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  • News

    Stitches and Stems festival
    After a year of preparation, the Stitches and Stems festival has taken place.

    DR Congo update
    DR Congo update from The Venerable Ian Bishop:

    Bredbury raise nearly £500 for children
    A Bredbury Vicar and his team of churchgoing cyclists proudly completed the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride.

    Congo team visit Bunia
    The visit to Bunia has gone very well, with the team feeling hugely blessed and humbled by the faith.

    Bishop’s party lands in the Congo
    Bishop Keith and six travellers from the Diocese of Chester are currently visiting our link Diocese of Aru and Boga in the Democratic republic of Congo.


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  • Cycle of Prayer

    Cycle of PrayerThe Cycle of Prayer is a book of daily prayers that have been submitted by parishes within the Diocese of Chester. It is produced by the Ministry Department three times a year and is available in hard copy as an A6 booklet and also as a PDF document.


    Download the Cycle of Prayer  for 13 August to 23 December 2017



  • Cycle of Prayer

    Please pray for: For the Common Good
    ’Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ said Winston Churchill on 20th August 1940. He was reflecting on the bravery of pilots involved in armed conflict over the Channel. The Battle of Britain reversed a more common pattern of conflict in which many are sacrificed for few. Contemporary clashes of culture can result in the many being sacrificed for the few. Our lifestyle comes at a cost to the poor in the two-thirds world. A substantial element of our national wealth comes from the arms trade. The way we live personally affects others. August, for many, is a time for relaxation and taking stock. It presents an opportunity to wonder not how much others have given for us, but what God might call us to give for others. On this same date, further back in history, Venus and Jupiter were in conjunction. It is a possible explanation for the Star of Bethlehem, the announcement of a coming Saviour, the one who gave himself for the many. That is the mission of the church too – the Spirit is given to us ’for the common good’. May it be said of us ’never was so much given’. Liz Shercliff, Director of Studies for Readers Pray for the common good.
    Bishop Prince Singh, Rochester (II, The Episcopal Church, USA) Bishop James Langstaff, Rochester (Canterbury, England)