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What is a Social Network? According to Wikipedia: A social network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of relations So an online Social Network allows people and organisations to create links bewteen themselves on a website. ChurchMCR allows people to become supporters of Organisations and to be adde...
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We’re running two workshops to equip you to run this course at your church. These days will be fun and interactive and we will take you through the material, how it works and answer any questions you have. You will also get to meet people from the previous courses that we have run. 15th September- London (St Mark’s, Battersea Rise, SW11 1EJ), 10am-4pm,£...
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The Christian music industry has become the latest victim of illegal music piracy. Popular bands, like thebandwithnoname, have discovered that their music is available for download on peer-to-peer (P2P) servers. Innervation Trust, who manage thebandwithnoname, tbc and Collectives, are concerned that young people are being tempted to break the law without knowing. Innervation Trust is heavily d...
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Innervation Trust are seeking a Team Leader to manage and support all girl Christian band tbc. If you have experience, skills and creative ability to support tbc as they tour and perform their own brand of pre-teen pop. For more information see http://www.innervation.org/jobs.htm...
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Every revival has always been founded in prayer. If we are to believe that 2008 will be a year of revival in Greater Manchester and across the UK then we simply have to fight the battle in the prayer. I love the phrase - 'the battle is in the prayer and everyting else is the mopping up exercise' because it puts prayer into its proper perspective. By praying together we can really look forward ...
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A Bible day studying how Paul’s letter to the Colossians orients us around the word of the gospel and the majesty of Christ, showing who Jesus is, what he has done, and how that works out in the everyday lives of ordinary men and women.Original Article...
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Micah Challenge applauds the Prime Minister for his speech at the UN in which he drew once again attention to the need to meet the Millennium Development Goals. While Gordon Brown was the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, he acknowledged that we are in a unique point in history in which it is economically possible to deal with extreme poverty. He also discerned the lack of moral resolve in poli...
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As we start this year of Hope I believe that this year we are to be a people of actions as well as words. We should not only say something but be prepared to follow that through with the deed which will cement that word  1 John 3 17-18 clarifies this. "Stand in the Gap" is about the Church rising up and showing the love of Jesus to our community. I know that I am challenged to fulfil...
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ChurchMCR have created 2 new Podcasts: the ChurchMCR.com Podcast and ExploreMCR Podcast. A podcast is a collection of files (usually audio but may include video) which people can "subscribe" to using software like iTunes. When new "episodes" become available in the podcast they will be automatically downloaded to your computer. Download iTunes here. The ExploreMCR Podcast ...
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The Bolton Lighthouse is one of the only wholly dedicated prayer houses in Greater Manchester. Rescued ffrom being a drugs den for teenage gangs the house has been converted into a place where Christians , of any denomination, can come and pray for their neighbourhood, city, region or nation. The whole process has taken us 3 years. We hold prayer meeting every Friday and outreach to the youth and...
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The Bolton Lighthouse received a wonderful gift at its opening. Ten congregations attended the opening including Anglican, Free Evangelical and bothers and sisters from African congregations. We were priviledged to have George Verwer, former International Director of Operation Mobilzation (OM) ,to open the Lighthouse. George had lived and worked in Bolton from 1963 to 1967. He lived at 86 Deansga...
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Mr Ban, speaking at a meeting of international Micah Challenge leaders and America’s National Association of Evangelicals, described Christians around the world as “good allies” in the fight against poverty. His comments came just days before churches across the world will address poverty issues on Micah Sunday (October 14), which is organised by Mi...
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Suitable candidates must be able to demonstrate a living Christian faith and their ability to share their faith with others. They must also be experienced at working with youths and have experience with, or a heart for, the homeless community. Applicants will ideally have an FA Level 1 Coaching Award and be confident in presenting information to and working with church leaders. To receive an ...
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Mr Brown made the calls when he met the Black Christian Leaders Forum (BCLF) in 10 Downing Street last week. Joel Edwards, international chairman of Micah Challenge and general director of the Evangelical Alliance was among the leaders at the round table discussion. The Prime Minister arranged for the BCLF to meet the Secretary of State for International Development, Douglas Alexander, to ...
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“I warmly welcome this book”, writes UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in his foreword to the book Micah’s Challenge, “it is harnessing faith to unite Christians globally…to deepen...commitment to people living in poverty through prayer, service and advocacy.” The prophetic word of Micah to the people of Israel...
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PRESS RELEASE 26 February 2008 A ‘victory for local communities’ was heralded today by the Evangelical Alliance, as Andy Burnham MP, Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, announced to Parliament that plans for super casinos will not go ahead. The Evangelical Alliance, in its submissions, has repeatedly asked for more casino safeguards to protect children an...
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Why not kick start your day with the BUPA Manchester 10K on Sunday 18 May 2008?  You’re invited to join our running team. We have 75 running places up for grabs! Official entry has now closed but you can still get a place by running for Christian Aid. Christian Aid works in nearly 50 countries, tackling poverty and its causes. From finding better ways of farming high up in the Bol...
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Press Release The Game of Life, a special national event at the Manchester Velodrome at 8pm tonight, will gather an anticipated 6000 people from across Greater Manchester to hear the inspirational international speaker J.John and special guests.  September has seen 100 bus adverts promoting The Game of Life across the region as the church partnership behind the event has attempted to reach as...
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Over half of Northerners believe Jesus rose from the dead Over half of people in the North of England believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, according to new research published today by Theos, the public theology think tank. 52% of people from the North of England questioned in the ComRes poll said they believe that Jesus was executed by crucifixion, buried and rose from the dead, wi...
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Manchester is a prominent media city - home to BBC, ITV/Granada, MEN and other print press, (regeneration) radio stations, channel TV, film producers and more... At our breakfast on 19th June Christians working in the media in our city will reflect on their vocation and vision. We will also pray for all those working in the media industry in the light of Manchester's strategic position. Contr...
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PRESS RELEASE 12 APRIL 08 PRIME MINISTER AND MAIN UK POLITICAL LEADERS ENDORSE MICAH’S CHALLENGE Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have all endorsed the new book Micah’s Challenge: The Church’s Responsibility to the Global Poor. In his foreword, the UK Prime Minister warmly welcomes the book and reflects on the r...
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The inspiring new book Micah’s Challenge: The Church’s Responsibility to the Global Poor endorsed by Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg is now available. Joel Edwards, Tony Campolo, René Padilla and the Most Revd Njongonkulu Ndungane are just some of the theologians and activists from around the world that have contributed to the book. Micah’s Challenge not onl...
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Book Review: Micah’s Challenge As posted on www.christiantoday.com/article/book.review.micahs.chall enge/18761.htm There was a time when evangelicals were chided for neglecting social justice issues. But in recent years, they have come to a fresh understanding of God’s love for all people, His desire for justice for the weak and the poor, and the social re...
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Joel Edwards is leaving the Evangelical Alliance after 20 years serving there and filling the role of General Director for the past 11 years. Not only has Joel represented the evangelical community admirably in so many public ways, he has also been a good friend to the city region. We therefore would like to suggest Greater Manchester gives him a grand send off when he visits the city on 2 Jul...
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The Axis of Eden For over 10 years Eden has been helping young adults to respond to God’s call on their lives. Literally hundreds have taken up the challenge to reprioritize their futures in light of the great commission to ‘Go’ to the people who are unreached, forgotten, hurting. Specifically this has meant relocating and making home in a tough urban community, somewhere struggl...
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An interesting and challenging opportunity exists for an experienced committed Christian with the desire to improve all aspects of administrative support. This role involves providing administrative support to Chairman and Trustees, Media coordinator, leaders of Prayer Network and Christian Action Network, maintaining the Network website and membership records. You will also seek to develop rela...
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During the Labour Party Conference in Manchester several events are being planned by the Christian Socialist Movement for those interested in politics Labour Party Conference Service (ecumenical) Sunday 21 September, 6.15 pm (with time of music and reflection led by Andy Flannagan from 6.00 p.m.) Cross Street Chapel M2 1NL Preacher: Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP Faiths reception Sunday 21 Sept...
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Freedom Project Coordinator The Mustard Tree is a Christian charity, whose mission is to ‘rebuild and improve the lives of the homeless and marginalised in Manchester’ We are looking for a project coordinator who is highly motivated and has experience of working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The individual will need to develop and coordinate The Mustard Tree’...
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Press Release International speaker Tom Sine will be creating a buzz in Manchester from Tuesday 30 September to Wednesday 1 October at a series of talks at the Nazarene College in Didsbury based on his latest book The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time.  Tom’s book explores how a new generation are conspiring to re-imagine and create new expressions of disc...
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Micah Sunday has prompted hundreds of churches in the UK and thousands of churches worldwide to send a clear message to global leaders: keep your promises to help the poor. Churches across the UK used sermon themes, creative prayer and worship ideas to present practical ways to engage with the issues that face the world’s poorest people on 19 October. This yearâ€â...
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A delegation of Black Pentecostal Bishops from the USA visited Manchester from Thursday 23rd to Tuesday 28th October as part of their UK visit for Black History Month taking part in events at Parliament and Manchester Town Hall. They were led by Archbishop J Delano Ellis, the Metropolitan of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops which has a global membership of 25 million Pentec...
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National Campaign Features Greater Manchester Refugee Advocate Dave Smith and Maron Ehata featured in national campaign on migration A campaigner in Manchester who has aided asylum seekers and refugees for the past four years has called people to befriend migrants this Christmas.   Dave Smith is featured in an Evangelical Alliance photographic exhibition and campaign launched this week....
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Forum for Change concerns the long-term transformational work of the church, aiming to facilitate discussion between Christian professionals in the cultural drivers about how we offer an alternative worldview and seek the wellbeing of society. We have launched a regular email called 'Culture Footprint', featuring disciples in Arts, Media, Business, Education, Politics and other professions who ...
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The dropping value of the pound against the Euro must not be used as an excuse for governments to neglect their promises to the poor, said Micah Challenge’s new International Director. Rev Joel Edwards spoke at his UK commissioning as Director of Micah Challenge International, a movement of Christians calling governments to account to achieve the Millennium Development Goals ...
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We are delighted to let you know that we have appointed Keith Ayling as the new Media and Communications Officer for Network. Keith has extensive experience in design and has produced a beautiful magazine which features Christians artisans, looking at arts in a Christian perspective. His work with the charity Bigsky Trust, a charity using music to work with the poor has led him to be involved in...
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Rev Nims Obunge has had to withdraw from involvement in this year's Manchester PeaceWeek due to an invitation from the British Council to meet with government and community leaders from 12 African nations to set an agenda for the next year for partnership work. The conference is to be held in Tanzania, not in the UK as he had been initially led to believe, and he will not be able to fulfill both co...
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The International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said that the drought in the Horn of Africa is still a big crisis. Our reporter Phil Walker will be bringing us the latest updates. Bailiffs are moving into Dale Farm to begin the long awaited evictions, we’ll be hearing the views of the Bishop of Brentford. On the 12th October President Omar Al-Bashir announced that the Republic of Sud...
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Ken Costa launches John Parmiter's new book with an exploration of how Christians can make a difference in the workplace.Original Article...
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Manchester Bible School provides Bible Study and practical courses in a context of fellowship. The lectures are suitable for Christians who want to increase their knowledge of God's word to help them in their Christian lives and service. No academic qualifications required - just a desire to learn. Each autumn Manchester Bible School offers a range of courses on Monday nights 7.30-9.30 in the co...
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We are really delighted to be able to announce the arrival of Rev. Pete Horlock, who will be devoting two days a week to evangelistic work in the city centre business community.   Pete will be working for the Diocese of Manchester, under the umbrella of Oasis Manchester (and in partnership with other city centre churches and initiatives) to develop the work here in the city ce...
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"Why choose your brand of Christianity over all the others?" "Why believe the Bible when it contradicts itself?" These are just two of the questions posed on an atheist's web-site under the title, "Questions Christians Can't Answer". Join Trevor Newman and guest, Ian Marron, as they tackle these and other questions and disprove the claim.Original Article...
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Ben Gibbs, ChurchMCR's lead developer, will be attending the Christianity in the Digital Space conference from Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th July. The Digital Revolution is changing the way we relate, communicate and even think. What are the implications for Christian faith and spirituality? What will the church look like in the digital age? What does it mean to be a disciple in a digital world? C...
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ChurchMCR was represented by Ben Gibbs at the Christianity and the Digital Space symposium held at St. John's college, Durham on 13th - 15th July. He shares some thoughts about his time there: The symposium gathered together theologians and prectitioners to look at and debate the issues surround Christian involvement with digital culture. I was great to meet many different people from various effo...
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The return of the premier Christian gospel concert to Manchester on August 22nd, 7:30pm.Original Article...
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What can the churches response be to the credit crunch? Hope in Greater Manchester present three of the leading Christian debt counselling / advice agencies - Care for the Family, Stewardship Money and CAP.Original Article...
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Everyone loves a good adventure story and, today, we have 3 for you. James Fullard talks to Jo Gambi about what it's like to be at the summit of Mount Everest, Rob Lilwall about how he cycled home from Siberia and Daniel Moore about his work with New Tribes Mission.Original Article...
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The case of Catherine Petrie, a nurse who was suspended for offering to pray for an elderly patient, caused a real stir around the country earlier this year. This was one of a number of high profile incidents of Christians being threatened with disciplinarily action for living out their faith. Would it be right to call this 'persecution'? Join Tom Ward in his quest to find out if things are going t...
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1 in 9 households in the UK are in debt, with many people struggling to cope with the situation they find themselves in. They may become stressed and fall ill, miss meals or medication, and even contemplate suicide because they cannot afford to repay their debts. Christians Against Poverty work with local churches to provide people with a way to beat their debt, and to show them that there is a God...
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Experience the nativity come to life. Real People - Real Animals. Bring all the children no matter what age. Original Article...
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Salford Elim Church invites you to our Carol Service, on Sunday 16th December at 6pm. Hear the Christmas story; sing carols; drink tea & coffee; eat mince pies. Everyone welcome! Original Article...
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Rev Nims Obunge has had to withdraw from involvement in this year’s Manchester PeaceWeek due to an invitation from the British Council to meet with government and community leaders from 12 African nations to set an agenda for the next year for partnership work. The conference is to be held in Tanzania, not in the UK as he had been initially led to believe, and he will not be able to fulfill b...
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As the G20 meet to discuss a way out of the global economic crisis, our new report reveals how financial systems often allow companies to pay as little tax as possible - and the consequences of these missing billions for people in poor countries. Original Article...
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A one day training event for worship leaders, singers, musicians and anyone interested in the prophetic gifts. Manchester, Saturday 26 September. With Julian Adams, Andy Smith and others.This September, we look at the crucial issue of Spirit-led worship and prophetic ministry with a combination of great Bible teaching, worship and helpful practical sessions. Leading us on the day will be Julian Ad...
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Bredbury Community Creative Arts GroupThis new group is the brainchild of some good friends of C3. It meets on the second and fourth wednesday of each month 10:00am - 1:00pm and is for anyone, new crafters are especially welcome. The group aims to help everyone enjoy art and craft in a fun and practical way. Please bring along your ideas and let Christine know which arts and crafts you prefer. Plea...
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February 20th - March 1st Details:  10 players from the UK, 1 from the USA, 1 from Canada and 5 Spain Staff….brought together for ten intense days to play friendly matches with local teams, coach teenagers, share testimonies, play football with prisoners, show Christ on and off the field, and pray to see fruit that will last in Spain for God’s glory. Matches: 2 immigrant teams (lati...
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Email Gordon Brown and tell him to be at the UN's Copenhagen climate change summit in person and deliver a fair deal for the world's poor. Original Article...
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Tell Barack Obama, President Hu of China and Swedish PM Fredrick Reinfeldt they must attend Copenhagen in person - and urge other world leaders to come, too. Original Article...
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When Lynn Day decluttered her house for BBC TV, she sold off loads of unwanted bits and bobs – and raised a tidy sum for Christian Aid. Now you can do the same. Original Article...
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Flood the streets of London on 5 December as we make one final push for a fair and just climate deal at Copenhagen. Original Article...
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Platform2 is a unique opportunity for British 18-25-year-olds to volunteer in a developing country for 10 weeks and then creatively express their experience back home. Original Article...
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Countdown to Copenhagen campaigners acted swiftly after news of Japan's woefully inadequate emissions targets. Original Article...
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The Countdown to Copenhagen is a truly global movement. Find out about action taking place across the world. Original Article...
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Global tax rules are bananas. Find out why with our campaign guide video. Original Article...
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Accounting rules are stacked in favour of big companies, costing poor countries billions in lost tax revenue and undermining their development. Email the Big Four accountancy firms and help us change the rules. Original Article...
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The Maranatha Community celebrated 30 years of service to Our Lord with a National Assembly on Saturday 1st October.  This was a wonderful opportunity to come together for a whole day to declare the Lordship of Jesus, and to praise and worship God as Christians drawn from many churches and backgrounds under the banner “We Are One”. We looked back only briefly. We looked to the future with...
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Christian Aid is pleased that the G20's final statement has put tackling tax at the centre of its response to the global financial crisis – but we sincerely hope this is just for starters. Original Article...
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When word got out that Tesco was considering taking Divine Fairtrade chocolate off its shelves, your response was amazing. Original Article...
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New Christian Aid poll reveals Briths people want government to show more leadership in tackling global warming. Original Article...
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Nov 3rd (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. This event will begin with a free shared meal at 7pm. Original Article...
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Dec 3rd (Sat) 15:00. At St Peter's House. A joyful voice for everyone from everywhere around the world!! Sing to the Lord and share the joys of Christmas together!! Event start at 3pm with tea and coffee afterwards. Please do invite friends to come!!!!!Original Article...
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The UK government has announced that it agrees with all of Christian AidÂ’s key demands for its Climate Change Bill. Now it's time for us to keep the momentum ahead of next year's vital summit in Copenhagen. Original Article...
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Church Action on Poverty will be running stalls at two major Christian festivals in the next few weeks.Original Article...
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In today's programme James Fullard takes a very personal journey into how a Christian should respond when a loved one dies. James speaks to author and speaker, Fiona Castle, who lost her husband, Roy, to lung cancer, and to Jean Watson author of a bible study booklet on the subject of bereavement. We will also hear James' own testimony and that of Anne Watts who lost 2 children in vastly different ...
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In this, the second programme in this series, further questions posed on an atheist's web-site under the title, "Questions Christians Can't Answer" will be addressed by Trevor Newman and guest, Ian Marron. In today's programme the presenters tackle the questions, "Why believe that God would communicate through ways that can be mistaken for madness?" and "There is no evidence for much of what the Bi...
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Christian Aid staged its first Mass Visual Trespass on Friday as its Countdown to Copenhagen campaign moved up a level. View pictures direct from the site. Original Article...
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Have you browsed through Audiopot? Have you heard anything from Whistling Frog Productions? HCJB UK set up these two ministries to produce and distribute short Christian features to Christian and commercial radio stations around the country in an effort to get people interested in Christianity by presenting them with short snappy thought-provoking ideas. Phil Walker talks to Colin Lowther, Director...
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Trevor Newman continues his series looking at questions posed on an atheist's web-site under the title, "Questions Christians Can't Answer". With guest Ian Marron, today's programme addresses such questions as, "Didn't everything associated with Christianity exist long before Jesus was born?" and "Why do Christians believe they are more moral than other people when the evidence contradicts this?" O...
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Recently decided to follow Jesus or wondering what it’s all about? Join our short course for teaching and discussion about the basics of Christian belief in a relaxed setting (oh – and great coffee and delicious cake!) Original Article...
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This year we will offer two summer schools for those who already have some subject knowledge of this area of work. Perspectives on Relious Diversity led by Revd Dr Graham Adams and Revd Dr John Parry Exploring and analysing the understandings of religious diversity offered from different perspectives and traditions.  In addition to a variety of Christian understandings, Sikh and Muslim perspe...
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Are you interested in learning more about your faith alongside other open-minded Christians? Whether you would like to study the Bible in more depth, develop your skills in pastoral care or leading worship, or reflect on the engagement of Christian faith with the wider community, Luther King House may be the way ahead for you.  We offer a range of courses, from research and higher degrees, to ...
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I looked upon Bible Week as part of my journey with God in developing my spiritual growth. It was also a time for me to get to know God and draw closer to Him. I went with a sense of adventure, curiosity and excitement and God did not disappoint. Bible Week was a wonderful time and gave me the opportunity to engage with the fellowship in a social environment. At once I felt at home as there was a s...
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A few weeks ago we decided to go as a group to Costa coffee house in Cheetham Hill. The idea was to spend time together being church, have a drink, and to seek to reach out to people in the area with the good news about Jesus Christ. We felt that a visit to Costa was a suitable activity for us because it was informal and everybody could be involved, and also there was minimal organisation required...
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A translation of Yambalu Mposhi’s report on sewing school at Kabinda, DRC. In the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo , we have organised some sewing schools with the aim of helping change the lives of young women. The girls that have been chosen to come to the school in Kabinda are all those who are among the most disadvantaged in the town and have not been able to finish their...
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We had a fantastic time making the VIP guests feel the way God intended them to be - like Very Important People. Throughout the evening Church members hosted the VIPs as they enjoyed the fine food cooked by a team of helpers in the kitchen with our own in-house King’s Church chefs! Whilst the guests enjoyed their meal, Doug Walker, who is a singer / song-writer, played his set and shared his...
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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” – Romans 8:28 (NIV) God is good, all the time. This isn’t just something we say and sing. This is the true nature of God. He is good and He is good, all the time. This isn’t just theory; this is the reality of Christ for us in our day to d...
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The VIP Ladies Night in April was an amazing opportunity for King’s Church to share the good news of Jesus Christ to the homeless and those living in hostels. VIP is a night that we hold twice a year to reach out to the homeless in Manchester. We bring them in from the streets or shelters and demonstrate God’s love by opening up our lives to them and providing for their material needs...
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Christians gathered for a worship service in Methodist Central Hall at the culmination of the 'Blow the Whistle' campaign ahead of the G8.Original Article...
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Not too late to sponsor Martin Gallimore! All the money raised will be going to Christians Against Poverty (CAP)Original Article...
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Transporting 1,000 young people to community action projects around Greater Manchester requires a feat of logistics. Twenty-four double-decker buses and their drivers have been generously supplied free of charge by Stagecoach to take youngsters out across the city at 1pm and bring them back again once their projects are completed. This Thursday and Friday (August 6 and 7), the young people are tak...
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A team of 29 young people took to the streets of Openshaw this Thursday and Friday afternoon (August 6 and 7) to collect litter and broken glass, and cut back overgrown greenery alongside local young people, staff and volunteers from Eden Openshaw. The project is one of 50 taking place this week as part of the Audacious 09 Christian youth festival. The site chosen was the ‘Yellow Brick Road...
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A team of 250 young people will take to the streets of Ordsall this Thursday and Friday afternoon (August 6 and 7) to paint railings, dig gardens and pick up litter as acts of kindness to the local community. The project is one of 50 taking place this week as part of the Audacious 09 Christian youth festival. Local MP Hazel Blears will be helping out with the young people and local residents in ...
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A team of hard-working young people are helping a Cheetham Hill community centre improve its surroundings this week as part of the Audacious youth festival. The Welcome Centre run at Trinity United Church is a local drop-in centre set up five years ago to respond to the needs of people living locally, especially refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless and those struggling with mental health issu...
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Comedy as entertainment has, possibly, never been as high-profile as it is today. Although the comedy circuit in this country is anticipated to be quite a 'secular' industry, there are a handful of faithful and funny Christians making a living in the field, whilst trying to be salt and light to their audiences. Join Tom Ward as he speaks to three well-known comedy talents: Tim Vine, Milton Jones an...
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Join James Fullard as he continues his search for evidence of a church recession. Today James will be heading out of the TWR studios to ask, "Where have all the youth gone?" He will be visiting a small evangelical church in the North West and a large city church in Manchester, and will ask questions of Gavin Calver from Youth for Christ, Chris Kidd (a youth worker from Tonbridge) and Mark Instone f...
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Christian Aid's Alternative Tax Awards recognise outstanding achievements in the field of tax-bill-minimisation which costs Original Article...
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As the country’s young people start returning to school after the long summer break, our bands and theatre company are gearing up for our busiest ever autumn term. A total of 22 confirmed schools weeks are already booked in with another four potential weeks in the pipeline for LZ7, Blush, Twelve24 and In Yer Face. ‘It’s really exciting to see the demand for our schools teams this...
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David F. Ford, Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love, Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007),  xiv + 412pp., ISBN 9780521698382.Original Article...
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Call on UK chancellor, Alistair Darling, to champion the world's poor and urge the G20 to crack down on tax dodging. Original Article...
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TV stars join Christian Aid's 90-strong team to help run poverty into the ground on 20 September. Original Article...
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The lorry arrivesIt is fantastic to report that a 40 foot transport lorry packed with hospital equipment arrived in Sighisoara on Saturday 27th June at 7.00am! Together with other churches, we have been collecting funds over the last few months to transport the equipment out there.  We have been truly staggered at people's generosity and support in all sorts of ways. Five helpers flew out t...
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We've got loads of exciting events going on over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas. Come and be a part of it and get that Christmasy feeling! Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th December 10.00am-1.00pm Water’s Edge café open in church for coffee, tea, mince pies and free Present Wrapping. Sunday 14th December 10.30am Toy service Please bring new (unwrapped) presents for donating to M...
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A team of 18 people from three churches have just got back from an amazing week in Romania.  They went with Missionary Ventures to support and encourage a group of Christians who are based in Sighisoara. The team worked in four areas - DIY, Children, Youth and Medical - and came back feeling that they were the ones who had been blessed! In the villages Football team! C...
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Prayer, Fellowship and Resourcing for Christians in the media and arts, working inside and outside the church By Robert VarnamOriginal Article...
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Many churches and Christian organisations in Scotland are joining together to pray for every island, city, town and village. By Simon Coleclough-WorrellOriginal Article...
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A look at the work of the EKCO Trust from their Autumn '06 newsletter By Simon Coleclough-WorrellOriginal Article...
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Latest bulletin from Redeeming Our Communities, November 2006 featuring One Voice York, The Lighthouse Group, Hope 08 and Christians Against Poverty. By City LinksOriginal Article...
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The bulletin this month features projects such as SPROUT, N:Gage, Gweini and Christians against poverty. By City LinksOriginal Article...
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Police and Christian groups in Lincolnshire are to combine forces to tackle crime with the power of prayer. By Lisa WilsonOriginal Article...
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Bringing Hope is a Christian initiative that believes that the lifestyle of guns, drugs and gangs is symptomatic of deep-rooted problems such as broken families, broken communities and broken lives. By City LinksOriginal Article...
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Our second compilation CD is a varied mix of 10 songs, showcasing Christian songwriting in the NorthWest By City LinksOriginal Article...
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This edition includes: 1. Offenders Anonymous 2. GMCVO – mentoring 3. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) 4. United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) 5. Christian Police Association (CPA) By Debra GreenOriginal Article...
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Redeeming Our Communities latest bulletin for October including items on Big Deal, CPA in Lancashire, Eden Buses and Christians against poverty. By City LinksOriginal Article...
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A word of challenge and encouragement to Christians involved in the arts in the NorthWest By City LinksOriginal Article...
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The Ark is a new support network for Christian Social Care professionals in the Greater Manchester region. Providing encouragement, prayer and unity; equipping us to make a difference. We are organised in conjunction with CityLinks. By The ArkOriginal Article...
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Renewing Healthcare through: - City Wide Meetings - Local Prayer Groups - Local Partnership By City LinksOriginal Article...
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The Christian Healthcare Network presents a a practical training programme to enable doctors, nurses and therapists to become confident witnesses to Jesus in the workplace. By Robert VarnamOriginal Article...
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NorthWest network of Christian teachers - with a conference in summer 05 and the Recap revision club. By City LinksOriginal Article...
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Shane Claiborne belongs to an amazing little Christian community in one of the roughest neighbourhoods in the USA... By matt wilsonOriginal Article...
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ChangeMakers Meeting October 15th … Was a BIG success! The wonderful turnout included people who are British, African, Asian, European, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian, and those of no particular religious affiliation. The scene was very much set for the promise that ChangeMakers holds in store for all member organisations. After a hearty welcome and brief reflection everyone had ...
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Laura and Mancubist picked up the previous spoof by Manchester Notions, well it seems that there are more out there. I picked up this flyer yesterday.In case you're not from Mcr, they're subverting the best of Manchester awards and remain anonymous. I think they're Christian, they've certainly got a faith angle on them, but they'e not overt and in many ways develop the worship in public spaces the...
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A group from Sanctus1 took part in the Great Manchester 10k run today to raise money for Christian Aid. We had a range of times - and a range of dampness as some of us were only half-way through when we were subjected to 40 minutes of Manchester's finest hardcore rain - but I think everyone felt a real sense of achievement, both for completing it in one piece and for raising the money. Well done ...
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Dear Friends, We have a very special service on Sunday for three reasons…… We celebrate Pentecost – the birthday of the Church – with music ranging from the 12th to the 20th Centuries! We celebrate Anne’s baptism.  Anne has been a Christian for many years but has never celebrated her baptism and we are proud to share this special day with her. We celebrateÂ...
