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03/09/2017 - Foxhill - Frodsham

The day will include good food, hospitality and reflections from Bishop Libby.
Women's Voices 3
09/09/2017 - Foxhill

Missing Women
24 Hours with Zoe Bennett
15/11/2017 - Foxhill

Using the Bible in Practical Theology


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28 March - 6 April 2017

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undefined A permanent poppy on display at cathedral
One of the ceramic poppies that was part of the memorable exhibition which filled the Tower of London moat last year has gone on permanent display in Chester Cathedral in time for Remembrance Day. ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ was an artwork comprising 888,246 hand-made poppies at the Tower – each representing a fallen soldier from the First World War.
undefined The funeral of Wirral PC Dave Phillips
This took place at Liverpool Cathedral with some 2,000 mourners in attendance. Crowds lined the route of the funeral procession through the city from Albert Dock. Family and colleagues of the officer heard the Bishop of Birkenhead speak in his sermon of PC Phillips (PICTURED) as “one of Merseyside’s finest policemen, a gentleman, a true friend”.
undefined A dramatic message for our troubled times …
Rhema Theatre Company inspired the audience with ‘The It’s Not Fair’ drama about modern forms of slavery and human trafficking. Graham Evans, MP for Weaver Vale, described the show as as ‘a fantastic portrayal’.
undefined A golden celebration for parish in Newton, Chester
St Michael’s church at Devon Road in Newton celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a photographic exhibition in the hall, and a community hog roast. On Saturday 17 October there was a Golden Tea Party , plus a visit from the Deo Gratias Choir which brilliantly caught the mood of celebration and enjoyment.
undefined Thinking, praying, talking about mental health
A special service to mark World Mental Health Day was held at St Cuthbert’s church, Cheadle. People lit candles of Truth, Understanding, Healing, Hope, Thankfulness, Faith, and Steadfast Love as special prayers were said.
undefined Lay Reader Julia Mc Guinness has book of poems published
A collection of 55 poems exploring the ancient walls of Chester, by Julia McGuinness, has been published. The walls have long held a fascination for Julia, who’s a member of St Thomas and All Saints church in Ellesmere Port, where she is married to the Rector, the Revd Canon Gordon McGuinness.
undefined A book to help bring God central to your life
A new book has been published which aims to help people move on from ‘hollow religion’ and instead experience the adventure of encountering God in heavenly relationship. The book is called ‘Awakening’ and is by the Revd Richard Pennystan, Vicar of St Chad’s, Romiley, Stockport.
undefined ‘Too Young To Lead?’ – encouragement for young people
The diocesan vocations team hosted a day to encourage people aged 16 to 35 to explore being future ordained leaders. Our two Young Vocations Advisors, the Revd Calum Piper and the Revd Helena Roulston shared stories of their own faith journey and call to ministry.
undefined Students get hands-on restoration experience
Students from Liverpool University’s School of Architecture had a rare opportunity to get up close with a major restoration project. St James’ church in New Brighton is midway through the reconstruction of its spire, which at 172 feet is the tallest in Wirral.
undefined A chance to remember the life of PC David Phillips
The All Souls Requiem Eucharist at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 1 November will remember PC David Phillips as part of its traditional remembering of all those who have died. The music for service, which starts at 6.30pm, is the well-loved requiem by Duruflé.
undefined The ‘breakfast’ church bringing families together
Timperley parish, near Altrincham, celebrated the first birthday of its breakfast club congregation recently with a special party. The club is held once a month, and is designed to be especially accessible to busy families, who are often not able to come to church later on a Sunday morning.
undefined It’s my turn to listen, says Hoylake Vicar
A new church service at which the congregation gets a say (instead of merely listening to the vicar’s sermon) was launched at St Hildeburgh's, Hoylake, on Sunday, October 11. “It’s my turn to listen,” said the Vicar, the Revd Paul Rossiter (PICTURED). “I am glad I did. The topic at the first service was the refugee crisis and what we as a church and individuals can do about it...
undefined Sky-diving for Christie’s … our Richard
Pictured is Richard Scott of St Thomas' church, Stockport, doing his fundraising sky-dive for The Christie hospital, where he’s being treated for cancer. Richard, 60, was diagnosed with kidney cancer some five years ago. The kidney was removed but the cancer had spread. He then underwent specialist immunotherapy treatment, which led to a stalling of his illness ...
undefined A new book by the Revd Magdalen Smith ...
A new book by Magdalen Smith aims to connect our present-day yearnings and wrestlings to pray better – with those of the mystics and holy people from the Christian past. Understanding prayer as something which is actively lived rather than set apart, the author helps us recover and transform our inner spaces, through focusing on concepts such as ‘gaze’, ‘deep’, ‘thank’, ‘link’ and ‘dream’.
undefined As school celebrates success … a visit from Bishop Libby
The children and staff of St Matthew’s C of E primary school in Edgeley, Stockport, enjoyed a visit by Bishop Libby recently. St Matthew’s is the first school to be part of Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) – a multi-academy trust set up by our Board of Education to support church schools.
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