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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 Visit this beautiful church ...
St Mary’s Church in Nether Alderley will hold an open weekend and harvest flower display over the weekend of 28 and 29 September. Opening times are: 10am to 5pm on the Saturday; 11am to 5pm on the Sunday. St Mary’s is a grade I listed building that's located off Congleton Road, SK10 4TW. It dates back to 1300 and is well worth a close look.
undefined Wirral Earth Fest 2013
The Wirral Earth Festival was held on Saturday 14 September at St. Bridget’s church and school grounds, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 3JT. The main festival took place from 10am to 4pm. It featured live music, artwork, locally produced food, local breweries, films, bees and their hives, hens, ponies, willow sculptors, yoga demonstrations, local rangers, and activities for kids.
undefined Church provides home for local medical service
A church in a Chester suburb has provided accommodation for a doctors’ surgery in its church hall. Holy Trinity Church, Blacon, is next to an area about to start a big £19 million redevelopment. As part of that project, the local Elms GP surgery found their clinic would be demolished some 18 months before the building of their new one would be complete.
undefined Now open – new Church House, Daresbury
Bishop Peter and Diocesan Secretary George Colville raise the diocesan flag at the new Church House in Daresbury Park, near Runcorn. Staff took to their desks there today (27 August 2013) after packing and removals went fairly smoothly over the bank holiday weekend.
undefined Bishop Robert preaches at hillside rush-bearing service
A church in a hamlet near Macclesfield - St Stephen’s Church, known locally as the Forest Chapel - held its annual rush-bearing service earlier this month (August). The church stands on the hills just off the A537. Bishop Robert is pictured preaching outside, as is customary for part of the service.
undefined Fun at camp for Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade
The 1st Chester and Liverpool Battalion of the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade enjoyed an annual camp in Prestatyn, North Wales, recently. “A great week of fun, faith and fellowship was enjoyed,” says Karen Cairns, captain of the brigade’s Noctorum company, Wirral.
undefined Giant project raises roof at Audlem
Pupils from St James’s C of E primary school, Audlem, have created a story called ‘Who Ate My Roof?’ – to raise funds for St James’s Church in the village which suffered lead theft from its roof two years ago. The parish needed to raise £25,000 to replace the missing lead with a new theft-proof material.
undefined A new look to church in Church Lawton
All Saints’ Church, in Church Lawton, near Alsager (in the extreme south-east of our diocese) raised £50,000 to introduce much-needed changes to the front of the building. The alterations include the construction of a ramp for people in wheelchairs, and the renewing of facilities for audio visual presentations.
undefined Old pilgrim route makes a comeback
Stories about people’s faith (and how those experiences have been transforming and inspirational) are being sought from churches along the Two Saints Way. The Two Saints Way is a medieval pilgrimage route through parts of Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was revived just before Easter 2012.
undefined Can YOU help pay for education in Congo?
A sponsorship scheme for the education of Congolese pastors’ children has been started in our diocese. Education is a major issue for clergy in Aru and Boga – our link dioceses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
undefined Small church’s BIG help for folk in financial need
St Peter’s Church, Minshull Vernon, is to put £20,000 into the accounts of two local credit unions – putting into practice what the Archbishop of Canterbury urged recently. The local church – in a rural setting on the outskirts of Crewe – wants to show goodwill to its neighbours in less affluent localities who are struggling during hard times.
undefined Bredbury’s big banquet
About 150 local people enjoyed an impromptu ‘big banquet’ at St Mark’s Church, Bredbury, near Stockport, this summer. The food for the free event was provided by local businesses and members of the church. The fun was enjoyed in the company of a live band, lots of children’s entertainment and a free raffle.
undefined 'You cannot be serious!'
This is how a lot of people feel when the idea of ordained ministry pops into their head, or someone suggests it to them. Coming up next month (September 28) Bishop Keith (pictured) will talk about how he knew ordination was right for him, and how you might know for yourself. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.
undefined Ordained as deacon …
The Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster, has ordained 12 people as deacon at Chester Cathedral. The deacons will now serve as curates. Their names and parishes follow. Please remember the newly-deaconed in your prayers.
undefined Recycling – sorted by parish visit!
Members of Christ the King, Birkenhead, visited their local recycling centre recently. They did so as a response to adopting the Diocesan Environmental Policy and working on their own ‘environment wheel’. The wheel is a downloadable document which helps parishes to plan their environmental priorities.
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