Church opens Cheshire Show


"The Church at the Show" will play an important part of the Show once more this year. The Show opens with a service at 7.30pm on Monday 19 June and each day begins with a Communion Service at 8am on Tuesday and Wednesday. A Service for the Countryside is held at 2pm on both show days.

The church marquee also provides a place to showcase all that is good about the Christian Church across Cheshire. There will be some beautiful knitted Bible scenes displayed by the Warrington Salvation Army Corps. Salt of the Earth will be returning with their mix of science and faith and Messy Church activities will take place alongside the church marquee.

Revd Anne Lawson, Chaplain to the Cheshire Agricultural Society, said; "If you are planning to come to visit the Royal Cheshire Show this year, please call into "The Church at the Show". You will find it in the Rural Life Section, close to the Bandstand. You can be assured of a warm welcome, a place to sit down, some simple refreshments and an opportunity to appreciate all that is good about the Church in Cheshire."

About the Show

For more than 175 years, the Cheshire Show has been a key agricultural event which celebrates the people, businesses and traditions of the county. In 2016 the Show was awarded the honour of ‘Royal’ status and, in April 2017, Bishop Libby became Show President.

With its roots firmly embedded in farming, the Royal Cheshire Show holds many competition classes for best cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats, but also includes hundreds of classes for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and dog show.

The 2017 show will also feature the Roberts Bakery Food Halls and Food Live Theatre, The Sainsbury’s Agri Centre, Inspired Villages Village Green, Countryside Experience Area, Creamline Main Ring, and the Costain Rural Life Area which includes, Cheshire WI, NAFAS Flower Marquee, Schools Out, NFU Publicity and many, many more.

The Royal Cheshire Show takes place on 20 and 21 June 2017 at The Showground, Tabley.