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The Manchester Hub is currently our largest Hub. It is hosted by Ivy Church and meets at The Message Trust building in Sharston. Ivy is a church that seeks to empower people to serve effectively wherever God places them and they are always prepared to think outside the box and look at different ways of achieving this. As such, their partnership with us, in collaboration with The Message Trust, is a real synergy. We’ve already seen the impact of WTC courses on many people in the region and are excited that Ivy have made this their training of choice for their leaders and believe it is ideal for absolutely anyone seeking to go deeper with God.

The Hub currently has students from a wide variety of backgrounds working in churches, hospitals, education, business or retired. They come from all over the North West: Liverpool to Sheffield and Stoke to Leeds, even as far as Glasgow! We look forward to welcoming more students to become part of this vibrant learning community.

The Manchester Hub meets on a Monday evening between 6 and 10pm.

The courses on offer in Manchester:

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Hub Director – Pete Edwards

I came to Manchester as a student over 30 years ago to study Computer Science. After university I spent 2 years with YWAM and a year working for my church (Ivy) before beginning a career as a software developer. I’ve has been married to Jane for nearly 25 years and have 2 daughters (both away at University). As a member of Ivy, I have been involved in a number of areas of service, and also worked with a local network of churches. Over the last few years, God has been taking our family on an exciting journey including new careers for both of us. In 2011 I started the Grad Dip with WTC and discovered a love for studying theology and the Bible. I couldn’t stop and have just completed my MA this year. I also loved WTC so much that around 5 years ago, I took on the role of Hub Director and shortly after that became the WTC Operations Manager. I still have a freelance career in software development but that provides a great mix of roles for me. I’m passionate about the church and seeing people develop in their ministries. In my spare time I loves spending time with my family, climbing, cooking or playing the piano.

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Location

The Message Trust, Lancaster House
Harper Road
Sharston
Manchester
M22 4RG

Accessibility: We use 2 floors of the building the Hub meets in but there is a lift between them and a disabled toilet on the ground floor. If more information is required, please email: .

Getting Here

Approaching South Manchester from outside the Manchester area:

If you are approaching Manchester from the North or West, we would suggest joining the motorway network and travelling round the M60 from the west (anti-clockwise), exiting at Junction 5 towards the airport and the M56. Follow the directions at 1) below.

If you are approaching Manchester from the East, we would suggest joining the M60 and follow the airport signs onto the M56. Follow the directions at 2) below.

If you are approaching Manchester from the South, we would suggest either using the M6/M56 route, following directions at 3) below, or using the A34 and following the instructions at 4) below.

Detailed directions for finding Lancaster House:

From the North or West of Manchester

Travelling on the M60 from the West (anti-clockwise), exit at Junction 5 onto the A5103 (following the signs for the airport and the M56 – Chester). Bear left to A560 – Sharston/Altrincham/Baguley – and left at the roundabout towards Sharston. You should pass the Open University building on your right. At the next roundabout take first exit left into Sharston Road B5168 (Sharston Industrial Area). After passing over the railway bridge (Beta Court and Manchester Rusk Co. on right) turn right into Harper Road. Lancaster House is the pale brick building approx. 400m down Harper Road on your right (just after City Electrical Factors).

From the East of Manchester

Travelling on the M60 from the East (clockwise), exit at Junction 4 onto the M56 (following the signs for the airport and Chester/Birmingham). At Junction 2 take the A560 – Altrincham/ Wythenshawe. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit into Sharston Road B5168 (Sharston Industrial Area). After passing over the railway bridge (Beta Court and Manchester Rusk Co. on right) turn right into Harper Road. Lancaster House is the pale brick building approx. 400m down Harper Road on your right (just after City Electrical Factors).

From the South of Manchester

Travelling from the M6/M56 route leave the M56 at Junction 3A – A560 (Altrincham/ Wythenshawe/ Cheadle). At the roundabout turn right (3rd exit). At the next roundabout take the first exit. At the final roundabout take the first exit again, bearing left onto Sharston Road B5168 (Sharston Industrial Area). After passing over the railway bridge (Beta Court and Manchester Rusk Co. on your right) turn right into Harper Road. Lancaster House is the pale brick building approx. 400m down Harper Road on your right (just after City Electrical Factors).

From the South of Manchester

Approaching Manchester on the A34, stay on the dual carriageway past John Lewis’s and Sainsbury’s at Cheadle Royal; you should soon approach a set of traffic lights at Gatley (signposted M60). Turn left at these lights onto the A560. Stay on the A560 under the railway bridge, through Gatley village, straight on through the traffic lights at the B5166. At the next traffic lights (T-junction) bear right continuing on the A560. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Sharston Road B5168 (Sharston Industrial Area). After passing over the railway bridge (Beta Court and Manchester Rusk Co on your right) turn right into Harper Road. Lancaster House is the pale brick building approx. 400m down Harper Road on your right (just after City Electrical Factors).

From the City Centre

Head out of the city on the A5103 Princess Road through Hulme, Moss Side and West Didsbury. Pass the M60 junction and stay on the A5103 which becomes Princess Parkway. Bear left to A560 – Sharston/Altrincham/Baguley – and left at the roundabout towards Sharston. You should pass the Open University building on your right. At the next roundabout take first exit left into Sharston Road B5168 (Sharston Industrial Area). After passing over the railway bridge (Beta Court and Manchester Rusk Co. on right) turn right into Harper Road. Lancaster House is the pale brick building approx. 400m down Harper Road on your right (just after City Electrical Factors).

Bus Directions

43 Bus takes approx 55 min (on at Piccadilly off at Sharston Road)
105 Bus takes approx 40 min (on at Piccadilly off at Sharston Road)