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I have been swimming in the whale-infested waters of Christian radio for about a week now.The thing about Christian radio is that, like a lot of Christian sub-culture, it's bland, insipid and aimed at a very narrow audience (I would guess women in their late 40s). Manchester's Refresh FM is a pretty mainstream affair in some ways, and their mission statement is a pretty typical 'bringing Jesus into...
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Dear Friends, Over the Summer we have been looking at some great Old Testament stories in our sermon series.  For the next few weeks we are going to be looking at Israel’s history as described in the Old Testament, as well as seeing how God worked through the Jewish people bringing salvation to humanity. Many Christians today are very hazy about the details of the Old Testament and are fri...
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Tom Ward speaks to a Project Worker with Christian Aid working to provide aid to flood-hit Cambodia. James Maidment-Fullard talks with a spokesperson from the Institute of Fiscal Studies about the impact of serious cuts to education funding. Trevor Newman talks to a Resource and Talent Advisor with the Chartered Institute about the findings of this year’s UK Employee Outlook Survey. Tom Ward talk...
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For as long as I can remember, it’s not been my birthday, Christmas or our family holiday but Faith Camp that has been the highlight of my year.Original Article...
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We're really excited to announce the launch of Deeper in September 2009.Deeper is Vinelife’s gap-year opportunity and offers young adults the chance to dedicate a year of their lives to serving the Lord, enhancing their relationship with him and being equipped for greater levels of ministry. Our goal is to develop and challenge prospective students in their roles as disciples of Christ and m...
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Beatification of John Henry, Cardinal Newman of the Oratory   The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has formally approved a miracle granted by God at the the intercession of the Ven. John Henry Newman. Deacon Jack Sullivan, from Boston, USA,was healed from a serious debility of the spine after asking the intercession of Cardinal Newman in 2001. “The prayers of Christ’s faithful ...
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Year of the Priest 19th June 2009 - 11th June 2010 This year marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance into heaven of the patron saint of parish priests, St John Mary Vianney (Cure d’Ars). The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has declared this year to be dedicated to the priesthood, from the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, 19th June 2009, until 11th June 2010. During this year the Holy See ...
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Some YouTube links to the Holy Name   Its amazing where you end up in these days of easy multimedia casts. We have recently been notified of these clips taken by worshippers and put on YouTube. As you can see, the quality isn’t that great, but here they are for your enjoyment. There is quite a difference in the sanctuary now that the carpet and lighting has been renewed; compare th...
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The Altar   On entering a Catholic church the eye is directed towards the high altar in the sanctuary. It is the most important symbol of Christ in the church, and is marked out by its dignity and position in the sanctuary. As its name implies, it is the place of sacrifice, where the death of the Lord is made present in the sacred mysteries during the celebration of the Mass.   At the Holy N...
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When the Holy Name was built in 1871, in the south transept of the church were placed two large niches. The designs that we have for the church suggest that one of these was intended to house the relics of a saint, but the scheme was never carried out. Happily the relics of a Roman martyr from the 3rd century, who has been given the name St Benignus, will soon be placed there. The relics of this...
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Great Churches of the North West by Matthew Byrne Twenty six churches in Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside are here featured in a series of captivating photographic portraits by Matthew Byrne. The selection has been made on the basis of architectural distinction, beauty, quality of sculpture, carving, stained glass, historic interest and dramatic setting. The churches include r...
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Join us for our weekly Coffee Morning Friday 15th May 10.00 am - 12.00 All proceeds of this week’s Coffee Morning will be donated to Christian Aid Week  which runs from 10-16th May.  Come along for excellent coffee, tea and home made cakes and enjoy friendly fellowship whilst helping Christian Aid show the love of Christ in action. For more information on this year’s focus for...
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They think it’s all over!  That’s what the crowds thought when Jesus was cricified. Actually it was only just beginning.  Come and celebrate Easter with us at Brownley Green Baptist and remember the sacrifice Christ made for you and join in celebrating the triumph of the resurrection. Good Friday 10.30 am    Good Friday Service  Easter Sunday 10:45am – Easter ...
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Each summer, in many of our major cities, Christians take the opportunities presented through tourism to spread the Gospel. Join Phil Walker as he talks to Peter Kennelley, the London Director of Open Air Campaigners, about 'Tell-A-Tourist', a week-long mission to the tourists of London. Original Article...
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If, like Tom Ward, you have seen the recent billboards with 'Poverty Over' emblazoned on them, you may have wondered about this campaign started by Christian Aid. Is it an outlandish claim to say that we could see the end of poverty in our lifetime? Join Tom as he speaks to Daniel Hardman from Christian Aid, Peter Grant from Tearfund and Glen Tarman from 'Make Poverty History' to find out. Original...
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Brent Siddall talks with Jonathan Bartley, author of a new book from Paternoster called 'The Church as a Movement for Anarchy'. Original Article...
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Part IV of the series in which Trevor Newman looks at questions posed on an atheist's web-site under the title, "Questions Christians Can't Answer". Today's programme addresses such questions as, "As Christianity has repeatedly inspired 'great evil', why do you embrace it?" and "What incentive is there for people not to be bad?" Original Article...
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Christian Aid's Alternative Tax Awards recognise outstanding achievements in the field of tax dodging, and highlight the $160bn it costs poor countries every year. Original Article...
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TV stars join Christian Aid's 90-strong team to help run poverty into the ground on 20 September. Original Article...
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Dec 20th (Sun) 11:00. Preacher: Graham Kent. Celebrant: Terry Biddington. Our Advent series on Mary continues with this presentation in our worship of Mary in Christian art and iconography. Revd Graham Kent is Ecumenical Development Officer for Greater Manchester Churches Together, based here at St. Peter's House. Original Article...
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Dec 5th (Sat) 14:00. At St Peter's House. All are welcome at this family Christingle service, organised by Revd Jayne Prestwood. Original Article...
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Dec 15th (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. “If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” An evening all about food! Food and Ethics! This event will begin with a free shared meal at 7pm.Original Article...
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Read 1 John. This is a letter written by John the Apostle (Son of Zebedee, brother of James for those historians amongst us) to Christians urging us to combat antichrists and live pure lives. John originally wrote the letter to combat a wave of false christianity that was going on back in the days which I think was called Gnosticism which basically twisted the true message of Jesus (False Teachers)...
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Happy New Year everyone! Looking back on 2008 as a church we have clearly grown spiritually in many ways. Not only by prayer and fasting but by perserverence and steadfastness in God. God blessed us toward the end of the year with the new church building and 2009 can only promise good things to come as we make the move into the new building. Paul in the Bible constantly, especially in Romans, encou...
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Trevor Newman talks to Christian Solidarity World-wide's Team Leader for the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa to bring an update on the very tense situation in Nigeria. James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the Chief Economist from the Markit Group about the financial crisis facing Italy and the Euro-zone. Last week, the Palestinian Authority managed to secure full membership of the United Nations Ed...
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A Merry Christmas to you all! If you are visiting the church website for the first time, are checking up on it or whether you refresh the page every second of your life, Merry Christmas! Gift giving, christmas trees, mince pies, christmas cards, the whole Christmas scene is fantastic and without it I probably wouldn’t enjoy Christmas as much as I do. But what we do have to keep in m...
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Maranatha is pleased to support “We are One” – Manchester’s walk of Christian Witness, which will be on Saturday 28 November 2009 from Salford Cathedral to Manchester Cathedral, and to invite you to We are One – Sharing the Vision - A Prayer Evening Wednesday 16 September 2009, 7:30pm St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7LF. At this shari...
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Reaching Out in Unity The vision of the Maranatha Community is of “the people of God united, healed and renewed, walking the way of Jesus in love, simplicity and poverty with the urgent fire of the Spirit burning in their hearts”. It is the vision of the Church of Christ united across the globe – believers from all nations, tongues and traditions…read-on Inside this Issue T...
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The Non-Negotiable Truths of the Gospel Proclaimed by Christians of all Traditions. Members of the Maranatha Community, from different church backgrounds and with much Theological training and knowledge between them, have produced this very significant document Christians Standing Together which outlines the non-negotiable truths of the Gospel proclaimed by Christians of all traditions, referring t...
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The deadline to sign this petition against Clause 61 of the Coroners and Justice Bill (currently before Parliament) which will remove the free speech clause protecting those who express views on sexual ethics, is 5th July. If passed this clause would open the door for Christians to be investigated and interrogated by the police, prosecuted in the courts and even imprisoned simply for presenting a C...
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Maranatha is collaborating with a team of lawyers and church leaders, together with Christian Concern for our Nation, to change Clause 61 of the Coroners and Justice Bill which is currently before Parliament. It is being proposed that the free speech clause protecting those who express views on sexual ethics will be removed. This will open the door for Christians to be investigated and interrogated...
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Graeme Goldsworthy, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching (Leicester: IVP, 2000), xv + 272pp., ISBN 085110539X.Original Article...
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A choir of Christian Aid campaigners delivered their coal message in song at a Coal Kills vigil outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 14 September – and earned an audience with Ed Miliband. Original Article...
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He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours God. - Proverbs 14:31 (NIV) What are VIP nights? VIP nights are evenings during the year when we invite men and women from hostels and homeless shelters to King’s house. They are opportunities for the church to demonstrate the love of God by providing a delicious meal, wonderful entertainment, ...
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In this, the final programme in this series, Trevor Newman finishes his look at questions posed on a web-site under the title, "Questions Christians Can't Answer". Today, the questioner asks about apparently opposing values, such as: revelation and scientific discovery; faith and human reason; theocracy and democracy. Original Article...
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Email Gordon Brown and urge him to help deliver a fair deal for the world's poor at December's Copenhagen climate talks. Original Article...
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With less than 2 months to go til the festive season is upon us, here at Boaz we’re excited to announce the arrival of our 2011 Christmas cards! They’ll be available for sale from the start of Nov, but you can get a quick preview by clicking here: christmas cards preview Cards come in packs of 5 (with 5 different designs) for £2.50, and they’ll be available direct from the Boaz o...
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We’ve been asked to support an anti-deportation campaign called Beatrice, Andy, Ellen and Wells Must Stay Together. Beatrice is from Malawi and the government wish to return her there despite the fact she has married an English man called Andy.  Both are committed attenders at their local church. Since Beatrice Botomani, her daughter, Ellen, (17) and her son, Wells, (13) came to the UK fro...
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TV stars join Christian Aid's 100-plus-strong team to help run poverty into the ground. Original Article...
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Northwest Catholic Writers’ Guild Believing in Mysteries: Newman’s Grammar of Assent (A Practical Guide for People in the University)     A Talk given by Fr Christopher 7pm - Tuesday 29th September at Greygarth Hall 1, Lower Park Road, Manchester, M14 5RS Original Article...
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Join James Fullard as he and Tom Price (The Oxford Centre For Christian Apologetics) take a look at some of the themes in the 2009 New Line Cinema release, 'The Time Traveller's Wife'. The programme also features comment from Pastor Steve Nancarrow.Original Article...
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Dec 4th (Fri) 17:30. At St Peter's House--common room. 17.30 Bible Study 19.00 Home-made-dinner 20.00 Workshop-Christmas FunOriginal Article...
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Do our children have enough Christian books? Are the ones they have really 'good enough'? Are there too many? Join Phil Walker as he talks to a book reviewer and mother of two, a publisher, a best-selling children's author and a children's ministry conference leader to find out the answer to these questions. Original Article...
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A one day training event for worship leaders, singers, musicians and anyone interested in the prophetic gifts. Manchester, Saturday 26 September. With Julian Adams, Andy Smith and others.*** PLEASE NOTE - VENUE CHANGE - DETAILS BELOW *** This September, we look at the crucial issue of Spirit-led worship and prophetic ministry with a combination of great Bible teaching, worship and helpful practica...
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Join James Fullard as he explores a recent study carried out by the Christian website 'Ship of Fools' that claims to have found "the 10 worst bible verses". James will speak to Stephen Tompkins from 'Ship of Fools', who headed up this study, and the Reverend Dr Peter Phillips from the Centre for Biblical Literacy and Communication (CBLC) about this survey, and the relevance of these verses in today...
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Please support Christian Aid's response to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. Original Article...
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The Houses of Parliament was the stage for the second Mass Visual Trespass. View images - and add your own message. Original Article...
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One of the biggest difficulties faced by those working with asylum seekers is the confusion that reigns in the public consciousness. The term ‘asylum seeker’ is often misunderstood. Asylum seekers are routinely muddled up with economic migrants from the new EU countries in Eastern Europe, immigrants who have overstayed when their visas expired & others who have been illegally t...
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Most Christians can pin-point a time when they came to faith. For some, there may be a story that is fast-paced, vivid, shocking or, maybe, strange; for others that moment may appear to have been ordinary, hardly worth talking about. Yet, these are accounts of how a powerful God can and does save people from any situation, background and lifestyle. Join Phil Walker in this first programme in a seri...
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An annual two-week event run in partnership with local churches and The Message, saw hundreds of young people make first time commitments to God last week. Message theatre group In Yer Face and bands LZ7 and Blush spent time in schools across the area, taking lessons and running lunchtime workshops, as part of the two-week event known as ‘Vision’. The lessons focused on suffering and ...
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Be part of something big on 16-18 October as millions worldwide call for political action on poverty and climate change. Original Article...
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Dear Friends, Now we’ve settled into our lovely new home and the Summer is drawing to a close we’re re-starting our various mid week activities. Every fortnight we have a special service called Sacred Space.  This is an intentional time of calm and quiet, allowing us to have a time of guided meditation.  Sometimes this is set in an informal celebration of Holy Communion, someti...
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Greater Manchester – Wirral – Liverpool – Chester – Lancashire – Cheshire – North Wales Maranatha Groups in the North West and Wales invite you to their first regional gathering of Praise, Worship and Healing. Saturday, 10th October 2009 10.30am – 3.30pm.Emmanuel Christian Centre, Lloyd Street, Llandudno, LL30 2YA. This will be a time for fellowshi...
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Nov 24th (Tue) 13:00. At St Peter's House. Reflections from Combat for our Crisis-Times. A talk by Col. Chris Keeble (2 Para, Falklands War 1982). Organized by the Christian Higher Education Network, Manchester. Using the 'Raft of the Medusa' as a metaphor, this talk will draw out some foundational virtues for leading in the 'crisis' created by the presence and action of Evil.Original Articl...
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WorldWatch was held at All Nations Centre in Cardiff this year and, as always, the Spirit spoke powerfully through his servants. I only managed to get to the Saturday part but it was still an incredible time of testimony and edification. It’s so encouraging to hear how Christian brothers and sisters are advancing the gospel in the nations, even in the face of persecution. We heard how Jesus ...
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Christian Aid is celebrating a huge campaign victory after energy giant E.ON announced late last night that it is putting its plans for a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth on hold for up to 3 years. Original Article...
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Christian Aid is celebrating a huge campaign victory after energy giant E.ON announced late last night that it is putting its plans for a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth on hold for up to 3 years. Original Article...
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In the first of a new occasional series for TWR Today, Book Club (hosted by James Fullard) takes a look at 3 recently released books. James will be exploring mystic signs and temples with Naomi Carle (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity) as they look at Dan Brown's new book, 'The Lost Symbol'. Also, find out what a 'God Story' is with Andrew Wilson, the author of a new book with that titl...
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On Saturday 10th October two Regional Gatherings were held bringing together Maranatha members from across the whole of the north of England and Wales for worship, fellowship, news, support and encouragement. The Gatherings were held at St. Mark’s Church, Sheffield and in The Emmanuel Christian Centre, Llandudno and between them were attended by over 100 people. The gatherings were blessed by...
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Christians in the UK live in relative freedom. This is certainly not the case for many in the world today. Join Phill Marsh as he discovers more about the persecuted Church. Original Article...
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Chick Yuill, Imagine's recently appointed Church-Life Consultant for the North-West region, was invited to preach at the service organised by the churches in Manchester and the Conservative Christian Fellowship as part of the Conservative Party Conference 2009. This is his sermon on that occasion.Original Article...
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Christian Aid is celebrating the invaluable input of its hundreds of amazing volunteers – and inviting you to follow in their footsteps. Original Article...
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Dec 11th (Fri) 17:30. At St Peter's House--common room. 17.30 Bible Study 19.00 Home-made-dinner 20.00 Christmas PartyOriginal Article...
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The Boaz craft groups have been hard at work over the last few weeks producing fabulous screen prints and collages to feature on this year’s Christmas Cards.  These eye-catching, original designs are well worth a look, and at only £5 for a pack of 10 cards, they are even cheaper than last year!  Please do download a catalogue or drop us an email and we will post one out to you.  ...
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How to go to Heaven: not how the heavens go 2009 marks the fourth centenary of the first telescopic observations made by Galileo (1564-1642), and has been designated the ‘Year of Astronomy’. The Holy Father Benedict XVI recalled this at the feat of the Epiphany, as he commented that it was a star that guided the Magi, and the importance this yea has for our understanding of th...
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This November, Christian Aid partner PACJA are joining the Trans African Climate Caravan of Hope. The Caravan is set to travel from Burundi to South Africa, campaigning along the way to demand climate justice before the COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. Original Article...
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I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. Isaiah 42: 6b-7 God has called us in Matthew 28:19 to go and make disciples of all nations and many have gone out into the mission field to do this, but sometimes the mission field is near...
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Dignity – Job Opportunity   Dignity is a visionary Christian organisation which seeks to pioneer initiatives to empower the church in acts of evangelism and social change, primarily in rural Africa.   We are excited to announce an opportunity to join the Dignity team as we are looking to recruit an office manager. Duties include admin, support of the board and director, communic...
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Flood the streets of London on 5 December as we make one final push for a fair and just climate deal at Copenhagen. Original Article...
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1,200 young people attended a sold-out Hope Unleashed gig in Altrincham on Friday, following a fortnight of schools weeks across Trafford. Message bands LZ7, Blush and Twelve24 spent time in six schools in the area, taking lessons and running workshops. The gig, hosted by Ian Henderson and Nathan Milnes, featured performances from each of the bands including a moving performance of ‘The Aven...
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(This article was taken from the Autumn/Winter ‘09 issue of flow Magazine.) Manchester born and bred, Nathan Milnes has been part of The Message team for seven years, working first as Eden Team Leader in Failsworth and now leading our outreach in schools. *** 7.30am Early start today… we’ve got Blush, LZ7 and In Yer Face all in schools across Manchester this week. I arrive at a...
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(This article was taken from the Autumn/Winter ‘09 issue of flow Magazine) *** George founded Operation Mobilisation in 1957, which today has over 5,000 missionaries in 110 countries around the world, motivating and equipping people to share God’s love with millions of people each year. He handed over the international leadership of OM in 2003 and today travels around the world as an ...
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What if God told you to move thousands of miles away from your friends and family to live and work in a violent, crime-filled and poverty-stricken city, to show God's love to the children and families there? Phill Marsh talks to Jess Jacombs about her experience of becoming a Christian and moving to Brooklyn, New York, to work as part of Metro Ministries, America's largest Sunday school ministry.Or...
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Join James Fullard as he talks to Peter Lupson, author of 'Thank God for Football' to look at how the church played a major part in the formation of some of Britain's biggest football clubs. Peter tells us how Manchester City, Aston Villa, Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs were formed by the church in order to provide fellowship for their youth.Original Article...
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Campaigners send bonfire night message to world leaders ahead of the crucial Copenhagen climate change talks. Original Article...
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Jul 6th 2008 (Sun) 12:30. At St Peter's House. A discussion during our church lunch this Sunday, kicked off by Jackie. Original Article...
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As Delirious? tour Europe on what is billed as a Farewell Tour, presenter James Fullard and band members look back at Delirious'? rise to the top of the Christian music scene. [Some audio in this programme is used by kind permission of www.fiercedistribution.com]Original Article...
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Name: Greg Smith How long have you been here? I started working on the buses in Sep ’09. What is your role on the team? To make sure that the buses are ok after they have been out and trying to start new projects. What’s your favourite part of the evening? Being on the bus when the youths arrive. Can you give us a brief version of your testimony? I have been a Christian for many year...
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Name: Josh Askwith How long have you been here? 7 weeks. What is your role on the team? I’m the Eden Bus Intern. I do whatever Julie can’t do or asks me to. What’s your favourite part of the evening? Talking to young people, relaxing and listening to music with them. Can you give us a brief version of your testimony: I became a Christian at Merseyfest 2003 (a Christian summer ...
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Name: David Aston. How long have you been here? Over 10 years now. What is your role on the team? I’m the Fleet and Facilities Supervisor and I occasionally get to play bus driver around the yard. I also fill in for Roy, another member of the team, when necessary, fuelling and checking the buses. I help Roy sort out the tax and check on the insurance and MOTs. Please write a brief version o...
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(This article was taken from the Autumn/Winter ‘09 issue of flow Magazine) *** Do I feel like a missionary? No, not really – I just live here.’ Twenty-one year old Harriet Atkins makes the challenge of living on Eden in one of the nation’s most needy estates sound like the most natural thing in the world. But her journey from a middle-class home in one of the nicer parts...
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We arrived on Friday 23rd October at the Loretto Convent in Llandudno in a mood of expectancy; it was a privilege to be there and the Holy Spirit was everywhere to be experienced. As so often is the case, when Christian men get together to worship, something very special happens (Phil 4: 4-9). The atmosphere was electric. One day into the Retreat, the nun looking after us was told to leave us to go...
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Earlier this year members of the Maranatha Community, from different church backgrounds and with much Theological training and knowledge between them, produced the very significant document Christians Standing Together which outlines the non-negotiable truths of the Gospel proclaimed by Christians of all traditions, referring to scripture, and outlines twelve prime truths based on the Constantinopl...
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Today, James Fullard talks to sports chaplain, Rev. Mary Vickers, Swansea City FC chaplain and comedian, Kevin Johns, and Steve Miles from 'Christians in Sport' to find out how God is moving in the world of sport. Original Article...
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Fed up with socks, chocolates and cheap cologne at Christmas? Stuck for what to buy for Mum, Dad and Great Aunt Gladys? Want to find something a little different this year? Today, Phil Walker looks at some of the more unusual gift ideas, many allowing you to support those in need across the world, at the same time as providing great gifts for your friends and family.Original Article...
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Last summer I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and was subsequently treated at the Christie where I had a bone marrow transplant in November 2008. Over the last year I have really appreciated all the support and prayer from the church. Unfortunately, on 4th August this year, I was told that the Leukaemia has returned and that, in medical terms, there is no possibilityÂ...
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We live in a culture that doesn’t read much….and our Christian faith suffers because of it. For reading God-centred theology is one great way to grow as a Christian and not to do so is therefore silly. In 2 Timothy 4:13, Paul writes from his prison cell to Timothy asking that he bring him “the books.” Spurgeon (the great nineteenth-century preacher) comments with amazement a...
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Thinking about the future? Wondering what to do when you finish uni? Considering full time Christian ministry? If so, then come along to a 9:38 morning tomorrow (3rd October) in the church hall from 10-11am. There’ll be coffee, cake and chat about Christian ministry. There’ll also be an opportunity to ask any questions which you might have plus details of possible ways in. Jesus said...
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Is money the thing that you think about most? Does the thought of having nothing terrify you? Does it control you, or do you use it to control things around you? How do you feel when people ask you for money? If these questions make you feel uncomfortable then you're not alone. Join Trevor Newman as he talks to Director of Credit Action, Chris Tapp and Chris Sheldon, Deputy Chief Executive of Kingd...
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“‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’. At once they left their nets and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:19-20) Following Jesus is not something to be assumed. It involves action. It means “keep close to me, do nothing without me, don’t separate yourself from me”. This means “following in His direction and walki...
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Solemnity of Christ the Universal King   Sunday 22nd November   Final Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year Solemn Mass - 11am Jacobus Handl-Gallus (1550-1591) Mass for Two Choirs and Sackbuts Original Article...
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Over the next few weeks we will start to experience the build up to Christmas; the shops will be busier, colleagues will be having their work Christmas parties, the Christmas lights will be turned on (they are already being put up in town) and we will be drawn into the frantic activities that mark Advent. Yet in reality Advent is a time of waiting – we reflect on the Jewish people yearning fo...
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On Sunday 22nd November we welcome Nigel Biggs from the Boaz Trust who will be preaching for us. The Boaz Trust is a Christian charity which supports destitute asylum seekers in the Greater Manchester area by housing and feeding them.  They were founded by evangelical Christians but wryly note that most of their support comes from liberals and Buddhists! Nigel is looking forward to meeting us...
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Dear Friends, I suspect that many of us are increasingly fed up with both local and national politics as they don’t often seem to make much of a difference.  We may care about certain issues, particularly as Christians, yet feel we can’t change how decisions are made. Barak Obama, when he finished his college degree, went and worked as a “community organiser” using princi...
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On Sunday 27th December we welcome the Rev Mia Andersen, pastor of our congregation in Copenhagen. Mia and her partner, Laurence, will be staying in Manchester for Christmas and it’s a delight to welcome Mia as she preaches for us. Posted in Worship Tagged: mcc copenhagen, mia andersen, preacher Original Article...
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  Our AGM this year will be after worship on Sunday 13th December at 6.15pm. We will elect Board members, adopt a budget for 2010, approve the audited accounts for 2008 and receive an update on the financial position for the first 11 months of 2009. We will also receive Andy’s report. We will put much of this information online so you can read it before the AGM. After thisÂ...
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Join C3 Stockport and Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church as we join together in a very special service to welcome in Advent. We'll be telling the stories of the Christmas season - of the events leading up to Jesus birth. There'll be prayers and time for reflection as well as the chance to make advent candles and nativity figures to take away with you.Sunday 29th November, 6:30pm at Cheadle Hulme Method...
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Cafe Unity played host to some fantastic afternoons of craft for all ages over the summer and half term. This time, the focus is Christmas and we'll be indulging in all manner of Christmas card-making and festive decoration. Come along Wednesday afternoons, 1-3pm between now and 9th December. Cafe Unity, 228 Finney Lane, Heald Green SK8 3QA. The cost per session is £2 per person. Original Articl...
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Closing off our week of TWR Today programmes looking at the work of TWR, James Fullard talks to TWR-UK Chief Executive Officer, Dr Russell Farnworth about the ministry of TWR-UK. Russell speaks of the projects that UK sponsors have supported and of the ongoing challenges of being the UK's premier speech-led Christian broadcaster.Original Article...
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Join James Fullard as he talks to Christian leader and author, Jeff Lucas, about the practical advice we can take from the life of Elijah. Jeff has also written a book about Elijah called 'Going Public' and it is available from Authentic Media.Original Article...
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In 1 Corinthians 12, God (through Paul) says this: ‘As it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.’ In the context, Paul’s not mainly talking about that fleshy thing that’s probably resting partly on a chair and partly on a mouse or your laptop as you’re writing.  He’s talking about the church, the body of Christ.  I’v...
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Mass Visual Trespass lights up Birmingham's Cathedral Square with climate justice messages. Now add yours. Original Article...
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CAP keenly supports the Sanctuary Pledge, which is trying to get all the candidates at the 2010 General Election committed to reaffirming the Christian values of giving sanctuary for those fleeing persecution. This is part of our campaign to end the enforced destitution of people refused sanctuary.Original Article...
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Go on, you know you want to ... It's still not too late to join this year's ever-popular singing sensation. Join millions of others all over the world as over the next few weeks they ... sing Christmas Carols! Whilst not providing the same international fame and fortune as the show on ITV, by joining Hope Tameside Gospel Choir at least you won't be facing a weekly sing off under the glare of Simon ...
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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in[to] him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, parentheses added) Richard exhorted us last Sunday that when we first believed in Jesus we didn’t merely acknowledge his existence but rather we believed into him. We were born again and began to live the life we were always intended...
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Following on from the success of last month’s Women’s VIP night, King’s Church hosted a similar event for men this week. The night proved to be a great success as men in the most desperate of situations experienced the extravagant love and kindness of Christ expressed by His Church. Our guests were treated to live entertainment and great food as well as the opportunity to get a...
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Last Friday at Amplify, we had Gavin White, one of the elders in King’s Church, talk to us about Politics and the Church. It was a really fun and interactive session that got us thinking about our roles as Christian in the society that we live in. We started off with a quiz, with questions like ‘Who is the manager of Manchester City FC?’ and ‘Who is the lead singer of U2?...
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Our next Family Funday will be on Saturday 30 January, 11am-2pm. See you there!Also, watch this space for news of a special Christmas event.Original Article...
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The next TransForum Manchester (Transgender Discussion Group) meeting is Saturday 28th November 2009 at 4.30pm (room open from approx 4:00pm).   This will be our Regular Monthly Meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month at our NEW venue - The Church Hall of Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church, corner of Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0XJ For directions to TransForum at MCC Manc...
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Dec 5th (Sat) 14:00. At St Peter's House. Because of family absences and a busy Christmas season we are postponing the Christingle Service. The service will be incorporated into our all-age worship on 31 January for Candlemas.Original Article...
