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Manchester Central Food Bank volunteers
The Manchester Central Food Bank has made a submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger. The Food Bank - the first in the country to be led by students - was set up two years ago through the Jesuit-led Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy and expects to be used by around 2000 people this year. In their submission, they challenged supermarkets to tackle food waste by establishing after-hours shopping where people were able to buy cheap food going out of date. ...
An overnight vigil of silent and guided prayer for persecuted Christian communities in Iraq and around the world will take place at Holy Name Church in Manchester this weekend. The Jesuit community in Manchester will be hosting talks on Aid to the Church in Need’s work in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; the event will also include personal testimonies from Iraqi Christians, workshops, music and roundtable discussions.ONE NIGHT for Religious Freedom has received support from large sections of the...
The Bishop of Salford has urged students and other worshippers in Manchester to be ‘missionary disciples’. Echoing the words of Pope Francis, he was speaking at Mass to celebrate the Jesuits’ 50 year association with the Catholic Chaplaincy on the University campus.Bishop John Arnold (pictured left) was celebrating Mass at Holy Name Church with the British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, and the Jesuit Chaplains to Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy. In his homily, he said...
A group of 20 Muslim doctors and surgeons from the North West led by Dr Manzar Ul Haq have attended midday mass at Holy Name Church in Manchester. They were greeted by Senior Jesuit Chaplain, Fr Tim Byron SJ, and several hundred worshippers including many students from Manchester Universities. Before mass, the group stood outside holding placards which said 'Together we unite - mourning the loss of human life' and 'Violence - not in our name' - they were spontaneously joined by some of the...
Every morning in Manchester, the 1833 Saint Vincent de Paul Society, or the SVP, runs a breakfast club in a local school. The SVP is a longstanding charitable arm of the Catholic Chaplaincy on Oxford Road. Their outreach work with the homeless of Manchester was, in fact, the catalyst for starting the first student-led foodbank in the country.“Just over a year ago, we had a discussion about the work that we do within the SVP,” says Jenny Hodge, President of the 1833 SVP Society. “We talked about...
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy in Oxford Road.  The first in a series of celebrations, will be a special Mass on Sunday 25th January concelebrated by the new bishop of Salford John Arnold, and provinical of the Jesuits in Britain, Fr Dermot Preston SJ.
The Manchester Foodbank, run by students of the Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy, has experienced its busiest period ever, since it was set up in the autumn of 2013. The news coincides with the publication of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Charitable Trust.The report, Feeding Britain, urged the government to set up a network to co-ordinate the work of foodbanks and other voluntary...
At this year’s Carols by Candlelight service the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy will be welcoming Bishop John Arnold as guest preacher.  This will be one of Bishop Arnold’s first official engagements as the eleventh Bishop of Salford.Among the readings will be a moving report from former Manchester doctorate student Amalia who returned to her native Damascus as a teacher in September.The church is always full for this popular event so come early to be sure...
"One of the finest organists of our time" will be performing at the Church of the Holy Name in Manchester this Wednesday (9 July). That was how The Organ Magazine described Daniel Moult who will be giving the second recital in the Holy Name's 2014 organ series.Daniel Moult was born in 1973 and was organist and assistant director of music at Coventry Cathedral from 1995 to 2002. He has performed concerts throughout the UK, as well as in Europe and the Far East, and...
Some of the most renowned organists in the world will be giving recitals at Holy Name Church in Manchester over the coming months, playing upon what is regarded as one of finest instruments in Britain. The organ, which remains tonally unaltered since its installation in 1871, was restored in 2002 by David Wells and lends itself particularly well to the acoustics of the Victorian church.The musicians who will be playing in the 2014 recital series at Holy Name are some of the finest performers in...

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