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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 Lay conference – a great early summer experience
Booking is now open for the diocesan lay conference to be held over three days in May at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. The main speakers are from ReSource – a ministry organisation which serves the Church by teaching, training and encouraging people to renew their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit.
undefined A poetic remembrance of the Holocaust …
Chester cathedral joins memorial services held across the country to remember the horror of the holocaust Chester MP Stephen Mosley joined school children from across Chester and North Wales earlier this year for a service of remembrance at Chester Cathedral to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
undefined ‘Exploring Contemplative Prayer’
This is the name of an event organised for Wednesday 7 May, from 10am to 4.30pm, at Foxhill, our diocesan conference and retreat centre in Frodsham. Contemplative prayer is a way of allowing God speak to people rather than having people do all the talking.
undefined A slightly scary treat for youngsters in Eastham
Community facility The Net @68 in Eastham, south Wirral, has seen many uses since it opened in late 2012 but recently the visitors included a tarantula spider and a reticulated python! The exotic creature were brought in for local young people to see, along with corn snakes and a bearded dragon.
undefined Archbishop’s book shows how faith changes lives
The Archbishop of York is to launch a book of transformational faith stories which features (among others) the case of Stefan Heathcote – formerly of a church-supported social enterprise based in Macclesfield. In ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ the Archbishop introduces the stories of 20 people who’ve gone through difficult times – including terminal illness or life-changing injuries, bereavement, suicide attempts, debt, rejection by their family, and addictions to drink and to drugs.
undefined Recipes for restoration
Parishioners at St Paul with St Luke in Tranmere, Wirral, have produced a fund-raising recipe book to help finance repair work on the church’s landmark spire. Problems with the spire’s stonework were discovered during the routine five-yearly building inspection in 2013.
undefined Sculpture and heritage at Chester Cathedral
The cathedral is hosting an exhibition of sculpture by Tony Evans until the end of this month. Tony specialises in animal sculptures (including the horse, pictured) and works mainly with copper and bronze. Cheshire-based Tony‘s nativity tableau was also on display at the cathedral at the turn of the year – one of an expanding programme of arts and heritage projects to be hosted there.
undefined Giant Easter Egg festival is planned
Parishioners at St. Thomas' Church, Stockport, have come up with a novel way to celebrate Easter this year. They are holding an Easter egg festival – and hoping to display a collection of huge eggs decorated by the local community.
undefined You’ve got to laugh … at this church event
‘Sundays at Seven’ – relaxed evenings of dialogue, culture and witness on the first Sunday of each month – continue at St Mary's church, Church Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6JZ. On Sunday 2 March the guest will be professional COMEDIAN Tony Vino (pictured).
undefined Church wins funds for repairs and heritage project
St Laurence’s church, Frodsham, has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund – for repairs and to encourage wider cultural and heritage activities.
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 Join in special events for the Brownies
Brownies from Grappenhall and Thelwall are celebrating the centenary of the movement with a service and special events at St Wilfred’s church, Grappenhall. They are inviting all former Brownies to join them.
undefined Sponsored abseil at church in Northwich
A group of parishioners are to abseil down the outside of the 100-ft tower of St Helen’s church, Witton, Northwich, on Saturday 1 March. The feat is being jointly organised by Christian Aid and the parish. The Vicar, Alison Harris, and the local church, have been long-term supporters of Christian Aid.
undefined Time to Talk Day …
Staff and ministers at Church House, Daresbury, made a determined effort to talk with each other recently. They took part in ‘Time to Talk’ – a project which aimed to get a million frank conversations going across England on Thursday 6 February.
undefined Award for a growing brigade company
The Noctorum Company of the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade in Wirral had a very successful year in 2013 – and topped it off by being awarded the Sir Hamish Forbes Award by the Brigade Association. We are to receive a certificate and a potted history of Sir Hamish together with a cheque for £100, for being the company to achieved the highest increase in membership.
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