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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

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Sanctus 1 World Service

Having spent some time getting out of our cosy Nexus space in July and then Greenbelt in August we thought we would continue the theme of getting out by looking at the world.  We are contemplating how faith and spirituality are reflected across the world, how it ties in with culture and food and celebrates our common humanity.  We will also be praying each week for issues throughout the world.

Each week in September we will be looking at different continents. Last week was food service, food is always a great way of celebrating diversity across the world.


Geocached Communion

Sanctus 1 Geocaching Communion

The result of a our geocaching service last Sunday was communion by the Rochdale Canal. 


Food for thought

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July is a month of danger. Sanctus 1 is boldly going outdoors all month. In a British summer (we know, crazy)!

Our month always begins with a food service, so we went off to one of Manchester's secret open spaces. Set back from Deansgate (one of the city's main thoroughfares), Parsonage Gardens provides welcome respite and an oasis of green amongst the grey. This was our location for a picnic and reflection on the Feeding of the 5000 and Feeding of the 4000 stories.


Happiness Exhibition


It's lovely to see a community-crafted piece of artwork in place for the current Nexus exhibition - thanks to all who contributed. Come along to Nexus to see the whole exhibition until August 11.

The Sanctus 1 piece features images from community members of things that make them happy. Not everything is visible at the same time. You have to twist and turn and sometimes look through a reflection to see them all. This feels like happiness to us - sometimes easy to spot, sometimes not.


Identity Continued - Food Service

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Last week we looked at spiritual identity and completed a mirror picture together, depicting the elusive and mystical nature of that identity.  

Identity continues this week with our food service.  As well as sharing food and having a catch up we will also be considering identity and gifts of the spirit.  So come hungry.