Our 20 worshipping communities, across the Manchester City area and beyond, work in very different areas, some affluent, many deprived. We offer opportunities for people to discover God’s love and justice through the work we do.
Our worship is the heart of our mission. In worship, we are drawn into the love of God. As we read the Bible and pray together, we are inspired to share in God’s caring love and passion for justice. This leads us to work of many kinds, responding to the needs of our local areas.
We run one foodbank, Befrienders in central Manchester, and are involved in several others, as well as supporting the city council’s homelessness initiatives. Many of our churches run playgroups or nurseries, or carer and toddler groups. We host uniformed organisations and clubs for older children. We run Nexus, a café in the city centre’s Northern Quarter. We support chaplaincy in our local universities, hospitals and prisons. We care for the senior generation too, with craft and chat groups and dementia support. We provide space for community groups to meet, hosting everything from slimmers’ groups to Alcoholics Anonymous and IT support groups. We support Methodist charities such as Action for Children and MHA, and we partner with groups such as Christian Aid and the Street Pastors.
In all this, we try to live out the words of the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’.