About

The Manchester Stake is one two stakes created on the same day, 27th Mar 1960.  The first Stakes created outside of North America.

For the creation of the stake a Coat of arms was produced.


Based on the old city of Manchester arms it's blazon is thus.

On a field of gules (red) three or (gold) bars enhanced, symbolising unity.
Mounted argent (white) antelope symbolising stability.
On a field of azure (blue) a book of scripture signifying the Book of Mormon having been brought across the seas to our city.
The whole surmouted by the helm of Salvation symbolising purity and lion rampant symbolising strength.
Mantling signifying bounteous harvest in this part of the Lords vinyard.

Stake Presidents 

Robert Gordon Larsen 27 Mar 1960 1 Jan 1962
William Bates 1 Jan 1962 1 Jan 1968
Derek J. Plumbley 1 Jan 1968 1 Jan 1972
Peter L. Morley 1 Jan 1972 10 Sep 1974
J. Roy Caddick 10 Sep 1974 1 Jan 1978
Brian Ashworth 1 Jan 1978 1 Jan 1982
Alexander Campbell Brown 1 Jan 1982 2 Sep 1984
Geoffry Robinson 2 Sep 1984 6 Dec 1987
Graham Pilkington 6 Dec 1987 20 Apr 1997
Dale Arthur Skidmore 20 Apr 1997 14 Apr 2002
Sean Peter Roberts 14 Apr 2002 20 Nov 2011
Daniel Adam Liptrott 20 Nov 2011  

note : dates shown as 1 Jan are unknown.

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