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Clergy Quiet Day
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

 

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
Marriage of Persons from Outwith the European Economic Area. Visit of the Archbishop of York. Stipends and Fees.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017


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undefined Bishop Libby’s installation at Chester
Libby Lane – the first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England – was formally installed as the eighth Bishop of Stockport at Chester Cathedral on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March 2015.
undefined Bishop Libby’s warmly-received sermon
She preached on the theme of ‘Confidence in Christ’, with reference to the lessons from Isaiah 6:1 - 8 and Philippians 3:4 – 14 during her installation with choral evensong at Chester Cathedral. Nearly 1,900 people heard the sermon, in which + Libby also mentioned the TV show ‘Call the Midwife’. Read on for full text …
undefined Chester Cathedral awards innovation in Christian teaching
This has been done via a newly-created Canon Chancellor’s Award. The award offers primary, secondary and special schools from across the UK an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in the teaching of Christianity through art, drama and music.
undefined Looking back to a tree of light in Wirral
Holy Cross church in Woodchurch, near Birkenhead, was one of many of our parishes to commemorate the centenary of World War I last year. Lights were placed on the Tree of Light (PICTURED) in the churchyard in return for a donation.
undefined Bishop Libby's installation
Libby Lane – who was consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport and the first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England earlier this year – will be formally installed in her new role at Chester Cathedral on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March 2015.
undefined High Legh garden and scarecrow event - CHANGED DATE
St John’s church, High Legh, near Knutsford, will host a Garden Safari and Scarecrow Trail this summer - but in JULY, not May as originally planned and reported. in The fund-raising event will features village gardens open to the public, plant sales, and (dotted around the village and hosted by the village community association) an array of scarecrows in various guises.
undefined A poignant tribute to the fallen
A parishioner from Sandiway, Tony Hawes, has bought one of the famous ceramic poppies which stood outside the Tower of London last year to commemorate the start of the First World War Tony has arranged with the Dean of Chester for his poppy to go on display in Chester Cathedral.
undefined Sorting, cleaning, ironing clothes for re-use in Wirral
A popular scheme called Swap Shop is helping people in Leasowe, Wirral, get clothes for their families. On each first and third Tuesday of the month, the stalls and display rails are laid out in the parish hall at St Chad’s, Leasowe. See a link to our FILM of the event at the tip of this story …
undefined Bishop of Stockport backs anti-human trafficking campaign
Bishop Libby, at the launch of Manchester Airport’s Travel Safe Week 2015, said: “It’s important that faith communities stand alongside statutory bodies, voluntary organisations and businesses in standing up for those who are most vulnerable. This is not just a problem that belongs to one part of our community alone: the problem of human trafficking, forced marriage and exploitation belongs to the whole community.
undefined Learn the spiritual uses of labyrinths – at Foxhill
Our diocesan retreat and conference centre, Foxhill in Tarvin Road, Frodsham, is hosting a day about the Chartres Labyrinth on Thursday 23 April 2015. The day will be led by Reverend Professor Stephen G. Wright, a spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation.
undefined Time to Talk Day at Church House
Scenes like the one PICTURED were repeated many times at Church House Daresbury on Thursday 5 February as staff were encouraged to open up and talk to each other as a way of raising awareness of mental health issues.
undefined Could YOU become an agricultural chaplain?
The Agricultural Chaplaincy set up by Churches Together in Cheshire in 2000 is doing much good work among local farming communities. Our diocese and other denominations support the work of the chaplaincy. Farmers, farm workers and their families have faced hardships and great pressure over the past 15 years. The chaplaincy service is well-used – but more chaplains are now needed.
undefined Open House in Wallasey celebrates its first birthday
This initiative is in the parish of The Resurrection in Liscard – the main shopping district in Wallasey, Wirral. Open House meets on a Tuesday afternoon in St Mary’s church, Manor Lane. It was set up a year ago (following the success of a similar project in Tranmere, Birkenhead, called 'Open Door') to encourage children and young families to come to the church and get involved with the parish.
undefined Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport – NEWS ROUND-UP
Bishop Libby Lane is PICTURED with Phillip North, the new Bishop of Burnley, on the day of his consecration at York Minister on Monday 2 February. Archbishop John Sentamu – who presided and preached at the consecration service – is also in the photograph. The event came just a week after Libby Lane was consecrated at the Minister – as the first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England.
undefined New organ for Wincle
On a snowy morning recently Archdeacon Ian Bishop blessed a new organ for Wincle parish church. The four manual digital organ was given to the church by Mrs Sylvia Richards (pictured). It had belonged to her husband who sadly passed away last year and she wanted it to go to a good home.
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