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09/09/2017 - Foxhill

Missing Women
Clergy Quiet Day
18/09/2017 - Foxhill - Frodsham

The day will include good food, hospitality and reflections from Bishop Libby.
24 Hours with Zoe Bennett
15/11/2017 - Foxhill

Using the Bible in Practical Theology


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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
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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017

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undefined How our Chaplain to the Queen honoured her long reign
On Wednesday 9 September this year – the day Elizabeth II became the longest-serving monarch in British history, a tribute was made to her by the Revd Canon Ian Davenport, in a sermon at a commemorative service at Chester Cathedral. Ian was honoured by being made a Chaplain to the Queen earlier this year. He is also the Rector of Malpas, Threapwood and Bickerton, and Rural Dean of Malpas.
undefined Lostock Gralam tree festival
This parish, near Northwich, will hold a Christmas tree festival on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 December, and will have as its inspiration the children’s story The Selfish Giant. Decorated trees and painted panels will illustrate the story of the giant who banned children from his garden turning it in to constant winter. They’ll also see featured the return of spring and colour – an analogy to the Christ child.
undefined Our new ecumenical officer
The Revd Steve Clapham has been licensed by Bishop Libby as Priest-in-Charge of All Saints, Church Lawton, near Alsager – and as our Diocesan Ecumenical Officer. He’s available to support ecumenical initiatives across our diocese and to advise parishes who are considering working across denominational borders. He will combine his duties with leading the parish of Church Lawton.
undefined The first dementia-friendly café opens in Wirral
People living with dementia will benefit from a new café which has opened in Heswall.
undefined Why they all wore pink …
Staff at Church House, Daresbury, wore pink to show support for the battle to find a cure for breast cancer –and donations came pouring in for the charity 'Breast Cancer Now'. The ‘Wear it Pink’ day was organised by Maxine Southwick, our Finance and HR Officer.
undefined A booklet on loneliness
This new booklet suggests how the local churches are in a strong position to combat loneliness and reach out to show the love of Jesus. It’s written by the Revd Peter Rugen, Rural Dean of Frodsham, and John Dawson, our former diocesan officer for retired clergy and widows.
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 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 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 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 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.
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