternal rest. Amen.
District Prayer Handbook
We give thanks to God for his never-failing presence amongst us. We are thankful for God’s call to new local preachers in what is a small circuit. We are thankful that God invites us into new opportunities to serve him. We do look to God to help us as we seek to adjust to our changing circumstance and local challenges.