Although the organisation of Greater Manchester Churches Together is wrestling with its identify, the senior leaders continue to meet during the course of the year. This week we met at St John’s Methodist Church, Cheadle Heath, although our ranks seemed depleted due to some sickness and dreadful M60 traffic!
One of the growing strengths of the leaders meeting is the breadth of churches represented, including Moravian, Roman Catholic, URC, Methodist, Congregational Federation, Quakers, Anglican, Pentecostal, Independent churches network, and Salvation Army.
Please pray for:
- a growing unity between all Christian traditions and networks within the large geographical area covered by Greater Manchester
- an increasing sense of the mission we can engage in which draws our different church traditions together in each community
- the Greater Manchester Churches Together Assembly (all welcome to come along and join in) next Monday 16th October at Salford Cathedral starting with food from 5pm, and at 6pm our keynote speaker will be Bishop Mike Royal (director of TLG – the Education Charity – the Cinnamon Trust), and concluding with worship in the Cathedral (finishing at 9pm)
the ecumenical service at Manchester Cathedral this Sunday 15th October at 2:30pm. (All are very welcome to join in, marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a theme of “Celebration of Christ”).