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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 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 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 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 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.
undefined Committed Christian is given MBE
Dr Diana Forrest, a member of the leadership team at Sale West Community Church, was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours. A Christian since her teenage years, Diana, now 63, was Director of Public Health in Knowlsey, Merseyside, until she retired in 2010. She lives with her TV producer husband John in Sale.
undefined Michael Gove visits Woodchurch High School
Education Secretary Michael Gove visited Woodchurch High School, Wirral, to meet staff and students. The school is in the process of becoming a Church of England Academy, and Mr Gove has been much in the news headlines recently.
undefined New youth group and bacon butties in Bredbury
St Mark’s church, Bredbury, near Stockport, has launched a new Sunday morning group for the young people aged 14 to 18. Over recent months the parish has seen substantial growth in numbers of teenagers. The new group will seek to encourage them to grow in faith.
undefined Men in trouble ... it's time to help them!
A Vicar who campaigns to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among men in the UK has been featured in recent media interviews. The Revd Jerry Sutton (pictured) of St Mark’s and St Margaret’s churches, Dunham Massey, runs an organisation called Mandown, which seek to connect with the thousands of men at risk.
undefined Two new buildings rise in our linked Aru diocese
Work is well underway on the construction of two key buildings in Aru diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Earlier this year our diocese gave a £30,000 tithe to Aru diocese to support the two building projects – an administration building and a guest house for visitors (pictured).
undefined New priest for Wrenbury and area
The Bishop of Chester licensed the Revd Alison Fulford as Priest in Charge to the benefice of Wrenbury, Baddiley and Burleydam at a service at St Margaret’s, Wrenbury, on Thursday 30 January. Alison is married to Ben who recently took up a post as lecturer in Systematic Theology, University of Chester, so the family have moved to this diocese.
undefined Alsager church’s musical highlight
A renowned Palestinian/Jewish piano duo will perform at St Mary’s Alsager over the weekend of 15 and 16 March. Performing under the name Duo Amal (amal means hope in Arabic) Bishara Harony and Yaron Kohlberg will first play a concert of popular classical pieces, starting at 7.30pm on Saturday 15 March.
undefined A talk and a cookery demo in church
‘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 2 February the guest will be Nisha Katona (pictured). The daughter of two Indian Brahmin doctors, she was raised a Hindu and her father was a Hindu priest.
undefined Cathedral’s festive contest winners
The winners of the Chester Cathedral’s Christmas tree festival have been announced with Boodles the jewellers and Dee Point Primary School scooping the top prizes. The festival ran back in November and December and featured 45 trees decorated by nine schools and 35 businesses.
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