Christians in Bury, Greater Manchester, had cause to celebrate last week at the Official Opening of The House on the Rock, Bury’s new Christian Bookshop and Café, by the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester. The opening ceremony, held on Tuesday March 17th, was attended by representatives from local schools, churches and businesses along with local dignitaries including the Mayor and Mayoress.
The shop — based inside Bury Parish Church — opened its doors in December 2008 as the culmination of the Church’s long running ‘Step Inside’ appeal, which was reported on by BBC Manchester back in March 2006 and has attracted local media attention several times since:
- Bishop opens new Christian Bookshop: Bury Times, 20/03/2009
- Bishop to open the House on the Rock: Bury Times, 16/03/2009
- Parish church set to achieve appeal target: Lancashire Evening Telegraph / Bury Times, 25/01/2007