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Dec 6th (Sun) 11:00. Mary, Mother of Jesus: Grace-full. Preacher: Jayne Prestwood. Celebrant: Shou-Hui Chung. After the service there will be a Church Christmas Lunch. Please bring along food to share, but more importantly please stay to share this meal with us.Original Article...
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Christmas 2009 Timetable of Masses, Confessions and Services      Thursday 24th December - Christmas Eve 7am  Mass 12noon - 1pm  Confessions 5pm - 6pm - Confessions NB - No lunchtime Benediction After Confessions the church closed from 6pm until 11pm           11.30pm - Christmas Carols      Martyrology and Blessing of the Crib    ...
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Some Help in Assenting to Mysteries of Faith from John Henry Newman’s   An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870)     Sunday by Sunday Christians solemnly declare, “I believe in one God”, and a whole set of dogmatic statements which follow from that. The grounds for this statement of faith seems radically inconsistent with the grounds we have for other s...
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Please join us for our monthly Family Service with our Brigades. At this service we have an opportunity to think of others as we approach Christmas. Bring along a toy or game  you or your children have finished with to give to children who will not have a toy this Christmas without our help. (Only toys in excellent condition please.) All toys will go to the Manchester Wood Street Mission...
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Living as sons and daughters of God. The brochure detailing all the Maranatha Christian Weekends and Retreats for 2010 has just been published here, and the weekends pages of the web-site will be updated in line with this over the coming month. This brochure has all the details of our forthcoming Weekends, Teaching Retreats, Prayer Retreats and contemplative Retreats, and bookings are now been take...
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The Nov/Dec 2009 issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups, has been issued today and can be downloaded here. In this issue, news from: Eastleigh Trumpet Call, South Midlands and Yorkshire Regional Gatherings, the men’s weeked at Llandudno, Brigg local group and reflections on Christmas. This is the first edition with Matthew Doherty as editor, and we thank ...
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All are very welcome to join us over the coming weeks as we begin to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Here is an outline of our festive programme: Sunday 13th December We begin with our All-Age Event at 10.30am followed by Carols at the Farm at 3.30pm. This is held at Wythenshawe Community Farm in Wythenshawe Park and will be led by Churches Together in Wythenshawe and Stockport Schools Brass ...
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To James the word 'religion' describes neither the Christian faith nor Christian, 'churchy', activities. He is talking here about what the Christian faith looks like...Original Article...
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(Review by Natalie Fee) I would really recommend the new Piper book, Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ. It walks through the exceptional lives of 3 Christian men: Tyndale, Judson and Paton. It tells of their personal struggle in risking all for Jesus, spiritually and otherwise, and the joy God opened up for them. The book deals with difficult issues such as why God allows and calls missionaries ...
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  South Manchester Meeting (click here for meeting house information including directions) are holding their regular semi-programmed Meeting for Worship with carols at 10.30 on Christmas Day.  Everyone is welcome.   25 Dec 2009 Original Article...
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MANCHESTER & WARRINGTON AREA MEETING WOODBROOKE ON THE ROAD TRAINING DAY (arranged by Area Meeting Elders) THE GIFTS AND CHALLENGES OF SPIRITUAL DIVERSITY  "THE WHOLE BANANA" A one day workshop will be held on Saturday, 14th November, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Mount Street Meeting House. The workshop will be run by Timothy Peat Ashworth and Alex Wildwood . Timothy is the Bibl...
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We hope a group of us will go to this concert at the Bridgewater Hall on  Tuesday 13th December. It is produced by combined choirs from the hospitals and police service to raise money for the CLIC Sargent charity which helps children with cancer.  It’s great fun and we hope to be joined by friends from Wilbraham St Ninian’s. Tickets are around £15 depending on where we sit.  If you are inte...
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Dec 25th (Fri) 11:00. Preacher: Terry Biddington. Celebrant: Terry BiddingtonOriginal Article...
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Most people forget that what is commonly called Boxing Day is actually called St. Stephen's Day, according to the Christian Calendar. With this in mind, Trevor Newman looks into the history and meaning behind the festive season's other 'forgotten' celebrations. Original Article...
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The Message’s urban youth work training course Genetik is partnering with Gospel Rock to put on a nationwide, internationally-televised Gospel talent competition starting in 2010. The competition seeks to find potential new Christian recording artists with a passion for sharing the Gospel. It is open to all unsigned Christian bands, vocal groups and solo artists. The contestants will perfo...
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The mad rush to Christmas is already underway again and it’s so easy to get lost in the stampede. So we’d like to invite you to take some time out, to relax and chill, and to get back to the heart of what it’s all about. Come and have a simple soup and fresh baked roll in the church lounge at lunchtime for just £1.00, sit and relax and, if you’d like to afterward...
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Mass Visual Trespass lights up Edinburgh Castle with climate justice messages on eve of Copenhagen climate summit. Original Article...
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Check out this video on the ITN You Tube Channel to find out what Christmas is like for a refused asylum seeker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfVhaqW0xU Original Article...
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Our January Family Funday will take place on Saturday 30 January, 11am-2pm. See you there!In the meantime, don’t miss our Christmas Cracker Family Afternoon on Saturday 20 December from 2-4pm. Mince Pies and Festive Drinks Carols Bouncy Castle Christmas Crafts Games for all ages ... and a special appearance from Father Christmas!Original Article...
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Flood the streets of London on 5 December as we make one final push for a fair and just climate deal at Copenhagen. Original Article...
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Once again, the happy snapper may find themselves happily snapped, holding a board with their name and prison number.Regular readers will know that I occasionally rant about people being stopped and searched or having equipment confiscated by police and (more usually) PCSOs for taking snapshots in the street. Things seem to be getting strange, with cases of people being sttopped and searched for t...
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All are welcome to the C3 Christmas party, Satruday 12th December, 7:30pm at 17 Roundhey, Heald Green, SK8 3JP. We'll have all the usual things you'd expect from a Christmas celebration with an extra C3 twist. There'll be festive food, delicious drinks and georgeous glittering guests. Dress code - come as fabulous as you like! Worship with C3 on Sunday 20th December and on Christmas Day itself as w...
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Mass Visual Trespass in Dublin shines a light on the Department of the Environment. Original Article...
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As church leaders prepare their sermons and talks for Christmas, Church Action on Poverty is encouraging them to reflect on what the Christmas story tells us about poverty and inequality.Original Article...
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Dec 11th (Fri) 19:00. At St Peter's House--common roomOriginal Article...
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Matthew Harkness reflects on how we cannot follow Jesus Christ in isolation from one another in the community of the Church God has been speaking to us about the importance of following him; it’s the very essence of being a Christian. Jesus promised us that if we follow him and die to our old lives then he will make us fishers of men, causing us to be disciple making disciples. Recently Iâ...
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'Preparing for the Presence of God' takes place here in Manchester on Saturday 13 February, 2010 from 10-4pm.You already know the difference between a ‘good meeting’ and meeting God. But what are the keys to getting from one to the other? Join us at Preparing for the Presence of God, a one-day conference for worship leaders, singers, musicians and church leaders. Contributors include...
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As the historic Copenhagen climate change talks unfold, we bring you highlights from the fight for climate justice. Original Article...
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'Preparing for the Presence of God' takes place here in Manchester on Saturday 13 February, 2010 from 10-4pm.You already know the difference between a ‘good meeting’ and meeting God. But what are the keys to getting from one to the other? Join us at Preparing for the Presence of God, a one-day conference for worship leaders, singers, musicians and church leaders. Contributors include...
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A new specially-commissioned documentary will put the groundbreaking story of Eden on national TV this Christmas. UCB TV will show the 30-minute documentary about Eden titled ‘Eden: A Story of Hope’ twice over the Christmas period, on Sunday December 27 at 9pm, and on Wednesday December 30 at 7.30pm, The programme traces the history of Eden and how it has impacted the lives of the yo...
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 We give you a warm invitation to join us at Brownley Green Baptist Church this Christmas. Our calendar of events and services are as follows:  Sun 13   3.30pm     Carols on the Farm Wythenshawe Park Mon 14    7.00pm   Brigades Carol Service Wed 16   10.00am  Toddler Group Christmas Party Thurs 17  7.00pm   Taize Service at St Richar...
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Dear friends, We are getting ready for our Christmas activities. - Our carol service is on Sunday 20th December at 4.30pm as usual. - On Christmas Eve we are joining with our friends at Wilbraham St Ninian’s for their Midnight service starting at 11.30pm. - On Christmas Day we join our hosts as we all go to Chorlton Central Church (where Rev Ruth Dillon is also the minister) for a 10.45am Chr...
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As Christmas approaches and we all consider how the effect the recession will have on our spending, Tom Ward takes a look at how much it costs financially to be a Christian in 2009, and speaks to guests Phil Whittle, Sam Ward and Daniel Webster about the issue. Original Article...
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Ever feel like you’re on the outside looking in? Like it’s just too hard to read the Bible, raise your hands in worship or jump around in the joy of the spirit. That was me once. I lived life on the fringe of the church for about 6 years. Yes that’s right, 6 years; ridiculous hey. I’m not proud of it and definitely wouldn’t recommend it. Do you know all it took fo...
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Today, James Fullard Hosts a programme looking at the meaning of Christmas. James will be joined by Steve Nancarrow from the Elim church in Ammanford, Nick Matthews from South Manchester Christian Fellowship, Susannah Clark from Evangelical Alliance and the Great British public. Original Article...
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We are moving offices on Monday 21st December. Our new contact details will be: ChangeMakers Manchester c/o Church Action on Poverty 3rd Floor Dale House 35 Dale St Manchester M1 2HF Tel. 0161 236 9321 / Fax. 0161 237 5359 Please note that when visitng the new offices you will need to buzz ‘Church Action on Poverty’ on the intercom at the front door. When you arrive at our offices on th...
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It's that season again...  the impending appearence of the relatives, way too much food/drink and snow. OK, maybe not the snow....Merry christmas!Original Article...
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The Old Testament prophet, Micah, foretold that Bethlehem would be the birth-place of the one who would be born a ruler, to shepherd the people of Israel. Christians believe that prophesy was fulfilled hundreds of years later with the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Join host Tom Ward to discover what Bethlehem is like today? And what would it have been like when Mary and Joseph, the Magi and the S...
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Join Phil Walker as he presents the second part of a collection of songs, thoughts and Bible passages which focus on the real meaning of Christmas.Original Article...
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Join Phil Walker as he presents this, the first of two programmes reflecting on the real meaning of Christmas through a collection of songs, thoughts and Bible passages.Original Article...
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Be Bold, Be Strong. Many Christians throughout our land today believe that it is God who is shaking our nation. The last half-century has seen efforts to construct a society in which nothing is intrinsically right or wrong, good or bad, true or false….read-on Inside this Issue God’s word – engaging in spiritual exercise, I am a link in a chain – a prayer by Juan Fernandez-...
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The Old Testament prophet, Micah, foretold that Bethlehem would be the birth-place of the one who would be born a ruler, to shepherd the people of Israel. Christians believe that prophesy was fulfilled hundreds of years later with the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Tom Ward is our host for this engaging programme, in which we follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. Through the medium...
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Jojo, Sam and David wake up early on Christmas morning and decide to look back at the first ever Christmas. James Fullard introduces this drama from the Rhema Theatre Company. Original Article...
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I really have no idea how what proportion of the population are taken in by the idea of Christmas being all about a ‘Silent Night’?Original Article...
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Apparently the only difference between Christians, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses is their awareness of how annoying they are....Original Article...
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Please note that Luther King House is closed from midday on December 24th until 0900 on January 4th. It will not be possible to access the building at all during this time.  Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.Original Article...
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With such a weak outcome in Copenhagen we must redouble our efforts to win climate justice for the world's poorest people. Original Article...
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The Countdown to Copenhagen has been a truly global movement. Find out about action taking place across the world. Original Article...
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Copenhagen as it happened - updates and reaction from our staff and partners at the talks. Original Article...
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Every year at Christmas, the great Christmas hymns and carols can be heard almost everywhere, but have you ever wondered about the history behind some of the carols we sing at Christmas? Today Trevor Newman will introduce us to the first of two programmes that will help us discover the stories behind some of the world's most well-known Christmas Carols. Original Article...
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Our prayer is “Come, Lord Jesus!” and we praise Him that he has come to live amongst us, first as a baby born in Bethelem, and ever since through the Holy Spirit working through the lives of believers. We pray that you will have a Happy Christmas and that we may all know Emmanuel – God with us. From all in the Maranatha Communications Team. Original Article...
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We trust you all had a peaceful Christmas and wish you all God’s blessing in the coming New Year! We begin 2010 with a Covenant Service of Renewal this Sunday (3rd January). This is a time to reaffirm our faith in and love for the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty and ask Him, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to cleanse the thoughts of our hearts. All are welcome to join us for the servic...
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James Fullard invites us to continue the Christmas journey of Jojo, Sam and David as they re-enact the first Christmas. Events however are about to take a sinister turn... Original Article...
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Join Leah Sutton to look at how Christmas was, how Christmas is and how Christmas could be in your future! Original Article...
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A fascinating new documentary about Eden that first aired on national TV over Christmas is now available to view online. ‘Eden: A Story of Hope’ can be viewed for free via the Eden Network website. The 25-minute film traces the history of Eden and how it has impacted the lives of the young people living in partner communities, together with Eden’s vision for the future. It featu...
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All the free resources you need to make Christian Aid Week a success. Original Article...
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James Fullard joins the Revd Dr Lynda Barley from the Church of England Research Office and Carl Beech from Christian Vision for Men to explore why men seem to be abandoning the church, with the aim of discovering what we can do to stop this growing trend. Original Article...
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In a crucial year for southern Sudan, our partner the Mundri Relief and Development Association (MRDA) is helping build a more peaceful future. Original Article...
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Shadow climate secretary, Greg Clark MP, recently visited Bangladesh with Christian Aid to see how climate change is effecting people in the poorest communities. Original Article...
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'Preparing for the Presence of God' takes place at Hyde Town Hall here in Manchester on Saturday 13 February, 2010 from 10-4pm.You already know the difference between a ‘good meeting’ and meeting God. But what are the keys to getting from one to the other? Join us at Preparing for the Presence of God, a one-day conference for worship leaders, singers, musicians and church leaders. Co...
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Jan 13th (Wed) 19:00. At St Peter's House. Rehearsals resume after Christmas and January snows. All are welcome. Original Article...
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The word cancer fills the world with dread. It can be a terrifying, disabling illness with one in four of all deaths in the UK due to cancer. When asking people at work about what they did with their time off over the Christmas period it struck me how many people went to visit family members in hospital who had cancer. While they spoke I was reminded that I have seen people totally healed of cancer...
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Christian Aid's emergency appeal for Haiti. Original Article...
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Every Sunday many of us go to church and sing songs with like-minded Christians. But how often do we actually think about 'worship' itself? Or where the songs come from? Or even why we sing at all? In this programme, Tom Ward aims to answer these questions and more as he talks to a host of worship leaders, including Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick and Geraldine Latty. Original Article...
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Join Phil Walker to take a look at two different ways of establishing and living in Christian communities. Mal Garvin, founder of Fusion International, will be sharing how his organisation bought a whole town in Australia to form a community based on Christian principles, and Ray Simpson, founder of the community of Aidan and Hilda, will be explaining how the community he represents is centred, not...
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The Feast of Candlemas The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple The Purification of his All Holy Mother Tuesday 2nd February 5.15pm Blessing of Candles, Procession and Solemn Mass   It is now forty days since we celebrated the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. Today’s feast brings together several themes of the Nativity cycle, as indicated by the various titles give...
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Come to South Africa and be a part of a team ministering to the millions of people who are there for the festivities! Choose from one of the opportunities listed below to serve.  Email soccer@aisint.org to find out more.  We hope to see you there! Playing Tour (June 9-30): Link up other individuals from around the world in South Africa and serve together on a team.  The focus of this tou...
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Join Leah Sutton as she talks to Julia McGuinness, author of 'Making the Most of Midlife: Christian Choices and Growth'. Find out more about the stage of life where you can reflect on past choices, where change is inevitable and future plans can be made that will enrich the rest of your life.Original Article...
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Join Leah Sutton as she talks to Julia McGuinness, author of 'Making the Most of Midlife: Christian Choices and Growth'. Find out more about the stage of life where you can reflect on past choices, where change is inevitable and future plans can be made that will enrich the rest of your life.Original Article...
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FOLLOW US IN HAITIThe Latest from the Mears family in Haiti World Cup 2010 Ministry OpportunitiesCome to South Africa and be a part of a team ministering to the millions of people who are there for the festivities! Choose from one of the opportunities listed below to serve.  Email soccer@aisint.org to find out more.  We hope to see you there! Playing Tour (June 9-30): Link up other indiv...
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We are happy to inform you that we have served 5,870 families affected by the three typhoons – Sante, Pepeng and Ondoy. We have reached out to nine cities in Metro Manila and two municipalities in the province of Cavite. The affected families were moved to the different evacuation centers, while others stayed in their houses which are floating in water and mud. Our relief operations were done...
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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery… So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature… But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control… Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep ...
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Startling new figures have been published revealing the level of inequality in the UK. Church Action on Poverty is calling on Christians everywhere to demand that politicians make it a priority to close the gap between rich and poor.Original Article...
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One year on, your donations are helping our partners and the civilian communities - but the international community must raise its game. Original Article...
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“The Spirit of God has made me, & the breath of the Almighty gives me life” – Job 33:4 (ESV) We met on Monday night this week to pray as a worship group together for the Alive! Easter Concert at Bridgewater Hall on Sunday April 4th. It was good to pray together and break bread with one another for what we know is going to be a life-changing event for all who attend in April. ...
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Ever wondered if you could use your love of football to reach out to others? Or dreamt of testing yourself against footballers from other continents? Are you up to the challenge of joining a representative team and being taken to the very limit of your capabilities and beyond? If so, Ambassadors in Sport playing tours are exactly what you have been looking for.  Since the early 1990...
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The Eden Network is an influential model of grassroots urban youthwork and Christian ministry. It originated in Manchester in 1997 and has grown into a vibrant network with multiple teams serving hard-up neighbourhoods in several cities. Eden Greater London is seeking a highly competent and proven leader to take forward the Eden network in capital building on the foundations laid by Eden’s N...
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The Message Trust is refreshing its Genetik training course to serve a new generation of Christian youth workers. Over the last ten years, through the Xcelerate and Genetik courses, The Message has trained over 150 young people in front-edge youth work, drawing on the organisation’s rich talent pool of teachers like Andy Hawthorne and Matt Wilson, bands such as the World Wide Message Tribe,...
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Mar 14th (Sun) 12:30. At St Peter's House. Lenten Discussion "Darkness at Noon" led by Nathan Eddy & Clare DowdingOriginal Article...
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We have recently got some new projectors from China, they are not yet in sale and so small you can carry them in your pocket. These are small projectors with 8 GB memory that can work detached from computers. We can load in the Jesus film or other presentations and show it in the mountains where there is no electrical power. The battery lasts for 4 hours and can be charged with a solar charger. The...
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Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believ...
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Manchester has a huge number of homeless people. These can be men or women living on the streets, in hostels or shelters, or drifting from friend to friend. As a church, we long to reach these people, to show them the love of God, and His desire to see them restored. VIP Nights are an incredible opportunity to do just this. Several times a year, we open up our church building for events aimed speci...
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On Sunday October 10, 2010, 100 million Christians will pray for fresh vision to take action on poverty. Over 10 million will take part in the BIG Promise.<p> Micah 2010 is an initiative of Micah Challenge, a global campaign by Christians in over 40 countries to remind world leaders that time is running out to meet the eight Goals set in 2000 that are designed to ensure food, medical care,...
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Christian Aid hands in its Drop Haiti's Debt petition to the UK government, with more than 15,000 signatures calling on the UK to lead the world in giving the people of Haiti a fighting chance. Original Article...
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Divorce statistics amongst Christians makes for a depressing picture, and poses the question 'what should be done about it?' A recently released secular book suggested that marriages may be revived if one or other partner has an affair - as long as the cheated-on spouse never finds out! Tom Ward is joined by Chick and Margaret Yuill (popular speakers on marriage) and Katherine Hill (a Christian aut...
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The Quilombola people in the northern Amazon exemplify how saving the forest is about protecting people's rights as well as preventing climate change. Original Article...
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'The problem with the God argument', stated Sir Terry Pratchett, concluding his Dimbleby Lecture, 'Shaking Hands with Death', 'is that it only works if you believe in God', thus breezily dismissing the Judeo-Christian contribution to the euthanasia debate...Original Article...
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Spirituality and the Fathers of the Church   In this series of talks and reflections we will see how various ways of spirituality developed in the first 500 years of the Church. It was a time of persecution and growth, as well as the era when doctrines about the person of Christ were debated and settled, and sacramental and monastic life consolidated. We will see how the ...
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2010 A YEAR FOR BODYBUILDING. JESUS, OUR PERSONAL TRAINER. Come and join us for the first Manchester Maranatha Gathering of 2010 at Brunswick Parish Church, on Saturday 6th February 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come for the whole of this day of praise, worship and sharing, or for any part, as together we share in building up the Body of Christ!. For more details see this email which contains a link to t...
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Christian Aid hands in its Drop Haiti's Debt petition to the UK government, with more than 15,000 signatures calling on the UK to lead the world in giving the people of Haiti a fighting chance. Original Article...
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Christian Aid has launched a search for the Tax Superheroes of the Year in recognition of the huge potential accountants have to change the world for the better. Send us your nominations! Original Article...
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Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday were once significant days in the Christian calendar, but the number of people celebrating them is decreasing each year. Should we be worried? What are the traditional customs of these days, both here in the UK and abroad? What are their origins? Join Trevor Newman as he explores the history behind Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday with guests, Rector Claire Wood and P...
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Mar 17th (Wed) 13:10. At St Peter's House. Week 4: Lenten Discussion "Outside a City Wall" led by Aileen Quinn and Nathan EddyOriginal Article...
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We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him… For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in th...
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Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day!) marked the beginning of Lent, traditionally a time of reflection in the run-up to the celebrations of Easter. C3 have some great things planned for this special time of year. If Jesus was here with us today, where would he hang out? what would he think of our lives, our churches and our government. He had some pretty strong things to say about the religious and politic...
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Are you in business? Do you have a heart for young people in our city? The Message’s Business Support Group is looking for people who will join us in our mission to the hardest-to-reach young people in our city. The BSG meets throughout the year in a variety of informal settings, including meals, receptions, backstage at live shows, afternoon roundtables and our annual awards ceremony, The U...
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(This article if from the Spring 2010 issue of flow Magazine) *** Matt Hawthorne joined the Reflex team last year. Here are a few extracts from his diary during his first few months on the job. There is a lad in our Hindley discipleship group called Evan*. He used to argue with the officers and get into fights daily (and had the ability to win most of them as well). He just had a lack of respect f...
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Message CEO Andy Hawthorne’s latest book Hope Unleashed has made the shortlist of Christianity Magazine’s prestigious Book of the Year award. The book, looking at the Gospel of Luke and what it means for mission today, is one of five books to be shortlisted for the award, and faces competition from bestselling authors Mark Stibbe, John Ortberg, Tom Wright and Nicky and Sila Lee. The ...
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(This article is taken from the Spring 2010 issue of flow Magazine) *** A key strand of The Message’s work with young people is in the North West’s young offenders’ institutions. We spent time with the Reflex team to find out more. Most people have no real concept of what life in prison is like. Our impressions from TV or fiction will be of a lonely, hopeless place; a long wai...
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Name Roy Taylor How long have you been here? 8 years What is your role/what do you do? My job is to maintain the Eden Buses.  I look after the engines, fill the fuel tanks, make sure there is oil and water, take the buses for MOT’s and Safety Inspections, and make sure that the equipment on each bus is in good working order. The Eden Buses are almost 28 years old now, and need lots of...
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A Passion for Life will draw together churches is a nationwide initiative to proclaim Christ's Passion in March 2010. This intensive outreach programme has been 2 years in the preparation and will lead up to Easter. Trevor Newman talks to Evangelist Rico Tyce (All Souls' Church, London) and recently appointed FIEC Director, John Stevens, 2 key figures in this initiative, about the vision, practical...
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Did you know that a good amount of the chart hits of the 50s and 60s started out as gospel music? Maybe you've heard a recent song and thought, "Great tune! Pity it isn't about God!" Well, in the US there is a love for Christian parodies of popular music... music where the lyrics are re-written for the glory of God. Today, Ian Marron speaks to J Jackson, vocalist and lyricist with 'that parody band...
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Did you know that a good amount of the chart hits of the 50s and 60s started out as gospel music? Maybe you've heard a recent song and thought, "Great tune! Pity it isn't about God!" Well, in the US there is a love for Christian parodies of popular music... music where the lyrics are re-written for the glory of God. Today, Ian Marron speaks to Mark Bradford (Righteous Pop Music) and Ron Perry (Happ...
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How can Christians speak to today's youth about the bible in meaningful ways? There are a lot of different opinions and, on today's programme, James Fullard talks to two people using youth culture itself to break down the barriers. James' guests are Siku, a 'fantasy concept artist' who worked on producing the Manga Bible, and 'Wisdom', a Christian Hip-Hop performer from the band Green Jade, who use...
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How should Christians respond to the continuing conflict in the Middle East? Who are the people of God today? Are we seeing the fulfilment of biblical prophecy on the news? Tom Ward sets out to answer these controversial questions with guests Stephen Sizer (author of Zion's Christian Soldiers), Robin Benson (Assistant Director of Christian Friends of Israel, UK) and Dr Dwight Swanson (Senior Lectur...
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Should Christians take every opportunity to get out into their local Community to make a difference, or should our priority be the Sunday morning meeting and prayers for others to effect the change? Join Leah Sutton to find out more.Original Article...
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To mark World Water Day on 22 March, we visit our Peruvian partner the Centre for Agricultural Development, which is helping communities make the most of the little water they have. Original Article...
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With Iraqi elections just around the corner, Christian Aid takes time to focus on our work supporting the poorest and most vulnerable people in Iraq. Original Article...
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Download the Count Your Blessings calendar and be a blessing to people around the world. Original Article...
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In today’s programme we get the latest updates about the Occupy London protects from the Christian think tank Ekklesia. Tom looks into how the nation of Afghanistan are preparing for droughts by speaking to Save the Children and Trevor Newman finds out about a new free school built in collaboration with Everton Football Club. Did you know that thousands of customers are confused about mobile phon...
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If you haven't done so recently please check out our PicasaWeb Gallery as there are three more albums from recent events. From Simply Christmas Original Article...
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We need to put poverty on the general election agenda. Take part in Christian Aid's very own postcode lottery and we will tell you how you can help. Original Article...
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Almost 50 charities, aid agencies and other organisations have come together to call on the leaders of the UK’s political parties to support a global Robin Hood tax – and get banks to help repair the human damage caused by the global economic crisis. Original Article...
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LKH is pleased to welcome the Whitley Lecturer David Southall to the First Tuesday Programme.  These seminars are free and all are invited to attend.  7.30 start. "The Poetic Paul: On Creating New Realities for Righteousness in Romans" Why does the Apostle Paul personify righteousness and sin in Romans 6? Whydoes the character "Righteousness" act out its role as a slave master in oppositi...
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“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows – this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalm 68: 5-6 (NLT) The VIP Women’s Night was yet another successful night held for women in the city who are homeless and living in hostels. It was an opportunity for King’s Church members to practic...
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We are having an El Nino season, an unusual drought, right now in the Philippines. El Niño is a global coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon. The name El Niño comes from the Spanish name for “the little boy” and also refers to the Christ Child. The reason is because when the phenomenon of an El Niño happens, it is normally around Christmas time. It usually happens in the Pacific ...
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“Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” Matt 6:21. When a person falls in love aspects of their behaviour will begin to change. For example they may find they enjoy doing things that they used to avoid doing. Perhaps they might display an extravagant generosity towards the person they love. They may even be prepared to make themselves look silly just so ...
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Mim Hemp shares her testimony on how she came to know Jesus at the Christmas concert in 2008. Here she encourages us to invite our friends and families to the upcoming Alive! Easter concert at The Bridgewater Hall. I grew up in a Christian family and being the ‘minister’s daughter’ meant that the Christian lifestyle was the norm for me. I didn’t have a personal relationsh...
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Mar 21st (Sun) 12:30. At St Peter's House. Lenten Discussion "A Stumbling Block? The Cross in Jewish/Christian Relations." Original Article...
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Last week, about 150 young adults from King’s Church and related churches all over the country attended the Beyond weekend away in Cefn Lea, Wales. Ruth-Anne Burgher shares her experience on encountering God in a powerful way. Our God is awesome – He is beyond what we can think of or even ask for. He meets and exceeds our expectations, and this is what God has shown us at the Beyond wee...
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The resurrection of Jesus is the basis of the Christian faith. Paul seems to be clear that if we don’t or won’t or can’t believe this, then everything else about Christianity will start to unravel. We’ve begun preaching and reflecting on 1 Corinthians 15 – a long chapter in which Paul untangles the wonky ideas of the Corinthians and challenges us to think through the...
