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OUR SHARED HISTORY

Initially founded as the Manchester and Salford and District Council of Churches in January 1918, Greater Manchester Churches Together has been a pioneer of Christian unity in the UK.

From the very beginning we have encouraged churches to engage with and help address social needs, and have brought churches into dialogue to work together.

Work has included action on issues of housing need, addiction problems, refugees and victims of persecution, mass gatherings for prayer and youth rallies. 

Reflecting on early years, the Bishop of Manchester wrote in 1920: 'Those who are working for the kingdom of Christ should know one another and learn to love one another with a true ... love in Christ. It had been most delightful to see how that Spirit had been at work and we had drawn together, estrangement had passed away and we had met to confer, pray and work together.'

The GMCT archive, with papers dating from 1917 to the present, are stored at the Central Library in Manchester. To hear more of what is planned for the future, and to be part of shaping what God does through us, please consider getting in touch and joining with us - see getting involved.