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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 An arts weekend with a faith element
The diocesan Committee for Ministry’s Arts & Faith Network is offering another ‘Breathing Space’ opportunity to work with local Christian artists and teachers. The weekend event – entitled ‘Light Work’ – will take place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February 2014, at Foxhill Conference Centre, Frodsham.
undefined 'My role as a Pastoral Worker ...'
Here MAGS WEBB, newly licensed at St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey, tells of how she discerned her vocation to serve as a Pastoral Worker ... I’ve been a Christian all my life and over many years had been discerning my desire to serve God in a much deeper way. I started to discern the possibility of a call to ordination or ‘something else’ which God had yet to reveal.
undefined Into the light with cathedral choristers: Stockport & Chester
There will be an Advent carol service and candlelight procession with the choir of Chester Cathedral at St. Mary’s Church, Stockport, at the end of November. The Bishop of Chester will attend.
undefined St Mellitus North West: the St Aidan’s Centre
Forty-four years ago St Aidan’s College in Birkenhead closed. But now we have St Mellitus North West: the St Aidan’s Centre (SMNW) – a mixed mode course, with its main teaching base at Liverpool Cathedral.
undefined Official opening of our new Church House
Our new diocesan office – in Daresbury Park, near Runcorn – was officially opened by the former diocesan bishop, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Baughen, on Friday 4 October.
undefined A new way ... ‘to be a Pilgrim’
A major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England has been lauched. ‘Pilgrim’ – as the course is called – has the backing of our two Archbishops, who said in a joint statement: “The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”
undefined Harvest service … in the Tesco car park
Our churches in Congleton held their harvest festival in the car park at the town’s main Tesco supermarket recently (pcitured). Instead of holding services in their church buildings, Congleton Team Parish decided to hold one big celebration on Sunday 6 October, starting at 11am in the car park.
undefined Meet our new Pastoral Workers
Four Pastoral Workers were admitted and licensed during a service held at Chester Cathedral recently. Pictured L to R with their parishes in brackets are: Mags Webb (St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey); Emma Jones (All Saints with Holy Trinity, Runcorn); Debra Clarke (Christ Church, Chester); and Gillian Hart (Sale West Community Church, and St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey).
undefined Showtime in Compstall!
St Paul’s Church, Compstall, was turned into a theatre once again recently as part of its creative Growth Action Plan (GAP) activities. Nineteen young people performed ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber, supported by members of the church and local community.
undefined Opening of a great church-promoted community centre
Congleton MP Fiona Bruce formally opened the new Chappell Centre at Mossley in Congleton recently. The new centre, which has been funded through a legacy, will provide community space and a lounge run by volunteers, offering refreshments throughout the day.
undefined Resources to boost support for credit unions
The Archbishop of Canterbury commented a while ago about the need for a more ethical financial system and suggested that more should be done to promote responsible lending and saving. The Most Revd Justin Welby (pictured) also highlighted the value of credit unions to people struggling with finances. While that was interpreted as a ‘war on Wonga’ by sections of the secular media, nevertheless the Archbishop sparked a much-needed focus in wider society on the need for justice in financial affairs.
undefined Get social with fellow Christians!
A new organisation which helps Christians socialise and eat together as well as pray has been launched in our region. ‘Eat, Pray, Live’ is a project that aims to serve Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales and event further afield by organising Christian social meet-ups.
undefined Choir in Malpas celebrates success
Members of the choir of St Oswald's church in Malpas are celebrating the success of two of their members. Edmund Le Brocq (pictured), a leading tenor, is leaving to read Music Technology at Huddersfield University later this month. Also, a former baritone in the choir and well-known local soloist, Peter Edge, starts his undergraduate course in singing next week at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
undefined ‘Landlubbers’ have fun in Runcorn
Sightings of pirates were reported in Runcorn during the week before August bank holiday. And the reason was ….for a second year St Andrew’s church, Festival Way, hosted a children’s holiday club. This time there was a pirate theme, entitled 'Landlubbers'.
undefined Join this new community choir …
St Paul’s church in Sale has started a community choir that’s designed to appeal to all ages and abilities. The choir (pictured) meets 1pm every Friday for tea and coffee first then from 1.30pm it’s singing – a mix of sacred and secular songs
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