Start Here

Sanctus 1 is an inclusive and creative Christian community exploring spirituality in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter.

We meet on Wednesdays (7.00pm) at Nexus Art Cafe, Dale Street, Manchester, with the same theme for both sessions in the week.

Explore the rest of the site to find out more about why Sanctus 1 does what it does, what's coming up next and what projects it's been involved with in the past.

Our Venue

Nexus Logo

Virtual Service 2 launch

The second Sanctus 1 virtual service is now launched. The intention is for as many as possible to run this service themselves at 11am on Sunday December 29th, but you can actually run it whenever you like and as many times as you like!

See the new menu link or click here.

Print Email

Virtual Service 1 launch

The first ever Sanctus 1 virtual service is now launched. The intention is for as many as possible to run this service themselves at 4pm on Thursday December 26th (Boxing Day), but you can actually run it whenever you like and as many times as you like!

See the new menu link or click here.

Print Email

Christmas Gift

Christmas started early this year at Sanctus 1, as we've already done our Christmas day service.  We looked at the anticipation of opening a present and savouring it till the last moment, because once the contents have been revealed you can't put it back again, you can't unknow what you know.

The gift of Jesus is not just the gift of a baby boy to the world, but a whole way of being, a Kingdom come and still to come.  We pray that you will value all your gifts this Christmas time, just as the merchant valued the pearl of great value and sold everything he had.

Merry Christmas!

Print Email

Anticipation

Anticipation candles

Anticipation by Yvonne M Carson

Anti-patience.

Ante-natal's hope:
A particular pleasure to be precipitated?

Ante-passion's apprehension:
A prospect to be prevented?

After that?
A waiting game but
A participation sport.

Print Email

Once Upon A Time...

OnceUponATime

Once upon a time, in a cafe in Manchester... For the month of November, we are exploring the nature of short stories. The Bible is made up of many short stories, each with words of guidance and meaning, that span back thousands of years. We will be looking at some contemporary short stories from three different writers, seeing how they use brevity to convey a message, and what we can learn for their ideas. We will reveal the reading list at the November food service, where we will also be creating short stories of our own. We look forward to seeing you there ...and they all lived happily ever after.

Print Email