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One of the many ways that Christians end up feeling guilty can depend on whether their children take an active interest in the Christian faith and decide to follow the way of Jesus as young people. I’ve met too many Christians, and particularly Christian leaders, who speak with more than regret, but guilt, that their child is exploring life, faith and meaning without just accepting all the...
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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you. 3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. What does head refer to here?  Is it...
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One of our church leaders, Mary Causer, appeared on Channel M to discuss our Christmas Alive event. Below is a video of her interview. Original Article...
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March 11, 20107:30 pmto9:30 pmWhat will make the difference in YOUR community? “Redeeming Our Communities” (ROC) is a national initiative by Christian organisation, CityLinks. It’s aim is to be a catalyst for community transformation by promoting prayer and policing in partnership for crime and disorder reduction. After a big city-wide event last year, the ROC Conversations are a ...
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Mar 10th (Wed) 13:10. At St Peter's House. Week 3 Lenten Discussion: "A Stumbling Block? The Cross in Jewish/Christian Relations" led by Sr. Teresa Brittain, Representative for Jewish/Christian Relations, Diocese of Salford (RC)Original Article...
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Mar 24th (Wed) 13:10. At St Peter's House. Week 5 Lenten Discussion: "Holding the Cross" led by Clare Dowding, Aileen Quinn and Nathan EddyOriginal Article...
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Mar 28th (Sun) 12:30. At St Peter's House. Final Lenten Discussion "Outside the City Wall..." led by Aileen Quinn & Clare DowdingOriginal Article...
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Each generation of Christians has to wrestle with major theological issues. Today, Church membership is not one of them, and this is a real danger, according to Jonathan Leeman, author of recent release 'The Church and the Surprising Offence of God's Love - Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline'. Jonathan Leeman speaks to Tom Ward about the dangers he identifies in his boo...
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Mar 17th (Wed) 13:00. At St Peter's House. A talk by Robin Oake, former Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Policing has many challenges, frustrations, criticisms and misunderstandings, but Robin Oake will try to explain these with humour and ultimately prove the impossible is possible! Organized by the Christian Higher Education Network in ManchesterOriginal Article...
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Mar 18th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's HouseOriginal Article...
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Adoption Grace was seven days old when she was brought by her biological mother for adoption to our Center. Her mother just visited her once, and admitted that she could not care for her and wanted us to find good parents for her. Grace stayed in our Center for 11 months. A Filipino, Christian childless couple both teachers by profession, fell in love with her immediately after seeing her case fo...
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With the government apparently backing schools with a strong religious ethos, what are the thoughts of those involved at the 'chalk-face'? James Fullard speaks to Graham Coyle from the Christian Schools Trust, Alison Ryan from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and Jane Bowman from Oasis Academies to explore this recent development. Original Article...
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On the 13th of February, the youth from King’s Church Manchester, Salford New Life and Oldham’s All Nations met with other youths from our related churches across the country in Stoney Stanton, Leicester. It was great to be with people who share the same beliefs and catch up with old friends! The day started with sermons and the main message was that Jesus paid the ultimate price for us...
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In today's programme, James Fullard looks back at some of the events of the recent earthquake in Chile. Representatives from World Vision and Shelterbox will talk about the Christian response to the immediate needs of this beleaguered nation. Original Article...
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Do we all have to 'do church' in the same way? Should we expect the church to always be the same - or is it acceptable to change the way we meet together to help us better relate to our communities? Andrew Roberts from Fresh Expressions (an organisation aiming to help churches re-fresh the approach to meeting together) and Lucy Moore, the team leader of Messy Church, which is a family-oriented, inf...
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The third Manchester Peace Awards - the OSBAs - took place tonight at the Ramada Piccadilly hotel in the city centre. The Outstanding Social Behaviour Awards recognise and celebrate individuals from the community who work for peace and for the benefit of young people, or who have made personal progress. It was a glittering occasion with over 200 guests, including the Lord Mayor Cllr. Alison Firth, ...
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I’m Edd, currently at MMU School of Art studying BA(Hons) Interactive Arts. I was born in Camden, London but moved to Norfolk when Mum and Dad had an exotic visit. My dad used to play the organ so we went to lots of different churches until my mum asked if we could go to a lively place and that is what we did. I ended up in Manchester. I applied on a whim, because my tutor said “That wo...
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Find out how you can use Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about the Super Soup Lunch. Original Article...
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With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ… His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile b...
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Join Tom Ward as he explores the man and the mission behind some of the most recognisable Christian songs, including: 'There is a Redeemer', 'O Lord You're Beautiful' and 'Your Love Broke Through'. Listen to some of Keith's music interspersed with comments from the man himself and from some of those who knew him best. This is a great introduction to the life-story of a truly inspiring Christian who...
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Dear Friends, On Sunday Holy Week starts and I hope you are able to worship with us throughout this special week in the year when we reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life. On Palm Sunday (28/3) we gather in the forecourt outside church as...
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Join James Fullard as he introduces a talk given by Henry Olonga at South Manchester Christian Fellowship in Sale. The former Zimbabwean cricketer and Christian talks about his cricket career, his walk with God and his new album. Original Article...
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Two of the key figures in Christian worship and entertainment for children in the last forty years have been Duggie Dug Dug and Ishmael. Join Phil Walker as he catches up with them and discovers what they have been involved in during the last few years. Find out more about Dug's new DVD, 'Duggie Dug Dug Goes Wild!' and discover what happened when Ishmael developed leukaemia. Original Article...
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POWER TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. 2010 A Year for bodybuilding Everyone is welcome to join us for the Manchester Maranatha Gathering at Brunswick Parish Church, on Saturday 3rd April: 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come for the whole of this day of praise, worship and sharing, or for any part, as together we share in building up the Body of Christ!. For more details see this email which contains a link to th...
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This week sanctus1 covering the two theives. IIt's going to be a creative session so come with your brains in gear.Apparently they were *not* called Pumpkin and Honey Bunny.Sunday 21st March at 10.45amWednesday 24th March at 7.30pmOriginal Article...
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The Dream of Gerontius As we move towards the Beatfication of John Henry Newman - Sunday 19th September - there will be many ways of preparing for that great occasion. We’ll keep you posted of all that is taking place at the Holy Name and in and around Manchester. The first of these is a performance of ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ which Newman wrote in 1865, and published in the ...
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The Dream of Gerontius  As we move towards the Beatfication of John Henry Newman - Sunday 19th September - there will be many ways of preparing for that great occasion. We’ll keep you posted of all that is taking place at the Holy Name and in and around Manchester. The first of these is a performance of ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ which Newman wrote in 1865, and published in ...
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The Bible tells us to be 'holy' because God Himself is holy. We are made in the image of God, but to be holy in the way we imagine God to be holy seems impossible. So, how can we be holy? What role does Jesus play in this? Is holiness simply a list a things not to do? Tom Ward speaks to two Christian authors who have written on the topic of 'Holiness' - Chris Rogers and Gary Thomas. Original Articl...
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Summer School on Postmodern Christian Spirituality, 5th-9th July 2010, led by Revd Dr Jan Berry, Revd Dr Andrew Pratt and Revd Glen Marshall Ma, MTh  Original Article...
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It was 1998 and one of the major films of the year was ‘The Truman Show’. A poignant, light-hearted look at a man trapped in a world that he thought was absolutely authentic, but which turned out to be a giant TV set, with the rest of the world watching on. Watching him living his everyday life, as part of their everyday life. And we laughed along, felt the hero’s claustropho...
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In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a human being, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to d...
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How your donations are helping our partners and the civilian communities. Original Article...
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Would you consider volunteering between three and five months in Israel or the West Bank, as an ecumenical human rights accompanier? Original Article...
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Join us to remember Christ’s sacrifice Good Friday Service   -  10.00 am Followed by United Witness with Churches in Wythenshawe  on the Town Centre at 11.15 am Celebrate the Risen Saviour Easter Sunday Services    10.45 am  &  6.30 pm Join us for these first services led by our new minister    Revd Bob Casley Original Article...
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In Christian Aid Week the collecting base for Street Collections will be at Mount St. Please encourage Friends to volunteer to collect in the City Centre with buckets and tabards. Collecting times are 10am to 4pm on Wed12th, Thurs 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th May. Other times during those days by arrangement with Judy Holding. Please contack Judy by email before 27th April. ...
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MCC is governed by its members who elect the Board, set the budget, elect the Pastor and Lay Delegate, all of whom work together to help the church grow and develop. Anyone can come along to MCC, but our governance is reserved to those who formally become members. Members must be baptised Christians who pledge to support the work of the church. We are holding two membership classes for people to e...
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Kelly-Jo Coney, a 3rd year student at the University of Chester, is producing a final radio project for her Radio and Television Production course. She is creating two ten minute documentaries; one will be about views on homosexuality whilst the other will look at the Biblical passages seeming to condemn homosexuality. She is looking for Christians who are gay, bisexual or heterosexual and who will...
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Each Metropolitan Community Church is governed by its members who elect the Board, set the budget, elect the Pastor and Lay Delegate, all of whom work together to help the church grow and develop. Anyone can come along to MCC, but our governance is reserved to those who formally become members. Members must be baptised Christians who pledge to support the work of the church. We are holding two mem...
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Christian Aid's 2010 election manifesto sets out key steps that the next government must take to tackle both the symptoms and the causes of poverty across the world. Original Article...
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The deaf heard, the blind saw, the lame walked... and then came the greatest miracle of all: the death of death itself. Our programme today features Moody Broadcasting's creative drama and expert commentary and transports listeners to the actual Holy Land sites where many of Christ's miracles occurred, and concludes with a defence of the resurrection of Christ. Original Article...
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Christian Aid has launched a search for the Tax Superheroes of the Year in recognition of the huge potential accountants have to change the world for the better. Send us your nominations! Original Article...
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Debra recently visited Dundee to speak about Redeeming Our Communities at Dundee for Christ's Resurrection Day eventOriginal Article...
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Rowan Williams has commended Philip Pullman for the contemporary edge with which he re-presents the gospel in his new book - 'The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ' - often keeping to the gist of Jesus' teaching despite tampering with the gospel text, as we know it...Original Article...
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Bringing a child into the world is a daunting prospect, especially if you are a Christian with a desire to introduce your child to God and the Christian faith. What is the best way to this? And, more importantly, how do you do this successfully? Join Leah Sutton as she speaks to Richard Hardy from 'Care for the family' for helpful tips and advice. Original Article...
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Join James Fullard as he looks at how the possible change in the law regarding civil partnerships will affect the church. James will speak to Jonathan Barclay from Ekklesia, who are in support of the amendment, and Dr Don Horrocks from the Evangelical Alliance, who oppose it. Other contributors are Ruth Gledhill (Religion Correspondent for The Times) and Andrea Minichiello Williams (Christian Conce...
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Over Lent we looked at the Easter baddies, a series on the characters of the Easter story that are presented in a negative light. We looked at Judas, Herod, Pontius the Pilate, Barabbas, two thieves and then JC himself. It raised issues about reputation, public personas, choice and how our own picture of Jesus can be related to social or personal experience. We are now focusing on our AGM whic...
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Over 3 decades in urban Atlanta Bob Lupton has proved himself to be one of the most inventive and consistent pioneers of Christian community development.Original Article...
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8th April 2010 Dear Friends, I wanted to write to you all again at this time because I have just received the news that the treatment of my leukaemia is no longer working and the doctors tell me I have only a short time left, so the emphasis is on managing my symptoms and making me comfortable. I want to thank the church for all your prayers and support throughout my life and particularly during m...
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The Evangelical Alliance and Care are running a campaign called My Manifesto, inviting Christians to share their priorities for the next government. Please take part, and let them know that poverty muts be a priority!Original Article...
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The Message’s youth discipleship resource Start Something is now available to download for free via iTunes. Featuring Lindz West, Andy Hawthorne and members of Blush, Start Something answers 12 burning questions facing young Christians and includes tracks from the bands. Previously full-priced at £4.99, well over 5,o00 copies of Start Something have already found their way into the hands ...
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We know the date for the General Election... but can we trust our politicians enough to vote for them? Join James Fullard as he speaks to a range of Christian politicians about what went wrong and how we can put it right. James will also discuss the responsibility of Christians to vote in the upcoming elections. Original Article...
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The Maranatha Community has issued this Briefing for Chrisitians (click here) in the run up to the General Election on May 6th. Act Now This is the time for the Christian voice to be heard in our land. Christian activists can take the initiative immediately. First pray, then approach each candidate directly with questions based on the issued raise in this Briefing (Trumpet Call). Write or email eac...
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The Christian bookshop Wesley Owen seems to have disappeared from our High Streets, but many of the former branches have been taken over by Living Oasis whose aim is to open them as bookshops with "a little bit extra". Join Phil Walker as he talks to the Rev Andy Twilley from the Nationwide Christian Trust, who are running this project, and the centre managers of the Leeds and Inverness branches. O...
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James Maidment-Fullard talks with a Computer Security Expert at IT Security Consultants, Sophos about new claims that cyber attacks are on the increase. James also speaks to Dr Chris Steele and Ken Hanson about a campaign to make the installation of domestic carbon monoxide alarms compulsory. Tom Ward speaks to Ofsted to discover the concerns they have about some local council services. The US rep...
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Luther King House is an interdenominational Christian Theological College based in the heart of Manchester, with a diverse student population.  Our primary work is providing opportunities for Christian learning for lay and ministerial students. We offer a range of courses and study programmes, combining theological education and Christian ministry and providing great opportunities ...
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Luther King House is an interdenominational Christian Theological College based in the heart of Manchester, with a diverse student population.  Our primary work is providing opportunities for Christian learning for lay and ministerial students. We offer a range of courses and study programmes, combining theological education and Christian ministry and providing great opportunities ...
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In today's programme Phill Marsh discusses three of the most common objections to the Christian faith today. Original Article...
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Church Action on Poverty, other Christian agencies and church leaders are disappointed that none of the political party manifestos includes a clear commitment to introducing a Robin Hood Tax in the UK. Original Article...
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Don Carson, From the Resurrection to His Return: Living Faithfully in the Last Days (Fearn: Christian Focus, 2010), 48pp., ISBN 9781845505776.Original Article...
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William Tyndale was a key figure in Christian history, often being described as 'the man who gave England her Bible'. Host Brent Siddall introduces the second part of this two-part talk given by Phil Arthur at the Westminster Conference in London. Original Article...
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We live in a world which claims a post-Enlightenment division between private personal faith and public political life. Many Christian politicians are reticent about speaking of their faith; if they are asked, then, in the famous words of Alistair Campbell, the answer is likely to be, 'We don't do God.' Our Christian faith is, however, full of political language. Today's programme features six shor...
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William Tyndale remains a key figure in Christian history, often being described as 'the man who gave England her Bible'. Host Brent Siddall introduces this first part of a two-part talk given by Phil Arthur at the Westminster Conference in London.Original Article...
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James Fullard talks to Nick Battle (former member of 'After the Fire'), Brian Temba (an actor who recently starred as Simba in the 'Lion King: The Musical') and Nigel James (Third Day's Road Pastor) to find out how God is working through people in the music industry.Original Article...
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The government recently had a proposal to strictly regulate home-education thrown out of parliament. In today's programme Tom Ward will investigate the divisive topic of home-schooling by speaking to Andrew and Ruth Drapper (who have been home-educating for 20 years) and their 14 yr old daughter, Deborah, who recently featured in a BBC documentary. Tom will also speak to Steve Brady (Principle of M...
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So many Christians take part, and encourage others to participate in, sports activity - even those we would clearly label as 'violent'. Does this involvement mean that there is conflict between our attitudes and the application of our faith? Join Trevor Newman and guest, Peter Lupson (author of 'Thank God for Football'), as they talk to Shirl Hoffman about some of the issues he raises in his new bo...
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How music and animation is helping to save people's lives in the fight against malaria. Original Article...
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A mini-bus full of children from Brunswick and Ardwick arrived at King’s House on Saturday 17th April for the first Kids’ Club. Kids’ Club is an hour of fun, games, music and Bible teaching for 7-11 year olds every other Saturday morning. Kids’ Club exists for those children who live in the areas surrounding King’s House but is also a place for children from the chu...
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“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” Philippians 2:1-3 (ESV) Paul’s statement, that his joy will be complete (lacking nothing) by the Philippian church being in full accord and of one min...
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Last Sunday night, I attended School of Life at Copthorne Hotel in Salford. School of Life is held monthly by New Life Church in Salford, which was planted out of King’s Church just over two years ago. The aim of School of Life is to teach and equip people on practical life skills. The topic of the night was managing our time at work, at home and in general day-to-day living as a Christian. ...
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You may not be aware – but there are a bunch of young people – aged 12-18 at King’s Church, who are set to be the next generation of leaders in both Church and society. So we thought you should know a little about them… The youth meet every Friday night for football, games and entertainment, alongside impacting teaching, life-challenging talks and testimonies. Over the las...
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Last month, the youths from King’s Church took part in presenting a youth show on a Christian radio station called Refresh FM. Dave Perkins, Louisa Cole, David Smith, Simeon Nelson and myself were involved. We learnt a great way of being in Christian ministry, and that is through the radio. The topic of the show that we hosted was ‘Are young people really as bad as the media make out?...
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Over the course of this election campaign, there has been a lot of discussion around where the three major political parties stand on Christian values & morals, including the Westminster2010 Declaration of Christian Conscience, Christians in Politics, and a series of short pieces by Christians who support the different parties published by The Times, stating why Jesus would vote for their pa...
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In a couple of weeks’ time we will have a new government, and for the first time in over a decade there is real uncertainty about who this will be.  You might find these sites helpful to your thinking, as you decide how to vote. Faith and Elections Christians In Politics Evangelical Alliance – General Election 2010 Original Article...
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May 5th (Wed) 13:10. At St Peter's House, Common Room. A five-week discussion series focusing on rediscovering Christian conversation and nurturing Christian discipleship. Original Article...
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Our good friends at Apologetics in Manchester are running an event this Saturday morning to help you share the credibility of the Christian gospel with your mates, and anyone else you get chatting to. The authority, integrity and reliability of the Bible continues to be under attack. Richard Dawkins writes that it is a document that it “is just plain weird…a chaotically cobbled tog...
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The General Election is fast approaching this Thursday, and chances are you are still unsure who to vote for … or whether to bother voting. The Bible was not written in a democratic culture, so doesn’t say very much directly to our world of voting for politicians.  But the Bible is very clear that it doesn’t honour Jesus for us just to ignore those who are in authority over us...
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The flurry of interest and activity surrounding a general election is matched in Christian sub-cultures with the publication of books and articles on voting wisely, with the organisation of hustings events for the quizzing of local candidates, with earnest prayer for good government, and more besides...Original Article...
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Do you know anyone who would be perfect for our Genetik courses? At this time of year many of our young people are still wondering what to do when their school or college courses come to an end. Those that haven’t got university places lined up are considering jobs, years-out or further training. Among these there will be many gifted and talented young people who have a heart for evangelism...
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The Summer edition of Flow Magazine is out now!  This issue, we look back on ten years of ‘word and deed’ evangelism since Message 2000 and look forward to this summer’s Shine Your Light campaign. We also find out how Eden Bus is working in partnership with local authorities and churches to fight antisocial behaviour in communities around Manchester. Plus all the latest news, ...
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Since 2001, over 150 students have completed our Genetik course with graduates going on to a wide range of careers in youth work and evangelism. Now fully accredited, the Genetik course with its two flexible streams is the best foundation for any young person looking to be equipped as an evangelist or youth worker. Here’s what some of our past students have to say about the Genetik course...
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Two brand new Genetik courses launch this September, designed to train the next generation of Christian youth evangelists: Genetik 10 and Genetik Elements. Why Genetik? Let our graduates explain. Can you recommend anyone for our Genetik courses? Both streams respond to the increasing desire among youth workers for professional accreditation and proposed legislation requiring all youth workers to h...
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Tom Ward pays tribute to the legacy of Larry Norman. This programme provides a fitting introduction to the man hailed as the father of Christian rock music and, for those listeners who already know and love his music, this will be a chance to hear more of the incredible story of Larry Norman. This programme features the songs: 'The Outlaw', 'U.F.O' & 'Why should the devil have all the good music?'O...
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Church Action on Poverty Coordinator Niall Cooper asks: How should Christians judge the success of the new Coalition Government? Whilst it is early days, there are some encouraging signs – and some sharp questions to ask... Original Article...
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Luther King House are pleased to announce that we now have a new MA strand for those who are currently, or are interested in becoming, theological educators, and for those who wish to develop an understanding of the principles of theological education and acquire skills in enabling others to learn and reflect.  These new modules, taught by Dr. David Goodbourn and Revd Dr. Christine Jone...
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Northern College is pleased to announce the following appointments: Revd Dr Kathy White - Tutor in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible - she will commence her duties on 1st May 2010 Revd Dr Christine Jones - Tutor in Church-Related Community DevelopmentOriginal Article...
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The camps We thank God for what he has done in the camps last month. Over 100 youths received Jesus and were baptized in water and the Holy Spirit. We studied the word of God, talked about what we learned and prayed together. The team of young people from Norway and Vietnam did an outstanding job in the camps. In Ozamiz, 60 youths gathered in a resort. Many are former street children that have had ...
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On Sunday 16th May King’s Church hosted an event with Paul Valler, associate speaker with LICC (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity), on the topic of ‘Integrating Work and Life’. It was an informal and interactive evening, with delicious cakes and refreshments, a light atmosphere and people who clearly wanted practical advice and principles about how to balance the var...
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Wednesday 28th April was another fantastic V.I.P night, which saw about 80 of Manchester’s poor and homeless men blessed with excellent food, clothes, new haircuts and an evening of good company. I believe that we, as a church demonstrated to these men that they are Very Important People, both in our eyes and God’s. I had the opportunity to share food with some of these men, spending...
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This year's 120:20 Vision Challenge. Different location same challenge. Meet in Chester under the Eastgate Clock at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start. You have 2 hours (120 minutes) to take exactly 20 photographs of the location. No more, no less, no retakes! You cannot delete any and you must show all 20 photos on flickr! It is not as easy as it sounds and it certainly makes you think about each and every...
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We are recruiting volunteers to work in our Fundraising & PR team, creating and building relationships with our supporters. Do you have or are you looking to develop admin and telephone skills? Can you spare 2 hours per week (day time and evening hours available)?  We can offer you an opportunity,  whilst volunteering for an award-winning Christian Charity and  working to impr...
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Four exceptional youngsters and a pioneering group from Greater Manchester are to be honoured on Friday at our third annual Urban Hero Awards. The awards recognise young people who have made exceptional contributions to their local communities over the last year – or have bravely overcome a major obstacle in their lives. All of the nominees have been directly impacted by the work of The Mess...
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News and comment from our Manchester studios - bringing you the latest events from all across the globe and a Christian perspective on today’s top stories. Join our team as they explore the weeks big issues.Original Article...
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News and comment from our Manchester studios - bringing you the latest events from all across the globe and a Christian perspective on today’s top stories. Join our team as they explore the weeks big issues.Original Article...
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News and comment from our Manchester studios - bringing you the latest events from all across the globe and a Christian perspective on today’s top stories. Join our team as they explore the weeks big issues.Original Article...
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News and comment from our Manchester studios - bringing you the latest events from all across the globe and a Christian perspective on today’s top stories. Join our team as they explore the weeks big issues.Original Article...
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News and comment from our Manchester studios - bringing you the latest events from all across the globe and a Christian perspective on today’s top stories. Join our team as they explore the weeks big issues.Original Article...
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IMF agrees to cancel Haiti's $268m debts and loans quake-stricken country a further $60m. Original Article...
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Our work six months on from the quake. Original Article...
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When word got out that Tesco was considering taking Divine Fairtrade chocolate off its shelves, your response was amazing. Original Article...
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Even though I was given a prophetic word by Ben Matheson the day before departure, that the journey itself to Sans Frontieriès would be significant, I was unprepared for just how much of an adventure it would be. Excitedly, Vicky Whyborn and I boarded the breakfast flight for Charles de Gaulle, Paris, convinced we were fulfilling a dream she had experienced over a year before when she had seen m...
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Friday Night Theology is a regular email comment on a news event of the week from Evangelical Alliance. Many of us spend our weekends talking about the events of the week with friends and family who aren’t Christians. Friday Night Theology is a tool that you can use to enable Jesus to join in the conversation. Evangelical Alliance’s underlying premise is that Jesus Christ is Lord of all...
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GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO OUR GOD AND KING Thank the LORD for: His love and mercy The privilege of prayer For our City of Salford, our Region, the North West and our Nation. CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO PRAY FOR SALFORD Wonderful Father, Thank You for the time I have been able to commit to You this week in prayer for Salford and its people. I will continue to lift up my prayers to You throughout th...
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Salford South THE CHURCH’S CALLING: To Do Greater Works “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14v12 As we, the Church, grow in our faith in Christ, individually and collectively, pray that we will see greater things happen through us in this City, our ...
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As Italy's Senate meets to discuss proposed austerity measures, Tom Ward asks Professor John Weeks, Professor Emeritus of the University of London, about Italy's debt problem. More than 30 top business leaders have written a letter to the Government asking for the 50p tax rate to be scrapped - James Maidment-Fullard asks the Tax-payers' Alliance for their thoughts. It is estimated that around 400,0...
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 A time for Rest. Everyone is welcome to join us for the Manchester Maranatha Gathering at Brunswick Parish Church, on Saturday 7th August: 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come for the whole of this day of praise, worship and sharing, or for any part, as together we share in building up the Body of Christ!. For more details see this email which contains a link to the location on google-maps. O...
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Dear Friends, On Sunday 23rd May 2010 we celebrate Pentecost – the birthday of the Christian Church. As the Jewish people gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the giving of the Law, the disciples were filled with uncontrollable longing to proclaim God’s ...
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Dear Friends, As our celebration of Eastertide draws to a close we meet on Sunday 16th May to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus (the festival is actually on Thursday 13th, but like most churches we celebrate it on the following Sunday).  We will reflect on the ...
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In preparation for the beatification of John Henry Newman by the Holy Father on 19th September, the Congregation for Divine Worship has issued the texts for the Divine Office of the feast. The reading is taken from the ‘Apologia pro Vita Sua’, which poignantly records his life up to the time of the reception into the ‘One Fold of the Redeemer’ by the Passionist, Bl Domini...
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St Luigi Scrosoppi of the Oratory John Paul II canonised St Luigi Scrosoppi on 10th June 2001, and named him patron saint of those suffering with AIDS. It was at the intercession of St Luigi that an Zambian man, now Fr Peter Changu Shitima, was miraculously cured of AIDS in 1996. He was at that time a member of the Oratory at Oudtshoorn, near Cape Town in South Africa, and it was to a me...
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St Philip Neri and St Ignatius Loyola  At the west of the Holy Name, facing each other across the breadth of the church, are the statues of St Philip Neri and St Ignatius Loyola. These images that answer each other in the architectural space show not only great saints of the Counter Reformation, the founders of great Religious Congregations, but more importantly they show friends. The Holy...
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Saint Philip Neri and the Priesthood Fr Frederick Miller   Since his canonization in 1622, Saint Philip Neri has been considered a model of priestly life and holiness among the clergy of Italy. One might say that Saint Philip has there the popularity enjoyed by Saint John Vianney among diocesan priests in the United States. For a variety of reasons, Saint Philip has had little...
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Greater Manchester – Wirral – Liverpool – Chester – Lancashire – Cheshire – North Wales Prepare the Way of the LORD Saturday, 11th September 2010. 10.30a.m. – 3.30 p.m. at The Emmanuel Christian Centre, Llandudno Maranatha Groups in the North West and Wales invite you to a regional gathering of Praise, Worship and Healing.  We live in exciting ti...
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July 2010 My dear friends in Christ, I feel I should let you know that I am standing back from active leadership following cancer surgery. I hope to be back again after a few months and Sheila and I thank God for all the many kindnesses shown and the prayers of this loving Community. At this crucial time when Maranatha is expanding its ministry please pray for Linda and Juan and others holding res...
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CRISIS - A time of opportunity. We believe that God has raised up the Maranatha Community over the years and that we have an important role to play ‘for such a time as this’. God has instilled within us a love for the whole Church of Christ and we have experienced the fusion of the breath of the Holy Spirit in all the different traditions, in spite of our sin and weakness. The July ed...
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Growing in God 2010 A Year for bodybuilding. Everyone is welcome to join us for the Manchester Maranatha Gathering at Brunswick Parish Church, on Saturday 5th June: 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come for the whole of this day of praise, worship and sharing, or for any part, as together we share in building up the Body of Christ!. For more details see this email which contains a link to the location on ...
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Digging Out the Embedded Church.  Did you know that the prayer of Jesus for the unity of believers is closer to being answered today than at anytime since Pentecost! The evidence is presented in this carefully researched book. It also explains what Christian Unity looks like, how to find it, and how to celebrate our unity in Christ. This is especially important for the members of the Maranatha C...
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The Maranatha Community has issued this Briefing for Chrisitians (click here) in the run up to the General Election on May 6th. Act Now This is the time for the Christian voice to be heard in our land. Christian activists can take the initiative immediately. First pray, then approach each candidate directly with questions based on the issued raise in this Briefing (Trumpet Call). Write or email eac...
