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Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28/03/2017 - Israel

One of the key purposes of the pilgrimage is to help us better to understand the Bible.
Communicating Well
29/03/2017 - Foxhill

Maintenance of church buildings meeting
29/03/2017 - Daresbury

Information and discussion about two proposed maintenance schemes


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

Bishop's CrestAD CLERUM - Jan 2017
Includes items on the Lay Conference and Bishops' Quiet days.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017

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Bishop Libby at ‘Discerning Women’ Conference
Bishop Libby Lane, will be in Lancashire this weekend for a conference organised in conjunction with The Church of England in Lancashire. Young women aged 16-40 from across the North West will be attending the 'Discerning Women' Vocations Conference which takes place on Saturday.
Cathedral Dead Sea Scroll Exhibition Opens
From February 1st until November 10th 2017, Chester Cathedral Library is hosting an exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the first discoveries of Dead Sea Scrolls.
Poetry Competition
Manchester Cathedral has announced its 2017 Poetry Competition with a First Prize of £450. Poems submitted should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and have appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as ‘religious’.

A Heart 4 Refugees
A Heart 4 Refugees is the response to the refugee crisis as expressed by Anne Egan and Penny Faux, two artists from Bath. The exhibition is at St John the Baptist Great Meols. This is the first time the exhibition has been on display in the North.
YBible at Thurstaston and Irby
On Advent Sunday the congregations of St Bartholomew, Thurstaston and St Chad’s, Irby were all given a copy of 52 thoughts and encouraged to use them, one a week throughout this Church year.

Cycle of Prayer - 26/03/2017   Download

Please pray for: Mothering Sunday

An assumption underlies Mothering Sunday celebrations. At its essence, it suggests that motherhood is a positive experience available to all women. It insists there is no need for childless women to be upset, for they had mothers – and, of course, positive relationships are assumed. Initially in Britain the day offered a coordinated opportunity for those in domestic service to take a day off and go home. The day’s replacement, Mother’s Day, was introduced to the USA by Anna Jarvis, a childless woman, who wanted to celebrate positive relationships with women – grandmothers, aunts, godmothers. Scepticism about the day is rebuffed with assertions that it celebrates “mother church”, as though the church is a different being. But aren’t we “church”, the Body of Christ? Perhaps a fitting celebration for today, one in which all may partake, might be the motherhood of the God who promises to comfort his people as a mother her child (Isaiah 66:13), and to remember us as a woman who has given birth (Isaiah 49:13). It is when we look to God “as a maid looks to her mistress” (Psalm 123:2-3) that we really have something to celebrate in the community of God’s people.

Bishop Carlos Touche-Porter, Mexico (Mexico)

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