• Hot Topics forum: Refugees in the UK

    Our next "Hot Topics" event (30th November) will look at the issue of how people of faith can respond to refugees in our cities - "The objective... is to create a culture of welcome and hospitality for those seeking sanctuary, refugees and other vulnerable migrants amongst us"
  • Another year, another curry

    Join us in South Manchester for a 10-course curry night to bring in the New Year. Date: Fri 6 January 2017. £20 per person, advance booking essential.


Welcome to the website of the Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam.

The Centre is a project supported by Nazarene Theological College, aiming to create a centre of educational excellence in the area of Christianity and Islam.

If you would like to receive regular email updates about our work, why not sign up to our mailing list? You don't have to be Christian (or Muslim, for that matter).

Next events


If you would like to talk to someone about the centre and what we can offer, contact the Centre Directors.

Revd. Canon Phil Rawlings: phil@mcsci.org.uk

Revd. Dr. Dwight D. Swanson: dwight@mcsci.org.uk

Anne Davies (Executive Director): anne@mcsci.org.uk

The Vision

The centre seeks to work through teaching, learning, resourcing, equipping, and facilitating encounter and reflection in multiple ways.

¨ at the grassroots, to engage people and churches and raise awareness of the need for Christians to encounter Muslim people and develop an understanding of the Islamic faith, traditions and practices;

¨ by developing specific classes and programmes that explore ways Christians can encounter and engage with Islam in local and global settings;

¨ partnering with others to train people engaged in mission;

¨ developing research-led practice in relation to Islam and Christianity; with academic excellence, resourcing the global church with specialists.

Can you support this vision?
photo of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem