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30/03/2017 - Chester Cathedral

School holiday fun, food and activity
25/04/2017 - Church House

for any churches offering food and activities during school holidays – or churches who would like to offer a similar provision in the future
Salt Sunday 2017
07/05/2017 - Marston

A mix of interactive art, music and science.


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A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

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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 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 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.
undefined Call the Midwife
The Anglican mission agency USPG has a starring role in a special Christmas episode of the BBC’s ‘Call the Midwife’. The show follows the fortunes of the midwives and nuns at Nonnatus House, in East London, in 1961. In the Christmas special, the Revd Tom Hereward and a number of the Sisters and midwives are sent by SPG (as USPG was known in the 1960s) to help a struggling clinic in South Africa.
undefined Chester Cathedral Zumbathon
In what is believed to be a world first, Chester Cathedral welcomed 500 people to a mega Zumba fitness class in the nave on the 18th November. The two hour Zumbathon, combining Latin and international dance music, raised more than £6000 for BBC Children in Need.
undefined Experience the joy of Christmas
Over 27,000 services and events, ranging from the contemporary to traditional carols and nativity stories, have been added to a new website that enables the public to enter their postcode and find Christmas services and events happening near them.
undefined Mothers’ Union Chester Anniversary
Members of Mothers’ Union Chester Diocese had a wonderful two days away recently when they attended the 140th Anniversary Celebrations at Winchester Cathedral and the General Meeting at Basingstoke.
undefined Chester Canon appointed Blackburn Cathedral Dean
Canon Peter Howell-Jones has been appointed Dean of Blackburn Cathedral. Canon Peter, who is currently a Canon at Chester Cathedral, will also be a key member of the Diocesan Bishop’s Leadership Team. He will be installed as the new Dean of Blackburn on 25 March 2017.
undefined A call to ministry
Five years ago Ailsa Whorton thought she knew what the future held – she had a high flying career working as a manager in a bank, and was a member of her local church. Then, with her incumbent’s support, she started the Foundations for Ministry course. She not only gained an appetite for learning, but also felt a call to ministry.
undefined Ofsted congratulate headteacher
Headteacher Fiona Todd has been formally recognised by Ofsted as an exceptional leader. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, has written to congratulate Fiona on her work. He said; “During the last few months, I have asked my inspectors to nominate leaders who over the last year has shown great determination to raise standards and improve the life chances of children in previously underperforming schools beyond their own.
undefined Church responds as millions face starvation in Africa
The Anglican mission agency USPG has launched an emergency appeal to support Anglican churches in southern Africa as they reach out to communities facing famine and loss of life. Erratic weather, drought and crop failures have resulted in chronic food shortages in Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe, with hundreds of lives lost due to malnutrition.
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