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Manchester Arena Attack Statement

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

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017

O Love divine, to you we cry in the day and in the night, for you alone can speak to our condition. You alone can search the mind and purify the heart. You alone are infinite in love and you alone can flow over our darkness with the ocean of eternal light. O love divine, to you we cry in the day and in the night. Amen. George Fox (1624-1691) Lord, we thank you for the freedoms that are ours. We remember those who are trapped by the decisions and actions of others, as well as by themselves. We pray for those in dark places and ask that they may begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, know hope restored and freedom gained. We ask that you grant to all the freedom that comes from knowing Christ's transforming love in our lives. Amen. Graham Thompson, Plymouth and Exeter District Chair

District Prayer Handbook

Day 24: Macclesfield Circuit

We would ask for your prayers as we continue to discern God's will for His church in this place. And for his grace to guide us forward as one body in Christ.

See the full text for today in the District Prayer Handbook