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What does death without despair look like? Chris Pitt was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in summer 2008.  After a bone-marrow transplant and brief remission period, Chris was told in early 2010 that he had only a few weeks to live.  He died on April 27th, aged 19. Paul Shepherd, one of the Platt Students team, met up regularly with Chris during his illness to study the Bible. ...
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The ‘D’ word. Discipleship. Talked about a lot in youth circles - and church circles for that matter. Why? Largely because of a recognition that in many respects youth work is thriving in the UK in all but one area - leading young people into lasting Christian maturity. Original Article...
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This summer, we’re looking at some big questions that Christians and non-Christians raise about faith in Jesus Christ. Meet each Thursday during the summer (except June 24th) at 7.30pm at 1A, Eileen Grove West. WEEK 1         Hell … A medieval myth? Luke 16:19-31 Church Prayer Gathering, Thursday 24 June WEEK 2        Suffering … ...
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Trevor Newman talks to a spokesperson for the Robin Hood Tax Campaign and to the Adam Smith Institute about the Archbishop of Canterbury's backing for such a tax. Tom Ward asks the Christian think-tank, Ecclesia, about the Government's announcement that civil partnership services can take place in "religious settings" from December 05th. James Maidment-Fullard looks at a new report from Cardiff Uni...
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For the past ten years or so, The Message’s strapline has been ‘Committed to Manchester’s Young People for Life’. It’s summed us up nicely and I’m glad to say right now we are more actively committed to Greater Manchester than ever. But now our work is growing fast right across the UK, that strapline doesn’t really tell the full story. So our team has come up with a new one and I real...
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This article first appeared in Issue 5 (Spring 2011) of Flow Magazine. Paul comes into Corinth in Acts 18, the next stop in his plan to carry the gospel to the places of influence. It was a plan that was massively effective and led to the whole world being blessed. However I’m sure that as he entered Corinth, the plan didn’t feel all that effective. I’m sure that as he walked into this huge c...
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This article first appeared in Issue 5 (Spring 2011) of Flow Magazine. Mission and discipleship are two concepts that we tend to keep in their own separate boxes. The ‘discipleship’ box is quite cosy – it has carpet! Think of discipleship and we imagine a small group of people, sitting chatting about the Bible. The ‘mission box’ is just full of really loud people trying to get out of the...
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Janine’s life was transformed when she met God through the Eden team working with the church in Harpurhey. ‘My story started when my sister died when she was 24 and I was only 14. I didn’t know how to deal with it and my whole life turned really fearful and went downhill. ‘I started having panic attacks and they gradually got worse. I had to quit my job and eventually I couldn’t even leav...
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‘We received this letter from a man we’ve been working with for about a year in HMP Forest Bank. He became a Christian through our courses and chapel services and he’s changed so much’ – Matty Hawthorne, Reflex Team Dear Matty, I’ve been a Christian for four months now and I’m doing everything I can to read God’s Word. I read the Bible every day without fail. I pray morning, night a...
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‘China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women … The stamp of men and women we need is such as will put Jesus, China, and souls first and foremost in everything and at every time’ – Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor’s career path was set even before he was born in 1832. His Methodist parents James and Amelia had a heart for the Far East and prayed, ‘Grant that he may w...
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Dave Smith (above) is the director of the Boaz Trust, and we think he’s awesome. His vision and passion for serving the community of destitute asylum seekers in Manchester, and the rest of the country, is inspiring and challenging. Below are some excerpts from an interview with Dave, which marks the end of Poverty and Action Homelessness Week.We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know us a...
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Tom Ward speaks to Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, a Christian GP, who appears to has been dismissed from his role as a Government Advisor because of his Christian values. Phil Walker speaks to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development after a survey revealed that the number of people fearing the loss of their job has increased dramatically. Trevor Newman speaks to the Managing Director for Ro...
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Tom Ward speaks to Patrick Sookhdeo from the Barnabas Trust about his concerns for Christians in Egypt and neighbouring countries as a result of the recent unrest. The EU have tried to make a statement condemning the sectarian attacks against Christians in Arab countries...but have been thwarted by a politically-correct UK Foreign Affairs Minister - Trevor Newman speaks to Alan Craig from the Chris...
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Global tax rules are bananas. Find out why with our campaign guide video. Original Article...
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Two civil wars, drought and conflict - we take a look at the important work our partners do ahead of Sudan's referendum. Original Article...
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We are so blessed to look at all that God has done in the year 2010. Full of admiration for a great God we say: Thank you Lord! Filipinos love Christmas parties and they know how to celebrate. In addition to giving out Christmas baskets to the poor and needy, we also do Christmas parties for the different programs like jail ministry, school programs, dump site (garbage tip), people with disabiliti...
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I recently watched the film Amazing Grace (2006) which tells the story of William Wilberforce, a politician who helped to abolish slavery in Britain in the 18th century. Wilberforce is one of the most influential men in political history. He became the MP of Yorkshire at age 21 and earned a seat in Parliament debating against the slave trade. As a Christian, he was sure of God’s will for his life...
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I graduated from university in early 2009, and for almost two years I could not get a job. I studied journalism and wanted to pursue a career in writing, but everyone told me I had graduated at the wrong time as it was the recession. I persevered and took countless unpaid work experiences. I was prayed over many times and received a prophetic word that God had a paid job for me. Finally in July 201...
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A few weeks ago as I was watching my 5-day old daughter feeding, it suddenly hit me that Jesus didn’t come to earth as a mature man. Of course I’d always known this, but in that moment of looking at my baby daughter, it suddenly became very real to me. Although Jesus was still completely God and although He had existed sharing his Father’s glory in eternity past, He willingly laid...
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We are back in the Philippines after a good trip to Norway, Canada and UK. We can still feel the jetlag so we are up early in the morning, in that way we have longer days and more is done in a day. In the children’s home everything is going well. The children rejoiced when Tone bough some new furniture, the right size for children 2-4 years old. In the picture you see some of the children trying ...
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There have been a couple of good news stories come out of Egypt this week, that I thought were well worth highlighting. Firstly, Muslims defended Coptic Christians as they celebrated Coptic Christmas. Then yesterday it emerged that Christians had been defending Muslims as they prayed in Tahrir Square, leading to this powerful image. And this video shows some of the violence that those forming the ...
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Don’t forget, we’ve got a special Christmas Morning service tomorrow, starting at 10.30am. It would be great to see you there! Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Email this to a friend? Post this to Posterous Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on Reddit ...
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Christmas. Over the years, people have said many things. Here are a few… Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Email this to a friend? Post this to Posterous Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on Reddit Original Article...
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How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity. This video shows the Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon… Times change, the feeling remains the same. Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Email this to a friend? Post this to Posterous...
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Why not give something to someone who has nothing instead? All of the websites listed below offer alternative charity gifts, with prices to suit every budget, so you’re sure to find something different to give this Christmas. Present Aid Oxfam Unwrapped UNICEF Inspired Gifts Practical Presents Gifts In Action Send A Cow Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Post th...
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The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a saviour has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists. And when it’s all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed pu...
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Click here to download the Christmas Alive poster Experience the nativity come to life! Come along to meet & interact with characters in our live nativity, and follow the story all the way to the stable, and beyond… Live animals, live characters, live music! Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Email this to a friend? Post ...
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Posted a little late..Sun 29th August: No Sanctus 1Wed 1st September: An informal drink somewhere in townSun 5th September: Sideways: reflections on GreenbeltWed 8th September: Sideways: reflections on GreenbeltSun 12th September: t.b.c.Wed 15th September: Bezzie McLeod- new Nexus exhibitionSun 19th September: Bezzie McLeod- new Nexus exhibitionWed 22nd September: t.b.c.Sun 26th September: Jekyll &...
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Dear Friends, We have a wonderful weekend ahead of us. MCC in Europe Conference Tomorrow 120 people from all over Europe will be coming to the MCC conference here in Manchester.  We will enjoy worship, workshops, fun and fellowship together. On Sunday some of those who are c...
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Dear Friends, As our celebration of Eastertide draws to a close we meet on Sunday 16th May to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus (the festival is actually on Thursday 13th, but like most churches we celebrate it on the following Sunday).  We will reflect on the ...
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Each Metropolitan Community Church is governed by its members who elect the Board, set the budget, elect the Pastor and Lay Delegate, all of whom work together to help the church grow and develop. Anyone can come along to MCC, but our governance is reserved to those who formally become members. Members must be baptised Christians who pledge to support the work of the church. We are holding two mem...
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Feb 10th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Celebrates World Day of Prayer for Students in the common room.Original Article...
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The Holy Name Magazine   After a break of a number of years the Holy Name Magazine is due to be republished as a Quarterly. It will cost £1.50 *** Spring for Lent and Easter Summer for St Philip’s Day Autumn for Bl John Henry Newman’s Day Winter for Advent and Christmas *** The Holy Name Magazine covers a whole range of topics which will be of interest to those who know the H...
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A new film about the spiritual life and work of John Henry Newman,  highlighting his priesthood, is due to be released in June 2011.   Here is the link to the 13 minute trailer: http://www.condor-pictures.com/trailers/the-unseen-world/ This is what the writer and director, Liana Marabini, has to say about it: A film is a way accessible to all, to know a character or a historical era, but ...
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The Chapel of the Blessed John Henry Newman   This is one of three chapels originally designed by the architect of the Holy Name, Joseph Aloysius Hansom. However, lack of funds at the time of the church’s opening in 1871 meant that they were left unfinished. In the 1890s Francis Bentley, the architect of Westminster Cathedral, was commissioned to complete this part of the church. He k...
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NEW BOOK “From Darkness into Light” by Dennis Wrigley, and extended Special Offer (click here) This book is written by Dennis Wrigley, the Leader and Co-Founder of the Maranatha Community. It is hoped that these reflections, thoughts and prayers will bring comfort and healing as God leads us out of our darkness into His light. Illustrated by Christian artist, Christine Garwood. Price – ...
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Now available on this web-site is our new Online Bookshop where you can buy all Maranatha publications and thousands of Christian Books, CD, DVDs etc. directly from our own Taste and See Bookshop via on-line purchasing. You can access it from the main-menu in our web-site under Teaching / Bookshop, or click here, and then choose from a display shelf or click on ‘Search’ (bottom right co...
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Transforming Love. Our call, as followers of Jesus is to live in love. Paul, formerly zealous pharisee Saul, who made his mission the murder of Christians, was transformed not by argument or teaching, but by the dazzling love of God personified in Jesus. As a result he testified to “the most excellent way” – the way of love. Inside this newsletter are articles on Jesus our Servant Lead...
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The Maranatha Community is pleased to support the Not Ashamed campaign and Dennis Wrigley, our Community Leader, has issued the following statement: I am not ashamed to honour publicly the one who is my creator – Almighty God. I am not ashamed to honour His name, at all times and in all places. I am not ashamed to declare that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world and has the Name above all n...
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The December 2010 issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups, has been recently produced and can be downloaded here. In this issue: Prayers for Kenya New Media Gallery New from Regional and local group Gatherings Report from the “Turning stress into opportunity for Healing” weekend Tribute to Sister Elizabeth Tuttle (RIP) and articles on the Christian Bik...
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We write with news of an exciting initiative launched by Christian Concern. As Andrea Minichiello Williams says: The ‘NOT ASHAMED’ campaign seeks to help Christians across the UK stand up and speak up for Jesus Christ in public life, presenting Him as the only true hope and solid foundation for our nation. There is growing pressure in our society to remove Jesus Christ (and the values and trut...
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Inspired by the Saints. Everyone is welcome to join us for the Manchester Maranatha Gathering at Brunswick Parish Church, on Saturday 2nd October: 10:30am – 4:00pm. Come for the whole of this day of praise, worship and sharing, or for any part, as together we share in building up the Body of Christ!. For more details see this email which contains a link to the location on google-maps. ...
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Have friends, house mates or course mates who ask questions but you find it hard or tiring to answer them all? Have friends, house mates or course mates who won’t step foot inside a church but would come to a pub? The answer could be Super Pub Wednesdays! This is basically going to be somewhere you can take friends to and they can ask any of their questions concerning Jesus, Christianity, fa...
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For a few weeks, on Sunday mornings, we are looking at what it means to be a member of the Church of Christ (and particularly for us at Brooklands). Hope you can join us for these challenges! Original Article...
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Just a quick note to remind all of you happy people coming on the Great Escape – don’t forget to bring a few quid to spend on Great Christian Books at Amazingly Low Prices! They’ll be a range of long, short, big and small books on various topics to help us understand the Bible and think through issues facing us as Christians. Don’t miss out! Original Article...
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Wondering what to do next year? Thinking about Christian ministry longer term? The Platt Ministry Trainee Scheme is an exciting opportunity for you to be developed and supported in exploring your gifts and future calling through a year’s full-time service in the church. There’s more info available in a leaflet at church, which will hopefully appear on here tomorrow, but to register your...
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Platt’s carol services are Sundays 12th and 19th December at 6.30pm (but aim to get there earlier to get a seat!) and are a great chance to bring people to church who wouldn’t normally think of coming. There’ll be great carols, classic Christmas food afterwards and the chance to hear about Jesus. Fantastic! Original Article...
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What better way to finish off this term at SBS than come to the SBS Christmas Ceilidh – 16th December. It’ll all kick off at 7.30pm and they’ll be cakes, as always, as well as outrageous dancing (if you’ve never been to a ceilidh, don’t worry – the band will tell you where and how to dance) and an interview to hear how one student became a Christian. Bring your f...
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If you can’t come on our weekend away, the Great Escape, but are free on Saturday 29th January 7pm-5am then why not pray at Pangea. Jamie Abrahams is coordinating prayer at the event so if you want to get involved or know more get in touch with him by email. We’ll be praying for Pangea on the Great Escape too, so don’t worry about missing out! Pangea Jamie Abrahams is coordinatin...
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UPDATE: Click here and write to Sayed. We hear from time to time about persecuted Christians.  It often feels like a big, far-away issue, doesn’t it?  Like something that we can’t do much about.  This is different.  Take time out to help our brother Sayed. J.D. Greear takes up the story: Sayed Mossa is a new believer in Afghanistan who is in jail in Afghanistan because he decided, o...
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James Maidment-Fullard speaks to a Politics Lecturer from the University of Central Lancashire, and to a representative of Volunteering England, as a new poll seems to demonstrate that the "honeymoon period" for Prime Minister David Cameron is definitely over. Tom Ward speaks to Patrick Sookhdeo from the Barnabas Fund about the plight of an Afghan aid worker’s convert to Christianity. Trevor New...
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Mar 10th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Education cuts? How should we respond?Original Article...
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We are pleased to promote the Day of Purity,  a Project of Liberty Counsel www.LC.org working with various supporters here in the UK. The Day of Purity on February 14th 2011 is a day when youth can make a public demonstration of their commitment to remain sexually pure, in mind and actions. Today’s culture encourages youth to become sexually active at a young age and to experiment with sexual pr...
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Feb 24th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Bible study -2, 'Sermon on the mount'Original Article...
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Feb 24th (Thu) 20:45. At John Dalton Building, MMU, E221. Join Fr. Gregory Hallam, Chaplain to MMU and the University of Manchester, in a discussion of the relationship between science and religion from the Christian Orthodox perspective. Original Article...
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At SBS this term we’re studying 1 Peter. It’s all about standing firm as a Christian so come along 7pm in the church hall on Thursdays. The programme for the term will be posted here sometime soon, we hope, but you can download the termcard as a pdf already. Easy. If you want to get into 1 Peter more there are loads of resources available on the internet, some for free. Check out Tim Ke...
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Mar 3rd (Thu) 17:00. At University of Manchester Students' Union. Students and Staff are invited to join in conversation and reflection with Jewish, Christian, Muslim colleagues on the theme of 'Money and Debt'. Venue: UMSU (room tbc) Time: 17:00-19:00 with light refreshments. For more information contact: clare.dowding@manchester.ac.uk (NB: date changed from Feb 17th 2011) Original Article...
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This is an interesting question because it kind of assumes that we aren’t normally, whereas I would want to suggest that every time we pray the Lord’s prayer – ‘May your kingdom come, may your will be done’ we are making both a protest against the existing ruling authorities – especially of they are unjust and asking God to set down a new order. And the reality ...
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Janine’s life was transformed when she met God through the Eden team working with the church in Harpurhey. ‘My story started when my sister died when she was 24 and I was only 14. I didn’t know how to deal with it and my whole life turned really fearful and went downhill. ‘I started having panic attacks and they gradually got worse. I had to quit my job and eventually I couldn’t even leav...
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If you were at The Great Escape but have forgotten it all, or weren’t there but wish you had been, here’s a bunch of great stuff to jog your memory! You can download all of Stephen’s powerpoints and the programme including each talk’s main points below. The Great Escape 2011 Programme 1. To be a Christian means you wait 2. What we’re waiting for 3. Why it’s so h...
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Trevor Newman speaks with international disaster relief charity ShelterBox about the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Trevor Newman speaks to Kees van Haperen, the CEO of the United Kingdom National Defence Association, ahead of plans by the Government to make drastic changes to the Ministry of Defence procurement and purchasing methods. Phil Walker asks the National Institute of Adults Con...
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The Christian Medical Fellwoship manchester alongside the CU will be hosting Confident Christianity which is an evangelism day course. We have doctors coming up from London to help us learn how to share the Gospel in different ways. Its on the 26th of Feb – that’s this Saturday, right before mission week so it ideally placed to help us go out into the week equipped with the Word. For mo...
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Trevor Newman speaks to Save The Children about their announcement that 1.6 million children in the UK live in extreme poverty. A Government Select Committee has spoken of its concerns over the Coalition's plans to shed 20,000 Police Officers over the next few years - Trevor speaks to the Chief Executive of the Christian Police Association. Phil Walker talks to a spokesperson for the National Insti...
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If SBS last night has given you food for thought about where God wants you to serve, then think about going on the New Tribes Mission Conference. NTM’s purpose statement is: “Motivated by the love of Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, NTM exists to assist the ministry of the local church through the mobilising, equipping, and coordinating of missionaries to evangelise unreached p...
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The ‘D’ word. Discipleship. Talked about a lot in youth circles - and church circles for that matter. Why? Largely because of a recognition that in many respects youth work is thriving in the UK in all but one area - leading young people into lasting Christian maturity. Original Article...
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Mark Greene examines how workplace issues and identity can be recognised and celebrated within the life of local churches. LICC Manchester and ICF North West event in Frodsham.Original Article...
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After a judge ruled that there is "no place" in UK law for Christianity, and told a Christian couple that they could no longer be foster-carers, Tom Ward speaks to a representative of the Christian Legal Centre. Then, Tom speaks to a spokesperson from the Red Cross about their work with refugees and workers being rescued from Libya. Phil Walker speaks to the Chief Executive of the Scottish Fisherme...
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Christians and atheists alike are happy to praise the Bible for its literary and cultural impact on our national life. But we fall strangely silent when it comes to its political impact. Nick Spencer looks at how the Bible has influenced British politics.Original Article...
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Trevor Newman talks to Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association following the assassination of the Pakistani Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. Phil Walker speaks to Tearfund about the Government's intentions to re-align the International Aid Budget. Trevor Newman talks to a Senior Researcher from the Social Market Foundation about a report titled "Manufacturing Prosperi...
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Mar 17th (Thu) 12:00. At St Peter's House Common Room. Hear stories of scientists balancing faith and science in a unique lunchtime discussion series at St. Peter's. Chaplain and Orthodox priest Fr. Gregory Hallam will speak at our second session on "Models of Divine Activity." Gregory has a lifelong interest in the astronomy and is speaking at 7 p.m. on 24 Feb 2011 on "Science, Creation, and the S...
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Tom Ward talks to Church Action on Poverty about their call for Christians to join the TUC’s "March for an Alternative" later this month. As petrol prices reach the £6 a gallon mark, Trevor Newman asks a spokesperson from the AA about a return to the controls and rationing of the 1970s. As the TUC's Brendan Barber addresses the movement's Women’s Conference, Tom Ward asks a spokesperson about ...
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We and our partners are keeping a watching brief in case a tsunami hits the Pacific region. Original Article...
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Mar 24th (Thu) 12:00. At St Peter's House Common Room. Hear stories of scientists balancing faith and science in a unique lunchtime discussion series at St. Peter's. In our third session Revd Dr Richard Kidd, Co-Principal of Northern Baptist Learning Community at Luther King House will speak out of his lifelong experience of science and Christian faith. For more information see http://www.stpeters....
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Tom Ward speaks to the Red Cross about the level of aid that may be needed in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Then, Tom asks a spokesperson from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers about their thoughts on the proposed changes for Special Educational Needs support. Trevor Newman talks to charity Rethink about the mental health support that is to be offered to war veterans. Tom...
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Please share our prayer for the people of Japan. Original Article...
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Mar 24th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. LGBT issues in Christianity We share a free meal at 7.30pm, programme start at 8pmOriginal Article...
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God spoke to us powerfully last week saying ‘I dare you to move’ and for many of us we moved by rededicating our lives and all we have as a sacrifice to God. The Lord saw our response as we moved and was pleased. What must we do one week on from God’s word to us?  Keep Moving. Elijah lived a sacrificial life on the altar each day for God, hearing and moving in obedience to His word, bringing...
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Tom Ward brings an update on the situation in Japan and speaks to World Vision. Then, Tom speaks to a spokesperson from the Association of Head-teachers about the news that head-teachers are receiving training on making staff redundancies. Trevor Newman speaks to The Barnabas Fund about the latest wave of attacks on Christians in Ethiopia. James Maidment-Fullard brings a report on the link between ...
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Find out how you can donate to Japan earthquake and tsunami via sister agency the Church World Service. Original Article...
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James Maidment-Fullard asks Frank Barnaby, a Nuclear Issues Consultant to the Oxford Research Group, about the nature of the problems related to the problems at Japan's Fukushima No 1 Power Plant. As UK unemployment reaches a new high of 2.3 million, Trevor Newman speaks to a spokesperson from the TUC about the disparity between the number of unemployed people in Labour and Conservative run council...
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These reflections, thoughts and prayers, by Dennis Wrigley, the Leader and Co-Founder of the Maranatha Community, will bring comfort and healing as God leads us out of our darkness into His light. It is illustrated by Christian artist, Christine Garwood, and is available to download as an ebook here (for £3.50), and you can purchase a printed copy for £7.99 +p&p from the Maranatha online b...
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Phil Walker talks to the Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers as hundreds of young people attempt to sue local authorities for not protecting them whilst they were in under the care of social services. With the ever-looming thoughts of a further financial crisis, Trevor Newman speaks to the Chief Executive of the Association of Christian Financial Advisors who has urged the ...
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Last week we got a snapshot of life on a Red Cross food parcel, courtesy of Jo. If you want to show your support for her and all the others who are doing this across Manchester, click here to donate today! Here are her thoughts from the last seven days: I’m coming to the end of the second week now – I’m getting used to the frugal diet but the challenge is not to let it dominate my life! So o...
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Tom Ward speaks to Clive Ireson from the Association of Christian Teachers following the Education Secretary's comments that schools may be rated by how many graduates they produce. James Maidment-Fullard files three reports: first, he reports on a new drug to be used in combination with aspirin to help minimise the risks of heart attack. Next, James speaks to a child psychologist and behavioural e...
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Find out more about our work on gender. Original Article...
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A morning workshop in Manchester exploring the place of "secular" careers and employment in 21st Century Christian discipleship.Original Article...
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Concern after two earthquakes hit the Thai-Burma borders. Original Article...
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For the past ten years or so, The Message’s strapline has been ‘Committed to Manchester’s Young People for Life’. It’s summed us up nicely and I’m glad to say right now we are more actively committed to Greater Manchester than ever. But now our work is growing fast right across the UK, that strapline doesn’t really tell the full story. So our team has come up with a new one and I real...
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Twenty young worship leaders and songwriters with a heart for the poor and disadvantaged are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime this September – the chance to be mentored by Matt and Beth Redman. World-renowned worship leader Matt and author-speaker Beth, a former member of the World Wide Message Tribe, will be regular guest tutors with The Message’s Genetik training programme in a n...
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Last Sunday as we gathered together, God spoke to us about standing. God told us to stand on the victory that has been won for us by Christ. God told us that as we stand, He stands. He stands with His arms and His heart wide open, graciously making available to us all that He is. As we receive from Him, we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and we should take our stand on that which ca...
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Apr 7th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Progressive Christianity Network Evening (guest speaker TBC) We share a (free) meal together at 7.30pmOriginal Article...
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The United Nations has adopted a resolution that will help secure an individual's human right to a freedom of belief - Trevor Newman speaks to Christian Solidarity World-wide. Tom Ward speaks to the charity, Housing Justice, who took part in the TUC's March for the Alternative, to collect their views on the March. Phil Walker speaks to Ofsted and to CfBT Education Trust to present two interviews lo...
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ROC Ambassador Christine Holyoake ran to raise money for ROC.Original Article...
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Our project over this Easter period is to purchase Bibles for a church in India. Pastor P Mondal (who some will know is a friend of Brooklands) is starting new Nazarene churches in villages in a new region (Rupamari, Sundarban). Many are coming to faith in Christ but they have no Bibles in these remote areas. Pastor Mondal would like to give new Christians a Bible. They cost £2 each locally. We h...
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Message Supporters now have a great new way to stay in touch with everything we’re up to in schools, communities and prisons: the Flow Podcast. Hosted by Mission Director Ian Henderson, this regular ‘behind-the-scenes’ update will fuel your faith and guide your prayers for The Message. Here’s what’s on the March 2011 Flow Podcast: Andy’s just back from his sixth ...
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4 Apr - Fantastic news! The World Bank is planning to limit its funding for fossil-fuel power. It's reason to celebrate, says Sarah Whittington - but it's just a start. Original Article...
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As the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, brings social mobility back to the front of the Coalition's agenda, Tom Ward speaks to the Chief Executive of the think-tank Million+. Following the Education Secretary's comments about our living in an anti-knowledge culture, Trevor Newman asks the Bible Society's Director of Programme about the possible effects on the Christian faith. There have recently ...
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Our calls for world leaders to take action against tax-dodging businesses ahead of major G20 talks in November 2009. Original Article...
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James Maidment-Fullard speaks to a researcher from Manchester University about research that shows that Police are out of touch with the way modern gangs operate. Tom Ward speaks to Wilson Chowdhry of the British Pakistani Christian Association about the UK’s donation of aid to Pakistan for education purposes and other news from the country. Then Tom speaks to Church Action on Poverty and to Fami...
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Some recent reports say that the number of job vacancies and salary levels in the UK have reached new 2-year highs in recent weeks - Trevor Newman talks to the Employment and Recruitment Federation. Tom Ward files three reports today: first, he asks the Universities and College Union about the effects of cuts on course provision and staff numbers. Then, Tom hears from HM Coastguards in Liverpool ab...
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Tom Ward asks Tearfund’s Tope Akinwande about the latest conditions in Ivory Coast. Tom then speaks to the Right Reverend Christopher Hill, Bishop of Guildford, about the Church of England’s response to the surge in ‘sham’ marriages. Trevor Newman speaks to pensions campaigner, TV weather-girl, Sian Lloyd, and to a spokesperson from the charity Elizabeth Finn Care about concerns that pensio...
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Tom Ward gets an update on the unrest in Libya from Christian Aid’s emergency response officer. Following World Malaria Day Phil Walker talks to World Vision to find out about the best way to tackle the disease. Manchester Charity Wood Street Mission have been encouraged by peoples giving this Easter but are concerned by government cuts Tom Ward founds out why. Phil walker explores the long term ...
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Tom Ward speaks with the Christian Institute about the upcoming referendum on May the 5th. On the same note, Tom also looks into a new survey which claims many of us do not know our local councillors name. Phil Walker asks whether lower levels of sunlight increase the risk of MS, and Trevor Newman looks into new statistics surrounding the issues if family breakdown. Original Article...
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May 8th (Sun) 11:00. Preacher: Nathan Eddy. Celebrant: Nathan Eddy. Hilary Topp, National Coordinator for the Student Christian Movement, and the SCM group Manchester will participate in the service this morning. Original Article...
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James Maidment-Fullard speaks to a spokesperson from the Barnabus Fund about the violent attacks on Christians that came as a response to the recent elections in Nigeria. James also discovers the latest situation in Japan from an Emergency Response worker for Samaritan's Purse who has just returned from the region. Tom Ward asks the Christian Legal Centre about their recent support for a Christian ...
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Tom Ward asks the Christian People’s Alliance to explain their views on the Alternative Vote. Phil Walker brings us three reports: firstly, he finds out what the Health Protection Agency and TB in Action are planning to do in order to raise awareness of TB across the UK and particularly in the North West of England. Secondly, he talks to Alzheimer’s Research UK and discovers how more genes have...
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May 9th (Mon) 19:00. At St Peter's House. The book group is discussing The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman.Original Article...
