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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 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.
undefined Help raise funds for rural people in need
Volunteers are wanted to help with the fundraising work of the Agricultural Chaplaincies Team. The team – which operates within Churches Together in Cheshire – offers support to farmers and farm workers and their families in these very difficult times for rural communities.
undefined Spiritual reflection AND a pub quiz at clergy conference
Some 300 priests enjoyed spiritual refreshment and fellowship at the 2013 Diocesan Clergy Conference held at Swanwick in Derbyshire. The four-day event – themed on worship – included workshops, daily worship and bible study, expert talks and a prayer labyrinth.
undefined Young people seeking to serve the Lord
On one of the hottest weekends of the year, a group of young people (pictured) from around the diocese attended the Young Vocations weekend at Foxhill. Headed up by our young vocations adviser, the Revd Paul Cumming, it was a chance to talk together and hear from young people already involved in serving God.
undefined Approaching 70 years a church organist
Christine Jones, 82, of Bessancourt, Holmes Chapel, will have completed 70 full years of service as a church organist on Sunday 8 June next year. There will be a party to celebrate her achievement after the main morning service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on that day.
undefined Crewe church plans big arts festival
All Saints Church, Crewe will this autumn hold an ‘Artsfest’ – featuring live music, a great variety of artwork (some for sale) and craft stalls. The event will also offer craft demonstrations, substantial refreshments, and a ‘make and take' arts and craft session for youngsters.
undefined Swanwick Sermon
Bishop Peter preached at the triennial clergy conference at Swanwick. Here is his sermon in full.
undefined Golf and the links to God
The sixth annual Cheshire Churches Golf Tournament took place at Heyrose Golf Club, Tabley, Knutsford, recently. Eighty-eight golfers from all over Cheshire took part on a blisteringly hot day which challenged stamina as well as technique. Amongst the victors were the players from St George’s Poynton (pictured) who won the Team Competition.
undefined Building on the success of the Melanesian visit
A special open day will be held at the new Church House this autumn – so that people can find out more about getting involved with the Melanesians, some of whom visited our diocese back in spring. PICTURED – Melanesians giving a performance of ‘The Prodigal Son’ at Bishop’s House in Chester.
undefined A show about mental health - and divine mood swings!
To mark World Mental Health Day, our diocesan Committee for Social Responsibility will this autumn present ‘Mind Your Head’ – a one-woman show. In the production, writer and actress Eva McIntyre explores how religion can become embroiled in our issues around self-esteem and collude in leading us further into dark and life-limiting places.
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