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Church Signing weekend
24/02/2017 - Foxhill

This weekend is all about learning church signing, learning from Deaf speakers, workshops and fun!
Leading With Vision
28/02/2017 - Sale

This is a CPAS event
Food for thought: Tasting Compassion
28/02/2017 - Chester

Featuring acclaimed thinker and author Karen Armstrong OBE (via YouTube),

Bishop's House (more)

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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undefined Holy Trinity Blacon gets funding
Holy Trinity Blacon’s Community Outreach Project has received a boost with three years’ funding from The Morgan Foundation for one of the project’s two Community Outreach Workers.
undefined Diocesan Board of Education Reformed
The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE), which oversees local developments and supports schools on a day to day basis, has been reformed into a smaller strategic group of 11 members. This new group, drawn from Diocesan Synod members and external appointments, came into force on 1st January 2017.
undefined Diocesan Youth, Children and Families Missioner
Jonathan Masters has been appointed as the new Diocesan Youth, Children and Families Missioner from February 2017
undefined Fifty gather to explore calling
Our annual Called to Serve event recently brought together more than 50 people wanting to find out more about the four licensed ministries that Chester Diocese offers: Pastoral Worker, Reader, Church Army and Ordained Ministry. The event was held at Foxhill Centre for Prayer, Study and Mission.
undefined Marriage and same sex relationships document released
The Church of England’s law and guidance on marriage should be interpreted to provide “maximum freedom” for gay and lesbian people without changing the Church’s doctrine of marriage itself, bishops are recommending.
undefined Church Urban Fund - Big Pancake Party
The Church Urban Fund wants to help families who struggle to put food on the table and are calling on churches, schools, families, and individuals throughout England to stand up to food poverty - and have some fun in the process!
undefined Stockton Heath’s new peal
A peal of bells has been installed for the first time at St Thomas Stockton Heath. They were officially dedicated at a special service led by the Bishop of Chester on 8th January 2017. A total of ten bells were installed with eight coming from a redundant church and two being cast from new.
undefined Christian Unity - Week of Prayer
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, (18 - 25th January 2017) will focus on the passage 2 Corinthians 5: 14-20, with its theme: “Reconciliation – the Love of Christ Compels Us”. Prompted by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the theme and the materials have been selected by the churches of Germany.
undefined Clergy New Year Queen Honour
The Reverend Robert Nelson has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Revd Nelson, who is the Incumbent of St Thomas Liscard, has been awarded an MBE for services to homeless people and the community in Wirral. Revd Nelson said; “I am thrilled by this award. It is largely my work with the Ark project which is the main focus of this.”
undefined Step Forward
Bookings are now being taken for the 2017 Step Forward event which will take place on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Bishopthorpe in York. Hosted by Archbishop Sentamu, this exciting free event is for anyone aged 18 – 30 who is considering ordained ministry in the Anglican Church and has been a real help in encouraging vocations.
undefined Race Track Sponsored Walk
St Peter’s Church, Little Budworth, is giving you the chance to take part in a sponsored walk, run or cycle around the world famous Oulton Park Racing Circuit. The track, which usually hosts racing by motor bikes and cars, is 2.7 miles long and attracts crowds of up to 35,000.
undefined Cheshire Church Launches Online Nativity
Children and their parents at St Christopher’s Church, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield have got together to produce a special nativity film and have made it available online to make sure that no one need miss out on a vital Christmas tradition this year.
undefined Gogglebox Vicar in Chrstmas ad
Church of England makes late bid for Christmas advert of the Year in new film with “Gogglebox Vicar” The Church of England has squared up to commercial giants John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer with its bid for Christmas ad of the year.
undefined Romiley church delivers host of angels
A host of angels (of the knitted variety) descended on Romiley just prior to the morning commute on Tuesday December 13th. Members of St Chad’s Church Romiley had been busily knitting the 600 angels over the previous couple of months. The angels were then placed around the village by a team led by Liz Moseley and Marilyn Gregory, who came up with the idea.
undefined All Saints Shoeboxes
All Saints Church, Runcorn , Holy Trinity Church Runcorn and All Saints School, Runcorn donated 117 shoeboxes to the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child. Attached is a photo of the children preparing to transfer the boxes to the collection van. Thirty of the boxes were donated by the Jaguar factory in Birmingham.
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