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May 4th (Wed) 19:00. At St Ambrose Prep School Hall, Hale Barns. As part of the Greater Manchester Churches Together celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Dom Henry Wansbrough of Ampleforth will give an evening lecture entitled Why the Bible is Important to Catholics at Saint Ambrose Preparatory School Hall, immediately adjacent to Holy Angels Church, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns...
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This video tells the story of Jesus like it would be told on Twitter today. Original Article...
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May 11th (Wed) 18:00. At Cafe Muse, Manchester Museum. Discuss God, the environment with the new group, Christians in Science (Manchester). For more information, visit http://www.cis.org.uk/groups/ManchesterOriginal Article...
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May 12th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Sermon on the Mount Bible Study - Part 3 We share a (free) meal together at 7.30pm, programme starts at 8pm.Original Article...
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The latest Flow Podcast is now out, packed full of great news from our work in schools, communities and prisons. Hosted by Ian Henderson, this regular ‘behind-the-scenes’ update is designed to fuel your faith and guide your prayers for The Message. Here’s what’s on the April 2011 Flow Podcast: Andy talks about his hero George Verwer, who came to speak at our Message Prayer ...
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The latest Flow Podcast is now out, packed full of great news from our work in schools, communities and prisons. Hosted by Ian Henderson, this regular ‘behind-the-scenes’ update is designed to fuel your faith and guide your prayers for The Message. Here’s what’s on the April 2011 Flow Podcast: Andy talks about his hero George Verwer, who came to speak at our Message Prayer ...
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As President Obama announces that the al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, Trevor Newman asks Wilson Chowdhry (British Pakistani Christian Association) about the implications for Christians in Pakistan, and James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Niall Palmer, a Lecturer in American Politics, from Brunel University, London what the news of Bin Laden's death will mean for Presiden...
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A life and death struggle is taking place for the soul of our nation. Atheistic secular forces are endeavouring to undermine and destroy the Christian values which are foundational to our society. The Maranatha Community is committed to work and pray for the renewal of the Christian faith in our land, for the uniting and revitalising of our churches and for the awakening and deepening of the experi...
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Christians and atheists alike are happy to praise the Bible for its literary and cultural impact on our national life. But we fall strangely silent when it comes to its political impact. Nick Spencer looks at how the Bible has influenced British politics.Original Article...
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As Britain prepares to vote in a referendum about the future direction of the voting system, one concern is that of a low turn-out; Tom Ward hears why FaithWorks is urging Christians to use their vote. Trevor Newman speaks to Which? about their proposals that the digital switch-over should be delayed until 2020. A spokesperson from the Christian Medical Fellowship speaks to Phil Walker about a repo...
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Christian Aid is celebrating the invaluable input of its hundreds of amazing volunteers – and inviting you to follow in their footsteps. Original Article...
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After reports of the deaths of 12 Christians in Egypt, Tom Ward speaks to the General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain, Bishop Angaelos. A new report shows that many young people have unrealistic views of their economic future - Trevor Newman speaks to Andrew Cave who oversees Community Programmes with the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Maxine Norris, Head of the MoneySense programme de...
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13 May - Worrying reports in the press this week suggest divisions within the coalition government over their climate change commitments. Sarah Whittington looks at what this could mean for the world's poor. Original Article...
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May 26th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Charismatic Prayer Evening We meet for a (free) share meal at 7.30pm, programme begins at 8pm.Original Article...
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The Police have once more spoken out about the effects of cuts to their budgets; Phil Walker asks the Police Federation about their fears. As the Government trails plans for the ‘modernisation’ of the UK’s employment laws in line with new EU legislation, Trevor Newman speaks to the Fatherhood Institute about changes to Parental Leave legislation. Tom Ward speaks to charity Global Care about t...
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From Monday 8th until Thursday 11th August, Andy and Rev Jane Clarke, the pastor of our congregation in Glasgow, are teaching the Introduction to Sexuality Studies course.  This course, which is compulsory for those who wish to train for ordained ministry, is useful for anyone who undertakes pastoral work or who wants to understand more about Christianity and human sexuality. The cost is just £...
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Thanks to all who came along to our ‘Recasting the Vision’ planning day on Saturday 7th May.  17 of us joined to reflect on what we value about MCC, what our mission is – and should be – and what we’d like to be in five years’ time. Highlights from the things we value included: our gentle approach to ministry where there is no pressure to conform, our radical acceptance of...
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A week last Sunday we had a seminar from the True freedom Trust after the evening service. True freedom Trust (TfT) is a confidential Christian support and teaching ministry for men and women who accept the Bible’s prohibition of same-sex practice and yet are aware of same-sex attractions, or struggle with other sexual and relational issues. We also offer support to families, friends and chur...
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Andy recently returned from a short visit to Haiti to meet up with survivors of last year’s earthquake and find out how money we raised was being spent. Last year’s Heart for Haiti concert raised over £60,000 for urgently needed supplies and spurred dozens of people to sponsor children through Compassion. Shortly before Andy left for Haiti with wife Michelle and Ivy Manchester pastors ...
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It is now exactly one year since a Tunisian protester set himself alight, sparking events which led to the Arab uprising and Tom Ward brings us a review of the situation. What should think about the Prime Minister’s plans to place workers with troubled families in an attempt to solve their issues? James Maidment-Fullard will be finding out what charity Family Action has to say on the matter. Jame...
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17 May - Thank you for responding so quickly to last week's emergency email. Sarah Whittington looks at how the pressure from you has made a real difference. Original Article...
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As the Deputy Prime Minister once more raises his concerns about changes to the NHS and the appointment of a ‘regulator’, Phil Walker speaks to a spokesperson from the GP’s Committee of the British Medical Association. Tom Ward files four stories today: as unconfirmed reports of finds of mass graves are making their way out of Syria, Tom speaks to Human Rights Watch. The Justice Secretary has...
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“Thank you for all your prayers, more people need to be in Church in the Home” This statement was made by a member of the Peel Hall Church in the Home recently.  They said this after leaning on their Church in the Home members to pray and support them through their father being so ill that they thought he was dying.  Two weeks after they told us that, their father has been taken to a rehab ...
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Nov 16th 2003 (Sun) 10:30. International Student Sunday. Preacher: Jacob Devadason. Celebrant: Terry Biddington. A chance to celebrate the cultural diversity of the global Christian community in ManchesterOriginal Article...
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Dec 5th 2004 (Sun) 11:15. Preacher: Karen Holm. Celebrant: Terry Biddington. After the service there will be a Bring-and-share meal with a Christmas theme. Angela Bogg is co-ordinating contributions. All welcome - even if you are not able to bring food, just bring yourself.Original Article...
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Dec 25th 2004 (Sat) 10:30. Preacher: Kim Wasey. Celebrant: Kim WaseyOriginal Article...
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Jan 30th 2005 (Sun) 11:15. Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Preacher: Gareth Dyer. Celebrant: Gareth DyerOriginal Article...
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Dec 20th 2009 (Sun) 11:00. Mary, Mother of Jesus in Christian Art. Preacher: Graham Kent. Celebrant: Graham Kent. Our Advent series on Mary continues with this presentation in our worship of Mary in Christian art and iconography. Revd Graham Kent is Ecumenical Development Officer for Greater Manchester Churches Together, based here at St. Peter's House. Original Article...
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Tom will be speaking to our political correspondent James Maidment-Fullard about the proposed changes to the EU treaty. Then Tom will be bringing you the latest update from Syria. Trevor Newman will spend some time looking into what is becoming known as the "Russian Spring" after protests have begun following a national election. Phil Walker will be talking to the Countryside Alliance about their c...
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These were the people to whom James' letter was written - Jewish Christians who were living in scattered communities round the Mediterranean basin. It was hundreds of years...Original Article...
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An MP has used Parliamentary Privilege to name a footballer whose identity had been protected by a court injunction. James Maidment-Fullard asks Ellis Cashmore, author of 'Celebrity Culture', if public figures should expect to have a 'private' life - and a spokesperson from the think-tank, Theos, speaks on the ethics of the situation from a Christian stand-point. As a new report ranks Britain as th...
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Eden’s series of powerful five-minute documentaries ‘Being Extra Ordinary’ has scooped Gold at the Christian Media Council’s annual awards. The films give a window into the lives of people who have chosen to live in challenging communities as part of the Eden Network. Collecting the award on behalf of the production team at Message:Creative, Eden’s National Direc...
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Andy recently returned from a short visit to Haiti to meet up with survivors of last year’s earthquake and find out how money we raised was being spent. Last year’s Heart for Haiti concert raised over £60,000 for urgently needed supplies and spurred dozens of people to sponsor children through Compassion. Shortly before Andy left for Haiti with wife Michelle and Ivy Manchester pastors ...
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Tom Ward speaks to Tearfund's Tope Akinwande and to the Regional Campaigns and Policy Manager for Oxfam about the latest situation in Ivory Coast. Following the rapturous response in US Congress to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's, speech yesterday, many pro-Palestinian groups condemned the address, saying that it 'blocked' the path to peace - Trevor Newman hears the views of the Re...
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James Maidment-Fullard reflects on US President Obama’s state visit to the UK and previews the G8 Summit. Trevor Newman speaks to the Head of Campaigns for Age UK following a condemning report by the Care Quality Commission about the care of the elderly in NHS hospitals. Tom Ward speaks to a Policy Advisor for the NSPCC after the release of a report that shows that there are an average 64 sexual ...
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As figures show that immigration has increased by 45% - and 75% of people say that immigration to the UK is too high, Phil Walker speaks to the Vice-Chairman of MigrationWatch. It may be expected that our living standards will rise when economic stability returns… but will they? Trevor Newman speaks to the think-tank, Resolution Foundation. James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the Democratic Unionist...
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Jun 9th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. Super Food Social!Original Article...
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When I was a kid I would read biographies of famous Christians, and be both inspired and intimidated. As I turned each page, I would look forward to the next miracle story, whether it was a drug addict being set free or a terrible illness being healed. For the first few stories I would think, ‘Imagine if that could happen in my life? Please God!’ But after a few more stories about guys ...
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We offer a wide range of affordably priced Christian theology and biblical studies courses, from short, one-off courses, to degrees, MAs, and study at PhD or MPhil level, with flexible modes of study.  Our courses are practically focused, helping you relate your classroom theological and biblical learning to lay or ordained ministry and mission in your own church context.  A brief descriptio...
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Over the Summer we are going to have a series of sermons called Seeing Salvation: Searching for God in Art.  We will look at 10 paintings and the spiritual message each artist wished to convey. Artists, like writers, try to convey ideas, concepts and stories using tools, symbols and styles appropriate to their own cultures.  Christianity is a universal faith and throughout the series we will see...
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Our project over the Easter period was to purchase Bibles for a church in India. Pastor P Mondal (who some will know is a friend of Brooklands) is starting new Nazarene churches in villages in a new region (Rupamari, Sundarban). Many are coming to faith in Christ but they have no Bibles in these remote areas. Pastor Mondal wanted to give these new Christians a Bible. They cost £2 each locally. We ...
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A new strain of the MRSA “superbug” has been found in British cows and is believed to be infecting humans – Phil Walker speaks to the Head of Policy at the Soil Association. James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the former Conservative MP Jonathan Aitken about the Centre for Social Justice’s claims that improving the literacy of prisoners could cut re-offending rates by 12%. Trevor Newman s...
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We are pleased to reproduce the June newsletter for Luther King House - an interdenominational Christian theology college located in the heart of Manchester, providing diverse and affordable opportunities for Christian learning for lay and ministerial students. Metropolitan Community Church of Manchester has good links with this College and we confidently promote to our members and friends the ...
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We are starting a prayer group which will meet each month before church and provide a time of open prayer specifically to uphold and strengthen the body of Christ within MCC Manchester.  We hope it will encourage each other and enable us to discern the needs of those joining with us. It will meet from 3.45 to 4.15 each month in the small room next to the office in the Old Hall.  The group will ...
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The London to Paris bike ride is a fantastic charity cycling challenge. Join Christian Aid’s Team Poverty and cycle 284 miles all the way to the Eiffel Tower, arriving in time for the finale of the 2011 Tour de France. Original Article...
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Procession of the Blessed Sacrament  Sunday 26th June - Corpus Christi     At the 11am Solemn Mass Original Article...
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Christian Aid is campaigning with organisations throughout Asia and the Middle East to protect domestic workers. And now our campaign needs your support. Original Article...
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The Christian Aid Week report highlights the scandal of food-related poverty, and presents a number of examples of how Christian Aid, working with partners, seeks its eradication. Original Article...
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The World Bank's fossil fuel loans are paying for poverty. Help us clean up their act! Original Article...
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How we harnessed the legendary super powers of a good old cuppa for our Trace the Tax campaign in London on 9 June. Original Article...
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Trevor Newman talks to A-Rocha UK about the climate change talks in South Africa. Phil Walker talks to the Meningitis Research Foundation about their concerns this Christmas. James Maidment-Fullard talks to the Resolution Foundation about how tenants are being ripped off by letting agents. Tom Ward talks to the British Pakistani Christian Association about persecution against Christians in the cou...
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The achievements of six exceptional young people will be celebrated on Friday at our fourth annual Urban Hero Awards. The awards recognise young people who have made exceptional contributions to their local communities over the last year – or have bravely overcome a major obstacle in their lives. All of the nominees have been directly impacted by the work of The Message Trust, a Christian charity...
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16 Jun - A handful of London staff and volunteers met with local MP and shadow climate change secretary, Meg Hillier, to ask for support for our climate justice campaign. And all in all, says Julian Boys, it was a good morning's work. Original Article...
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15 Jun - We're cautiously welcoming news that commodities giant Glencore is taking steps towards financial transparency. Alasdair Roxburgh hopes they are serious. Original Article...
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Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the Government will press the banks to reform their operations; Trevor Newman hears the views of Professor Philip Booth from the Institute of Economic Affairs and from an economist with Tax Research UK. It has been revealed that children as young as 7 years of age are being ‘streamed’ at school - Phil Walker finds out about the return of this practic...
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the word ‘influence’. I know how hard our Eden teams work to be a positive influence on the young people in their neighbourhoods. Yet they often describe to me how hard their task is as these young people are often caught in webs of toxic relationships. Every hour they spend with a young person is competing with many more hours spent with other pe...
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16 Jun - Local staff and volunteers met Hackney MP and shadow climate change secretary, Meg Hillier, to ask for support for our climate justice campaign. It was a good morning's work, says Julian Boys. Original Article...
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An 18-year-old freerunner from Buttershaw, Bradford who has become a father figure to dozens of young lads on his estate was named Urban Hero of the Year 2011 last night (Friday, June 17). Lewis Murch, pictured, had already picked up the Inspiration Award but was called back to the stage at the fourth annual Urban Hero Awards to be told his was the story that most impressed the judges. Watch his no...
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20 June 2011 marks the United Nations World Refugee Day, and also the launch of a new report by Christian Aid about Palestinian refugees. Original Article...
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On 16 June 2011, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new Convention for domestic workers, fulfilling a goal that Christian Aid and our partners have been pressing for. Original Article...
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Nick Shahlavi is exactly the kind of guy the new Message Enterprise Centre is going to help. A former addict, drug dealer and ‘all round nasty piece of work’, somehow Nick always managed to avoid getting caught: ‘It was a miracle I never got sent down, and an even bigger miracle I didn’t end up dead. God saved my life on numerous occasions. I had threats against my life and ...
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In May 2012, the building you see here will no longer exist. In its place, you’ll see the Message Enterprise Centre, an ambitious training and business hub. It aims to solve a problem at the heart of our troubled city and nation – endemic youth unemployment. Within the space of a few months, we expect to have created six brand-new businesses and dozens of new jobs for ex-offenders and ...
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Land-hungry corporations and powerful people in Cambodia are threatening to take over land and resources that hundreds of thousands of poor rural households depend on for survival. Original Article...
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Organise, pray and campaign for peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Original Article...
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A few weeks ago, I was asked by my colleagues at work (LICC) to write a piece about how I prepare sermons that aim to encourage people to grow as whole life disciples. They then asked to interview a few people about their reactions to this. The results are included in June’s ‘EG Magazine’. I hope you enjoy reading it, and that we can all keep on growing as disciples together. Down...
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21 Jun - The new Finnish coalition government has announced that it will put the country 'in the frontline in ending international tax evasion.' Alasdair Roxburgh is impressed. Original Article...
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Take your Positions! The warning sound of the trumpet has changed to an urgent reveille to all God’s people. The alarm cry of the watchman is no longer that the enemy is approaching. The call is ‘Wake up!’ we are in the midst of a battle for the soul of our nation. The June edition of the Maranatha Community Newsletter which is available for you to read on-screen (or print for your c...
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In the light of last Monday - World Refugee Day - Phil Walker asks Christian Aid about their work with Palestinian refugees. Tom Ward speaks to a Women's Rights Researcher for Human Rights Watch about the current situation in Libya. Researchers at the University of Newcastle have found that a strict diet may be able to reverse Type II Diabetes in newly-diagnosed patients - Phil Walker discusses the...
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Ben became a Christian some years after his marriage broke up. Over those years he had lost touch with his two sons. With his new awareness of God's love and forgiveness, he contacted the boys...Original Article...
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Tendai Chirau left Manchester some months ago now for Gulu Uganda, since she felt God had sent her to work in a hospital there for a season; she returns to us in September. Here Tendai reports on the work that God is doing through her there. “Firstly, thank you for your prayers: I am now fully registered to practice here and my visa is sorted. I thank the Lord for his strength through these tough...
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Listen in to our monthly Flow Podcast to find out all the latest news from Message HQ. Number 4 in the series is now available to download for free through iTunes. Here’s what’s on the July Podcast… Andy Hawthorne OBE joins host Ian Henderson to talk about what’s been going on over the last month – including his honour from the Queen, the Urban Hero Awards and a prev...
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We have been aranging gatherings in the Republic of Ireland for many years, and this year we are holding a series of Sharing the Vision meetings in July. These are Thursday 14th July 7:30pm  in Castlremartyr Friday 15th July 8pm in Macroom Saturday 16th July 10:30am – 4:00pm in Cork Sunday 17th July 7pm in Mallow Monday 18th July evening in Fermoy We gather as ONE family and worship as O...
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If you haven’t already done so, please see our news item about the Seeing Salvation sermon series which we are running throughout the summer.  This explains how we plan to look at 10 paintings during our weekly sermons and seek to discover the artist’s own spiritual meaning behind the work. As a follow-up to each sermon we will offer a short (30 minutes) online discussion – ...
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Rain is essential in Africa – and when it doesn’t come, people starve. Tom Ward speaks to Save the Children to discover the latest situation in drought-hit East Africa. Then, Tom Speaks to the Chairman of the Association of Christian Financial Advisors about the next steps for Greece, and the EU, following the Greek parliament’s vote to bring in stringent austerity measures. James Maidment-Fu...
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The Work and Pensions Minister has said that firms should give preference to unemployed Britons, rather than award jobs to foreign nationals - Tom Ward asks a Public Policy Advisor for the CIPD about the Minister's proposals. The Reform think-tank is saying that the UK faces a bleak future if it doesn't implement further increases to public pension contributions... and even more cuts in spending - ...
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Thousands of people across east Africa are suffering severe food shortages after consecutive failed harvests and ongoing drought. We are responding. Please give generously. Original Article...
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Dr KP Yohannan is the founder and international director of Gospel For Asia which trains and sends indigenous missionaries across India and surrounding countries. Two million copies of his book ‘Revolution in World Missions’ are in print. You dedicate your book ‘Revolution…’ to George Verwer who is also a great friend of The Message. How did he impact your life? I know of no other man of ...
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6 Jul - MEPs have rejected a raise in the level of EU emissions cuts from 20% to 30%, by 2020. Find out where the vote faltered and what we're planning next. Original Article...
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We begin our programme today with two features looking at issues around the 'Green Agenda' - James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Christian Aid about their disappointment over the decision of Conservative MEP's to vote against action to reduce carbon levels, and then Trevor Newman looks into calls for green taxes to be used to lower transport costs and talks to the Director of the TaxPayer's Alliance. ...
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Thousands of people across east Africa are suffering severe food shortages caused by failed harvests and drought. Original Article...
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Christian Aid partners are preparing to respond to assist communities affected by Typhoon Megi. Original Article...
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Branching-Out Community Church is a parish extension of Metropolitan Community Church, Manchester and has now established a significant presence among the faith communities in Dublin, Ireland. Full details of their meetings at the Lantern Centre on Synge Street, Dublin 8, can be found on their website at http://www.branchingoutcc.ie and plenty of social networking information about the church is ...
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Small Businesses have joined Ed Miliband in calling for a VAT cut to help boost trade - James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Andrew Cave from the Federation of Small Businesses. The Bishop of Exeter has had to write to a church after their vicar resigned because he was being bullied by members of the congregation - James speaks to the Unite union who represents people who work in church settings, and t...
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Join us in Manchester on Saturday, 1 October 2011, the eve of the Conservative party conference, and be part of the church's response to the injustice of climate change. Original Article...
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In the UK Christian hip hop world there are few artists more respected than Jahaziel. He’s won a string of awards including a MOBO for Best Gospel Artist in 2008, and was recently signed to US-based hip hop label XIST Music. Yet the 35-year-old rapper is now also our newest Eden team leader, moving on to the underprivileged Andover estate in Islington, North London with his wife and daughter this...
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The Spirituality of Philip    Mortification St Philip said, “Where there is no mortification there can be no great sanctity.” “The sanctity of men can fit in the space of three fingers,” he said, touching his forehead. “The mortification of the understanding and loving God are more valuable than fasting, penance and bodily mortification.” Fr Alessandro Fedeli ...
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The Spirituality of St Philip Neri St Philip from ‘Preferisco il Paradiso’    St Philip’s spirituality is “simple, pure, and soundly evangelical”. St Augustine says, “Love and do what you will”. It is in the light of these words that we must see both freedom and the need to practice virtue. It is in love of God in which our goals, our development, ou...
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Following the attacks in Norway this last weekend, James Maidment-Fullard asks the Quilliam Foundation if the attack was able to take place because it was carried out by a far-right individual and not a terrorist cell, then he asks Don Horrocks, Head of Public Affairs for the Evangelical Alliance about Christian Fundamentalism. The US owes $14.3 trillion - and the world braces itself for the knock-...
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Designed as three separate 24-hour training seminars across 6 months for Christians in mid to senior level positions of influence, Executive Toolbox is uniquely structured to help you have a significant impact on the way you work, the people you work with and the organisation you work in.Original Article...
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Mark Greene, Executive Director of LICC, reflects on the influence John Stott has had on him and the wider Christian community.Original Article...
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The Reverend Doctor John Stott has died at the age of 90 - Tom Ward speaks to Reverend Hugh Palmer and Reverend Stephen Sizer, and to spokespersons from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and Tearfund. James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the charity Care about their concerns that Religious Education will not be included in the new English Baccalaureate, and may eventually be removed fr...
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The Spirituality of St Philip Poverty Jesus warns, “…whoever of you does not renounce all that he has he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14.33). Detachment from the things of this world and poverty are like the travelling companions of the other virtues. St Philip always showed  great freedom from, and indifference to, worldly possessions and an unconditional confidence in Divine P...
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Ablaze for His Glory – All are invited – to celebrate 30 years of the blessings of unity. The Maranatha Community is an open, free and loving community of Christians from all denominations of the Church – Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Salvationist, Pentecostalists, Orthodox, Presbyterians, members of the United Reformed, non-denominational, new and independent c...
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The Spirituality of St Philip Obedience Obedience is the only law imposed by God for the universal ordering of all things and for their conservation (Istruzione per Esercizi, p.85). The cosmos obeys the divine order. Man, to give greater glory to God, is called to obey in total freedom. There is no greater expression of freedom than following God’s plan, since humans are given the freedom to...
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Following two nights of rioting in London, Trevor Newman hears the views of Don Axcell, the Executive Director of the Christian Police Association. A Government review, led by TV Personality, Carol Vorderman has found that 24% of economically active adults are "functionally innumerate" – Phil Walker talks to a spokesperson from the National Association of Headteachers. Then Phil asks a Senior Ca...
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What’s your story? Did you become a Christian at Planet Life? Make a life-changing decision at Message 2000? Choose to think differently because of The Tribe, Blush or LZ7? Stick in school because of an Eden volunteer? To mark 20 years of The Message Trust’s pioneering work with young people in Greater Manchester and beyond, we are compiling a fantastic 20th Anniversary book. We want t...
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After London experienced its third night of rioting, James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Nathan John of youth enlightenment, Alan Craig from the Christian People’s Alliance and Conservative MP Mike Freer to find out how they feel the situation should be dealt with. As Asian and European markets fall, the value of gold is on the increase. Phil Walker is joined by Simon Smith of world finance group FX...
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Feast of the Bl John Henry Newman Monday 10th October   Solemn Mass and Veneration of his Relic at 5.15pm Please remember to pray that the Community at the Holy Name will soon be erected as a Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip. Fr Ray, Fr Christopher, Br Richard, Br Andrew, Br David Original Article...
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We are delighted that the founder of Metropolitan Community Churches will be with us over the weekend of 24th and 25th September as part of MCC Manchester’s 20th birthday celebrations. Two Events On the Saturday evening at 7.30pm (24th), we are hosting ‘An Evening with Reverend Troy Perry’ during which Troy will share some of the highlights of his eventful life as a gay man, a Chr...
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A VERY URGENT CALL TO EVERY CHRISTIAN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM A STRUGGLE IS NOW TAKING PLACE FOR THE SOUL OF OUR NATION AT THIS TIME OF CRISIS This call is made in the name of many thousands of members of the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Salvation Army, United Reformed, New and Independent Churches right across the UK WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THE UNITE...
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Phil Walker asks the Public Policy Advisor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development about a report which shows that business confidence in the UK is falling and that we should prepare for more job losses. Clive Ireson of the Institute of Christian Teachers talks with Tom Ward about the role that schools could play in “repairing broken Britain”. Then Tom speaks to the British...
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Natalie Dale, emergency programme officer, reports from Dadaab camp north eastern Kenya. She explains how working with refugees in the camp and ensures that the most vulnerable are reached. She also considers refugees’ rights in the camp, and how we are ensuring that they are met. Original Article...
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Trevor Newman talks to the Projects and Research Manager for the Institute for Citizenship about the Prime Minister's plan to see all 16 year-olds take part in National Citizen Service. Tom Ward talks to Dr Jonathan Oloyede, a Convenor for the Global Day of Prayer, following last Sunday's gathering of 1000 Christians to pray about the issues surrounding the recent riots. James Maidment-Fullard asks...
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More than 1.25 million people affected by heavy monsoon flooding in Bangladesh. Original Article...
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Happy Christmas from LICC! This poem, written by Mark Greene, reflects on Mary's experience of Christ's arrival.Original Article...
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Partners ready to respond after heavy rains hit southern Pakistan. Original Article...
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Friday Abstinence from Meat from Friday 16th September 2011   We often hear about the benefits of a multicultural society, and the ways in which cultural diversity should be celebrated. Manchester has always done that, being the home of many distinct groups from all over the world as they have come to settle here over hundreds of years. So, what about Catholics; what is distinct about our religio...
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How one partner is helping to keeping children in school. Original Article...
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Tom Ward asks Michael Weiss from the Henry Jackson Society about some of the recent events happening in Syria. The UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, who had said that they would support four cases of discrimination against UK Christians to be presented at the European Court for Human Rights, have now said that they want to hold a 'consultation' before continuing with their support. Tom Ward ...
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Fatumo fled Somalia and made the perilous journey to the Dadaab refugee camp. Today she volunteers there to help look after the community. Original Article...
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An insight into our work around the world. Original Article...
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Oct 26th (Wed) 0:00. At University Place, U of Manchester. Professor Peter Atkins is a Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and Professor of Chemistry. Professor William Lane Craig is a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, USA. This event is organised by Christians in Science, Manchester (http://www.cis.org.uk/groups/Manchester); time and v...
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Tom Ward speaks to Vensil Milcowsy from Human Rights Watch in Germany about the events in Libya in the last 24 hour. James Maidment-Fullard asks Richard Dodd from the British Retail Consortium about the news that many High Street shops lie vacant and that foot-fall in shops both on the High Street and in out-of-town centres has dropped. Then James speaks to an analyst from financial information com...
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Of course Jesus loves science: he’s the original scientist isn’t he? So went one of the lines from a seminar I hosted for over 1,000 young people across three Christian festivals this summer. And the emphasis is on hosted. Original Article...
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August 24 2011 - Heavy monsoon rains in the Satkhira and Khulna districts in southwest Bangladesh have forced 700,000 people to flee their homes following the worst flooding to hit the area in eight years. Original Article...
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August 18 2011 - Ministers should urgently rethink plans for a deal with Switzerland which would see UK tax evaders let off lightly while harming poor countries, says Christian Aid. Original Article...
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The Message is joining with dozens of other Christian youth agencies to encourage young people to use their phones to start conversations about Jesus this September. Starting September 12, young people across the nation will be taking part in Textify, the first youth campaign of the relaunched Hope Revolution movement. Young people taking part in Textify are being challenged to pray for three frien...
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Monsoon floods in Bangladesh has led to severe food shortages. Original Article...
