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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 See the stars … from High Legh
The village of High Legh – six miles north-west of Knutsford – now has its own astronomical observatory, following two years of fundraising and planning. The High Legh Community Observatory was co-founded by the Revd Jennifer Croft, Vicar of High Leigh, who is an amateur astronomer.
undefined Bishop Robert installed as Bishop of Exeter
The 71st Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, was installed at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 5 July. He was processed down the High Street by children representing Devon’s 131 church schools.
undefined A celebration in Cholmondeley
On the last Saturday in June, thanks to Lady Cholmondeley’s kindness, the Chester branch of the Prayer Book Society held a service of Evensong in the private St Nicholas Chapel on the Cholmondeley Estate.
undefined A neat temporary replacement for big window
Earlier this year the big east window at St Stephen’s church, Prenton, Wirral, was removed, restored and cleaned and returned to its former position above the reredos and altar. While that was being done a 25-foot cross in rainbow materials (PICTURED, TOP) was created to enhance the worship area in time for Easter celebrations.
undefined Cycling Canon’s Rome-to-Assisi trip
The Revd Canon John Bowers and his son Chris (pictured) have arrived home safely from a 200-mile pilgrimage from Rome to Assisi. In Rome they received Holy Communion at St Peter’s to set them on their way. Throughout their journey to Assisi, the sun blazed but the two men pedalled on through the heat.
undefined Our new deacons …
Twenty-one people were ordained as deacons at Chester Cathedral on Sunday 29 June 2014. The service was led by the Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster.
undefined Out now - CDN from our new printers ...
A different printing company has produced the July issue of Chester Diocesan News that's currently being distributed around our parishes. Inprint Colour Ltd. took over the printing from Cowdall’s – which closed earlier this summer. Inprint Colour is owned by sister and brother Jeanette Phelps (PICTURED)and Mark Heywood.
undefined Focusing on family life …
Ruth Mock (PICTURED), our Family Life Officer since 2011, has been appointed to her post within the Committee for Social Responsibility for a further three years. She hopes to raise awareness of the changing patterns and shape of family life - and the impact this has upon our mission and ministry.
undefined Meet our new safeguarding officer
Pauline Butterfield (PICTURED) started work on Tuesday 1 July as our new Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer. Pauline has worked in a similar role for the (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Shrewsbury for the past 12 years.
undefined Church hosts heritage day – and a comedian
St George’s church, Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport, SK2 6NU, will hold a heritage day on Saturday 13 September, 10am to 4pm. There will be ‘tours of the inside of the organ via live video link’, visits up the tower, a chance to try playing hand-bells, and refreshments.
undefined Rushbearing at Forest Chapel
St Stephen’s church (the ‘Forest Chapel’) in the hamlet of Macclesfield Forest, SK110AR, will hold its annual Rushbearing service at 3pm on Sunday 17 August. It will be led by visiting preacher, Archdeacon Ian Bishop.
undefined Our new priests
Twelve people were ordained as priests at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 14 June 2014. The service was led by the Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster. The Rt Revd David James (former Bishop of Bradford) preached on the theme of peace, based upon Jesus’ post-Resurrection greeting to his disciples, ‘peace be with you’.
undefined Stockport church is now ‘CardiacSmart’
Madeleine Watts, Pastoral Worker and Parish Nurse at St Saviour’s, Great Moor, Stockport, has been awarded a Gold CardiacSmart Award by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS). There is now a defibrillator in the church and the hall, and members of the PCC have begun basic life-support training.
undefined A new DDO – and a new book
The Bishop of Chester has appointed the Revd MAGDALEN SMITH to be Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO). Magdalen will continue as Associate Priest at St Bartholomew’s, Wilmslow parish. She will be licensed as DDO by Bishop Peter in his chapel on 24 September. READ ON for more about Magdalen, her new book – and RAY SAMUELS' reflection on retiring as DDO …
undefined Runcorn Life continues to explore faith
Last Saturday – the Saturday before Pentecost – more than 50 people attended a Holy Spirit day that grew out of the Runcorn Life mission project.
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