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
Show us, O Lord, the transience of the world in the light of heaven, the shortness of time in the light of eternity and the meaning of death in the light of resurrection; through the merits of Christ the Lord. Amen.Richard Challoner (1691-1781)
God of love, in whom we live and move and have our being, help us to recognise your presence in the first things:
the sunrise, the newborn child, the green shoot;
the up-beat, the intake of breath, the opening line.
And help us to know your presence in the last things:
the end page, the finished article, the closing remarks;
the final flourish, the dying notes, the gentle goodnight.
Above all, help us to live our lives so totally in your presence, that our beginnings and endings become the same thing.
In the name of Jesus, the first and the last. Amen.
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.