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Dec 8th (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. A Christmas Ceilidh at St Peter's House. Come and dance to the ceilidh band Fiddlestrum, with Daisy Black teaching the dances. No partners or experience needed, but do wear comfortable shoes!Original Article...
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Guyo Haro Wario, who works with Christian Aid partner Northern Aid, reports on the drought in north eastern Kenya and the importance of their work for pastoralists’ survival. Original Article...
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30 Aug - This weekend the Christian Aid campaigns team took to a field in Cheltenham to launch our new climate change campaign at the Greenbelt festival. Original Article...
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After almost three months of living in temporary settlements in refugee camps around Dadaab, Kenya over 20,000 Somali Muslims have been relocated to permanent sites in time to celebrate Eid ul-Fatr. Original Article...
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Lots of Boaz clients have been hard at work this week, putting the finishing touches to this year’s Christmas cards! We’ve now got glitter all over the office, which is helping us to get in the festive mood… The cards this year are inspired by some of the different languages Boaz clients speak. We are really honoured by the diversity different cultures, communities and nationaliti...
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Tom Ward speaks to Amnesty International about their report into the number of detainees who have died in Syria. Phil Walker asks the Chartered Management Institute about their report that says that it will be 98 years before men and women receive equal pay. The Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock Banks are to contact customers that they believe will not be able to afford their mortgages if intere...
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Sep 29th (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. Welcome to Manchester and an introduction to SCM. This event will begin with a free shared meal at 7pm.Original Article...
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Tom Ward speaks to the Reverend Nadim Nassar, Director of the Awareness Trust, to find out what life is like for Christians in Syria. Then, as figures appear to show that there has a 60% increase in sex offences against children and young people, Tom asks the Head of Strategy and Development for the NSPCC what message they would like to get out. The Prime Minister has said that those involved in t...
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September sees the launch of our new Alternative Gifts Catalogue, an exciting and fresh way to donate to Boaz, and give original gifts to your friends and families too! It might be a bit early to mention the festive season but we all know it’s coming, so why not get in there early and buy a gift for your loved ones through our efficient new online system? The great thing is, our catalogue isn...
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For many women finding refuge from the east Africa food crisis for themselves and their families isn’t the end of their trauma. Original Article...
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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan mark the 20th anniversary of statehood on 31 August and 9 September 2011 respectively, but do they have reason to celebrate? Original Article...
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Tom Ward talks to Aiden Vaughan, Chairman of the Association of Christian Financial Advisors, following Chancellor George Osborne's admission that the economy was not recovering as well as expected. And, as it is revealed that a quarter of parents in Britain are in debt because of childcare costs, Tom speaks to the Research Manager for the DayCare Trust. It has been agreed that a trial of televised...
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6 Sep - George Osborne says that 'those who evade taxes, like benefit cheats, are leeches on society'. However, he has agreed a deal that rewards those who avoid paying taxes in the UK by hiding their money in Switzerland Original Article...
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Twenty years since it became independent from the Soviet Union, we take a look at the challenges the country faces today. Original Article...
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This term at SBS… We’re looking at the Gospel of Mark. Here are some books you might be interested in reading as we go through Mark Christianity Explored by Rico Tice and Barry Cooper King’s Cross by Tim Keller The gospel according to Mark by James Edwards Click here to download the SBS term Card and join us for SBS – Thursdays at 7pm in the church hall! Original Article...
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Christian Aid’s Natalie Dale recently visited Dagahaley camp in Kenya. Here she reports on how refugees are registered so that they receive the help they need. Original Article...
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Student lunches Student lunches will be starting on the 18th of September!!! For 4 sweet weeks Lunch on Sundays will be provided at platt… “Really?” I hear you say, yes really.  After the 11.30 services, in the hall, students will be able to have a free lunch!! It will be a great opportunity to grab some tasty grub, meet both old and new students at Platt AND mull over some pretty interesti...
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A morning seminar, taking place in Warrington, exploring ministry in the workplace run in partnership with Chester Diocese, Liverpool Diocese, Salt of the Earth Network and the Industrial Christian Fellowship.Original Article...
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A series of 5 consecutive Monday evenings, held in Manchestser, offering an introduction to mentoring within the context of Christian life and ministry.Original Article...
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The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, has said that the railways are "a rich man's toy" - James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Sim Harris, the Managing Editor of Rail News about the comment. Tom Ward speaks to a spokesperson from Habitat for Humanity as they call the Prime Minister to pressure other governments to join together to do something about the millions of people around the world who do not...
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ABLAZE FOR HIS GLORY. Since its formation in 1981 the Maranatha Community has been an open and dynamic movement of thousands of Christians, walking and working together as one. For 30 years we have seen amazing evidence of the mighty power of God changing attitudes and lifestyles. With this special edition of the Maranatha Community Newsletterwhich is available for you to read on-screen (or print ...
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James Maidment-Fullard reports on the mining disaster at Gleision Colliery, near Swansea. A survey for the Times Educational Supplement says that almost 50% of parents believe corporal punishment should be brought back - Tom Wards speaks to the Assistant General Secretary of the National Association of Teachers and to Clive Ireson from the Association of Christian Teachers. The price of oil has bee...
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What would this mean for the people of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory? Original Article...
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Tom Ward will be speaking to the Barnabus Funds about how Christians are coping with the unrest in Syria and Trevor Newman will be asking Livability what they think about how the Governments Welfare reform plans will affect disabled children. Tom Ward will also bring us a report on the Leveson inquiry before Phil Walker looks into how many diabetes deaths in the UK could have been unavoidable. Fina...
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The first ever Boaz Family Night happened in July, and it was such a success that we’re doing it again! The next one is happening this Saturday, 24th September, from 7pm. This evening is replacing the September prayer evening, and is a celebration of all the members of the Boaz family, including clients, volunteers, staff and trustees. It provides a great opportunity to share stories and enco...
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James Maidment-Fullard commentates on the final day of the Liberal Democrat Conference. Tom Ward talks to the Evangelical Alliance's Head of Public Affairs, Don Horrocks, about the Coalition's intention to legalise 'gay marriage'. David Cameron has praised the role of women in the recent 'Arab Spring uprisings' in a speech to the United Nations - James Maidment-Fullard speaks to Chitra Nagarajan fr...
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Meeting Jason Hooper today, it’s easy to imagine how the disciples must have felt after watching Jesus heal the man with an unclean spirit. For here is a young man once again ‘in his right mind’ after having almost killed himself through overdoses, self-harm and suicide attempts. It’s impossible to imagine how he could have turned his life around – expect for Jesus. ‘From as young as I ...
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23 Sep - Our emergency action to keep the G20 on track regarding tax dodging in poor countries received a fantastic response. Now we must wait to see if they listened. Original Article...
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Get up to date with everything that’s going on at The Message on the Flow Podcast. October’s episode is now available for download. Listen on your computer, your phone or your iPod. And it’s completely free! Subscribe today so you never miss an edition. What’s in the October 2011 episode? Joining Ian Henderson in the studio is Andy Hawthorne who shares stories from the summe...
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27 Sep - We sent thousands of emails to G20 ministers, urging them to keep tax on the agenda for November's talks. They heard, but did they listen? Amelia Whitworth reports. Original Article...
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James Maidment-Fullard brings a report on Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour Party Conference. Tom Ward speaks to Christian Solidarity World-wide about a Christian Pastor in Iran who is facing execution for his faith. Phil Walker talks to the Senior Campaigns Officer for the road safety charity, 'Brake', about Northern Ireland's plans to strengthen their drink-drive laws. Trevor Newman discovers t...
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Feast of the Bl John Henry Newman Monday 10th October    Solemn Mass and Veneration of his Relic at 5.15pm Louis Vierne - Messe Solonnelle (Op.16)   Triduo in Preparation for the Feast Friday 7th October at 5.15pm Mass Saturday 8th October at 8pm Benediction Sunday 9th October at the 11am Solemn Mass   Please remember to pray that the Community at the Holy Name will soon be erected as ...
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Trevor Newman talks to the Chief Executive for Kingdom Bank and the Head of Research for the Adam Smith Institute about the European Commission’s plans for banks. As the Labour conference draws to a close today James Maidment Fullard brings us the latest details. Many people think that TB is a disease of the past but Phil Walker talks to a team leader from the World Health Organisation to get th...
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In drought-affected areas, it's often the women who suffer the most. Our partner explains why. Original Article...
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Join us in Manchester on Saturday 1 October 2011, the eve of the Conservative party conference, and be part of the church's response to the injustice of climate change. Original Article...
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 7pm Mount Street There is concern about peace issue support amongst members and attenders. No one doubts the commitment to peace as a core Quaker value and all Quakers take some sort of positive action to promote peace initiatives but we can all do more and share more.   So this is a reminder and call to action over the rest of this year.   Are you able to attend our Peace Group me...
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Over twenty years working with young people in schools, communities and prisons, I’ve become convinced of a couple of things above all else. The first thing I’ve become convinced of: the Bible works in terms of raising aspirations among our young people. The best of our government, judiciary and society is built on this precious book. At our Queen’s coronation sixty years ago, she was handed ...
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James Maidment-Fullard brings a report on yesterday's events at the Conservative Party Conference and last night's meeting of the Conservative Christian Fellowship in Manchester. UK manufacturing output increased slightly in September but, puzzlingly, orders dropped - Trevor Newman hears the detail from a spokesperson for the manufacturers' organisation, EEF. James Maidment-Fullard asks a spokes-pe...
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James Maidment-Fullard brings another report from the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Then, James asks a spokes-person from Action Economics about yesterday's decision to downgrade Italy's credit standing. Trevor Newman, with the help of the Head of Public Policy from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), reports on the Government's plans to make changes to Empl...
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We’ve got news of some exciting events over the next couple of months! Social Night We would love to get together again for something to eat on November 12th 6-8pm. After the success of the BBQ in the summer, we decided that because of the number of young children we would have it earlier, so that they can get to bed at a reasonable time. Bring some food and drinks with you, we will have some...
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Trevor Newman speaks to Christian Solidarity Worldwide to bring an update on the situation in Cairo, Egypt. Tom Ward asks the Director of MediaWatch for their thoughts about 'Parentport' - a web-site where parents can complain about material and products that they believe are inappropriately aimed at children. The Nuffield Council of Bio-Ethics has proposed that the expenses of the funerals of peop...
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Helping to motivate young Zimbabweans to overcome painful experiences from their recent past, and towards peaceful political involvement. Original Article...
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Yes, I know it’s only October, but ChurchAds.net have recently unveiled their national advertising campaign for this year. This year they’ve gone for a very simple but dramatic idea – the nativity re-set in modern professions and high street fashions. Shepherds become cycle couriers and plasterers. Wise men are successful entrepreneurs and their gifts are iconic “treasures&#...
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Oct 26th (Wed) 19:00. At St Peter's House, Oxford Room. Is there a limit to our consciousness? What is the role of spirituality within the development of consciousness? How does it transform our lives?” Drawing on modern consciousness-raising techniques, and the wisdom of the Christian Mystics and others, this workshop aims to facilitate an experience that everyone can contribute to and draw knowl...
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As the latest unemployment figures reach a 17-year-high, James Maidment-Fullard seeks the advice of Charles Humphrey, the author of the book the 'Christian Guide to Jobs and Careers'. The Employment Minister, Chris Grayling, has announced a new 'work academy' scheme to help get unemployed youth into jobs - Tom Ward talks to Jonathan Portas, the Director of the National Institute of Economics and So...
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Jesus said, ‘Love me first, then love others.’ And it’s easy for me to love Him, but the love I have for Christ must spill over to those I see every day… Original Article...
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He thought he had no choice but to run. Up to his eyeballs in debt, pursued by violent drug dealers and desperate for a second chance, Wythenshawe-born Adam took off to the North East in the hope no one would catch up with him. But someone did — Jesus. ‘I’d left Manchester to get away from the drugs scene I was in and try to beat my own addiction. I was only there for two days, when I met som...
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Over 1,000 young people are expected to gather at the next Prayer Storm event in Manchester on Fri 11th and Sat 12th November. The Lighthouse Christian Centre, Eccles will host young people from across the UK crying out to God in worship and intercession for the future of our nation. It’s no accident that the event begins on 11.11.11, explains Prayer Storm founder and coordinator James Aladiran: ...
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As a survey shows that UK youth unemployment is set to rise further, Tom Ward speaks to Aiden Vaughan from the Association of Christian Advisors. The energy companies, consumer groups and Ofgem are meeting with the Energy Minister to see if energy prices can be brought down - Phil Walker talks to the Director for Energy at Consumer Focus. Tom Ward brings a report on last week's resignation of the D...
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Christian Aid partners in Central America are responding after the region was hit by a tropical depression that has caused widespread flooding and landslides. More than 85,000 have been affected and over 40 people have died with El Salvador and Guatemala the hardest hit countries. Original Article...
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Good connections made at the Christian Police Association Conference held in Maidstone, Kent.Original Article...
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27 Oct - Tax dodging's no fun. And with vital talks just days away, we need the G20 to get serious about ending tax haven secrecy. Watch our video - and take action now. Original Article...
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A Bit of Theology? Some people have asked if we could explore some theology together and we’d like to do this using a “book club” format. The Idea We are offering a monthly Book Club where we can talk about some theology and religious ideas and apply them to our own context.  We want to spend time exploring how different ideas from a range fo theological writers can stimulate our own faith (...
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Hey Everyone, This week, instead of our usual SBS meeting, we’re supporting the CUs in GO week. It’s a great opportunity to get the gospel out to friends and neighbours! So get involved in one of the events the CUs are doing or do your own thing! Invite some friends round for dinner and share your testimony with them or do a discussion dinner, where you watch a debate or a challenging...
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Newman Circle Advent Reading Group CS Lewis - Mere Christianity At 7.30pm in the Sacristy - entrance through the gateway between the Church and the Chaplaincy A Presentation and Discussion of this important work over four weeks. This spiritual exercise involves intellectual enquiry meditating upon the Christian faith as presented by CS Lewis. We will end each of the evenings of our thinking and t...
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Carol Service (Sunday 18th December 4.30pm) On the Sunday before Christmas we shall be holding our usual Carol Service at our normal Sunday worship time of 4.30pm. Christmas Eve – Midnight Service (Saturday 24th December 11.30pm) We shall be joining with the congregation of Wilbraham St Ninian’s at their Watchnight Service. Christmas Day – Morning Service (Sunday 25th December 10....
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We are hosting a Christmas meal here in church for ourselves and our friends at Wilbraham St Ninian’s on Saturday 17th at 7.30pm. The cost is just £10 per person for three courses. Please choose options from the yellow slips available in church and return to Andy with £10. Menu choices are soup or melon beef, turkey or vegetarian option, with trimmings Christmas pudding or trifle The meal end...
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Revd Elizabeth Baxter  "Cutting Edge": a journey into therapeutic and theological issues around self-harm and the resurrected Christa, the wounded healer  7.30 - 9.00 p.m., Tuesday 6th December 2011  Original Article...
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Old Pictures of the Holy Name As they come to light, old pictures of the church and area will be put up here. If you have any old pictures of Holy Name buildings, worshippers and parishioners, priests and religious, the liturgy and services, guilds, clubs, societies and schools (or anything else!), then please let Fr Christopher know so we can put them up here and make copies for our archive. Th...
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Richard Kidd: Personal Preparation for Advent in Poems and Pictures  Advent is potentially a challenging season of the Christian year. This Church Saturday will provide an opportunity to prepare, with others, by engaging with a variety of historic and contemporary resources.The programme wil be mixed in style and content. The primary focus will be on personal exploration - although, those carr...
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Dec 1st (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. Christ and climate change. This event will begin with a free shared meal at 7pm.Original Article...
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The Boaz Family Night is a great way for Boaz supporters, staff and beneficiaries to get together and share what’s going on in the life of the charity. The next one will be our third! As a Christian-inspired event there will be a time for worship and prayer, focused around the theme of Advent, as well as a bring-and-share meal. All are welcome, please bring some food if you can! It’s ha...
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James Maidment-Fullard talks to the taxpayers alliance about the sale of Northern Rock. Is the UK heading for a double-dip recession? Trevor Newman ask the Adam Smith Institute and the Institute of economic affairs what they think. As violence continues in Syria Tom Ward talks to the awareness foundation about whether the removal of President Assad who lead to persecution of Christians who live the...
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The Winter 2011 issue of Spotlight – News and Views for Local Groups, by Local Groups can be downloaded here. In this issue: Report from the National Assembly Yorkshire Regional Meeting and Prayer Conference Reflections on “Light out of Darkness” silent retreat Christmas reflections Spotlight is the vehicle for news from Maranatha Local Groups and Members (as distinct from the Mara...
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However you dress it up, Christmas starts with Christ. This Christmas, follow the dramatic story of Jesus’ birth through a series of free messages via text, email, Twitter or Facebook to your mobile phone or computer. The messages start on Sunday 18th December, reach a climax on Christmas day and then lead you on in a journey of reflection over the following week. This amazing story will unfold ...
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The government have said that more under-18s are being groomed for sexual activity than was "ever imagined." Tom Ward speaks to independent Christian safeguarding charity CCPAS to find out what can be done about this situation. Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed plans to change what meetings can be brought before job tribunals. Trevor Newman asks the union GMB whether this is a helpful mov...
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Spiritual preparation for Christmas www.terrybiddington.wordpress.com 'Theologically ad-venturing'Original Article...
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Dec 8th (Thu) 19:00. At St Peter's House. Politics and Christianity. This event will begin with a free shared meal at 7pm.Original Article...
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Christian Aid is at the UN climate conference in Durban, 28 Nov - 9 Dec. Add your voice to ours calling on the UK to act for the world's poor - and get updates from the talks. Original Article...
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What’s Boaz 2012? Boaz 2012 is our Christmas and New Year appeal. The idea is to raise enough money so that we can give every Boaz resident a basic needs package worth £20 every week. We have a growing number of clients, each with a variety of needs, and we want to show generosity to every single person. If you’d like to be part of that, we’d love to hear from you… What is ...
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Tom Ward speaks to awareness and advocacy charity Christian Concern over claims that a woman who worked at Heathrow Airport was dismissed after several Muslims made complaints about her conduct. James Maidment-Fullard is joined by the Charities Aid Foundation to find out why more people are giving less to charity. Phil Walker speaks to the author of an article in the Student British Medical Journal...
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James Maidment Fullard talks to the Joseph Roundtree Foundation over concerns that living standards for the poorest in society will continue to worsen due to the current deficit reduction plans. Tom Ward reports on the Leveson Inquiry which is exploring the practices of the media in the UK. Phil Walker speaks to Diabetes UK about a drug that could cure blindness brought on my diabetes. James Maidm...
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However you dress it up, Christmas starts with Christ! Please join us this year for our following Christmas services: Sunday 11th December The Advent Message starting at 10.30am Carols at Wythenshawe Park Farm starting at 3.30pm Sunday 18th December The Christmas Story starting at 10.30am Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight starting at 7pm Christmas Morning Family Service starting at 10am We wish e...
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5 Dec - In marked contrast to the sluggish progress of negotiations at the UN climate change talks over the past week, energy levels among demonstrators at Saturday's global day of action were high. Original Article...
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Over the past 12 months, we have organised our monthly all-age worship services around retelling the story of the Bible – from Creation to New Creation in 11 steps. It’s been a great challenge as we have gone through the well-known stories but also tackled the events that are less familiar for lots of folks – e.g. the exile. Throughout the series the challenge has been to engage t...
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Worship for All the Family The Metropolitan Community Church welcomes all sectors of the community and has a particular ministry with lgbt people.  We have young families in our congregation and try to include children in different ways each week. On the last Sunday of the month, however, we will make the worship even more child-friendly involving them in the different aspects of worship so t...
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Phil Walker speaks to Cancer Research UK about their report showing that 40% of cancer cases could be avoided if only we made different lifestyle choices. James Maidment-Fullard is joined by the National Centre for Social Research to talk about the results of the British Social Attitudes report which reveals that Britons are less willing to pay taxes that will help others. Tom Ward talks to the Con...
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On Saturday 5th May 2012 we will be having a speaker event with Lord Edminston, Chairman of IM Group. Lord Edmiston started his career as a Bank Clerk. In 1976 he founded what was to become the IM Group out of the ashes of the Jensen Motor Company. Since those days and with the company coming under the full ownership of Lord Edmiston, it has expanded into other sectors including property and fina...
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8 Dec - Today Time for Climate Justice campaigners called on the EU to say ‘I do’ to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol at COP17 - and staged a wedding to give them a hint. Original Article...
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Christmas Timetable Christmas Eve 11am Mass 11.30-12.30 Confessions 3-4 Confessions 7-8 Confessions 11.30 Carols, Singing of the Roman Martyrology and Blessing of the Crib 12 midnight Solemn Mass Christmas Day 8am  Mass 11am  Solemn Mass (NB: The Extraordinary Form is celebrated at 8am at The English Martyrs, Whalley Range) Christmas Octave (Monday - Friday) 9.40am  Confessions 10am  Sung Ma...
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Durban outcome is a compromise which endangers people living in poverty, says Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid's expert on the UN negotiations. Original Article...
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11 Dec - The UN climate talks went into overtime with countries negotiating late into Saturday night, but sadly the outcome is very disappointing. Original Article...
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Mary Portas, the government’s high street Tsar, has said that Britain’s high streets have reached a "crisis point." James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the British Retail Consortium about her comments. Phil Walker talks to a researcher from the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health over their study which has revealed that 1% of secondary children may suffer from ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To...
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Mary Portas, the government's high street Tsar, has said that Britain's high streets have reached a "crisis point." James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the British Retail Consortium about her comments. Phil Walker talks to a researcher from the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health over their study which has revealed that 1% of secondary children may suffer from ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tom Wa...
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We’re delighted to announce that on Thursday 3rd May Lord Edmiston, Chairman of the IM Group, will be speaking at a special MBN dinner in the evening. Lord Edmiston started his career as a Bank Clerk. In 1976 he founded what was to become the IM Group out of the ashes of the Jensen Motor Company. Since those days and with the company coming under the full ownership of Lord Edmiston, it has expa...
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Tom Ward spends some time looking into a new report which suggests that assisted suicide should be legalised, we’ll be hearing from the Christian Medical Fellowship. Tom will also be speaking the Barnabus Fund about attacks on Christians in Nigeria. Are you worried about the amount of debt you have got into this Christmas, James Maidment-Fullard will be talking to Christian’s Against Poverty. J...
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2012 has been labelled as ‘The Year of Prayer’ by several Christian organisations, including ‘Alpha’, ‘YWAM’, ‘Street Pastors’ and ’24-7 Prayer’. We want to start the year off with a week of focussed prayer and fasting, specifically for the following areas:  For spiritual passion for God For the Spirit to fill us afresh For the church...
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Hopes & Dreams I would love to see a few more ministries reaching into the community, led by people who are passionate about that particular people group or injustice that they see. Ministries that help transform the communities we are part of. Over the last number of years, as a church, we have sown into the community with various outreaches. In my imagination I dream that people start to tric...
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Tom Ward will be joined by Christian Solidarity Worldwide to discuss whether the UK should be give aid to countries who do not meet the human rights of the people living in that nation. Phil Walker looks into the Prime Minister’s new initiatives to improve the standard of hospital care in England. He will then bring us a report asking why we now believe that brain function starts to decline as ea...
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Tom Ward will be speaking to Tearfund about the hundreds of thousands of people who are returning home to South Sudan. Phil Walker will then talk about the controversial HS2 railway line between London and Birmingham, he’ll be joined by the Managing Editor of Rail News and the Countryside Alliance. Trevor Newman will be focusing on two stories, he’ll begin by looking at Repo deals with Phillip ...
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Tom Ward speaks to Christian aid agency The Barnabus Fund about David Cameron’s first visit to Saudi Arabia as Prime Minister. In his second report, Tom is joined by Christian watchdog Christian Solidarity Worldwide to bring us an update on the Christians who have been killed in Nigeria. Phil Walker then asks Cancer Research UK whether we should stop eating processed red meat after it has been re...
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Should elderly home owners sell their properties for councils to rent to larger families? James Maidment Fullard asks Christian charity Housing Justice what they think. Phil Walker talks to the National Association of Head Teachers about OFSTED’s call to end the ‘satisfactory’ category in assessing schools. Tom Ward gets the latest news from the Syrian protesters with the Syrian Observatory f...
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  Northern College has a vacancy for a full-time tutor in World Christianity (including Mission Studies) and World Faiths.  The post is available from August 2012 and the closing date for applications is 27th April 2012.  The following information is attached: Guidelines for making an application Job Description Person Specification Outline of Terms and Conditions Introduction to Northe...
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 Northern College, a partner at Luther King House, has a vacancy for a tutor in World Christianity. Further information  is posted on the Northern College pages on this website. Original Article...
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James Maidment-Fullard speaks to the Shadow Further Education and Regional Growth Minister about their suggestion that apprenticeship schemes should include more small businesses. Phil Walker talks to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to take a look into the Daylight Saving Bill to be debated in Parliament today which could lead to the UK moving forward one hour. James brings us a s...
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Church of England bishops are joining forces with Liberal Democrat peers in order to try and force through a concession to ministers proposed benefit cap. Trevor will be speaking with Credit Action about these controversial proposals. Our reporter Tom Ward will be bringing us the latest news from Syria and then looking into a study by the charity Shelter which shows that people seem to be giving up...
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James Maidment-Fullard investigates claims that the Government may have overestimated the effectiveness of their 'Back to Work' scheme. Tom Ward speaks to the Prison Reform Trust about new guidelines for drug sentencing. James Maidment-Fullard brings us the latest poll figures for the Conservative Party. Phil Walker speaks to Christians Against Poverty about Pastor's Debt. Trevor Newman speaks to A...
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Tom Ward talks to Christian Aid about their concerns over the humanitarian crisis developing in West Africa. Tom then explores Nick Clegg’s latest plans to kick start the economy. Phil Walker talks to the National Association of Head Teachers about the trends highlighted by the new league tables out today. Trevor Newman explores whether petrol prices are about to rise again with the AA. Then Tre...
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You might have seen signs up in one of the big supermarkets recently declaring, ‘It’s our values that make us different.’ And it’s true: an organisation may be shaped by its vision, but it’s driven forward by its values. For us at The Message, our first core value – and the main thing that makes us different – is passion. We’re a passionate people, passionate for Jesus and passionat...
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For our Message 20 book, we picked twenty people who represent the passion and vision that has carried The Message Trust along for the past twenty years. It was an impossible task – and we know there are many glaring omissions. But here they are… VAL GRIEVE: Manchester solicitor, passionate follower of Jesus and Andy’s mentor as a new Christian in the late 1970s. He gave us our first major d...
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Help us celebrate 
twenty amazing years by doing your own fundraiser for The Message 
– or joining in one of ours! Here are twenty inspiring ideas to get you started: 1. Swishing Graphic designer Bethan Wilson is organising a Swishing (clothes swapping) party in April. Guests pay a small entrance fee and bring clothes they no longer want to swap for fabulous new ones – meaning you get to sa...
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The Message’s missions teams kicked off 2012 with a bold new goal – to visit every high school in Greater Manchester with a Message schools team within the next five years. It means reaching into 152 schools – some of them for the very first time in 20 years. Missions director Ian Henderson explains: ‘Our dream is that every young person growing up in Greater Manchester will hear the gospel...
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Tom will be speaking to the British Pakistani Christian Association about the latest news surrounding Asia Bibi, and then he’ll be looking into how some carers are losing out because they aren’t aware of the support they can access. Phil will be asking about new rules coming into force about stamp duty and he’ll also discuss climate change and why so many people now volunteer for a charity. O...
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Brothers of St Philip meet before the Solemn Mass on these Sundays for Prayer, Reading and Meditation     Spring Programme based on the Spring Sermons of the Bl John Henry Newman from 1838 Sunday 5th February 9.45am  Rosary in the Newman Chapel 10am  Conference on Sermon Faith and Love   Sunday 19th February 9.45am  Rosary in the Newman Chapel 10am  Conference on Sermon Fast...
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The Holy Name of Jesus     In the middle of the Christmas Cycle, between the Nativity and the Epiphany, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In this we recall the eighth day after his birth when the Lord’s parents brought him to be circumcised and given the name announced by Gabriel to Mary, “His name shall be Jesus.” The giving of a name in Judaism h...
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Husband and wife team Rev Stuart and Mrs Georgie Christine begin their ministry at Brownley Green on January 1st. We are pleased to welcome Stuart and Georgie to our church family and look forward to all the the Lord has prepared for His people as we continue to reach out to the people of Wythenshawe. Below is a summary of the experience of Stuart and Georgie in Mission work in the Baptist denomina...
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We welcome our new Ministry Team to Brownley Green this month. Rev Stuart Christine joins us from January 1st as our minister. Mrs Georgie Christine will join us as our Children’s and Family worker in partnership with Stuart. The Induction service for Stuart and Georgie will take place on Sunday 15th January at 3.00pm. Our North West Regional Minister, Rev Phil Jump will be carrying out the ...
