Our prayerful longing and chief priority is simple. For people across Manchester Diocese to hear the Gospel, come, by God’s grace, to living saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and grow as his disciples.

We seek to facilitate prayer, fellowship, encouragement and equipping through networking and mutual support and by organising a varied programme of gatherings and training events through the year – currently online.

We seek to unite as wide a group as possible within the bounds of our doctrinal basis.

Attendance at our meetings and membership of the DEF is open to both lay and ordained people across Manchester Diocese.

Our committee consists: of Paul Hardingham (vice-chair), Paul Sumsion (secretary), Margaret Parrett, James Spence, Nicola Butterworth, Vincent Whitworth and myself.

If any of our meetings may be of use to you in your Christian walk and ministry, do come along. You would be very welcome.

If you support what we are about, do consider joining us.

Terry Clark

Chair, Manchester DEF

What are our aims?

Promoting mission and evangelism.

Uniting and equipping evangelicals.

Advocating for the presence and engagement of evangelicals in the structures and life of Manchester Diocese and the wider Church of England.

What do we stand for?

You can read our doctrinal basis here. It is the same as that of the Church of England Evangelical Council.

Who is the DEF for?

Our meetings are open to all who regularly worship at churches within Manchester Diocese.

Membership is open to anyone who agrees with our doctrinal basis.

Manchester DEF is a member of the Church of England Evangelical Council.