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.

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

Our committee consists of James Spence (vice-chair), Paul Sumsion (secretary), Margaret Parrett, Paul Hardingham, 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?

As a fellowship we aim to:

  • Promote mission and evangelism.
  • Unite and equip evangelicals.
  • Advocate 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.

Our constitution can be read here.

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 lives, works, or attends an Anglican church within the Diocese and agrees with our doctrinal basis.

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