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We give you a warm invitation to join us at Brownley Green Baptist Church this Christmas Day as we celebrate our Saviour’s birth.  Bring the children with a toy they want to show off!  We will be finished in time to get back and organise your Christmas lunch!  Note, there will be no Evening Service this day. Original Article...
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We give you a warm invitation to join us at Brownley Green Baptist Church this Christmas.  Join our Christingle Service this Christmas Eve as we prepare for Christmas. Bring the children! Original Article...
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Join us for our monthly Brigades Family Service which this month is our annual Toy Service when we ask folk to bring along a toy suitable for children up to age 13. We then donate these to the Wood Street Mission Christmas Appeal to help poorer families in Manchester.  This enebles children to receive a gift at Christmas. Original Article...
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Tom speaks with Christian Concern and the Christian People’s Alliance about two major Christian liberty stories and James Maidment-Fullard asks if the UK should be sending aid to India. We hand the second half of the programme over to our friends at Planetsport. Original Article...
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Phil Walker speaks to Aidan Vaughan from Christian Financial Advisors about the decision by RBS executives to waive their bonuses. Tom Ward brings the latest on the conflicts in South Sudan. Tom Ward also speaks to Care for Europe about the latest vote on Euthanasia. Phil Walker looks at the increased exposure of children to indecent material through mobile phone technology. James Maidment-Fullard ...
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‘A movement isn’t a movement until you see people moving,’ says Matt Wilson, national director of Eden and an architect of the Network since the beginning. ‘People are upping sticks and getting caught up in what God’s doing in communities that continue to experience profound disadvantages.’ The movement Matt describes has already taken in neighbourhoods far beyond Manchester, where ...
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You might have seen signs up in one of the big supermarkets recently declaring, ‘It’s our values that make us different.’ And it’s true: an organisation may be shaped by its vision, but it’s driven forward by its values. For us at The Message, our first core value – and the main thing that makes us different – is passion. We’re a passionate people, passionate for Jesus and passionat...
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Tom Ward speaks to the Association of Christian Teachers about the government’s decision to no longer count a number of vocational courses in school league tables. Trevor Newman asks the Consumer Council for Water about the 5.7% rise in water and sewerage bills that we will see from April. Tom Ward speaks to Water UK, the organisation that represents all UK water providers, to find out how metal ...
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This week is Poverty and Homelessness Action Week and we’re joining with loads of organisations around the country to pray and take action for those facing social and economic barriers in our nation. Here at Boaz we’re focusing on destitute asylum seekers and refugees, who as you may well know, experience barriers to accessing the things many of us take for granted each day. Today we focus on...
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As the queen celebrates 60 years on the UK throne we’ll be looking into some of the celebrations that will be held in her honour. Trevor Newman will be asking the Institute of Economic Affairs about the importance of a deal to bailout Greece. Phil Walker will be speaking to Christian Aid about a famine continuing to affect some parts of Africa, and James Maidment-Fullard will open another chapter...
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Tom Ward speaks to the National Pensioners’ Convention about the recent Health Committee report on elderly care. James Maidment-Fullard brings good news on a rise in permanent job positions. He also brings us the latest developments on the US Republican Presidential candidate race and some analysis on UK attitudes toward online information. And Tom Ward gives detail on an upcoming event by the As...
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This week we have celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Can Christians claim this remarkable man...Original Article...
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New research for the newly-formed Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason has revealed (drum role) that not all UK Christians are ‘really’ Christian...Original Article...
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Today we talk about the latest unemployment figures with the TUC and a Christian Careers advisor. We also ask Alcohol Concern what they think of David Cameron’s crack down on "binge drinkers". Original Article...
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Today we hear a response from the Evangelical Alliance on comments made by the Chairman of a human right's watchdog, who said that Christians "aren't above the law". We'll also be asking if Religious Education should be taken more seriously.Original Article...
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Twenty Seven Million, the new single by Matt Redman and LZ7, is released on EMI this Sunday, 27 February and will be available to purchase on iTunes. The song, written to raise awareness of human trafficking, stands a great chance of getting a chart placement the following week thanks to a huge buzz in the media and online social networks. There are an estimated 27 million people caught up in huma...
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New research conducted by UCB shows that 1 in 5 Christian young people regularly read Word 4U 2Day, written together with our theatre company In Yer Face (pictured below). The Message has partnered on the youth version of The Word For Today since 2004, translating the daily readings by Bob and Debby Gass into youth-friendly language. The magazine appears in print four times a year and is also avail...
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Over 100 students of The Message’s Genetik Sessions workshops performed for teachers and other education professionals at a special showcase event in January. Genetik Sessions offer first class tuition in breakdancing, street dance, pop vocals, music production, DJing, drumming and electric guitar to young people from 7 to 18 years at our HW in Sharston and Bowdon Street Academy. Tutors, who inc...
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Twenty Seven Million, the new single by Matt Redman and LZ7, is out now to purchase on iTunes. Purchase the single on iTunes by clicking here The song, written to raise awareness of human trafficking, stands a great chance of getting a chart placement the following week thanks to a huge buzz in the media and online social networks. There are an estimated 27 million people caught up in human traffi...
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Our Reflex teams have been reporting extraordinary responses to our work on the wings and in Sunday Chapel over recent months. In one recent Sunday service in HMYOI Thorn Cross, a Message team including In Yer Face and Genetik students saw 20 first-time commitments to Christ and another 24 young men make recommitments. ‘It felt like such a significant day,’ says Reflex worker Tim Mycock. ‘The...
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Twenty Seven Million, the new single by Matt Redman and LZ7, hit number 12 in the UK singles chart this weekend following a week of strong sales. It was the second highest new entry in the chart. Purchase the single on iTunes and keep the momentum building The song, written to raise awareness of human trafficking, also entered the US Billboard chart and iTunes charts around the world last week. ...
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A fresh new urban mission conference is coming to Manchester this year in the shape of Proximity, taking place on 25 and 26 May 2012. This unique conference, hosted by the Eden Network at World Harvest Bible Church in Salford Quays, will be unmissable for anyone working in the field of urban ministry, as Eden National Director Matt Wilson explains: ‘Eden operates in several overlapping areas...
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New research conducted by UCB shows that 1 in 5 Christian young people regularly read Word 4U 2Day, written together with our theatre company In Yer Face. The Message has partnered on the youth version of The Word For Today since 2004, translating the daily readings by Bob and Debby Gass into youth-friendly language. The magazine appears in print four times a year and is also available online, via ...
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Originally selected to distribute food to needy widows, Stephen ends up being the first Christian to die for proclaiming Jesus. Falsely accused of speaking against the law and the temple, he replies by...Original Article...
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We offer a range of part-time and full-time routes to achieve our theology Foundation Degree which is validated by Chester and Liverpool Hope universities.  The degree is a practical Christian theology degree course which explores theology in relation to lay and ordained ministry and mission, and it is centred around the work (voluntary or paid) which students undertake in their church or placemen...
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My week has consisted of various awesome activities. On Monday I was working at the Mustard Tree which is a charity that seeks to improve and rebuild the lives of the homeless and the marginalised people in Manchester. Then the rest of the week I have been working at my local drop-in centre, running dance classes for young people, received teaching about the Eden Project and talked to people on the...
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On Wednesday March 21st, Revd Dr Andrew Pratt gave the inaugural annual Bard Thompson Lecture in Liturgy and Music at Drew Theological School in New Jersey, in honour of the School's former Dean, Bard Thompson.  A copy of his lecture is available to download here! Andrew writes: "This lecture will explore the ways in which hymns can make sense of theology in the light of human experience. Refe...
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This year’s winter night shelter, since November 2011, has been in very high demand, and as it begins to draw to a close (it finishes at the end of April) we would like to thank everyone who has made it happen. The night shelter has accommodated 40 individuals since it opened on November 1st, and has been fully booked every night since Christmas. Suzannah, our night shelter coordinator, has d...
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If you were to ask your fellow Christians in church next Sunday how they would answer the question ‘Where is heaven?’, I wonder what range of answers you would get...Original Article...
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LICC was privileged to be involved in different ways with the Biblefresh initiative, a partnership of 120 organisations which joined forces to help Christians and churches grow in their appetite and confidence in the Scriptures during 2011. LICC was privileged to be involved in different ways with the Biblefresh initiative, a partnership of 120 organisations which joined forces to help Christians a...
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Summary of Role  For 15 years locally-based Eden teams have been bringing transformational Christian presence to many of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities. The work began in Manchester and Manchester remains the most significant region within the national network.   We are seeking a highly competent and proven leader to develop the Eden Network in Greater Manchester implementing the v...
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I can’t believe first week of missions is over already! The week has flown by, my team, Team Impact, has been in a school in Openshaw doing lessons on drugs. It has been challenging but a lot of fun. The lesson was really interactive including a discussion on different newspaper articles on drugs, hearing stories from ex-drug addicts and looking at the influence of the media by watching a few...
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Wow! What else can I say? We’ve just completed the first of our six mission weeks and I’m left in awe at what God has done! I spent the week with my team, alongside one of the other Genetik teams, at an event called PrayLoveManchester. Each day this week we have been on the street from 1-5pm playing music (especially worship), praying & having amazing conversations with both Christi...
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This one-day retreat is designed for women who hold positions of leadership in their community, workplace or church. Our vision is to create space to hear God speak through a range of activities including worship, teaching, prayer, guided bible study and reflection.Original Article...
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For our Message 20 book, we picked twenty people who represent the passion and vision that has carried The Message Trust along for the past twenty years. It was an impossible task – and we know there are many glaring omissions. But here they are… VAL GRIEVE: Manchester solicitor, passionate follower of Jesus and Andy’s mentor as a new Christian in the late 1970s. He gave us our first major d...
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The Christian church has, over the centuries, been tempted by several contrasting ways of living in this world...Original Article...
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‘Keep out’ – ‘Genius at work, don’t disturb’ – ‘Knock before you enter’ – we live in a culture in which we are taught to be independent, private and protective of our personal rights, space, time and comforts. Others should not cross the line we draw around ourselves or encroach upon our personal world. The Lord, instead, tells us: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father also is mer...
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We met Frank on a typically busy day at Message HQ, between welcoming a new staff member on his first day at work and interviewing candidates for the remaining business manager roles. On the walls of his office were architect’s drawings of the new site and a whiteboard filled with the details of eight young people in line for the first-ever apprenticeships with the Message Enterprise Centre. &nbs...
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Earlier this year, we announced our goal to see our bands and theatre company visiting every secondary school in Greater Manchester in the next five years. In the past 20 years we have visited many of the 152 schools, but now we need your church’s prayer and support to reach even more. We want every pupil to hear the Christian message in a language they understand, but also to have the opport...
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‘During my recent unexpected stay in Bangkok, I met one of the most authentic followers of Jesus, Ash Barker, who with his wife and family live in a slum there. He was a huge blessing and support for me during those difficult times, and to cap it all, he’s a fanatical Man U fan!’ – Andy [C] Ash, tell us about Urban Neighbours of Hope… As teenagers Anji and I committed to ‘go...
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There are lots of things that add together to make Genetik a truly life-changing ten months. There’s world-class Bible teaching from a team of in-house and guest tutors. There’s expert hands-on training in creative arts, worship leading or urban youth work. And there’s being part of the rhythm of life at Message HQ, in an environment of prayer, worship and faith. But another crucial part of ...
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The weeks are flying by now! Mission four was in a place called Heald Green where we spent the week doing detached youth work and meeting lots of young people in the area. The week ended with a youth group we organised and 20 young people heard about God for the first time. Again an amazing experience. A comment from one of the youths was, ‘I have learnt more about Christianity from you guys in 3...
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The next Boaz Family Night is happening tonight at the Boaz office, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 6AG, from 7pm-9pm. If you’ve never been to one before, Family Nights are a bi-monthly opportunity for Boaz clients and supporters to gather together and participate in an evening of Christian worship and prayer, as well as eating together and sharing stories of what is going on at Boaz at the mome...
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The Christians addressed by Peter may well have had few options in the face of evil. Whether it involved persecution with the possibility of torture and martyrdom, extreme poverty and the inability to feed their children...Original Article...
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In our Sunday morning services at the moment, we're looking at life through the lens of early Christians living in what is now called Turkey.Original Article...
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Autumn/Winter 2012 edition of Broadcast features ROC and Debra Green.Original Article...
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Police Sergeant Christine Holyoake received an award for her motivation and commitmentOriginal Article...
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The following information has been provided by Nina from Liberty Church, Blackpool: Christians@ Pride walking in Blackpool Pride on Saturday June 9th Meet at the Methodist Church, (corner of Cocker St and Dickson Road,  Blackpool  FY1 2AP) 10 am to 10.30 am – bacon butties*, chat and prayer. (*Inform us by midday 8th June to book your bacon butty – veggie or gluten-free butties to ord...
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Congratulations to Mgr Philip Egan Bishop Elect of Portsmouth   Our old friend Fr Philip came to preach on St Philip’s Day in 2010 (the Year of the Priest). His patron is St Philip Neri, and much of his academic work has involved the thought of John Henry Newman.   We send our heartfelt love and prayers to him. . “The crisis, then, that I have been attempting to depict is a crisis...
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Young Women’s Retreat in Rome Thursday 8th - Monday 10th November It is aimed at women aged between 18-35 This retreat takes place at the beginning of the Year of Faith, and is designed to discover 2000 years of Christian witness. By revealing the stories of the first Christians, it takes some time to pray and discern God’s project for daily life. There will be time each day for Holy M...
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Newman Circle - Summer 2012  Human Ethics  . In the Summer Programme of the Newman Circle we will be examining some important questions regarding human ethics; what it is to be human, how we are to understand ourselves, and how Christian revelation and the teaching of the Church offer a clear way of appreciating this, especially regarding contemporary issues. . Thursday 21st June - Issues at t...
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Summer Publications from the Holy Name . New Titles: Devotions and Prayers to St Philip Neri This collection of prayers and devotions to St Philip were composed by the Bl John Henry Newman. They are brought together in this volume to provide an accessible prayer book to the Saint of gentleness and kindness from one of his saintly sons. . The Nine Ways of Prayer of St Dominic Sometimes prayer can s...
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This conference in Glasgow from 11-13 May 2012 has been organised in response to the 100th anniversary of the ordination of Olive Winchester [photo], the first woman to be ordained in a Trinitarian Christian Church in the UK on 11 May 1912 in Glasgow, and also the first woman to graduate with the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Glasgow University. While the motivation for the event ...
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Our Evening Service on Sunday 22nd July at 6.30pm will take the form of a Praise and Testimony Evening.  Join us for a time of sharing the bleesings of Christ in our lives. Original Article...
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What does it mean to follow Jesus in the UK today ? We are facing a crisis in the life of the UK far greater than politicians have admitted, and more serious than many in our churches realise. Family breakdown, a creaking welfare state and economic, failure are just the tip of the iceberg. We believe this is a time of great opportunity for the Church of Christ in the UK to BE hope for the nation. C...
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What are we waiting for ? For 30 years God has been preparing the Maranatha Community ‘for such a time as this’. For 30 years we have seen a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit. There has been great fruitfulness – lives transformed, people healed, the dead raised, enemies reconciled, bonds of unity forged. As we have prayed ‘Come, Lord Jesus’ we have seen Him come, s...
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A small Maranatha team will be visiting different parts of Northern Ireland between 6th-11th March. We are greatly looking forward to being there and hope to meet many people during this short time. We are especially delighted to tell you that Dennis Wrigley, our Co-Founder and Leader will be joining us for our gathering at Randalstown on Saturday, 10th March. (Click here for details). He will be s...
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On Saturday 2nd June from 10.30am we had our series of gezebbos erected to serve refreshments, a BBQ and generally be there to chat with the thousands expected to attend this Jubilee event, in Wythenshawe Park. We assured the community of our commitment to serve the families around us in Christian ways.  We offer ministry to all ages and this is our opportunity to tell those attending this great o...
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Although it has been used from early Christian times, the best manuscripts of the Lord’s Prayer do not contain the doxology. It certainly echoes biblical sentiments, however, and it’s no surprise that it worked its way into the church’s liturgy...Original Article...
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2012 is turning into an amazing year for our Associate band LZ7. Thanks to invitations to play at massive events and festivals all over the world and in the UK, Lindz and LZ7 are on course to have performed to over 750,000 people worldwide by the end of 2012. That compares to an estimated 1 million who saw The Tribe perform live between 1997 and 2004 – testimony to the amazing way God is multiply...
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Vulnerable. Alone. Broken. That was me, Beth, aged 15. School’s always been difficult for me, but a couple of years ago it just got too much. Being singled out and having almost no friends was becoming a daily routine and my attendance dropped drastically. Having no hope, trying to be one of the popular ones seemed to be the answer. So that’s what I did – smoking, drinking and seeking male at...
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When William Booth died – or as his regiment of Christian soldiers would have said, was ‘promoted to Glory’ – 100 years ago on 20 August, there was an enormous outpouring of public grief...Original Article...
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Calling all young LGBT Christians! If you are under-26 and would like to be interviewed about your experiences as an LGBT Christian then email Ria Snowdon – snowdonr@lsbu.ac.uk  She will be interviewing in Manchester in September and is very sympathetic to MCC and its mission and ministry. ‘Making space for queer-identifying religious youth’ is a project run through the Weeks Centre for Soc...
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Dan Strange explores the phoenomenon of tolerance, its promises as well as its pitfalls and how to engage with it as ChristiansOriginal Article...
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In recent years the escalating challenges and demands that working Christians face in today's market place have been recognised as an important part of the pastoral care agenda. But what about the work itself? Does the work we actually do matter to God alongside the impact it has on us and those around us?Original Article...
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The Manchester Oratory With great thanksgiving to Almighty God, our Blessed Lady and our Holy Father St Philip, we can announce that the Bishop of Salford given his approval for the erection of the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in Manchester. The Manchester Oratory will be close to the city centre at St Chad’s, Cheetham Hill, which is the Mother Church of the City. We will ...
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Richard talks about his life before he knew God, how he then became a Christian, and how God has helped him through some very challenging times.Original Article...
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We’re thinking of planning a day out in Chester one Saturday before Christmas with our friends from Wilbraham St Ninian’s. Chester is a lovely city with medieval streets, the Cathedral, an array of shops and the ancient walls to walk around. If you’re interested in going please let Philip know (secretary@mccmanchester.co.uk) and we will sort out dates. Filed under: Social events T...
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All Aboard for Tax Justice! At 3pm on Monday 15th October 2012, Christian Aid's Tax Justice Bus will be making a stop at Luther King House, where Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty will be talking about how tax dodging affects people's lives in this country and around the world, and what can be done to bring about tax justice.  All are most welcome visit the bus while it's here -wheth...
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Revd Dr Richard Kidd  Ordering the Chaos 7.30 - 9.00 p.m., Tuesday 2nd October 2012   Starting from metaphors originating in the arts and the sciences, this lecture explores one potentially creative way of thinking about religious experience and its place in human life and community; the model that unfolds is offered as an aid to shaping responsible conversations between Christians and sim...
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Dec 6th (Thu) 19:30. At St Peter's House. An evening of dancing, music and mulled wine as we celebrate the end of term together.Original Article...
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‘Welcome to Manchester: City of teenage pregnancy, angels and the Son of God…’ This December, Andy Hawthorne and In Yer Face Theatre Company will be taking a brand new show to churches across Manchester – the Christmas Message 2012. The show is a contemporary, urban reimagining of the first ever Christmas through hard-hitting drama and powerful preaching. ‘Far from being the sanitised sch...
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Gav Humphries, team leader for Eden Buttershaw writes: We had an amazing Baptism Sunday in July where we celebrated how God is changing lives on the Buttershaw estate. We saw seven people getting baptised at once, which was incredible. Just as exciting was that they were from a whole plethora of backgrounds and different walks of life. Their testimonies were fantastic. We had a lady who told us how...
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You’ve got to be careful when you talk about Christian community – it can so easily become cuddly, under-the-bowl and self-centred. It can be ‘all about me’: about getting my needs met and my hang-ups sorted out. In short, it can become an end in itself. That’s not the kind of community Jesus built and it’s not the kind of community we’re going for at The Message. Jesus chose to work ...
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‘Welcome to Manchester: City of teenage pregnancy, angels and the Son of God…’ This December, Andy Hawthorne and In Yer Face Theatre Company will be taking a brand new show to churches across Manchester – the Christmas Message 2012. The show is a contemporary, urban reimagining of the first ever Christmas through hard-hitting drama and powerful preaching. ‘Far from being the sanitised sch...
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John founded CAP 16 years ago in response to the problem of personal debt in his home city of Bradford. Today it is an international ministry with offices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. What’s the latest from CAP? Here in the UK we’ve got 205 debt centres, with 450 workers helping people with their debt problems. At the moment, we’re seeing a family every 23 minutes, and on average fiv...
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SPEAK are long-time supporters of Workshop, a project which provides a course of Christian learning to Churches and individuals who are keen to explore faith in a broad and practical way. Its founder, Noel Moules, has taken part in SPEAK events in the past, and has recently release a book: "Fingerprints of Fire, Footprints of Peace". Former SPEAK director Jo Frew reviews it here...Origina...
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Andy Hawthorne is the subject of a fantastic profile feature in the November edition of Christianity Magazine. Under the headline ‘Nowhere is too hard for the gospel’, Andy answers questions from journalist Heather Tomlinson on topics ranging from David Cameron’s ‘Hug a Hoodie’ speech to the spiritual challenges of being a high profile Christian leader. Heather also ta...

 

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LICC Manchester
LICC Manchester is a response to repeated requests from people in the North-West to have ‘live&...
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Micah Challenge in G't Manchester
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Sunday 07 June 2009 10:30 - 12:00
Hyde Town Hall or Trinty Baptist Church, Gorton
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Thursday 21 June 2007 09:00 - 16:00
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Friday 18 May 2007 13:00 - 16:00
Holy Trinity Platt, Platt Lane, Rusholme M14
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Thursday 31 May 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester
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Wednesday 13 June 2007 07:45 - 09:30
Manchester Town hall
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Nazarene Theological College
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Wednesday 26 September 2007 09:15 - 16:30
Altrincham Baptist Church, Hale Road, Altrincham, WA14 2EW
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Monday 08 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Bury Parish Church, BL9 0LA
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Wednesday 03 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Elmwood Church, M6 8AG
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Thursday 04 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
South Chadderton Methodist, OL9 8LX
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Saturday 06 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Queens Hall, Wigan Methodist Church, WN1 1HX
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Wednesday 10 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
TBC - Parrswood High School
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Thursday 11 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
All Saints Marple, SK6 7LD
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Friday 12 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Champness Hall, OL16 1PB
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Sunday 14 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Bethel Christian Centre, M43 6TR
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Wednesday 17 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Holy Trinity Platt, M14 5NF
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Thursday 18 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Chrsit Church Harpurhey, M9 4BE
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Friday 19 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Sale Salvation Army, M33 6NP
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Saturday 20 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Victoria Hall, Bolton Methodist Church, BL1 2AS
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Sunday 21 October 2007 19:30 - 21:30
St. Paul's Church, SK11 7AJ
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Thursday 29 November 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury MANCHESTER
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Friday 14 September 2007 20:00 - 23:00
The Bolton Lighthouse
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Friday 21 September 2007 20:00 - 22:00
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Friday 28 September 2007 20:00 - 22:00
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Saturday 20 October 2007 11:00 - 14:00
St. Bride's, Old Trafford
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Sunday 28 October 2007 10:00 - 12:00
Christ Church; Walshaw; Bury
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Thursday 20 March 2008 16:00 - 22:00
Christ Church; Walshaw; Bury
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Wednesday 21 November 2007 19:30 - 21:30
Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL
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Wednesday 30 January 2008 10:30 - 15:30
Katherine HOuse, 26 Singleton Road, Salford, M7 4WL
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Thursday 17 January 2008 10:00 - 16:00
St James Church, Moss Side (Corner of Princess Road and Great Western Street)
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Tuesday 18 March 2008 12:00 - 14:00
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Wednesday 19 December 2007 17:30 - 19:30
Beer Tent, Albert Square, manchester
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Saturday 02 February 2008 10:30 - 16:00
St. Chrysostom's, Victoria Park
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Wednesday 16 January 2008 18:00 - 20:00
St Agnes Parish Church, Slade Lane, Longsight
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Sunday 27 January 2008 18:30 - 19:00
St Chrysostom's Church, Victoria Park, Manchester
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Saturday 02 February 2008 10:30 - 16:00
St Chrysostom's Church, Victoria Park, Manchester
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Monday 04 February 2008 20:00 - 22:00
Dearnley Methodist Church, Littleborough Lancs
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Wednesday 05 March 2008 19:30 - 21:30
Zion Arts Centre, 335 Stretford Road, M15 5ZA
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Monday 04 February 2008 20:00 - 22:00
Dearnley Methodist Church, Littleborough Lancs
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Wednesday 02 July 2008 07:15 - 09:30
King's House, Sidney STreet M1 7HB
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Thursday 21 February 2008 19:00 - 21:00
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Thursday 03 April 2008 19:00 - 21:00
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Tuesday 19 February 2008 10:30 - 15:30
Nazarene Theological College
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Sunday 18 May 2008 09:00 - 11:00
Manchester City Centre
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Thursday 22 May 2008 19:30 - 22:30
Nexus Arts Cafe
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Saturday 19 April 2008 12:00 - 13:00
United Church of God, 1 Rushford Street, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NL
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Friend's Meeting House
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Thursday 05 June 2008 19:00 - 21:00
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Thursday 05 June 2008 19:00 - 21:00
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Thursday 05 June 2008 19:00 - 21:00
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Thursday 02 October 2008 10:00 - 16:00
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Thursday 19 June 2008 09:45 - 12:00
Friedns House, opposite M'r Town hall
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Thursday 19 June 2008 09:45 - 12:00
Friend's Meeting House
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Tuesday 01 July 2008 18:15 - 21:00
The Dining Room, The Living Room, 80 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2ER
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Sunday 29 June 2008 10:30 - 12:30
Wythenshawe Forum
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Thursday 10 July 2008 19:30 - 22:00
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Saturday 09 August 2008 12:00 - 22:00
Platt Fields Park, Manchester
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Friday 18 July 2008 18:30 - 21:00
Calvary Chapel Stockport
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Saturday 19 July 2008 09:30 - 18:00
Calvary Chapel Stockport
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Thursday 13 November 2008 09:45 - 15:45
Nazarene Theological College
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Tuesday 30 September 2008 15:00 - 21:10
Nazarene Theological College
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Tuesday 30 September 2008 15:00 - 23:00
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Saturday 20 September 2008 19:30 - 22:00
King's House, M1 7HB
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Tuesday 02 December 2008 19:30 - 22:00
Palace Theatre, Manchester
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Tuesday 30 September 2008 19:00 - 21:30
Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, Manchester M20
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Wednesday 17 September 2008 19:30 - 21:00
Kings Church, Manchester
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Friday 17 October 2008 09:15 - 16:00
The Hub, Pownall Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2SZ
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Saturday 04 October 2008 09:00 - 19:30
Quay West, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1HH
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Sunday 05 October 2008 09:00 - 19:30
Quay West, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1HH
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Friday 21 November 2008 18:30 - 22:00
The Faithworks, 210 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester
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Saturday 22 November 2008 10:00 - 22:00
The Faithworks, 210 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester
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Wednesday 26 November 2008 18:00 - 00:00
Pure Space is at 11-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP
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Saturday 08 November 2008 14:00 - 22:00
NEC Birmingham
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Saturday 06 December 2008 10:30 - 16:30
Ivy Cottage Church
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Thursday 12 March 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Starbucks, Oxford Road
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Thursday 05 February 2009 19:30 - 20:30
Starbucks, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6EY (opposite Oxford Road Station)
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Thursday 12 March 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Starbucks, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6EY (opposite Oxford Road Station)
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Thursday 02 April 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Starbucks, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 6EY (opposite Oxford Road Station
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Friday 06 March 2009 09:00 - 19:30
Carver's Warehouse, 77 Dale Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HG
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Wednesday 18 March 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury Manchester
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Thursday 21 May 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House Parrswood Road Didsbury Manchester
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Tuesday 28 July 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury Manchester
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Wednesday 30 September 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury Manchester
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Thursday 19 November 2009 19:30 - 21:30
Francis House, Parrswood Road, Didsbury Manchester
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Tuesday 13 October 2009 13:00 - 13:45
The Dining Room, The Living Room, 80 Deansgate, Manchester
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Wednesday 23 September 2009 19:00 - 21:00
Ivy Manchester, 97 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury
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Wednesday 23 December 2009 18:00 - 20:00
Salford Elim Church
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Saturday 16 January 2010 09:30 - 17:30
Coverdale Centre, Coverdale Cresc, Ardwick, M12 4FG
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Saturday 05 December 2009 10:30 - 16:30
Ivy Manchester, 97 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury M20 2GP
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Sunday 13 December 2009 11:00 - 02:00
Picadilly Gardens Manchester
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Saturday 13 March 2010 08:30 - 09:30
Coverdale Church, Ardwick
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Saturday 15 January 2011 09:30 - 19:30
110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, M4 6AG

 

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