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Arts and Faith Network Pub Night
09/01/2017 - Knutsford

Being There: Baptism Matters
10/01/2017 - Daresbury

Organising and carrying out baptism preparation and support
Safeguarding Training for Parish Volunteers
14/01/2017 - Daresbury

An interactive workshop aimed at equipping you to follow healthy safeguarding best practice in your role

Bishop's House (more)

Bishop Peter’s Presidential Address - Nov 2016

Confirmations - services in 2017
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

Bishop's CrestAd Clerum
August 2016

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

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Chester Cathedral Zumbathon
In what is believed to be a world first, Chester Cathedral welcomed 500 people to a mega Zumba fitness class in the nave on the 18th November. The two hour Zumbathon, combining Latin and international dance music, raised more than £6000 for BBC Children in Need.
Chester Canon appointed Blackburn Cathedral Dean
Canon Peter Howell-Jones has been appointed Dean of Blackburn Cathedral. Canon Peter, who is currently a Canon at Chester Cathedral, will also be a key member of the Diocesan Bishop’s Leadership Team. He will be installed as the new Dean of Blackburn on 25 March 2017.
A call to ministry
Five years ago Ailsa Whorton thought she knew what the future held – she had a high flying career working as a manager in a bank, and was a member of her local church. Then, with her incumbent’s support, she started the Foundations for Ministry course. She not only gained an appetite for learning, but also felt a call to ministry.

Call the Midwife
The Anglican mission agency USPG has a starring role in a special Christmas episode of the BBC’s ‘Call the Midwife’. The show follows the fortunes of the midwives and nuns at Nonnatus House, in East London, in 1961. In the Christmas special, the Revd Tom Hereward and a number of the Sisters and midwives are sent by SPG (as USPG was known in the 1960s) to help a struggling clinic in South Africa.
Experience the joy of Christmas
Over 27,000 services and events, ranging from the contemporary to traditional carols and nativity stories, have been added to a new website that enables the public to enter their postcode and find Christmas services and events happening near them.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Date: 28/03/2017
One of the key purposes of the pilgrimage is to help us better to understand the Bible. The pilgrimage will follow broadly the format of our last two pilgrimages, and will be led by the three Bishops, assisted by the Revd Professor Walter Moberly, who has memorably led the Bible Expositions at the last two residential clergy Conferences at Swanwick. More...



Cycle of Prayer - 10/12/2016   Download

Please pray for: Alsager St Mary Magdalene

C: Jayne Shepherd. LM: Christine Redstone, Mike Elkin. Pray with us for our Advent and Christmas outreach to the local community and following on from our PCC Awayday held recently that we may be guided as to the way forward for St Mary's.

Bishop Terry White, Kentucky (IV, The Episcopal Church, USA)

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