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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 Top music duo in fundraiser for parish
Renowned guitarists the Katona Twins (pictured) are to perform at a Wirral church to help raise funds for a planned refurbishment project. Critically-acclaimed Peter and Zoltán Katona have performed at some of the world’s biggest venues, and have won numerous awards.
undefined Dedicating a school’s restored entrances
The Bishop of Stockport, the Rt Revd Robert Atwell, visited Wincle C of E Primary School to dedicate the restored pupil and visitor entrances. The original pupil entrance was built in 1865 and used for almost a hundred years before being blocked up some time in the 1950/60s and used as store cupboard.
undefined Photo display with spiritual message
An exhibition of photographs by Peter Robinson – a member of St Michael and All Angels Church, Pensby, Wirral – is to be held at Chester Cathedral this autumn. Peter’s collection ‘The Living Water’ contains mainly photographs taken within and around the cathedral.
undefined Melanesians’ visit - special report
In April and May our diocese had the privilege of hosting the brothers and sisters of Melanesia over a period of three weeks. The four Orders of the Anglican Church of Melanesia were represented – the Melanesian Brotherhood, the Melanesian Sisters, the Sisters of the Church and the Franciscans.
undefined A movie about God’s transforming power
A Wirral man who changed his life for the better, dramatically, after accepting Christ is to have his story told in a film. Christopher Power (pictured) – an actor and a member of Holy Trinity, Spital – had a troubled life as a young person growing up in Rock Ferry and Birkenhead.
undefined A grand quilting celebration for parish
All Saints, Cheadle Hulme, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. To mark the event members of the church and other helpers have been creating a celebration of the life of Cheadle Hulme in art and needlework.
undefined A ‘royal’ event at Siddington
Redesmere Fete will be held on Saturday 27 July at Siddington Village Hall. It will once again feature the rowing of the ‘Water Lily Queen’ across the lake for her picturesque crowning by the ‘King of Redesmere’
undefined More photos and news from the Melanesians’ visit
Visiting brothers and sisters from Melanesia joined parishioners from around Birkenhead at an early morning open-air Ascension Day service on 9 May. The short communion service (pictured) was led by the Revd Jenny Gillies at 6.45am on Bidston Hill. More photos of the ‘Simply Living’ mission visit follow …
undefined Hard-working parish creates bright new worship space
Parishioners in Winnington, Northwich, rolled up their sleeves and did the fund-raising and practical work needed to create a new ‘temporary’ worship space after St Luke’s church showed serious signs of wear and tear. Pictured is the first service in the new worship space – a former library close to Winnington Recreation Club.
undefined Cycling canon’s dome to dome trip
The Revd Canon John Bowers and his son Chris (pictured) will this summer go on a sponsored cycling pilgrimage from St Paul’s Cathedral in London to the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart) Basilica in Paris. Once again their cycling will raise funds for the rescue and care of girls in danger in Kenya.
undefined Boosting faith through drama
A rural united benefice (group of parishes) north of Congleton has created a passion play from scratch. And a performance of the drama delighted a packed audience at a local school.
undefined Melanesians meet local young Christians
Young people from St Mary's Eastham, Wirral, spent an evening with the brothers and sisters from Melanesia who are on a ‘Simply Living’ mission visit to our diocese. They all met at Chester Cathedral. The young people got to experience the South Pacific islanders’ culture and spirituality.
undefined More details of the Melanesian visit ...
Friends from the four Orders of Melanesia were welcomed at the University of Chester by members of our diocese. A commissioning service and an informal supper were held. PICTURED: Bishop Peter with Brother Clarke Berge, Minister General of the Franciscan Brothers and leader of the Melanesians' 'Simply Living' mission.
undefined Prayer for the Queen
With the approval of the Queen, a special prayer has been incorporated in the Service of Thanksgiving for the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation in Westminster Abbey to be held on Tuesday 4 June.The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended it for use in either traditional or modern language versions (see below) throughout the Church of England. Other churches are also welcome to use this prayer. PICTURED - the Queen on a visit to Birkenhead in 1991.
undefined Christians at heart of big county event
A ‘parish’ of 80,000 people will spring up this summer in the Cheshire countryside – complete with bishops, archdeacons, a chaplain, at least eight clergy and team of around 25 lay people. The key people will be based in the big tent featured in the centre of our PICTURE.
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