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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
undefined New leadership role for the Bishop of Stockport
The next Bishop of Exeter is the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, currently Bishop of Stockport. His appointment was announced this morning (Tuesday 21 January) by the Prime Minister’s office. Bishop Robert will become the 71st bishop of the Diocese of Exeter which comprises more than 500 parishes across the county of Devon.
undefined Faith alive … in Runcorn!
Work is now well underway on the ‘Runcorn Life’ project which will bring FIVE big events to the conference centre at the town’s Heath Business Park. Fifteen churches across Runcorn have got behind the ecumenical project which aims to bring the Christian faith alive and make it grow.
undefined Time to Talk Day …
This has been organised by ‘Time to Change’ – England’s biggest programme to end mental health discrimination. The aim is to have a million conversations on ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday 6 February. The hope is to get people talking, to raise awareness about mental health problems and to show that having a conversation needn’t be something to fear.
undefined Funeral of much-loved Reader and TV presenter
The funeral has taken place at a packed St Peter’s church, Hale, of Geoffrey Wheeler, the presenter of TV’s ‘Songs of Praise’ and quiz show ‘Top of the Form’. The broadcaster died aged 83 on 30 December in Prestbury, following a long illness.
undefined Sculpture exhibition now open
Chester Cathedral is hosting a new sculpture exhibition. Work by Jack Sawbridge themed ‘Tension, Resonance and Light’, and made from polished wood, blown glass and musical strings, is on display in the cloisters daily until the end of Janaury. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. An example of Jack’s sculpture is pictured here.
undefined Former Archbishop's Christian unity sermon
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, was the main speaker at a gathering of Christians from different traditions in Chester on Sunday 19 January. Lord Carey is PICTURED HERE giving the closing blessing at the special service in Chester Cathedral for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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