Initiated by the congregation at St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2017, HeartEdge is a movement for renewal, fuelled by people and churches sharing their assets, experience, resource and need.
An ecumenical network, HeartEdge brings brings together people to share ideas and experience, do theology and develop their church and community. We are developing in the UK, US, the Netherlands and elsewhere.
Find out more about global HeartEdge here.
The Diocese of Manchester has been successful in a bid from the Church Commissioners’ Strategic Development Fund. The bid aims to develop projects that will grow church, community, culture and social outreach in a number of churches across Manchester. Part of this project involves creating a new ‘Hub Church’ in the existing parish church of The Ascension, Hulme, working with St Ann’s Church Manchester and Sacred Trinity Salford – working with St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and its HeartEdge network of churches, with the aim of developing congregational life, cultural and commercial activity, and social outreach across all three churches and beyond. Music is at the heart of this project, with plans to build a new church music programme in Manchester through establishing new choral education programmes, alongside community choirs and children’s music-making activity.
Every Saturday in October & November 2022 – Great Sacred Music with the HeartEdge Manchester Choral Scholars tours across churches in the Diocese of Manchester. For full details, see our Great Sacred Music page.
- Saturday, 15th October, 4pm – Evensong at St Matthew with St Mary Crumpsall (following Great Sacred Music at 1pm)
- Monday, 17th October – Workshop at Sacred Trinity, Salford
- Monday, 14th November – Workshop at Sacred Trinity, Salford
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Read our feature on the Diocese of Manchester webpage.
The HeartEdge Manchester Choral Scholars have recorded a Choral Evensong for BBC Radio 3, broadcast on Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th December 2021 (Listen here ) and an Advent Carol service for the Church of England.
Sunday, 12th December – Church of England Advent Carol Service Broadcast, sung by the Choral Scholars. Watch below.