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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


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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 Billy Williams RIP
Blacon Crematorium was the place where family, friends and members of St. Mark’s Church, Lache-cum-Saltney, Chester, gathered back in February to pay their respects and give thanks for the life of Billy Williams, organist at St Mark’s.
undefined Sponsored abseil at church in Northwich
A group of parishioners abseiled down the outside of the 100-ft tower of St Helen’s church, Witton, Northwich, earlier this month. The feat was organised to collect money for Christian Aid and raise awareness of the charity’s work.
undefined New film club in Bebington … with popcorn!
Using the high quality projection and audio equipment in its Community Centre, Christ Church parish in Kings Road, Higher Bebington, Wirral, has started a monthly Tuesday film Club. The film club shows mainly Hollywood classics, and usually ‘the popcorn man’ Ben Benson (pictured) is in attendance.
undefined Colour is coming to CDN
Chester Diocesan News will for the first time use colour photography as a regular feature – starting with the April issue. Following favourable feedback from our trial colour issue for February (pictured) there will in future be full-colour pictures on the front and back pages of each issue as well as across the centre spread of the A5-sized version.
undefined Talk from our very own community of nuns
The guests at ‘Sundays at 7’ in Upton, Wirral, next month will be members of the Sisters of Jesus Way (pictured). Several of the sisters will speak and answer questions at St Mary’s church in Church Road, Upton (CH49 6JZ).
undefined Myrtle Baughen RIP
A TRIBUTE from the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester … Myrtle Baughen (pictured) – wife of Michael Baughen, who was Bishop of Chester 1982-96 – died on 2 January, aged 81. She had been ill with cancer for some time, but had a mercifully short final illness.
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).
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