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Women's Voices 3
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

 

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 Conversationally yours … on the radio
A Stockport priest who hit the newspaper headlines after falling in church and breaking his wrist while taking a wedding service has started to feature regularly on BBC Radio Manchester. The Revd Roger Scoones (PICTURED) has been popping up often on Becky Want’s ‘Lunch time’ show between 12 midday and 1pm. His collection of teddy bears was a recent topic of conversation and source of affection for listeners.
undefined Talk and action on mental health
A conference for World Mental Health Day – jointly organised by Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and Derby dioceses – was very well attended in Hartford last month.
undefined A great year for Noctorum Brigade youngsters
The Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigade Noctorum company, Wirral, have been reflecting on a great year of activities and a growth in membership. Our PICTURE shows a bonfire, where toasted marshmallows were a popular item, but there were lots of other events …
undefined Restoration plan for landmark spire
St James church in New Brighton has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the restoration of its spire, the tallest in Wirral. Development funding of £21,400 has been awarded to help the church plan works which will need a further £228,600 next year to complete the work.
undefined Come to 'Called to Serve', says those who've been ...
This is the annual event for those who want to explore the various licensed ministries of Pastoral Worker, Reader and ordained ministry. It will take place on Saturday 24 January 2015, 10am to 2pm at Foxhill retreat and conference centre in Frodsham. Are you ready to take the first step to find your best way of deepening your service to God?
undefined A regular and healthy gift for church youngsters
Teenagers enjoying ‘Refreshments In Church’ (RICH) after school on Thursdays at St. Oswald’s, Bollington (near Macclesfield) got a nice surprise as they celebrated the first anniversary of the project with a party ... when local butcher Jeremy Heathcote dropped by with a hamper of fruit for the youngsters.
undefined Why they all wore pink …
Staff at Church House, Daresbury, wore pink on Friday 24 October – to show support for the battle to find a cure for breast cancer. Donations came pouring in for the Breast Cancer Campaign. The ‘Wear it Pink’ day was organised at Church House by Maxine Southwick, our Finance and HR Officer.
undefined The consecration of Bishop Dr Jonathan Gibbs
Jonathan Gibbs – formerly Rector of Heswall – has been consecrated at York Minister as the first ever Bishop of Huddersfield. Jonathan is the Area Bishop of Huddersfield in the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He joins the episcopal team led by the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds and diocesan bishop. Bishop Jonathan is PICTURED HERE with Bishop Nick after the consecration on Friday 17 October.
undefined Church Army work praised at community celebration
Community leaders and supporters from around Cheshire gathered to celebrate the work of Church Army and the positive impact it is having in our diocese. More than 90 people attended the celebration event at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port to hear about the community and outreach work.
undefined A great harvest thanksgiving at Shotwick
St Michael’s church in Shotwick (population just 120) celebrated a harvest thanksgiving service on Sunday 12 October. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, sheaves of wheat and maize, produce and a traditional bread wheat sheaf. More than 85 family members attended the service which was led by Vicar, the Revd Cathy Helm.
undefined Welcome to our new Readers
Nine new Readers were admitted and licensed by Bishop Peter at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 18 October. They are: Rachel Bathurst (Plas Newton); Philip Bishop (Davenham); Callum Boothroyd (Mottram-in-Longdendale); Sandi Fisher (Wilmslow); Anne Latham (Middlewich); Ken London (Eastham); Joanne Rodman (Woodford); Chantelle Tunnicliffe (Dukinfield, St Mark); Ailsa Whorton (Woodchurch).
undefined Tackling poverty in Macclesfield
Civic and business leaders from across Cheshire attended the launch of 'Transforming Lives Together' (TLT). The Bishop of Chester, the Archdeacon of Macclesfield, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and David Rutley MP, were all present at the ‘Cre8’ (a church-supported social enterprise based project in Macclesfield) to support the start of a new venture that seeks to alleviate poverty across the county.
undefined Our five new Pastoral Workers …
Bishop Peter presided at the licensing service held in Chester Cathedral. He preached on themes of the central place of pastoral ministry since the church’s earliest days – based on the parable of the sheep and goats. “What we do is a direct encounter with Christ himself,” he said.
undefined After a memorable hen party – the big day!
Church worker Hannah Jones (nee Lloyd) – who hit the headlines as part of a hen party held at Chester Cathedral – has married. She is pictured here with her train driver husband Paul Jones after their wedding at St John the Evangelist, Sandiway, near Northwich.
undefined A big Christian resources show
Manchester is the venue for the Christian Resources Exhibition North to be held at Event City near the Trafford Centre on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 and 9 October. It’s a return to the region and the venue (in Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB) after a successful time there in 2012.
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